iCatalyst in the Classroom
Professors Christina Preston and Sarah Younie write that, “Research suggests that a continuous programme of professional development is essential in ensuring that teachers can make full use of an investment in digital technologies.” This is a theme that will be returned to a great deal over the coming months. Read what they have to say here.
Innovation in Professional Development: collaborative classroom coaching with web-video and web-audio.
The final report is now published of Phase Two of MirandaNet’s research into the effectiveness of the Iris Connect system for professional development in classroom practice. Download “Innovations in professional development: real-time, in-ear coaching” from the Iris Connect research page.
After the Reboot – Computing Education in UK Schools
10 November 2017 – The recent Royal Society report, After the Reboot – Computing Education in UK Schools, explores the challenges and issues facing the subject in primary and secondary schools since the subject was introduced in English schools in 2014. Download the report here..
Helen Boulton, Helen Caldwell and Christina Preston addressed the issues below with BETT18 delegates from France on 25th January. They very much enjoyed meeting colleagues from France and felt that the session and discussions were very useful and productive.
- UK context and policy regarding Teacher training and CPD (other international examples welcome) including recent developments and trends
- Approaches to integration of ICT (as a tool and also as a subject) in Teacher Training and CPD, impact, best practices, lesson learned …
- Impact of ICT integration on trainers of trainers and teachers training and CPD institutions
International Conference 2018
The conference was a great success. Click here to see reports of conference proceedings and here to see copies of session reports.
Education innovation, practice-based research and pupil achievement
In May 2016 MirandaNet hosted an Unconference workshop to explore and discuss the classroom- based research it has been supporting with its Associates. (The workshop pages are here.) The workshop was sponsored by and actively supported by Gaia Technologies, a MirandaNet Associate. Their media team has now produced a lively and interesting video of the day’s events.