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1 A Blended Curriculum for Bermuda Public Primary Schools

2 Why do we need to change the curriculum? Current curriculum over a decade old Educational Technology Standards have changed Technologies have changed Global economy has changed Impact on society changing

3 Students need to develop: Skills and knowledge to live, learn and work in today’s technological world Responsible and safe use of technology

4 Blended Curriculum 21 st Century Learning Skills with technology Safe use of technology

5 Skills with technology: Cambridge ICT Starters Very similar to our curriculum Easily integrated into other subject areas Easy transition for teachers Has focus on key topic areas Certification issued by Cambridge

6 Responsible use of technology: CSM Digital Citizenship Curriculum Bridge the gap between previous module and present needs Takes an integrated approach to 8 key content areas Can be taught across a variety of subject areas Excellent instructional resources

7 Cambridge ICT Starters Programmes pg 7 or pg 8 Initial Steps use ICT equipment and software confidently and purposefully communicate and handle information support their problem- solving, recording and expressive work reflect, discuss and consider the implications of using ICT equipment Next Steps extend the range of ICT tools they use for communication, investigation and control select information, sources and media that are suitable for their purpose assess the value of ICT in their work.

8 Programmes of Study pg 7 or pg 8

9 Progression pg 6

10 Cambridge ICT Starters pg 6 P1 – P3 Initial Steps Modules Stage 1 Starting Text Starting Images Starting Graphs Stage 2 Starting Control Starting Searches Starting Email P4 – P6 Next Steps Modules Stage 1 Exploring Documents Exploring Images Exploring Spreadsheets Exploring databases Stage 2 Exploring Control Exploring the Internet Exploring Email Exploring Multimedia

11 Looking Deeper at Progression Starting with TextExploring Documents Enter simple words using, using keyboard or other device Create and amend a text document Select and edit text Amend text for a specific audience Select basic icons Add images or other objects to a document Name, save, retrieve documents Refine and organize the layout of a document for a specific audience Use appropriate methods to check text is error free Evaluate a finished document

12 Looking Deeper at Progression Starting ImagesExploring Images Use simple shapes and lines to create pictures or patterns Create repeating patterns using stamps and or copy tools Edit pictures, using visual effects Create pictures using a variety of tools and effects Add details to an existing picture, using straight lines or geometric shapes Select appropriate objects, copy and resize them Add or delete a character or object Save drafts showing the development of the design Use save as to store edited pictures

13 Looking Deeper at Progression Starting GraphsExploring Spreadsheets Store and classify information Enter labels or numbers into a spreadsheet Present information in charts or graphs Enter and copy simple formulas Use graphs and charts to answer simple questions Create a graph Draw simple conclusions from charts or graphs Use a spreadsheet to answer a modelled scenario

14 Exploring the module layout Introduction: module description; what are the big picture aims Learning Objectives: target skills; exactly what is performed during assessment. Pass/Merit: Score attached to performance of objective; Merit worth more than Pass Assessment Evidence: Artefact of objective mastery Amplification of Assessment: detailed description of what would be observed during the assessment for either a Pass or Merit

15 Getting Started: helpful preparation hints and tips in advance of instruction Prior Knowledge: foundation skills/knowledge; can be first targets for instruction New Words: vocabulary taught during the lesson; helps form the content Assessment Guidelines: conditions for testing; describes what is observed for Pass or Merit

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17 Schedule for Implementation 2013- 20142014-20152015-2016 Curriculum Teachers deliver Stage One Modules P1-P3: Initial Steps Starting Text Starting Images Starting Graphs P4-P6: Next Steps Exploring Documents Exploring Images Exploring Spreadsheets Teachers include Stage Two Modules P1-P3: Initial Steps Starting Searches Starting Email Optional: Starting Control P4-P6: Next Steps Exploring the Internet Exploring Email Exploring Multimedia Optional: Exploring Control Teachers deliver full curriculum P1-P3: Initial Steps All Modules P4-P6: Next Steps All Modules Identify candidates for ICT Starters examination Assessment March- July 2014 simulate examinations using Cambridge Assessment Criteria as guidelines Curriculum Committee using Cambridge Assessment Criteria to develop common assessments Simulate examinations using common materials with Cambridge Assessment Criteria as guidelines Students sit actual exam Stage One and Stage Two


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