To make our best better A Networked Virtual Learning Community
Greensward College State School GCSE - 88% achieving 5 or more A* -C grades GCSE - 99% achieving 5 or more A* - G grades 99% pass rate at A Level Recognised as Outstanding by OFSTED Visited by Prime Minister, Tony Blair Beacon School Teacher Training Centre Status Investor In People School (3rd accreditation ) Charter Mark School (2nd accreditation) Recognition of Quality Award for Careers (now on 2nd accreditation) Sports mark, Arts mark
Greensward College The first and largest Cisco Academy in the UK and Europe (46 schools) Twinning projects James Hornsby High School, Basildon and Halyard High, Luton (Special Measures), Greig City Academy Sister school to Adelaide High & Clifton High New York, Hong Kong National Basketball Champions Orchestra tour of Washington & New York Cricket tour of Australia/Singapore 4 international exchanges each year, students and staff
VISION for Greensward College To help students achieve world class learning outcomes by developing world class knowledge managers in a world class community
Mission Statements Greenswards mission statement Make our Best Better Fuji Films mission statement Kill Kodak
Business at the Speed of Thought Do you believe that in the future people at work will use computers every day for most of their jobs? Do you believe that todays paper work will be replaced by more efficient digital administrative processes? Do you believe that one day most households will have computers? Do you believe that one day computers will be as common in homes as telephones or TVs?
Business at the Speed of Thought Do you believe that one day most businesses and most households will have high speed connections to the World Wide Web? Do you believe that e-mail will become as common a method of communication among people in business and homes as the telephone or paper mail today? Do you believe that consumer bills will arrive electronically?
Business at the Speed of Thought Do you think youll be booking travel your travel arrangements over the Internet? Do you think digital appliances will become common place? Do you believe that digital devices for photography, video, TV, phones will become ubiquitous? Do you expect that other digital devices will proliferate around the home and be connected to the web?
The Changing Pattern of Education Traditional Phases Education TrainingWork Retirement Lifelong Learning Education Training Work Retirement
Challenges – Teachers Workforce Reforms Lack of Connectivity Lack of ICT PD Poor Working Environment Lack of Community Partnership Lack of Professional Development Lack of Learning Technologies Teacher Recruitment & Retention Lack of Work-life Balance Poor Holiday Pattern Home Schooling Excessive Workload
Challenges – Students Poor Learning Environment Lack of ICT skills Shortage of Teachers Lack of Connectivity at home Outdated Curriculum Connexions Outdated Assessment Global Employment On-line Learning Dated School Day 3 Ds Lack of Learning Technologies
Challenges – where are we now? Are our teachers going into every lesson asking how can I improve this lesson? When will we be able to deliver the curriculum through intensive use of ICT? How can we ensure that students have the best learning technologies? How can we achieve connectivity through a Virtual Learning Environment connection in every home? How can we use Web Based MIS/sync. to ensure that we reduce the administrative burden on teachers?
Challenges – where are we now? Do we have a conceptual view of how students learn? To what extent do our teachers look at and research Web sites to do with brain function and pedagogy? Are we organising our schools/colleges based on how students learn or are we simply replicating the past? Are we ensuring that our children have the opportunity to develop their creative skills?
Challenges – where are we now? How can we stop teachers leaving the profession and recruit and retain new teachers? How can we link all our staff through real-time information systems? How can we change the communitys view of education? Are we ensuring that students are developing a portfolio of personalised competencies? Are we offering students the most up to date low risk 365 X 24 learning? How can we make the best use of the resources we have? Are we developing our Digital Nervous System?
Challenges How can we ensure that learners can order their learning and ensure that they receive it: at the right price? at the right quality? at the right time?
Where do we want all schools to be? Schools where students are using a range of applications and curriculum materials, on-line information and knowledge as a routine component of the education process School that demonstrate the use of leading edge models showing leadership and innovation in the area of technology Schools that are dynamic learning communities, where students are stimulated and teachers are facilitators of learning and knowledge management
Where do we want all schools to be? All classrooms have a digital projector All schools have a Wireless Network All teachers have a laptop computer All teachers and students to have email accounts All teachers have access to on-line student tracking and advocacy systems (MLE) All teachers have access to on-line learning materials All students have access to on-line diagnostic and learning materials All teachers have access to digital shared documents and digital staff handbook All students and parents to have access to on-line assessment & reporting systems All staff to have access to on-line standard letters etc. All staff to have access to an on-line staff handbook Full systems integration across the whole education process
Where do we want all Knowledge Managers to be? Capable of employing a wide and innovative range of teaching strategies, creating learning environments which address the needs and aspirations of all students Using innovative practice to deliver curriculum and assisting students to seek knowledge Readily able to monitor and plan the learning process of individual students
Where do we want all Knowledge Managers to be? Having access to an extensive collection of learning support materials and a world wide network of professional colleagues and mentors via the internet Working with colleagues in other locations around the world, sharing professional and curriculum development activities and expertise Taking on new professional roles as mentors, facilitators, project co-ordinators and curriculum developers made possible through the internet Using technologies to streamline administrative duties
Shared lesson resources Motivated Pupils & Students Reduced Removed Bureaucracy ICT Skills On-line resources 100% Connectivity Professional/ Career Development We want to create the Knowledge Manager Motivation & Rewards Classroom of the future Laptop Computer Focus on Learning Teachers as Learners
Where do we want all students to be? Engaged in the learning process and participating in a more varied range of learning activities matched to their individual needs, interests and capabilities Learning in an international environment characterised by collaborative work, problem solving and effectively communicating ideas Taking greater responsibility for their own learning and assuming new roles in supporting and mentoring peers and assisting teachers
Where do we want all students to be? Broadening their horizons and becoming global citizens, accessing resources and working with peers and mentors across the world via the internet Acquiring knowledge, skills and attitudes which will be essential for a successful and fulfilling life in this millennium Be regular, competent and discriminating users of technology in their daily activity of learning and managing knowledge
We want to create a Connected Society Libraries Electronic learning AAL University Distance Learning Hospital Education ICT Training centres Primary Schools Industry standards e.g. Cisco, Aries, Oracle, AATP Skills shortage Home Schooling Social Services Police Families & Communities Doctors Surgery
If we always do What we have always done In the way we have always done it We will always get the same results! Basic Belief
You cant use the same thinking that got you into the problem to get out of the problem. Einstein
When faced with the steam- roller of technology you either become part of the technology or part of the road Basic Belief
In the future learning will not be limited by the walls of the classroom, the hours of the day or the confines of the students home … it will happen Anytime Anywhere Bill Gates - Microsoft
Creating a Networked Virtual Learning Community Networking for Transformation
World Class Learning Outcomes Teaching Learning Student Development Parent/ Community Partnerships Curriculum Student Welfare Leadership Finance Premises Governors ICT Citizenship AE Qualifications Oracle, Unix, Java National Curriculum Media Technician CCNA MOUS IP Telephony Professional Sponsored Curriculum Key Skills Basic Skills International Baccalaureate A Levels AS Levels Vocational GCSEs AVCE Microsoft MERC Academy Community Training centre Box Mind Educura Digital brain LEA Intranet DFES Teacher Training Agency Further Education Higher Education Social Services VPN Health Authority VPN Connexions/ CareersEssex CCM XSIQ Skynet CAN Sam Learning Service Integration Student Monitoring Systems Web Application Base Systems Content Repository Wireless Network E-Management Information System Hardware Infrastructure Broadband Web Casting On-line CPD Multi-Casting On-Line CurriculumOn-Line Curriculum/ VLE DNS elearning Security AVVID IP Telephony VPN egovern Networked Virtual Learning Networked Virtual Learning Community Networking for Transformation