Presentation on theme: "What governors should know about ICT and be seeing in schools"— Presentation transcript:
1 What governors should know about ICT and be seeing in schools Dr Isobel FlemingCurriculum Project ManagerSchool Improvement Service
2 ICT across the curriculum Apply and develop ICTcapabilityICTcapabilityICTthe subjectICT in subjectsICT: a tool for teaching (the medium)Original presentation slides created by:Helen Walker - Head of Teaching and Promoting Practice
3 ICT across the curriculum Apply and develop ICTcapabilityICTcapabilityICT-based objectives in an ICT context – ‘teaching ICT’ - basic and higher order k, s and uICT in subjectsICTthe subjectICT: a tool for teaching (the medium)
4 ICT across the curriculum Apply and develop ICTcapabilityICTcapabilityExamples taken from QCA SoWsand the ICT strand KS3 strategyICTthe subjectICT in subjectsICT: a tool for teaching (the medium)
5 ICT across the curriculum Apply and develop ICTcapabilityICT-based objectives in a subject context - learners develop and apply their ICT capabilityICTcapabilityICTthe subjectICT in subjectsICT: a tool for teaching (the medium)
6 ICT across the curriculum Apply and develop ICTcapabilityExamples from updated primary ICT SoW teacher’s guide, the new primary strategy materialsICTcapabilityICTthe subjectICT in subjectsICT: a tool for teaching (the medium)
7 ICT across the curriculum Apply and develop ICTcapabilityICTcapabilitySubject objectives and ICT-related – e.g. the information and process skills of the subjectICTthe subjectICT in subjectsICT: a tool for teaching (the medium)
8 ICT across the curriculum Apply and develop ICTcapabilityICTcapabilityExamples such as enquiry skills in Geography, Editing in English, QCA NC in Action site subject specific case studiesICTthe subjectICT in subjectsICT: a tool for teaching (the medium)
9 ICT across the curriculum Apply and develop ICTcapabilityICTcapabilitySubject objectives, unrelated to ICT objectives – ICT as a teaching and learning tool.ICTthe subjectICT in subjectsICT: a tool for teaching (the medium)
10 ICT across the curriculum Apply and develop ICTcapabilityICTcapabilityE.g. Using a whiteboard to demonstrate multiplying fractions; Using a CD- ROM to teach erosion, MLEs, preparing lesson handouts, keeping records, etcICTthe subjectICT in subjectsICT: a tool for teaching (the medium)
11 Ofsted report on ICT Primary Key and emerging Issues: Secondary Assessment of ICT capabilityStaff development and the use of ICT across the curriculumImproving the use of support staff“In six schools in ten there has been significant improvement in information and communication technology (ICT) since the previous inspection, a higher proportion than in any other subject. Much of this improvement has taken place over the last two years. “SecondaryKey and emerging Issues:Discrete ICT courses and the application of ICT in other subjectsImproving continuity and differentiationThe Key Stage 4 curriculumICT resources and accommodation“Pupils’ achievement is good in half of schools in Key Stage 3, but is unsatisfactory in one in seven: this rises to one in five in Key Stage 4. “Both reports are available from:
12 Leadership and the role of the ICT co-ordinator SLICT National College of School LeadershipShaping the Future – joint course ERYC and Hull UniversityNAACE MarkFoundation StagePrimarySecondarySpecial SchoolsRole of the ICT Coordinator – Teacher NOT ‘Techie’BECTA Guidance
13 Assessment and evaluation of ICT Foundation, Key Stage 1 & 2 Teacher AssessmentKey Stage 3 National Test, Key Stage 4 Formal qualificationsNCAction“The quality and use of ongoing assessment are unsatisfactory in almost one school in five. Teachers continue to lack confidence in making summative assessments of pupils’ ICT capability against National Curriculum levels.” (Ofsted Primary Subjects Report)“There is little effective continuity from Key Stage 2 to 3 and many schools fail to meet the very different needs of pupils as they progress through the Key Stage. (Ofsted Secondary Subjects Report)TransIT – East Riding Transition Test KS2 to 3. Developed by teachers
14 Evidence that ICT use improves pupil progress Impact 2 ReportsFulfilling the PotentialOfstedNational Primary Strategyand ….
15 ICT in Schools – The Impact of Government initiatives fives years on “10. The positive influence of ICT in schools continues to rise and can no longer be denied. Although, as yet, ICT is by no means at the heart of our education system, it is now widely recognised as an essential tool for learning in the twenty-first century. Indeed, it is vital that today’s children are enabled to take advantage of lifelong learning if they are to survive the constant pattern of change that is likely to mark their working lives. This means not only being comfortable with ICT as a medium, but also being able to exploit its potential to the full and understanding the ways in which ICT can make learning more effective.” (page 6)
16 The ICT Charter Visit Carried out by the Link Adviser Clear Proforma to complete as part of the self review and to form part of the RVAPrevious information for Primary Schools collected by the ICT survey in the Summer Term 2003The proformas will form the basis of the RVA
20 "... the use of interactive whiteboards is now more common. The training for those teachers inYears 5 and 6 who are part of the interactive whiteboardpilot project has improved good teaching further.Through stimulating questioning and dialogue, interactive whiteboards capture pupils’ interest and motivate them, especially boys.Interactive whiteboards, however, do not, of themselves,improve unsatisfactory teaching."
21 "When the use of interactive whiteboards is less successful, it is usually because the teaching failsto engage pupils enough in discussion and lacksa focus on key learning objectives.”
22 ICT as a teacher tool (not teaching ICT) DemonstratingModellingAccessing and analysingPresenting, representing and communicatingTesting and confirming
23 Why use a whiteboard? Used imaginatively, interactive whiteboards provide possibilities,insights and efficiencies that aredifficult to achieve in other ways.
24 Interactive Whiteboards can… enhance learning in a unique waydevelop teacher questioning and pupil responsesincrease interactionsencourage engagements with textsenable dynamic representations in mathematicsallow visualisation of hypothesesprovide quality plenariesmean fewer worksheets!
29 Questions for Governors What should I ask?Questions for Governors
30 Curriculum IssuesHow do subject leaders manage ICT in their subject areas – do they meet statutory requirements?
31 ‘Control’Have you seen this type of equipment in use in your school?
32 Assessment How do we ensure continuity and progression in ICT? Do the children have targets for ICT?How is transition data recorded and used?Do the children know how well they are doing?Do the children know what they need to do to improve?
33 Supporting ICTWhat roles do our Teaching Assistants play?Is the ICT Coordinator given release time?What technical support is in place?
34 ResourcesDo we meet the pupil to computer ratios?When are policies updated?Have we planned to replace kit?
35 What is the strategic vision for our school? And finally ….What is the strategic vision for our school?Is ICT at the heart of this vision?