Our journey with educational technology
Elizabeth Woodville Primary School has developed an innovative approach to integrating technology throughout the curriculum to enhance pupils’ learning. Technology is used across all subjects to offer highly collaborative and transformative learning opportunities.
Our school is an experienced user of a range of Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) with pupils, staff and parents. We have embraced diverse platforms to enhance educational communication and connectivity, offering new ways of working through the use of emerging technologies.
As a National Support School, it is a privilege to support schools as part of the DfE school improvement offer. We also lead the development of computing and technology for our Teaching School, Loughborough Learning Alliance. Our termly training network attracts delegates from various trusts and neighbouring local authorities. Over 3 years, we have supported an increasing number of schools to develop strategic computing plans and enhanced schemes of work to secure captivating computing experiences for their pupils.
Our EdTech team is led by an experienced NLE and SLE alongside Computing Specialists who are all highly accomplished in delivering training within and beyond our network of schools. We can offer a dedicated support programme matched to your school’s personalised needs.
EdTech Demonstrator Programme: Phase 1
It has been a privilege to work with over 50 schools during the first year of the programme. This has ensured that schools’ home learning offer was of a high-quality securing high levels of engagement for all pupils. Furthermore, we provided bespoke EdTech strategic planning, training and 1:1 teacher coaching which increased staff confidence and enhanced curriculum delivery. We supported schools to strengthen their remote learning and in-school curricular offer further by adopting a range of learning management systems such as Tapestry, Seesaw and Google Classroom. This ensured platforms were expertly matched to the needs and key stages of pupils.
Our in-depth live webinars addressed a multitude of significant EdTech talking points. These included choosing the ideal learning platform, how to make home learning interactive and selecting apps to provide varied and stimulating remote lessons.
To support schools further, we created a resource bank of ‘How to’ YouTube guides maximising the impact of Google and associated/third party apps. These included technical and set-up support as well as best practice pedagogy. Examples included: implementing live lessons and creative remote learning, guiding teachers to adapt high-quality QFT to online teaching.
Visit our dedicated EdTech website to find out more using the link below. http://www.elizabethwoodvilleprimaryschool.co.uk/edtech/19446.html
Areas of support we offer:
- Strategic improvement planning - developing an EdTech adoption strategy
- Curriculum design and integration
- Catch-up and recovery programmes
- Teacher workload reduction
- Technology resource management audit and procurement advice/support
- Early career and trainee teacher support
- EdTech coaching for staff
- Best practice use of a range of technologies, including Apple and Google Workspace for Education.