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Technology for Change in Hull: Online Safety CPD event for teachers

Thursday 19th January 2017 at Sirius Academy West

09:30am – 14:30pm

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Safeguarding Young People Online

Link to free registration is here

We’re pleased to announce our latest free CPD event for teachers and leaders in primary and secondary schools in Hull and surrounding areas.

Delighted to be bringing a thought provoking day centred around strategies to safeguard young people online, the aim of the day will be to support you with turning guidance into practical approaches to take back into school.

Who should attend?

The conference is for headteachers, teachers, senior leaders, governors and designated safeguard leads (DSL) responsible for online safety (e-safety) in primary and secondary schools.
The aim is to support and address major online safety issues facing schools.

Keynote:

The conference will open with a keynote by Carmel Glassbrook, from SWGFL and working as a Helpline Practitioner on the Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH).

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Following current trends from this session, teachers will then be able to access a range of practical workshops to support collaborative planning and self review.  We’ll be helping to interpret information in light of recent advice from the DFE, alongside networking opportunities throughout the day.

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The workshop programme includes:

  • OFSTED – Making sense of the new Online Safety (formerly e-Safety) Standards
  • Engaging Parents – how to encourage parents to work in partnership with your school to keep children safe
  • The risks our children are facing – keeping up to date with current risks including sexting and radicalisation
  • Leading online safety at Ganton School through self-review
  • Practical workshops to share strategies, tools and resources

Speakers:

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               Carmel Glassbrook

Carmel Glassbrook is a Practitioner at the Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH), providing support and advice for the whole of the UK’s children’s workforce dealing with any online issue.  The helpline is part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, a partnership comprising Childnet International, the Internet Watch Foundation and South West Grid for Learning.

Carmel has a particular focus and passion for sex and relationships education, having contributed to the government campaign ‘Dare 2 Care’ work around managing sexting incidents in school.

 

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                    Jo Graham

Jo Graham is a leading member of the Salford City Council’s Online Safety sub-committee, and was instrumental in writing the Online Safety Policy template for schools, which has been adopted and distributed to all Salford Schools.  In her role with RM Education, Jo has worked with schools to support their e-safety policies and training over the past 12 years and in particular with Salford schools in the past 5 years. Jo is a CEOP Ambassador and also a facilitator and moderator for EPICT, an Online Safety qualification referred to in the Ofsted Handbook for Inspectors.

 

 

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                Tom Radge

 

Since leaving the Armed Forces, Tom Radge is an Assistant Head Teacher at Ganton School in Hull and also a DfE CAS Master Teacher Level 2. He is passionate about developing outstanding practice within computing for KS1 & 2 and SEN. Recently shortlisted for a Naace SEN Impact Award 2016, Tom delivers OCR entry level computing, KS1/2 computing and also teacher CPD sessions for primary and SEN settings

 

 

 

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                                        Charlotte Aynsley

Charlotte Aynsley is a member of the CEOP Education advisory board and an NSPCC associate.  She has worked in the online safety field for over 15 years, 10 years of which she spent in Government, then in 2013 Charlotte started her own company – E-safety Training and Consultancy.

Charlotte worked on the sexting advice along with colleagues from CEOP and UKCCIS. She has also worked on several high profile online safety programmes and initiatives including the NSPCC’s Share Aware campaign, Walt Disney’s ‘It Starts With You’ online safety campaign, The Parent Zone’s Parenting in the Digital Age programme and Keeping Children Safes’ Online Safety Guide.

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                                Kat Howard

 

Kat Howard has been involved in the education industry for over 13 years and is RM’s lead educationalist for online safety. During her time as a teacher she taught in primary, secondary and the independent sector. She has consulted with many schools to develop their understanding of online safety and supported school leadership teams to implement and embed policies, procedures, training and committees. She is passionate about the importance of online safety in schools and the wider community and supports schools with advice and support on a day to day basis.

How do I register?

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 Refreshments on the day:

We’ll provide light refreshments and a buffet lunch, so please register before 7th January so that we can order accordingly. If you have any dietary requirements, then please add a note on your booking registration.

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iPad Academy in Hull – Supporting teachers with tools to demonstrate and evidence student progress

iPad Academy in Hull 2nd Event

Date and times: 1st April 1pm – 3:30 and twilight session 3:45 – 4:45pm

Host school:  Winifred Holtby Academy, Midmere Avenue, Hull HU7 4PW

Join us again as we recap on the impact of the tools showcased at the first iPad Academy, to support literacy development, and focus on evidencing and demonstrating student progress using iPad tools.

Neil Skipper will again be leading the iPad Academy sessions as our Apple ‘APD’ Authorised Trainer, with an agenda tailored to meet our fundamental aim shared in January:

To create a teaching network to facilitate innovation and creativity with iPad, with a priority to improve the quality of teaching & learning.”

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The afternoon session will facilitate the collaborative approach to share vision and ideas that teachers found useful at the first event.   We’ve also added more workshop time to consider individual priorities, intended outcomes and action plans.

There’ll be hands-on activity time to work together to plan and link themes with colleagues from other schools.

For this event we’re grateful to the individual teachers at Winifred Holtby Academy who will be sharing a series of ‘project snapshots‘.

We’ll use these school-based examples to start our collaborative planning with iPad tools to support evidencing student progress:

  • Coaching and mentoring teacher programme using iPods and Iris
  • Theme-based learning project using Explain everything
  • Supporting assessment and individualised learning with Edmodo
  • Reinforcing Science skills and evidencing progress with iMovie
  • Evidencing a portfolio of activity in Technology using Creative Book Builder
  • Improving personal performance in PE using video analysis with Ubersense
  • Focussing on student behaviour through positive rewards with Class dojo

The twilight session between 3.45pm – 4.45pm will focus on how to setup and manage iOS devices in an educational context.  Teachers have requested that we include coverage of a base set of Apps and consider a ‘toolkit for teachers’ when implementing these technologies in a learning setting.

Look forward to sharing ideas with you again at either session, or both!

Don’t forget to email Neil or Russell with your intention to join us.

Overview

iPad Academy Part One. What happens next?

Wow!  Today we launched iPad Academy in Hull, with teachers from schools across the city collaborating to focus on changing pedagogy when implementing iPad in school.

The fundamental aim was to create a teaching network to facilitate innovation and creativity with iPad, with a priority to improve the quality of teaching & learning.  

Everybody that attended said that they’d recommend the session to colleagues, so we’ll continue with this format with plenty of time to share ideas and plan collectively, and also with the opportunity for practical activities.

What did teachers like and what will continue?

  1. “Quality of content and well thought out material designed to enhance T&L”
  2. “Being able to discuss with other staff what they do with iPad”
  3. “Interactivity of the session”
  4. “Ideas to try!”
  5. “Talking to other schools and hearing (and seeing) what they do with Ebooks”

The first change for some of us was to learn that Apple’s collective term (plural) for a set of these devices should be iPad and not iPads.  Just needed to flag that up as we’re focussing on literacy!

What do our teachers hope to achieve and learn from an iPad Academy for the city?

We’ve started to use ‘Padlet’ as a tool to share online at Padlet for iPad Academy in Hull. Here’s a taster of expectations from some teachers below:

  1. “I want to consolidate learning.”
  2. “I want to use iPad more effectively to improve the quality of T&L.”
  3. “I want to engage our students with literacy. Those students who say they don’t like reading or writing but do LOVE iPad!”
  4. “I want to embed iPad rather than substitute a laptop for them.”

Resources for iPad Academy in Hull

Teachers appreciated the online shared materials that will be expanded as the project moves through the year.  We’re also going to look at a request for a ‘Teacher Toolkit’ to support staff with planning and implementing iPad and looking to use particular tools, apps or approaches for the first time.

Here are a selection of comments and questions about ongoing support and CPD opportunities:

  1. How can we support a teacher looking to use the Flipped Learning approach with a group of Y7 students and evaluate it’s impact on their learning?
  2. What can be shared from colleagues who have already used Flipped Learning?
  3. What’s the process for a teacher using a class set of online textbooks through RM Books?
  4. How about a project to create and publish an eBook for a particular audience?
  5. Can we look at transition activities and parental engagement?

These are a couple of examples of what can be included in CPD plans during this next half term, alongside supporting a school’s strategy to deliver their vision for learning.  In the meantime, please click on the images below to view or download the resources shared during today’s session.

Here’s Neil’s presentation on Slideshare:

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Visit the Academy’s resources with Pearltrees here:

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Look out for future Tweets here:

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What next?

Here are a selection of comments, but we’ll review all of the suggestions, particularly from those teachers who couldn’t attend, and publish the next agenda shortly.  Any more ideas?!

  1. “More 1:1 practice”
  2. “Maths stuff!”
  3. “Longer time for workshop sessions”
  4. “Focus on sharing work and printing”
  5. “Shared planning to encourage independent learning”
  6. “More practical ideas with Apple TV”

Thanks again to the teachers from Kingswood Academy who kindly agreed to host the session and made us feel so welcome 🙂

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See you on 1st April at Winifred Holtby.  Agenda to follow!