Every primary school has the daunting task of embedding ICT and E- Learning into their curriculum. This practical manual is the first part of a 2-volume set that together makes up a detailed 2-year training programme for primary ICT and E-learning co-ordinators. The books combine key strategies and information with a weblog discussion from a group of 'virtual' co-ordinators who share their problems, fears and successes over the two-year programme, based on the author's wide experience of working with new co-ordinators and experienced staff on training programmes and in general support. Book 1 is designed specifically for co-ordinators new to the role who need starting points and broad support. It presents a structured training programme split over three terms, guiding co-ordinators through the key stages of developing and implementing ICT policy and practice, including: o auditing existing school systems o reviewing and revising the school policy for ICT o reviewing the ways in which ICT is used as a teaching and learning tool across the curriculum o examining methods for the management of technical support services o establishing a clear overview of standards in ICT, including a review of assessment procedures, moderating work, monitoring teaching and learning and creating E Portfolios. The books have a companion website, which will offer downloadable versions of the photocopiable sheets from the book, as well as links to other sources of help and advice.
Chapter 1: September
Week 1, Task 1 – Fact Finding and Creating a Subject Leader File
The first task for any co-ordinator is to assemble a subject leader file if one has not been provided. This is going to be your bible, something you can take along to meetings and show to the head-teacher, even to the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) to demonstrate how the subject is managed and, more importantly, is led. Keep an electronic version also, you might as well learn to think and work digitally if you are not already.
Assembling this folder is going to provide you with your first opportunity to scratch the surface of the subject and to find out what has gone on before. There are a number of ...