This practical manual is the second 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 second book takes coordinators through the second year of the programme but may also be used as a starting point by more experienced staff. The structured training programme, timed over three terms, includes o a complete review of E-Safety procedures in the light of the Every Child Matters agenda. o Developing a funding model in order to plan for ICT developments, together with a broader ICT action planning review to embed a revised E learning vision through a series of long-term sustainable actions o Reviewing the curriculum in order to examine how the E Learning community will adapt its core practices to facilitate new technology. o the evolving role of school websites as they assume interactivity and examine the place of E Learning within the extended schools agenda. o Reviewing the use of ICT as a tool for management systems and discussing how ICT can be used to support different groups of children. o examining self-evaluation strategies linked to the school's SEF, the Ofsted Section 5 Framework and Every Child Matters. 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 6: February
Week 21, Task 16 – Extended Learning – Extra-Curricular Opportunities 1
Having reviewed the inherent barriers to providing access to ICT resources for extended learning, co-ordinators should now identify precisely what opportunities the school could provide within its extra-curricular provision, over and above any materials that may be accessed by the portal.
Let us consider after-school extra-curricular clubs. Colleagues should look to make the most of the opportunities to extend the curriculum in terms of creativity and collaboration offered by such clubs rather than simply providing raw access, or replication of what is already provided during the core curriculum offer.
This week colleagues should choose a preferred focus for this extra-curricular provision, to adopt a top-down approach to its planning in order for it to fully ...