As a result of this collaboration eleven resources were produced to support a postgraduate level course on the use of OER in Higher Education. (Note: You will need to register, but it is free for anyone to do so and then you will be able to access the 'Online Communities for Educators' website.)
Alternatively, you may wish to enrol for one or more of the Digital Literacy and Creativity short courses based on these resources, each with a value of 10 Masters level credits, that are being offered by Core Education in collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University. They are:
Margaret Cox has been a leading figure in the field of ICT in Education, both in the UK and internationally, for many years. She supported those involved in Teacher Education from the start, and has always been a good critical friend of ITTE. In recent years, she was more directly involved in initial teacher education for ICT/Computing as a subject, and contributed to ITTE’s work in that field. Margaret’s contributions to conferences, the newsletter and other initiatives have been numerous and valuable. She has always emphasised the key role of research concerning ICT in learning and the need for teacher educators to use, build on, and undertake research. Margaret has been keen to nurture the younger members of the ITTE community and help them to develop their research. In these respects, her contributions to the regular ITTE research seminars in Cambridge have been particularly significant. Margaret was awarded an OBE in 2001 for services to education, and ITTE is privileged to have received so much personal support from her over many years.
Chris was a founder member of ITTE in 1986, soon taking on the role of treasurer. He has served the association well since then, providing continuity and sage advice to the committee. His careful management of the association funds has ensured the financial sustainability of the organisation.
Graham has been an enthusiastic supporter of ITTE for many years and served as Vice-Chair from 2003 to 2005 and then Chair from 2005 to 2007. His work with ITTE, particularly as Chair, has supported the development and maintenance of effective links between the association and external agencies. His commitment to promoting communication led to his appointment as newsletter editor.
The final statutory orders were published earlier today - click here for the DfE Computing NC 2014 web page.
There have a been a few minor changes to the wording since the July draft.
(Thanks to Miles Berry for the link)
You can also download the Primary and Secondary Computing NC Programmes of Study directly by clicking the links below.
Focus: Developing Awareness of a range of Web 2.0 Technologies and how to use them in the classroom.
Developed by Staff and Trainee Teachers at Nottingham Trent University, working together with teachers from:
- The National Academy School
- Djanogly City Academy School
- The Nottingham Academy
- Nottingham Bluecoat School
- English Martyrs School
As part of an ongoing evaluation of these resources please forward any comments to Helen.firstname.lastname@example.org. We would also be very keen to hear how you have used the resources and to receive photos and short text on CPD events where you have used these resources.
Acknowledgements: We would like to thank the NTU team (Dr Helen Boulton (Project Lead), Rachael Smith, Kate Buttler and David Chaplain) the trainee teachers (Jinder Mahal, Rosie Hall, Shabana Majid, Lee Edwards, Marie Bauder, Naomi Patrick, and Amy Emerson) and the teachers (Adam Blazewicz-Bell at The National Academy School, Jon Marshall at Djanogly City Academy School, Amy Stelfox at The Nottingham Academy, Colin Sisson at Nottingham Bluecoat School, and Christine Turner at English Martyrs School) who took part in this research project.
We would also like to thank the Training and Development Agency (now Training Agency) for providing part of the funding to support this Research Project.
ITTE supports the work of the Primary National Curriculum for Computing in ITT Expert Group in creating an online resource to support tutors and trainees in ITT in preparing for the new curriculum. The resource will continue to evolve online and if you would like to contribute resources please contact one of the members listed in the first instance. The online resources can be accessed at https://sites.google.com/site/primaryictitt/
Primary National Curriculum for Computing in ITT Expert Group
Support for those training primary teachers in 2013/14 in Computing
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