As a practitioner with over 30 years experience in the use and delivery of IT/ICT I am still not sure that we have truly taken full advantage of the use of IT in schools in a professional sense. Office 365 provides one of the most powerful opportunities to make good that advantage using applications you have probably already subscribed to.
GiDT Themed Training for Schools
I’ve been working through training scenarios for Get it Done Training (GiDT) in Office 365. This latest video looks at how 365 might be applied to support a school in refreshing their Schemes of Work.
GiDT addresses common development themes in schools and tailors a training programme to support schools in realising their development goals. In this example training would support staff in setting up team sites and libraries in SharePoint then using 365 tools to support creativity, collaboration, communication and coordination in developing their schemes of work. There are many other themes that GiDT can be applied to such as recording and issuing homework, establishing a policy review cycle and resource management.
The video takes a brief look at existing practice and highlights the inefficiencies associated with not maintaining a “Single Point of Truth”and how difficult this makes it for school leaders to retain a picture of what actually goes on in the classroom. Using the tools in Office 365 schools can reduce replication, work more collaboratively and more efficiently using tools they probably already pay for.
GiDT training starts at £900 for 4 training sessions. If you would like to know more please feel free to give me a call