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YHGfL 2.0 – A new beginning

Until recently, YHGfL has worked largely through local authority colleagues and structures, providing services and resources in an extremely cost-effective way and saving significant sums of money in the process. However, the changes that have been affecting everyone in education over the past few years means that this model is no longer the most effective […]

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Leadership for IT Network Managers and Technicians workshops

August 15th, 2013 by Andrew

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This exciting new set of workshops has been developed by YHGfL and is offered in conjunction with Hull CLC.

The three workshops will focus on the key role that Network Managers and Technicians play in responding to the needs of school stakeholders, providing cutting-edge IT in a flexible and cost-effective way. The course will prepare participants for their role as strategic thinkers and leaders of change and is suitable for Network Managers and Technicians in all phases.

The full programme covers the following areas:

  • Overview of national and regional trends in education
  • Whole-school strategic leadership of IT
  • The relationship of technology-enhanced learning to school leadership and pedagogy
  • Empowering teachers to ‘Risk IT’
  • Digital literacy and the safe and responsible use of IT
  • IT supporting learning and teaching, assessment, home learning and parental engagement
  • Developing communities of practice to spread school innovation

The three-workshop programme is focused on understanding the needs of users, strategic leadership,andlow-cost,high-impact learning technologies. As well as being a considerable networking opportunity for Network Managers and Technicians, each session will also feature hands-on workshops with the very latest technologies, pedagogies and practices from leading vendors. A Course Completion Certificate will be awarded for attendance at all three courses.

For further information and to book a place on the session click HERE

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Getting started with video conferencing – Online session – 10th September

August 15th, 2013 by Andrew

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Video conferencing (VC) is a way of using technology to connect people whether between schools, between regions or between countries. Using a broadband connection, a web/video camera and a television you can see and hear each other.
Getting started with video conferencing doesn’t mean having to spending lots of money. As a minimum all you need is  a web cam with microphone and speakers connected to a computer running windows on your broadband connection. With this you can use the FREE video conferencing software Janet Desktop.

This FREE to YHGfL member schools session will look at the use of Video conferencing in the classroom, what you need, setting up for a session and example projects. We will also look at the various content providers you can book for your sessions as well as using it as a collaboration tool between schools.

The session is designed for those wanting to get started with the technology or just investigating its potential.

Starting at 16:00, the session will last approximately 45 minutes and be conducted through Adobe Connect. All you will need is access to a PC and a set of headphones. If you aren’t sure what to do just let us know and one of the team will happily contact you to run a quick test session with you first.

To book a place on this session click HERE

 

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Don’t Miss YHGfL & Leeds Conference!

June 7th, 2013 by Clare

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Microsoft Partners in Learning online session – 19 June 2013

June 5th, 2013 by Andrew

19 June 2013 – On-line – 16:00 to 17:00

Microsoft Partners in Learning is a 10-year, almost 500 million dollar global initiative aimed at improving teaching and learning to help educators and school leaders connect, collaborate, create, and share so that students can realize their greatest potential.

This on-line session will introduce teachers to Partners in Learning and the software available from the Microsoft learning suite.

The learning suite includes FREE tools such as OneNote, Songsmith, DeepZoome, PhotoSynth, Mouse Mischief, Worldwide Telescope, Skydrive and Kodu to name but a few.

Starting at 16:00 this session will last approximately 45/60 minutes and be conducted via Adobe Connect. All the equipment you will need is access to a PC with a set of headphones and microphone. If you aren’t sure what to do we will happily run a quick test session with you first.

To register for this session click HERE

Details will be sent on how to register for your FREE Microsoft tools.

 

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Free eTwinning Training for Teachers: South Leeds, 21st May

May 14th, 2013 by Victoria

eTwinning is the online community for school and college staff across Europe. You can register at any time to find partner schools, set up joint classroom projects in all curriculum areas and collaborate online in a safe and secure environment.

Get hands-on training in eTwinning, delivered by two eTwinning Ambassadors at this free workshop in your area:

Tuesday 21 May
09:15-15:15
New Bewerley Community School
Bismarck Drive
Beeston
LEEDS
LS11 6TB

The workshop will be run by two experienced eTwinning teachers, who will take you through the eTwinning platform, introduce the various tools available and offer advice for using ICT throughout your classroom projects. They’ll also talk about their own experiences of using eTwinning in the classroom.

The workshop is open to teachers from nursery, primary, and special schools at all levels of eTwinning, including complete beginners. Lunch will be provided.

Register for your place now.
https://etwinning.wufoo.com/forms/etwinning-full-day-workshop-south-leeds/

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Microsoft Partners in Learning online session – 22 May 2013

May 7th, 2013 by Andrew

22 May 2013 – On-line – 16:00 to 17:00

Microsoft Partners in Learning is a 10-year, almost 500 million dollar global initiative aimed at improving teaching and learning to help educators and school leaders connect, collaborate, create, and share so that students can realize their greatest potential.

This on-line session will introduce teachers to Partners in Learning and the software available from the Microsoft learning suite.

The learning suite includes FREE tools such as OneNote, Songsmith, DeepZoome, PhotoSynth, Mouse Mischief, Worldwide Telescope, Skydrive and Kodu to name but a few.

Starting at 16:00 this session will last approximately 45/60 minutes and be conducted via Adobe Connect. All the equipment you will need is access to a PC with a set of headphones and microphone. If you aren’t sure what to do we will happily run a quick test session with you first.

To register for this session click HERE

Details will be sent on how to register for your FREE Microsoft tools.

 

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Getting started with video conferencing – Free Online session

April 30th, 2013 by Andrew

Space still available on:  02/05/2013 starting at 16:00

Video conferencing (VC) is a way of using technology to connect people whether between schools, between regions or between countries. Using a broadband connection, a web/video camera and a television you can see and hear each other.

Getting started with video conferencing doesn’t mean having to spending lots of money. As a minimum all you need is  a web cam with microphone and speakers connected to a computer running windows on your broadband connection. With this you can use the FREE video conferencing software Janet Desktop.

This session will look at the use of Video conferencing in the classroom, what you need, setting up for a session and example projects. We will also look at the various content providers you can book for your sessions as well as using it as a collaboration tool between schools.

The session is designed for those wanting to get started with the technology or just investigating its potential.

Starting at 16:00, the session will last approximately 45 minutes and be conducted through Adobe Connect. All you will need is access to a PC and a set of headphones. If you aren’t sure what to do just let us know and one of the team will happily contact you to run a quick test session with you first.

To book for this session click HERE

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FREE Online Workshop: Primary guide to Programming Using Scratch and Kodu – 30/04/2013

April 25th, 2013 by Andrew

30th April 2013: 4:00 pm

The role of programming in ICT has been a key focus over the past few months with the Education Secretary, firmly backing ‘coding’ in the ICT curriculum. This online session will introduce delegates to two freely-available software programs that can be used to create simple games, animations and applications. Delegates will learn the basics of programming in Scratch and an overview of Microsoft’s  Kodu, looking at how they can be used within the curriculum.

As Scratch is widely used in primary school code clubs we will also reserve  some time to  look  at setting up a club at school and what’s required.

See http://www.codeclub.org.uk/

Starting at 4:00 this session will last approximately 45/60 minutes and be conducted through Adobe Connect. All you will need is access to a PC and a set of headphones. If you aren’t sure what to do we will happily run a quick test session with you first.

Click HERE to register

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Microsoft Partners in Learning online session – 24 April 2013

April 15th, 2013 by Andrew

24 April 2013 – On-line – 16:00 to 17:00

Microsoft Partners in Learning is a 10-year, almost 500 million dollar global initiative aimed at improving teaching and learning to help educators and school leaders connect, collaborate, create, and share so that students can realize their greatest potential.

This on-line session will introduce teachers to Partners in Learning and the software available from the Microsoft learning suite.

The learning suite includes FREE tools such as OneNote, Songsmith, DeepZoome, PhotoSynth, Mouse Mischief, Worldwide Telescope, Skydrive and Kodu to name but a few.

Starting at 16:00 this session will last approximately 45/60 minutes and be conducted via Adobe Connect. All the equipment you will need is access to a PC with a set of headphones and microphone. If you aren’t sure what to do we will happily run a quick test session with you first.

To register for this session click HERE

Details will be sent on how to register for your FREE Microsoft tools.

 

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Class Field Trips to the new Apple store in Leeds for Teachers and Students

April 8th, 2013 by Andrew

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With the opening of the new Apple store in Trinity – Leeds, schools form the region are now able to take  students on a Field Trip to the Store for an unforgettable learning experience. On their Field Trip, students can create something amazing right on the spot. Or they can bring in a project they’ve already created and turn the store into a theatre, sharing their achievements with parents, teachers and friends. No matter which option you choose, everyone will have a great time.

Not just for students.

They have also opened up the Field Trip programme to teachers.. They willl show you how Apple products make great tools for teaching and learning, and you’ll have a great time in the process.

Who can take part in a Field Trip?

Field Trips are open to all primary and secondary school students and teachers in the UK. Each event can accommodate up to 25 students.

How long is a Field Trip?

“Creating” Field Trips last up to 90 minutes, and “Showcasing” Field Trips last up to one hour. Apple ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your event to allow for setup. To schedule more time, contact a Specialist at the Store.

When can I schedule a Field Trip?

Apple offer Field Trips every autumn and spring. Registration is now open for weekday events at the store up to the  31 May. Details on the year-round youth programmes can be found on the Apple  Youth website.

Click HERE to visit the Apple Field Trip registration page.

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