Staff and pupils in Sunderland have been taking part in e-safety workshops. “Who are you in the online world?” Our new approach towards e-safety is to help children and young people to understand that it is their behaviour that shapes their online experience. The students and staff ...Readmore
The Learning technology Innovation Team held their first iPad User group meeting at Monkwearmouth school. Thanks to everyone who attended. We had a good session looking at apps on the iPad that can be used for presentation as well as sharing the apps that we find useful to use for teaching ...Readmore
Enriching the curriculum Dli museum, Durham City 20 May 1230 – 1500 Classroom teachers and leaders of history and humanities at KS2 and KS3 are invited to a FREE half day event at the dli museum to explore ways in which collaborative school projects, the museum service and local archives ca ...Readmore
The 10th of February was Safer Internet Day. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration saw over 800 organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. A number of schools in the city ...Readmore
Fair Trade,Global Citizenship and the International Dimension Monday 14th July 2014,1pm- 4pmStadium of Light,Sunderland Featurlng pretentations from: Comenius Regio: Action for Fairtrade in Schools Project Fairtrade Foundation Regional Network for International Learning Shared Intere ...Readmore
The Learning Technologies Innovation Team was set up after the closure of the City Learning Centres to provide continuing support for schools to make effective use of ICT for teaching and learning. Mark Lloyd & Jane Adamson continue to work closely with schools in the city and around the country ...Readmore
The learning hub is a space a teachers to find and share advice, lessons and curriculum ideas.
It is the single point of contact for information for schools in Sunderland and we welcome visitors from elsewhere too.
We have been hard at work bringing other sites for schools into the hub so that we can make it easier for schools to get the information they need.
Like any site of this nature it's true value comes from the contributions made by its members. So if you have a resource you have used to good effect in your teaching why not add it to the lesson resources section.
Part of the hub is the new CPD booking system known as the "Training Hub" many of you have already started to use it to book onto courses and initial feedback is that you love the way it works. If any schools want to publish training courses via the hub you can do so by contacting the hub team via the contact page
If you have a great website please add it to the links section.
What else can you find on the hub?
New to teaching? Here you will find support if Sunderland is your Appropriate Body.
Sunderland Music Education Hub working with schools, providers and stakeholders will deliver a high quality music education, a wide-ranging music enrichment programme and singing and playing opportunities for all.
Early Years & Childcare are in the process of moving in - Check out the site to see it develop
We also have a social networking feature called the Educator's Network so you can have an online space to share and collaborate with other members of the site. Here you can also set up interest groups these could be totally online or the online space for organising physical groups of you to meet like the IT Coordinators network facilitated by the Learning Technologies Innovation Team.
The Lesson resources section allows you to search our bank of lesson resources.
Naturally if you take something we would love you to leave something too.
Our very own Learning Technologies Innovation Team are on hand to give you advice and support to make the best use of learning technologies in your school.
How do I join?
Sign up to the site here to access advanced features and don't hesitate to give us your feedback on the site.
For the third year, the Tech Partnership is supporting the Hour of Code – a global initiative that introduces anyone from the age of 4 to 104 to the basics of coding.
Over 100 million people around the world have already tried an Hour of Code, including David Cameron and President Obama. Nearly 8 million people have already tried it in the UK.
This year’s Hour of Code week is December 7-13 and the Tech Partnership hopes that organisations around the country will take part.
What’s the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code is a self-guided tutorial anybody can do, with just a web-browser or smart-phone (or even unplugged activities that don’t require a computer at all). No experience is needed, and participants of all ages can choose from a variety of self-guided tutorials.
Why do an Hour of Code?
We are constantly using technology today, but how many of us are learning to build it? The basics help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills. Once people see what they create right before their eyes, they’re empowered to keep learning.
How can you participate?
• Encourage employees to try an Hour of Code and help spread the word
• Host an Hour of Code event in your own organisation any day Dec 7-13
• Link from your homepage to the Hour of Code
Visit https://uk.code.org/ for more details
Thrive Under Short, Sharp Inspections
Thursday 5th November from 8:30 - 4:30
Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham, County Durham, DH1 1TD
The new challenge to schools from Ofsted
An in-depth look at how the inspections will be conducted
Discover what the focus will be
Understand the possible outcomes
Know how to prepare
Two documents have just been released regarding keeping children safe in education. These can be downloaded below.
We encourage schools to distrubute them to staff and record that they have been recieved and read.
Staff and pupils in Sunderland have been taking part in e-safety workshops. “Who are you in the online world?” Our new approach towards e-safety
is to help children and young people to understand that it is their behaviour that shapes their online experience.
The students and staff learn all about how adopting different roles and behaviours online can impact on their safety and have consequences on others. In the classroom workshop, they explore online behaviours using examples of how different characters behave. For example a crocodile would display predatory antagonistic, sly cunning and manipulative behaviour. The students are encouraged to take on the role of a superhero to be vigilant and recognise and challenge “croc ish” behaviour. The group has a discussion that it is up to them how they act online and everyone has responsibility to act in a sensible way. This is backed up by encouraging them to sign up to the recently updated cyber safe agreement and spread the word to families and friends and make Sunderland a safe place to be online.
The Learning technology Innovation Team held their first iPad User group meeting at Monkwearmouth school.
Thanks to everyone who attended. We had a good session looking at apps on the iPad that can be used for presentation
as well as sharing the apps that we find useful to use for teaching and learning.
We had a general discussion about what we are going ot include in future meetings.
If you would like to attend the next meeting, join the iPad user group in the Educators network tab and go to groups.
Town End Teaching School Alliance are carrying out the following training sessions.
• Key Stage 2 French: Get off to a flying start.
• Every Lesson Outstanding
• New Headteacher Standards 2015.
If you would like to attend please download the relevant flier and contact details.