Primary and Post Primary Principals speak about their vision for e-learning in their schools and the importance of establishing an e-culture throughout the school. Principal, Kathleen O’Connor, explains that children expect to experience technology in the classroom, they want to use it and are not afraid to use it. Principal Matt Hume traces the development of ICT in St. Joseph’s NS from 1987 to today. Involving the Board of Management and establishing an ICT Coordinator were important elements of his plan. Declan Donnelly, the ICT Coordinator, outlines his role in achieving the plan to embed ICT learning and teaching in the school. They installed a wireless network throughout the school; each classroom has a teaching laptop, data projector, wireless keyboard and wireless mouse to allow the children to use it at their desks. Realising their vision for ICT has also involved information evenings for parents and whole school continuing professional development for the teachers.
David Vardy presents the Alpha Vision to Action day. Following a very successul conference in London , the Vision to Action Day leadership conference is coming to the North on July 8th at Bethany Christian Centre, Houghton-Le-Spring.
A partnership between St Michael’s Catholic and Church of England High School, Barnsley and Notre Dame High School in Sheffield has lead the former out of National Challenge and created a successful succesion planning strategy for the later.