The DfE and delivery partners have identified twenty schools and colleges to act as Demonstrator Schools which have demonstrated excellence in their use of technology to support teaching and learning and have the capacity to help others. There are plans to extend the reach of this programme over the coming weeks.
These schools and colleges represent a wide range of contexts, from rural to urban and primary to further education and include a number of Trusts with special needs provision.
Advice and training will be available to some schools and colleges across the country which are most in need of support, for example those which have recently deployed a new online learning platform and those with the most disadvantaged learners.
The South West of England has four Edtech Demonstrator Schools, you can search for your nearest support provider below:
Find an Edtech Demonstrator School
Edtech Demonstrator CPD Events
The demonstrator schools and colleges will offer packages of support to institutions seeking edtech support through webinars and online recorded content.
How can Microsoft Teams keep your organisation working together during a partial opening of schools?
How can pupils collaborate in real time with their friends?
How can video calling be used for teaching and learning to reduce teacher workload?
This event will answer these questions and more.
See Edtech in Action in the Classroom
From problem solving with BBC Microbits to digital music production. A range of activities will be happening live in the classroom for you to come and observe. Take home tips, tricks and strategies for implementing these technology based activites in your school.
For more information on our speakers and agenda for the day see here.
Recent events have forced organisations to work in more flexible ways, leveraging digital tools to overcome geography and social distancing barriers. This session will explain how you can hold online governance meetings, store relevant papers and agendas securely and promote a connected approach to trusteeship.
Provider: Cornerstone Academy Trust
EdTech Think Tank: In Conversation with London Demonstrators - Preparing for a successful September return
The EdTech Demonstrator Schools are now putting on a series of 'Edtech Think Tanks' run by the national network of Demonstrator schools and colleges.
We would like to invite to the South West to join the EdTech Think Tank, a new webinar series being hosted by the Edtech Demonstrator Schools and members of the Edtech Demonstrators project team.
The first Edtech Think Tank session is being held on Wednesday July 8th from 3.30pm – 4.45pm and will be “In Conversation with” the London EdTech Demonstrator Schools focusing in on:
“Preparing for a successful September return”
In this Live Q&A session the London EdTech Demonstrator schools: Heronsgate Primary School, Shacklewell Primary School, Cheam Common Junior School and Reach Academy Feltham will offer their thoughts and feelings about the current hybrid learning scenarios playing out in education today and look towards the new school year
Audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions to the panel, for example; the challenges each school faced when first setting their digital strategies, what it took to get leadership buy in, and how their teachers have adjusted to the disruptions over the recent months.