Submitted by Megan Rademeyer
NOTE: Due to the large response from schools this offer is on hold for the rest of April!
Microsoft and SchoolNet are offering your staff members a free professional development face-to-face session in Term 2. We would love to have about an hour of your time to come to talk to your staff about some of the great free digital tools that are available and to give them some ideas for incorporating ICT into teaching and learning. Ideally we would like to run this session in your school’s computer room (if it has internet access) so that teachers can register on the spot and see some of what is available. If this is not an option, we can also do a demo in your staff room, but this will mean that teachers won’t have the option of working with the tools there and then.
What the session will include
While we are at your school we would also like to get teachers registered on the Microsoft Partners in Learning Network. The Partners in Learning Network is a great platform for teachers to stay in touch with trends in education; to get ideas for lessons that use technology; and to complete online courses. This is also a place where teachers can download great tools including Autocollage, Photostory, Microsoft Maths and Photosynth among others – all at no cost! If you are not already a member of the Partners in Learning Network, please join so you can see what is on offer. Joining takes just minutes if you already have a Microsoft, Gmail, Yahoo or Facebook account.
While we are there we would also like to tell your staff members about the SchoolNet SA Membership programme. As you will know – if you are already a member – SchoolNet SA offers free webinars for teachers on using digital tools and access to a blog that collects great ideas and resources for using technology in the classroom. Again – this is free for teachers, and we would like you to know more about it.
Ideally we would like to run this session in your school’s computer room (if it has internet access) so that teachers can register on the spot and see some of what is available. If this is not an option, we can also do a demo in your staff room, but this will mean that teachers won’t have the option of working with the tools there and then.
Please complete this online form with your details
In order for us to plan a session for your staff please provide the following information and we will get back to you with confirmation as to when we will be able to send a trainer to your school.
Please send us the following details via this online form here (NOTE: Due to the large response from schools this offer is on hold for the rest of April so this link has been temporarily disabled!)
We look forward to hearing from you so that we can set up this session. We are sure that your staff will find it inspires them to incorporate some technology into their lessons and that it provides them with some easy tools for doing so. Please address any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org