The first of two days at Mead Community Primary School, Wiltshire. Thank you to Rob Cunningham, Senior Teacher – The Mead at Wingfield – Science and Technology. As part of the Mead teaching school status Rob applied for funding offered from the DFE. He was successful in the application which led to the setting up of their “CSL digital community”, and our visit.
The more was joyously spent with a Year 2 class, their teachers and the visiting colleagues.
Rob explains the project here:
The aim of the network is to form a community of teachers that will explore how digital technology can meet the aims of the project by implementing initiatives in the network members settings. The project will focus on increasing the confidence of staff in the use of new technology, explore how parents can be engaged using web 2.0 and social media, and look at how key stage 2 to 3 transition can be supported with similar tools.
Eight schools (most from the The Mead’s Teaching school collaborative) are represented in the network; Grove Primary, Walwayne Court Primary, Holt VC Primary, Bellefield C of E Primary and Nursery, Bitham Brook Primary, Corsham School and Hilperton Primary. Two secondary school colleagues will join the network in future sessions.
Tim has supported the launch of the network, working with the teachers involved over two days, with Year 2 and Year 6 children. Tim’s inspirational use of digital technology is forming the basis of the initiatives that will be taken back into the schools, and developed over the course of a year. The network will meet every term. Through joint professional development, and coaching, the community will work together to move ideas forward and look to influence the practice of other members of staff in member schools.
You can follow our learning thorough #csllearningcommunity or following @RobNiceLife @MeadTeachingSchool
The afternoon gave us opportunity to spend time with the 10 teachers of the CSL digital community, discussing the morning’s lessons, exploring the digital worlds, analogue ways and so much more.
Then we ended the day joined by 90+ colleagues from the participating schools and more for a 2 hour twilight : Greentrees Primary, Colerne CE Primary, Frogwell Primary, Westbury Leigh CE Primary, Longmeadow Primary, St Augustin’s Catholic College, Sutton Veny CE Primary, Crudwell CE Primary, North Bradley CE Primary, St Patrick’s Catholic Primary, Southwick Primary, Broad Town CE Primary, Priestly Primary, Rowde CE Primary, Hullavington CE Primary, Lypiatt Primary, Claredon Academy, West Ashton CE Primary, Winterslow Primary, and Paxcroft Primary.
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