My school have taken the plunge to deliver ICT through subjects – exciting times I hear you think! Every school I am aware of having done this has back-peddled to discrete lessons because it is too difficult to do it well – too many teachers without the necessary skillset or knowledge to facilitate ICT learning. However, this major project has a few possible winning elements that might make a difference. They are:
- team teaching: an ICT teacher will be present in every ICT in Subjects lesson
- Leadership Team support: the LT are fully behind the project and expect success
- a new timetable model: our school is shifting from a one week 40 lesson timetable to a two week 30 lesson timetable (60 lesson cycle)
- Frog learning platform: we are rolling out our new learning platform in September 2012 (with the new timetable) and our excellent teaching staff will be looking for ways to make this a success, so their will be lots of enthused professionals looking for the win
If you have the time, please get in touch (comments, twitter, email – daibarnes at gmail dot com) to tell me about your efforts to teach ICT through other subjects? This is an ambitious project as you will know if you have tried it. Anything I can learn from your experience – success or failure – will be a great advantage to successful implementation. Please pass this post along to anyone you know who might have some insight to offer? Nothing will be published without permission.
All ICT in Subjects work will be shared on this blog.
…there’s no success like failure, and failure’s no success at all. Bob Dylan, Love Minus Zero, No Limit. 1965