Teachers who have been on the iTech training course must get priority for Vertable usage in school. We have identified a worrying trend where Vertables are being allocated to teachers who refused to go on the course, weren’t initially selected or attended only 1 session.
Schools have been given more autonomy, and the decision not to address security on school premises is down to school leaders. Vertables come supplied with a Kensington lock so the projectors cannot be removed from the table. It is not a good use of resources to have these fantastic devices locked up in a store cupboard not being used. While the MoE will do everything they can to help with infrastructure – ultimately it is teachers who can drive change from classroom level.
We have seen some excellent use of the technology in the classroom, and they only way to spread the positivity is for teachers and school leaders to be on board with what we are doing.
Trainers are doing site visits to promote usage and provide instant feedback to teachers. Please take this opportunity to meet them when they visit and get a feel for the 21st century learning techniques we are building toward.
Please encourage those who have been selected for the course to attend every session, and for them to share what they have learnt when they come back to school. The teachers have been given course materials which can be shared just as easily as the knowledge they have taken away from the course.