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IT Teachers Get Top Training from Experts in Technology

Thursday 2nd December 2010

ComputerworldUK reports that many IT teachers are being offered excellent training opportunities from leading IT companies such as Microsoft, Oracle and IBM. e-skills UK, the organisation for electronic learning, arranged the sessions as part of the Vital Specialist development programme to help teachers use ICT to add value to their lessons and find new ways to engage pupils. The aim is to broaden technology experience in the classroom.

The training days were very well attended with over 60 teachers visiting the Microsoft headquesters in Reading to learn more about the free teaching resources and free software that Microsoft Research and the Microsoft “Partners in Learning” initiative make available to education.

Oracle held training days in London and Solihull with a professional app developer presenting to them. Over 50 teachers benefited from the three days hosted by IBM aimed at helping teachers develop their project managing skills.

The training days are part of e-skills UK’s work to help ICT teachers at key stage 4 and 5 acquire specialist ICT skills they need for the classroom, as part of the Vital teacher CPD programme run in partnership with the Open University.

Last week, the BCS warned that schools ICT learning was not good enough.

 

 

Source: ComputerworldUK

 

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