Darlington Learning Technologies Team 1999-2011
Remember the ICT Support Team? The eLearning Team? The New Opportunities Fund teacher training? The ACE programme? PICTAP and TICTAP?
What about our Becta ICT in Practice Awards, Audit Commission ratings, Northern Grid Digital Media Awards, DBC 4 Star Awards?
Did you benefit from ICT INSET, informal or accredited CPD, a Laptops for Teachers computer, Computers for Pupils, Home Access, or the ICT Mark?
Remember the ICT Exemplification Pack of QCA Units of Study, 10 Ideas for ICT in subjects, E-Safety 4 All and Choices...a click too far?
Time line highlights:
Advisory Teacher for ICT, Technical Support Officer, NOF Training mentors network, based at Red Hall Primary School & Darlington College
Addition of two Curriculum Support Teachers, an Administrator and another TSO; Capita NOF training, based at Red Hall Primary School & Haughton School
Technical team expansion, NOF training programme rewritten as F2F delivery, QA 'as good as it gets', ICT Exemplification materials, CPD programme development, Becta ICT in Practice Awards
Move to ALPS old site, staff changes, Laptops for Teachers, Digital Excellence, CPD programme, INSET, highest national service rating from Audit Commission
Move to Sadberge old site, further staff changes, Learning Platform development, Achieving Computer Excellence programme, Masters level accredited training for ICT Coordinators, first local school with NAACE Mark
Move to new Education Village; technical team split from curriculum team against explicit views of schools & eLearning Reference Group at the time
Move to Eastbourne School old site, loss of team administration, staff changes, additional work on ICT visioning & specifications for new builds & refurbishments, more ICT Mark schools
Move to Studios at Lingfield Point, still without formal administrative support, Northern Grid Digital Media Award, Darlington 4 Star Awards for E-Safety programme
4 of 5 remaining members of team made redundant; remaining post part of 'director's rump' of residual educational functions. Having been a part of this from the very start, as one of the original NOF training mentors, this has been quite a roller-coaster!
(If I've missed anything significant, contact me and I'll include it here)