The Leys Cambridge

Hybrid learning project. Design and deployment of teaching provision utilising G Suite, classroom PCs and iPad. Designed for 75% / 25% in/out school mix,  the solution harnessed the benefits of remote learning and applied it to hybrid context where classrooms, labs and studios were still operational. Project included system design, stakeholder communication and staff training.

ArtLesson Hybrid

Leading HMC School

Full review of ed-tech provision for major UK public school. Review led to system consolidation and streamlining of remote and hybrid teaching. Stakeholder engagement led to bespoke training programme utilising MS365 cloud infrastructure, MS Teams and Surface devices.

Lady Barn Hall Prep

Training programme for MS Teams as core system for delivering remote teaching and admin functions throughout lockdown 2020. Teaching and learning workflow designed, deployed and supported. 

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Initial Teacher Training

Training teachers to use tech effectively is a key component of preparing to teach in 2020. DRUK deliver post-graduate modules for in digital teaching for ITT providers. Session include: 

  • Preparing to teach in a digital age
  • The power of professional learning networks
  • Digital productivity 
  • Putting the pedagogy first

Case Study: Wood Ley School

DRUK supported Wood Ley Primary School on their journey to implement a full mobile learning programme. Initial stages involved defining a vision, building a deployment strategy and working with teachers and leaders to build confidence in teaching and learning with iPads. 

Training quickly moved towards practical lesson design and implementing core iPad workflows that can increase accessibility, save time and reduce teacher workload.

DRUK assisted in choice and set-up of cloud infrastructure before deploying iPads in to the upper phase of the School. Demo lessons were delivered to each class in the school, followed by team-teaching utilising a coaching and mentoring philosophy.

Vision

Defining goals and strategic planning

Strategy

Research-driven technology integration

Training

That puts teaching pedagogy first

Deployment

Implementing change

Teach

Demo lessons alongside teachers

Coaching

Sustainable progression

A key priority for the school was updating the computing curriculum and building new opportunities for students to code outside traditional computer rooms. DRUK supported the deployment of Swift Playgrounds and connected devices to bring coding alive for students. 

6 months in to the project, Wood Ley doubled the number of devices deployed in the school due to the positive take-up and feedback from staff, students and parents. The school is now planning a redevelopment of traditional computer room spaces due to adoption of cloud infrastructure and use of mobile devices for traditional ICT tasks.