Posts Tagged with "Parental Engagement"

Transforming parental engagement with a Parent Portal

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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Now that I am on the train back home I thought that I would take the time to reflect on the session that Iain Williams and I delivered at the FROG conference yesterday, looking at how technology can shape transformational change with respect to how parents can engage in, and support, the education of their […]

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Parental Engagement Presentation (transform) – FROG 11 (ICC 14 June 2011)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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Hi everyone, I have managed to get the presentation that Iain Williams and I delievered at the National Learning Platforms conference uploaded onto Slideshare, ready for delegates (and anyone else!) to access. I’m sorry that are presentation was cut short by the previous session over running. I will be adding a narrative to the Slideshare […]

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Parental Engagement – FROG Conference 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

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Many of you will know that this year I presented a session on parental engagement and use of online portals at the FROG National learning platform conference, June 2009. I have been through my presentation again and recorded a screencast (below) for those that missed it. I hope to be blogging quite a bit more […]

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Feedback from Parent Focus Group Meeting

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

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The inaugural parent focus group meeting took place last night at the college and was a fantastic event from the college perspective. It will prove extremely useful in shaping where we move developments with the parent portal. What also became evident was that parents are engaged by becoming engaged – if that makes sense! 7 […]

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Parent Portal Focus Group

Thursday, November 27, 2008

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Have shaped our pilot of Event Elephant around our parent portal and how it will take shape over the next year. I have set up and event using the product which parents will be attending next week. You can have a look here – whole site/event took less than 10 minutes to set up. Event […]

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Parental Engagement: Turning Vision into Reality

Monday, November 24, 2008

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I’ve been putting a great deal of thinking into the parent portal and reading through the Becta toolkit has stimulated an awful lot of thought in terms of what a parent portal should look like, key functionality and how it may be presented to parents. It’s got me thinking about how important it is to […]

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Working with FROG on Parental Engagement

Friday, November 21, 2008

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Had a very interesting meeting with Jonathan and Craig at FROG today using Adobe Connect. Although FROG have access to what I am assuming is a sandboxed SIM’s implementation back up in Halifax they’re interesting in seeing real implementations of SIM’s. Meeting raised a number of key issues – do all schools use same SIM’s […]

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Useful websites – Parental Engagement

Monday, November 17, 2008

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Some useful websites on parental engagement: Becta “Engaging Parents in raising Achievement: Do Parents Know they Matter?” “The Impact of Parental Involvement, Parental Support and Family Education on Pupil Achievement and Adjustment: A Review of Literature.” An Ofsted survey: “Parental Involvement in Children’s Education (PICE) Survey (2007).” The Children’s Plan: building brighter futures (Dec 2007) […]

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Exploiting ICT to improve parental engagement

Monday, November 17, 2008

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At Costello we are at an interesting crossroads with regards to the development of a parent portal. We have something waiting in the wings, ready to go public, but are currently working closely with FROG to develop some of the key functionality that will help us to realise the 2010 targets quite a bit earlier. […]

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Improved parental engagement 2010 targets

Monday, November 17, 2008

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So, by September 2010 all the secondary schools are expected to provide all parents with secure online access to: • attendance and behaviour (both positive and challenging) • progress and attainment • special needs Personally, I think the Becta toolkit on parental engagement could be more helpful with tangible ideas for schools. It all strikes […]

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