Teaching Teachers; JOBS & NEW DIRECTIONS: COVENTRY TEACHERS GO BACK TO THE CLASSROOM FOR NEW COURSE
FOURTEEN teachers from north-east Coventry have gone back to school to learn how they can improve their teaching, using IT and the Internet.
And by going back to the classroom, they have understood the virtual learning process from a pupil's point of view.
The course is run by teacher and e-learning manager Peter Travis at Henley College Coventry, Henley Lane, Bell Green, and aims to give teachers more confidence in the use of e-learning tools and more scope when planning their courses.
He said: "It has gone really well."As long as you don't get bogged down with technology the teachers really enjoy it as they can see the immediate benefits for themselves and the students.
"It is creative and pleasurable and has a great practical use - enabling them to use their expertise to best effect."
The course is run at Henley College for the North East Federation which is made up of five Coventry schools including Foxford, Caludon Castle, Cardinal Wiseman, Lyng Hall, Woodway Park and Henley College.
The Federation is co-ordinated by Ian Green, whose post is funded by the Learning and Skills Council Coventry and Warwickshire.
The teachers, all from schools in the North East Federation, have used a wide range of e-learning communication tools such as email, discussion boards and chat and created online resources for their own subject areas including Webquests - on-line resources for students to access further information on the internet. …