Training and preparation are key to the success of any new technology rollout, especially when it comes to achieving outstanding learning outcomes. Our Apple-accredited team have the very best knowledge of Mac and iPad combined with over 25 years’ teaching experience, so we’re ideally placed to help you maximise the impact of emerging technologies on your teaching. From sharpening your staff’s basic IT skills to planning a long term training strategy, these sessions cover everything you need to ensure your investment is fully integrated into the learning environment.
Training shouldn’t be seen as a one-off thing – if you want to maximise the impact of your deployment then developing a long term training strategy is vital. We’ll always work to develop a strategy for your deployment, whether you’re a single institution or part of a large trust. Working closely with leadership teams, we can ensure you achieve your academic goals by leveraging the technology and resources available. We call this Planning and Vision, and it’s really important in developing a training strategy.
Once a vision and mission has been set, our phased approach to training allows us develop a clear structure that differentiates for the various skill sets of staff. This may include:
Beginning your iPad journey
Getting staff up to speed with core functional skills, including mobile device orientation, whiteboard tools, evidence capture and much more.
Creating and demonstrating a concise way for pupils and staff to share work and learning resources.
Assessment with iPad
Ensuring staff can utilise the powerful feedback and assessment tools provided by mobile technology.
Planning and mentoring
Working with individual staff members, supporting lesson planning for subject teachers and leaders, and sitting in on lessons to provide in-class support.
Accessibility and SEND
Helping to support all learners, including those with auditory, visual, motor and special educational needs and difficulties.
Planning and vision
Review the appropriate pedagogy, analyse relevant case studies, review your current plans and create an action plan for your iOS deployment.
Improved staff organisation and collaboration; increased IT literacy; personalised learning and feedback; better pupil engagement.
From first time users to Apple RTC at Haslingden High School
High-achieving Haslingden had a decidedly low-key IT setup – having only just started using email as an effective communication tool and with no school WiFi network. Today, they have a one iPad per student scheme across four year groups and are now an Apple Regional Training Centre.
“We couldn't have asked for more from Jigsaw24, and as an RTC we'll definitely be recommending them.”
Gill Smith, Deputy Head (Curriculum), Haslingden High School
What can we do?
Get your devices managed – MDM and Apple tools.
We can help with all aspects of managing your deployments, Apple’s DEP and VPP schemes with MDM. (Our DEP reference number is 2287450).
Get expert advice – Ask us about our consultancy.
Our team have spent years working within the creative industries, and can design you a bespoke ICT solution based around industry-standard kit. Along with their technical skills, they have a knack for translating IT technician speak for teachers.
Get all set up – We can help with installation.
We have a team of accredited engineers and project managers whose job it is to set up your IT at a time that suits you. They’ll make sure you’re up and running with the minimum disruption to your school.
Get staff up to speed – Come to us for CPD training.
We can provide Apple-accredited training for teachers, tech staff and end users, as well as CPD training to help teachers get the most from iPad in the curriculum.
Get your network up to scratch – Our WiFi and networking solutions.
We’ll help you achieve reliable network to support your devices, with WiFi, server, storage and security solutions.
Creative Edu Autumn/Winter 2016 issue