Loughborough University #Physed Teacher Education Conference

On 27th June 2013, I presented at the Loughborough University Teacher Education Conference for partnership schools, mentors and ITT co-ordinators. This was a great opportunity to share how technology can be used to enhance teacher training within the Loughborough partnership. Other presentations by @misskjwilson also ensured mentors and ITT co-ordinators left feeling inspired. If you…

Innovative ICT in Education at Loughborough University

On the 11th June I presented to PE PGCE students at Loughborough University on the use of innovative technology in education – and more specifically within PE. The aim of the session was to share innovative ICT practice from across the world with a motivated and inspired group of trainee teachers. The session was worth…

Back to Basics: Learning Objectives in Education 2

To continue the ‘Back to Basics’ series, I am going to revisit learning objectives after the original post back in January (https://mrwickenspe.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/back-to-basics-learning-objectives-in-physed/). Back in January I spoke about building learning objectives around a specific format: To be able to…Verb/Adjective/Context Since then, I have been introduced to another learning objective prefix that includes learning outcomes for…

#PEGeeks Blooms Collaboration

To continue on from my blog post earlier this week – ‘Back to Basics: Learning Objectives in #PhysEd‘ – I would like to collaborate with #PEGeeks to compose a list of PE specific Blooms Taxonomy outcome verbs. You can find the online Google document here where you can start doing what #PEGeeks do best – COLLABORATE!

Back to Basics: Learning Objectives in Education

In this series of short blog posts (‘Back to Basics’), I plan to share a number of basic teaching tips that I have come across on my ITT course.   Learning objectives are ‘statements that describe what a learner will be able to do as a result of learning’. We use them everyday and schools…

Top Blogs for CPD in Education

Since joining Twitter (almost exactly) a year ago, I have come across so many outstanding blogs to read my Pocket ‘queue’ is overloaded with great articles to catch up on all the time. As I type, I have 7 blogs to read in my ‘queue’, and that is after already reading 6 this evening. The…

The PGCE

After a great 3 years working in a school, I am finally going to be starting my PGCE at Loughborough University in September. Despite being slightly nervous, I am heading back to University full of confidence in my own ability to teach. Why? Well the opportunities I had over the last 3 years, from teaching…

Innovative ICT in Education: Twitter

The latest ‘Training Tuesday’ for staff CPD was on the use of Twitter for professional development. Aims: What is Twitter? Sharing the benefits of developing your own PLN (Personal Learning Network) Who to follow… #Hashtags You can find the PowerPoint by clicking here to download. Before I get started, I must thank @ICTEvangelist, @IaninSheffield, @CreativeEdu and…

Blogging for CPD

The boundary between home and school are blurred and learning does not stop at the end of the school day. Learning happens everywhere, not just at the termly teacher training day. Traditional modes of education and professional development have been destined to evolve into the 21st Century for years, and now with the World Wide…

Twitter – a CPD Revolution?

Twitter – a CPD Revolution? There is a CPD revolution happening and you may not even know about it. To surprise you even further, it is on the Social Networking site Twitter. Every day, of every week, of every year teachers and other educators are online sharing their own tried and tested good practice with other…

Recommended Reading for a (PE) Teacher

In preparation for the start of my PGCE at Loughborough University in September 2012 I have ordered a number of books from Amazon. All the books that I ordered were recommended to me by the Loughborough Teacher Education Unit and/or by peers on Twitter. As I slowly work through these books, I certainly do not…

Recommended Blogs

A new Page has appeared on my Blog; a Page of ‘Recommended Blogs’ for my readers. I hope that you find this useful and more Blogs will be added to the list over the next few weeks. Sorry if I have missed off your Blog, please contact me if you would like it added. If…