Smart Board Training

(10 Posts)
smeraldina Mon 15-Jun-15 21:34:42

My mother is a long-term supply who did her PGCE quite a few years ago..she's happy using smart boards but would love some training in creating lessons, using software - basically, she needs some basics and to build up skills. Does anyone know anywhere/one who could help/where she could find a course for this kind of thing. I think there is online training but she really would like a human being. Apologies if this question doesn't make complete sense - I'm not a teacher myself, and thank you in advance for any advice.

toomuchicecream Mon 15-Jun-15 21:43:09

I did a course through the NQT a few years ago so it's worth looking at her union's website to see if they offer anything in her area.

There are also quite a few videos on youtube.

smeraldina Mon 15-Jun-15 21:47:38

Great - many thanks, I (she) hadn't thought of union websites as a resource...

toomuchicecream Mon 15-Jun-15 21:54:33

I was very bored one day and reading the union magazine (of course I meant NUT not NQT in my post above) and happened to see a 6 week twilight course running at a local college. I wasn't expecting to get any CPD that year so it gave me something to put on job applications. Quite a few of the people there were doing supply.

MagratGarlik Thu 18-Jun-15 14:38:21

A close relative of mine is a Smart board trainer (used to an an ICT consultant for the LEA, before they got rid of those roles). Most of the training she does now is in-house for schools and other educational institutions, but I can ask her if she knows of any privately run courses in the upcoming future. Where are you based?

smeraldina Mon 22-Jun-15 10:26:40

Sorry MagratGarlik, I've been slow to check this. Thanks for this reply. My mum's based in London. If your relative knows of any privately run courses (or would even do a morning herself as a privately paid, private booking) then I think my mother would be really interested.

MagratGarlik Mon 22-Jun-15 22:19:51

Hi smeraldina, my relative lives quite far out of London, so the cost including travel would probably be prohibitively expensive. I'll ask her if she knows someone around London area though as she does have good contacts with other trainers elsewhere.

smeraldina Mon 22-Jun-15 22:55:21

That would be fantastic - thank you

CamelHump Wed 24-Jun-15 05:59:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

shinysparklythings Wed 24-Jun-15 06:05:57

If she is long term supply can she not ask the school she is at. I am a teacher and have provided smart board training to various people over the years. I'm sure someone in school would be happy to so it.

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