Futurelab News Items March 2011

HP Catalyst Summit Delhi

The first ever HP Catalyst Summit in Delhi brought together over 100 global education leaders from 11 countries, Indian policy makers and government representatives, to address critical Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) global education challenges.

Co-organised with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the HP Catalyst Summit Delhi explored topics such as the effective use of tablet PCs for teaching and learning, cloud computing in education and converting textbooks into social media platforms for conversations and assessment .

Futurelab’s role within the initiative is to lead a consortium of six projects investigating the future of initial teacher training for STEM teachers, attempting to understand further how we can better support and equip student teachers. Developments in traditional STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and the strong emergence of related disciplines (such as computer science, multi-disciplinary sciences) challenge both what is taught and how it is taught in formative education. These challenges have implications for the role of the teacher in STEM+ teaching, and equally the support and training offered to student teachers.

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Tread Lightly

Tread Lightly is a climate change education initiative that provides free online tools and resources for educators to engage secondary school students in reducing their ecological footprints. These include:

  • A secondary school curriculum
  • A themed virtual classroom
  • International video conferences
  • The Imprints Art contest
  • An ecological footprint challenge

Teachers can access climate change lesson plans and create their own virtual classroom preloaded with resources and technology to connect with other classes around the world. Students can submit their artwork to the Imprints Art Contest for the chance to win a prize, or join the Tread Lightly ecological footprint challenge. 

The Educator Challenge rewards teachers who bring innovative environmental education to their classrooms. Teachers can share their story of how they used the Tread Lightly educational tools, and be eligible for a cash prize of $1000USD. Details can be found at www.treadlightly.me  

DfE – March
Wolf Report

SEN Green Paper

Technical academies announcement 

Overhaul of teaching qualifications to improve standards EYFS 


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