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MirandaNet Fellowship Casestudy
Action Plan on Teacher Training for IWB in Beijing China
Beijing Academy of Educational Sciences
Year of posting: 2005
ICT can make significant contribution to teaching and learning. It is a new teaching tendency to use Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) to promote the transformation of teaching and learning. With such a consensus, Beijing Academy of Educational Sciences (BAES) and the company of Promethean and Mirandanet Fellowship will jointly initiate a collaborative project on applying IWB in Beijing schools. For this, Mirandanet has agreed to offer two sets of IWB including electronic projectors, relevant facilities and teaching resources, as well as professional technique services to support the project for free.
One facility will be installed in BAES to provide IWB training for teachers in primary and secondary schools in Beijing. The other will be installed in Beijing No. 50 Secondary School to conduct experiments in classroom teaching.
This action plan was made on the agreement between BAES and the company of Promethean & Mirandanet Fellowship.
1.1 To explore the strategies and good practice of how to use IWB in classroom teaching for better achievements;
1.2 To enhance teachers’ capacity to use ICT in classroom teaching and promote their professional development;
1.3 To publicize and disseminate the outcomes of this IWB Project.
2.1 BAES, who will act as training base for IWB training and application, will provide teacher training programme in IWB teaching and learning adapted to China’s educational practices;
2.2 Editing handbooks and supporting materials for IWB training adapted to China teaching practices;
2.3 Accumulate and collect good practice and cases of IWB teaching and learning;
2.4 Based on data collection and statistics, report to British counterparts on IWB application in school teaching in Beijing;
2.5 Project outcomes assessment: make assessment on students’ performance, teaching modality and educational management, etc. in IWB pilot school.
Time frame: March 2005 - December 2005.
March 2005 – April 2005
3.1 Provide IWB training for teachers from pilot school and staff from BAES, totally about 30 persons;
3.2 Data collection in pilot school before the implementation of IWB project;
3.3 Edit handbooks for IWB training and collect educational resources for IWB teaching;
May 2005 to June 2005
3.4 Organize workshops on IWB teaching with participation of teachers in pilot schools, in the forms of reflection after teaching, case analysis and group discussion, etc.
3.5 Provide IWB training for staff from BAES and teachers in urban and rural Beijing;
3.6 Collect feedback from students and teachers about IWB classroom teaching
July 2005 to December 2005
3.7 Data collection and analysis in the process of project implementation;
3.8 Assessment of IWB Project: include experiences of IWB teaching and management, impact on students’ learning attitude, interests and academic performance, and teachers’ feedback on IWB teaching.
IV. Data Collection
Through questionnaire, classroom observation, workshops and teaching video, data will be collected in the following three aspects:
4.1 Teaching Management of IWB
l IWB work records in Beijing No. 50 Secondary School, including how long and what subject IWB was used;
l Deficiency of IWB needs to be improved in hardware and software;
4.2 Feedback from Teachers
l Records of teachers’ using IWB, including how many times, how long each time, what subject, teaching cases and reflections after teaching;
l Changes of teachers’ attitude and viewpoints after using IWB in classroom teaching;
l Indicators showing efficiency improvement by using IWB.
4.3 Impacts on Students
l Records of students’ using IWB, including students’ interactive learning in this process;
l Changes of students’ learning attitude, interests, motivation, and academic performance after using IWB;
l Students’ attitude and viewpoints towards IWB classroom teaching.
5.1 IWB training materials adapted to Chinese teachers’ classroom teaching
5.2 Evaluation Report on Pilot Project of IWB Classroom Teaching in Beijing Schools
5.3 Feedback of using IWB from students and teachers in Beijing
5.4 Monographic report on application of IWB
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