Mar 23 2012
Yet another award winning Saltash.net teacher
Special congratulations to Katie Boothman this morning as last night at Microsoft’s European Innovative Education Forum in Lisbon @boothmank won the award for her project called the H.I.T squad.
This is fantastic news for Katie, her students and the school she joins a long list of UK, European and Worldwide winners from Saltash.net over the last years working with the Partners in Learning programme.
Katie is in her second year of teaching and already a leading figure in the innovative use of technology across the school which is saying something considering the national and international recognition that Saltash.net has as a specialist school in ICT and new technologies. As an NQT Katie from day 1 has strived to engage and inspire all the students she has taught to use new technologies to enhance their learning. After just one term into her NQT year she was leading a workshop for other teachers across the South West as part of a regional training event for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, modelling good practice from her classroom.
The H.I.T squad is underpinned by utilizing student’s passions for ICT and history to fully created their own resources which can be used as a teaching resource within lessons in addition to resources used to within partner primary schools. She saw how much students loved using new technologies and she wanted to embrace that so she created this project. The objectives were to: to use ICT to increase knowledge of and enthusiasm for History; to facilitate pupil led teaching and learning within peer groups; to develop links within the broader community using ICT and to encourage students to read, write, and peer assess one another’s work through the use of new technologies.
You can see some of the HIT squad in action on their site:
You can read more about the project from this newspaper article here:
Congratulations Katie we are all very proud of your achievements!