Secondary PGCE at the University of Leeds Key Issues Induction – and introduction Today – 4th September 2009 Primary placement Induction commencing 16th September 2009 Today’s programme TIME and room 9 – 11.45 All students to Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre LT 21 SCIENCE 12.00 – 1.00 1.00 - 2.00 2.00 – 3.00 METHOD – RS LUNCH REGISTRATION Ziff Building LT 24 Students make own arrangements ENGLISH 12.00 – 1.00 1.00 – 2.00 2.00 – 3.00 LUNCH REGISTRATION Ziff METHOD – RS LT 24 Students make Building own arrangements MATHS AND MFL 12.00 – 1.00 1.00- 2.00 2.00 – 3.00 REGISTRATION Ziff Building Maths LUNCH Students make own arrangements RS LT 24 MFL RSLT 19 INTRODUCTION TO THE PGCE PROGRAMME Welcome (Graham Chambers – Head of ITE) Overview – and key issues – and Primary Experience (Sarah Whitelaw - Programme Leader) Key Issues What’s the course about ? How does it work? Who’s involved – and what are their roles in my learning to teach? Support Technical matters Key contacts What’s the course about ? Underpinnings …………. Teaching is not just the acquisition of techniques … the task of a teacher cannot be reduced to a set of mechanical and unthinking actions. Even in the most practical situation, judgement is required, and the theory of teaching has a bearing on practice, even if this is not always immediately obvious. We aim at bringing together practice and its related theories in the structure of our course…school experience, method work and educational and professional studies are designed to bring this about, not in isolation from each other but in their interplay. What’s the course about ???? an integrated whole professional training in the context of the University and its associated partner schools (i.e. the Partnership) strong links with Partnership schools An integrated ‘whole’ Theory/practice relationships Research-based practice Complementary expertise Complementary experiences The trainee as ‘active participant’ Professional training University-based - Educational and Professional Studies (EPS) - Method sessions - Supervision and guidance School-based - EPS - Mentor sessions Training - Supervision and guidance - Assessment Strong links with Partnership schools Partnership Committee University Tutors EPS input Training schools Method links Mentors and ITE co-ordinators How does it work? Year Plan - Primary experience - Induction week - Method-based sessions - EPS - Serial school experiences - Block school experiences Who’s involved – and what are their roles in my learning to teach? You Method and Personal Tutors ITE co-ordinators Mentors Other school-based staff AND -------- AND -------- pupils in schools Support – see PGCE handbook Skills@Library facility Feedback on written work Student support network School of Education staff Black and Minority Ethnic student support Money Staff-student committee Technical matters - ICT Computer Clusters There are 2 types of ‘cluster’ i.e. rooms with computers in: those belonging to Education –one in each of the main School of Education buildings; the E.C. Stoner Building (ICT Room 1, Rm. 8.94 (ECS), Hillary Place (ICT Room 2, Rm G.19 HP). The 2 ICT Rooms are normally open from 9.00am to 5.00pm, but may be booked by staff for classes. Students log on to these clusters using their ISS usernames and passwords, allocated at registration. There is education-specific software installed on these PCs, relevant to education courses. those belonging to ISS – e.g. there is one on level 7 in EC Stoner. Using PCs on site and the university network. At registration students are given a USERNAME. This is printed on the front of the student card and is of the format ed06xyz. Before you are able to use the systems and facilities, both on site and remotely, you will need to retrieve your initial password. This is done using a special username and password, both being mypasswd. Log on using this and it will then ask you for your student ID number (also printed on your student card) and your date of birth (in format dd.mm.yyyy). This will then give you your 6 digit password, which you should note down. If you have any problems doing this, please visit the ISS Helpdesk on L10 E C Stoner, above the Edward Boyle Library. Printing facilities are available in each cluster, but you will need to buy credits IN ADVANCE . You can buy credits from the ISS Helpdesk on level 10, above the Edward Boyle Library, or from any of the large university clusters. Printing credits are NOT currently available from any of the education clusters. More technical matters Support The University of Leeds's Information Systems Service (ISS) provides information and on-line support for ICT which can be accessed on the University of Leeds website at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/iss/students.html Hardware issues in education clusters - email firstname.lastname@example.org Hardware issues in university clusters – email email@example.com or phone ext. 33333. Software All software required for education courses is installed on PCs in the education clusters, some is available in ISS clusters. Students may connect their own laptops to the University wireless network - see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/iss/wireless/index.html for more details. This does not cover the entire campus, but is generally available in clusters and cafeteria areas. It is strongly recommended that laptops should also be up to date with anti-virus software (available free from ISS at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/iss/helpdesk/viruses.html) and Windows updates before they are used to access the University network. Please plan ahead to allow for access to ISS or Education computers and printers just before an assignment deadline as the computing facilities are heavily used, and may have insufficient capacity for the demands expected of them at these points in time - be prepared for queues at times of high demand. Key contacts Dr Sarah Whitelaw – Secondary PGCE Programme Leader 0113 343 4578 firstname.lastname@example.org Your method personal tutor Your ITE co-ordinator Your Mentor The Student Admin Office COURSE DOCUMENTATION Proformas File Contains all documents you need as hard copy – this will be given out during induction. Memory Stick Contains all the generic course documentation, including electronic copies of the hard copy documents. This will also be given out during induction. Copies of documents, slides and EPS lecture notes are also posted on the School of Education website. What next ??? Ensure that you check your university email account whilst on Primary experience – we will be using this to let you know what’s happening, where and when. Look at the PGCE, EPS and Method handbooks on- line …. Let me know if you need hard copy (email email@example.com) Make sure we have your correct contact details and term time address – let the student administration office (upstairs in Hillary Place) know of any changes Contact us if you have any problems or issues we need to know about …… See you on WEDNESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 9 AM RUPERT BECKETT LECTURE THEATRE Meet outside this building at the end of this session if you want a campus tour !!! Enjoy your primary experience and WELCOME TO LEEDS !!!!