On the 12th and 13th October we hosted the RM Learning Platform User Forums giving schools using the opportunity to share best practice, network with other users and meet the RM team. There was a host of exciting and inspirational speakers, with a keynote delivered by Google's Enterprise Education Evangelist, Ross Mahon. Other presentations were given by schools from across the UK sharing their successes, quick wins and lessons learnt; and there was a session by Andrew Iles, RM Learning Platform Product Manager, outlining the future vision of learning platforms for RM.
With over 100 attendees the atmosphere throughout was one of innovation and inspiration, with feedback from delegates including comments such as these:
"Thank you, great to see positive teaching and learning use of a VLE."
"Excellent day, I have left with a host of ideas to share back at school. I have also formulated the process by which we can launch to a group of parents."
"Lots of very interesting speakers who gave lots of inspiration to take away - especially Google."
Success Award Winners 2010
There were six categories which are detailed below with the winners, with prizes presented by Ross Mahon from Google.
Primary Success Award Little Aston Primary School
Secondary Success Award Limehurst High School
Little Aston's extensive use of the Learning Platform supporting community cohesion, inclusion, parents, student council and much more made them first choice for the Primary Success Award.
Limehurst High School were recognised for their innovative use of Learning Platform technology to support the students in their school with Special Education Needs helped them secure the Secondary Award
Success Award for Student Voice Shipston on Stour Primary School
Success Award for Community Inclusion Pedmore CE Primary School
The Success Award for Student Voice was won by Shipston on Stour Primary School for their support of the Student Council, using the Learning Platform to help them influence and shape school life.
For Pedmore CE Primary School (and their Year 4 Mountain Lions) the aim of community inclusion was to make parents and grandparents a part of learning via the platform
Success Award for Global Links Chase Terrace Technology College
Fuse Award for Creativity St Mary's Catholic Primary School
Chase Terrace Technology College were recognised for their fantastic work with schools in Germany, Egypt and China using the Learning Platform and Web Conferencing module.
The work with the Learning Platform at St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Royston, Hertfordshire has been recognised by the Hertfordshire ICT team and they are a 'Golden School' in the LA.
Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2010 Success Awards and Good luck to everyone in 2011!