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High Level Group
iTEC High Level Group
iTEC has established a High Level Group of decision shapers to ensure that those scenarios’ that are successfully validated in the large-scale pilots are mainstreamed and impact upon the educational reform agenda at national level. As one of the project’s main objectives is to develop teaching and learning scenarios that can consequently be adopted and implemented by Ministries of Education in Europe, members of the High Level Group act as information brokers in relation to the Ministries and also provide advice and recommendations to project partners on how iTEC results can influence ICT policy development.
The High Level Group members are (click here to see the full profiles):
First High Level Group report - November 2012
The first report from teh iTEC High Level Group is now available. The HLG has reviewed iTEC project content and progress and developed recommendations for mainstreaming and up-scaling associated practices. As the iTEC project has moved from a centralised approach towards a bottom up approach, the HLG has developed its most recent recommendations to support that bottom up approach. The peer-learning workshop held in September 2012 allowed a detailed reflection on progress and practices and contributed to development of recommendations. The recommendations focus on practical developments that are intended to encourage teachers to reflect on their work, to share and learn from other teachers and to build communities of practice.
Over 20 participants attended the Peer Learning Workshop in September 2012. Participants included HLG members, EUN Steering Group representatives from Ministries of Education, representatives of Promethean and SMART, teachers working on iTEC pilots and representatives of the iTEC team. The workshop was designed to engage participants in discussion, and to ground that discussion in the reality of practice as demonstrated by the participating teachers. It was then intended to build towards discussion and analysis of mainstreaming and up-scaling issues through experience from Ministries and HLG members.
Read the workshop report in the first High Level Group report
The first in a series of recommendations from the High Level Group aimed at stimulating the policy debate on how schools in Europe can mainstream innovative use of ICT in the future classroom. Download the document here
At its first meeting in June 2011, the High Level Group particularly reviewed the iTEC Evaluation Plan and considered the feedback received from the Pedagogical Board. The initial observations and recommendations from the High Level Group were as follows: