Making technology work in the classroom – Cost effective CPD for teachers from Steljes Training

Leading technology distributor Steljes announces the launch of the ‘Steljes Training Online Portal,’ to help schools to optimise their IT investment by improving their teaching techniques.

Developed to provide busy teachers with quick and cost effective continuing professional development (CPD) sessions on technology led skills, the portal currently hosts more than 100 tutorial videos.

The online training includes a wide range of exciting courses from ‘Using podcasts in the classroom’ through to ‘SMART Notebook software’ and ‘Getting to grips with social media in the classroom’.

Courses on the Steljes Training Online Portal span the effective use of a range of technologies from leading manufacturers including Apple, Elmo and SMART Technologies. Focusing not only the functionality of technology but more specifically on how to embed technology more effectively in to teaching and learning, the Steljes Training Online Portal is a tool to help school maximise return on their existing investment.

Each session is designed to enable teachers to undertake online professional development at their own pace and chosen time; the courses can be started and paused at any stage. Teachers can assess their progress at the end of each to provide useful feedback on any further training needs.

Catherine Howard, head of training at Steljes explains: “The Steljes Training Online Portal has been designed to develop key technology skills that will facilitate teachers to raise the creativity and effectiveness of some of the most crucial areas of teaching.

“As our digital native students surround themselves with the latest social media, apps and other devices, it is important for teachers to consider all opportunities to use these technologies to enhance learning activities. The Steljes Training Online Portal will be added to on a regular basis to ensure it is always current and appropriate.”

The Steljes Training Online Portal is priced at £495 per year for up to 10 user licences (£49.50 per year for each teacher), or £795 per year for up to 20 licences (£39.75 per year per teacher). Contracts are valid for three years.

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About Steljes

Steljes Limited is an innovative technology distributor that sources products from around the world, working with manufacturers to customise and bring their solutions to the UK market through our specialised channel network. Its innovative solutions enable people to interact and communicate more effectively while working and learning.

The company has been sourcing products from around the world for 25 years, introducing LCD panels, projectors, plasma displays and interactive whiteboards to the UK market. Steljes has consistently been the UK’s number one supplier of interactive whiteboards (source: Futuresouce Consulting).

Steljes Group is a privately owned company and has helped companies such as SMART Technologies and Turning Technologies become market leaders in the UK.

For more information please visit www.steljes.com

For further information please contact:

Catherine Howard, Head of Training

Email: trainingenquiries@steljes.co.uk

Telephone: 08450 747 200 or

Web:  www.steljes.com/steljestrainingportal