Event Summary

Location

Sheffield College
City Campus,
Granville Road,
Sheffield,
S2 2RL

Date and Time

Friday 28 January 2022 (10:00 - 15:00)

Cost

£60.00 (£75.00 non-members)

This is an in-person event hosted at The Sheffield College.  The Sheffield College has achieved an international Google accolade for developing teaching staff’s digital skills and is now an accredited Google for Education Reference College for its use of Google tools in the classroom.

The Sheffield College began introducing Google tools five years ago and, more recently, launched a digital development programme in 2020 to build on this.  These tools are now part of a long-term digital evolution that has sought to support staff, whatever their level of skills and confidence, to use technology in their teaching.

Despite the challenges of Covid-19, the impact of this development has seen student achievement rates climb from 77% in 2017/18 to 88% in 2020/21, with the increased use of digital tools in teaching believed to be one of the contributing factors.  Approximately 500 staff have completed training programmes on the Google for Education Suite and around 900 staff have set up Google Classrooms.

Additionally, recent investment has seen the creation of 2 new Innovation Centres for staff.  These centres are equipped with the latest technologies including interactive screens, virtual reality headsets, a 360-degree camera, laptops, writeable walls and tables, and a Merlyn Mind.

As such, we are delighted to be able to welcome participants to The Sheffield College to showcase the digital innovations taking place within the organisation.   Further information which details more specific content about this event, including information in relation to the use of Google tools within particular curriculum areas will follow shortly.

So, if you are responsible for supporting and implementing the use of digital technologies to support delivery and assessment within your organisation, or if you are keen to develop your own digital skills linked to specific curriculum design, then why not come and join us and our colleagues at The Sheffield College for this exciting event.

More details of the specific curriculum areas will be posted shortly, and we  encourage practitioners from these curriculum areas to come along to enhance their digital skills and Pedagogical Content Knowledge.

  • Travel Information

    ADDRESS

    The Sheffield College, City Campus, Granville Road, Sheffield, S2 2RL

    BY TRAM

    The Sheffield College is so well serviced by trams we even have a stop named after us! The nearest tram stop to City campus is Granville Road/The Sheffield College.

    Trams heading towards Halfway (Blue Line) stop right outside the college, whilst those coming from the opposite direction (heading towards Malin Bridge) stop just across the road.

    The Supertram website has more detailed information about times and fares.

    BY BUS

    Again, being so close to the city centre you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to bus travel to college. The central bus terminal is only a 10 minute walk, and the 120 bus travelling to Crystal Peaks stops just two minutes away.

    You can check out the Travel South Yorkshire website for timetables, fares and bus passes.

    If you are a student you may be entitled to cheap bus/tram travel within Sheffield – check out our Travel page for further details.

    BY CAR

    From the M1, take Junction 33 onto the Sheffield Parkway, which merges into the A61.

    At the large roundabout, take the third exit sign posted A61. Continue on A61, keeping the train station on your left, until you spot a McDonald’s restaurant.

    Just before the McDonald’s take a left onto Granville Road. The entrance to the college is approximately 150 metres up Granville Road, on the right hand side.

    PARKING

    Car parking facilities at City Campus are limited to Blue Badge holders only – please visit our page on the AccessAble site for more detailed access information.

    The nearest public parking is the Grosvenor Casino (pay and display) – just 5 a minute walk from the college. This can be accessed by continuing along the A61/Queen’s Road and taking the first left onto Duchess Road. Additional car parking can be found at Q-Park, Sheffield Train Station.

    City Campus has parking available for both scooters and motorcycles, as well as secure bike storage – please speak to Student Services to register and gain access to the cycle storage.

    Read our guide on the AccessAble website

  • Terms and conditions

    Completion of the booking constitutes a contract between yourselves and the Skills and Education Group. In order to receive a refund, all cancellations must be made in writing at least 14 days prior to the event taking place. Non-attendance will result in the place being charged at full cost. Substitutions are welcome and can be made at any time. The Skills and Education Group reserves the right to cancel or alter the event for reasons beyond its control.