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Press Release - Naace Announces National Professional Development Programme in Partnership with AQA - 19 July 2013

Naace, the national association for the advancement of learning through technology, is pleased to announce a national programme of one and two day events to help teachers meet their pressing needs for support. In partnership with AQA, a leading provider of qualifications and support for teachers and students, the programme will be available to all from September 2013.

Mark Chambers, CEO of Naace said, “I am delighted to have the opportunity for our two organisations to work together to expand the reach and quality of support for all teachers. Schools are being strongly challenged to raise achievement and schools being successful in this are using very innovative and forward-looking approaches.”

Head of Professional Development at AQA, Alastair Jeffery comments; “We are delighted to be working with Naace to develop our programme of computer science and computing training for teachers. Given the increased focus on IT skills in the new national curriculum, these courses provide a great opportunity for teachers to build new skills, gain confidence in using a range of technologies in the classroom and help their students prepare effectively for the future. With courses available for both primary and secondary teachers, whether IT specialists or less experienced, there’s something available for everyone.”

The key themes of the programme are supporting schools to achieve continuous improvement through the use of technology, and meeting the needs of the new Computing Programme of Study. 

For further information please see http://www.naace.co.uk/pde/aqa or contact naacepde@naace.co.uk

Notes for editors

Naace is a community of educators, technologists and policy makers who share a vision for the role of technology in advancing education. Our members include teachers, school leaders, advisors and consultants working within and across all phases of UK education.

As a professional association, we represent the voice of the UK education technology community in the schools sector at a national and international level, as well as supporting one another across the sector through conferences, courses and the dissemination of resources, research and reflection. We play a key role in both members’ professional development, through the challenge and support of a community of practice, and the development of the profession as a whole, through the sharing of innovation and expertise.

Press Release - Naace Announces National Professional Development Programme in Partnership with AQA - 19 July 2013
Naace, the national association for the advancement of learning through technology, is pleased to announce a national programme of one and two day events to help teachers meet their pressing needs for support. In partnership with AQA, a leading provider of qualifications and support for teachers and students, the programme will be available to all from September 2013.