iLearn uLearn is an program that promotes an open learning community. We are all learners @ SAM and we believe in students sharing their skills to enhance our learning community.
The iLearn uLearn program offers students the opportunity to share their knowledge with teachers and students by planning and delivering their own ICT workshops. Students will identify an Apple application that they are knowledgable with. This may be iMovie, Garageband, iWeb, Keynote, iPhoto, iTunes etc. The workshop may also focus on an application for Mac or iPad.
Students plan and deliver a 30 minute workshop where they demonstrate and teach others how to use an aspect of that software. All workshops must provide demonstrations and lots of hands on opportunities for the attendants.
The students are assisted in their planning and presentation skills by two members, of staff working as program coordinators. This is to ensure that they are meeting the needs of their audience.
The workshops are advertised around the school, including in the staffroom. All promotion will be carried out by the students. Students design all of their own marketing material that will be placed around the school and promoted on the school website. Students also write lunch announcement reminders and promote the program during a school assembly.
So far, the students have successfully delivered 2 workshops that attracted a large number of both teachers and students. It has really caused a buzz around our school and the students involved n the program are eagerly developing new workshops for our learning community.