We’re excited to announce the launch of a brand new online Tech Hub which aims to share expertise across local schools, focusing on Google Workspace/G-Suite. Sheffield Schools’ Tech Hub provides opportunities for school communities to enhance their teaching and learning through collaborative support, online training and resources. 

The concept has been developed by our Head of e-Learning and Certified Google Trainer, Mr Wiles, who identified a gap in the market for collaborative tech support at a school level. He said “To bring together digital advocates from schools across Sheffield is really exciting. A collective hive of knowledge and skills that we can share could be immense and would no doubt help improve learning opportunities for pupils and augment classroom activities for teachers”.

The Sheffield Schools’ Tech Hub is a pro-active, free, supportive and diverse collection of schools who are passionate about improving digital teaching and learning for all members of their school community. In the coming weeks and months, we hope to see Hub members meet regularly to learn, train, inspire and be inspired by a range of speakers. 

Mr Wiles describes the centre of Sheffield Tech Hub’s ethos as developing the training opportunities led by students. Tech has often been ‘teacher-led’ but the aptitude, focus and experience of students using tech in a range of classroom settings gives them a unique opportunity to provide eye-opening insights into their experiences and how tech can be used to improve their learning experience. The Hub advocates the creation and implementation of Digital Leaders at each member school to help facilitate and expedite digital transformations but to also promote confidence and digital wellbeing amongst students. 

For more information and details on how to get involved, check out the website at http://ssth.co.uk/