This year I am doing a PGCE which is the training i need to become an official Teacher. It was inspired by my desire to want to work with young people and give something back to help them positively in these important years of their lives.
So far so good really. I have been on the course for about 5 weeks now and it has been pretty bussy and loads to learn but thankfully i have not felt too overwhelmed.
I have really enjoyed getting to know my fellow pgce students both on my course and with me at my home school and I feel that we are able to really help each other out with areas of subject knowledge and general support.
I have a great school that i have been placed in with really ICT good facilities. The have 7 great ICT suits and all the computers are current and up to date as far as hardware is concerned. (for child protection reasons i am going to keep it anonymous). The only aspect I am disappointed with is the lack of current and up to date software packages namely the Adobe CS suite.
So far I have been able to teach two lessons in school which was great fun. The first was a how to use Macromedia Fireworks lesson on photo editing and manipulation. This was for iMedia a new course that is, in my opinion, a brilliant course as its really current, relevant and up to date stuff that the pupils are learning. It has modules which focus on Digital Graphics, Web Authoring , Digital Animation…
All in all Im really happy and looking forward to getting stuck into some proper teaching after half term.