Karen Horsfall-Smith
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Bring me into the 21st Century

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Horsfall-Smith Jun 26, 2008. 10 Replies


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I am Centre Manager of WBL centre teaching 14-25 year olds. We focus on skills for life and vocational skills to enhance student chances of progressing into further education, training, or employment.

Rathbone - our work

We are a charitable organisation based in the centre of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. We work with students between the ages of 14-25 and offer various educational opportunities.
- Learning Agreement Trial (employed young people, learning whilst employed - SfL, vocational skills)
- Apprenticeship/Advanced Apprenticeship (in childcare - offering a L2/L3 apprenticeship qualification - includes NVQ, Technical Certificate, Key Skills in AON & Comms, Paediatric 1st Aid, and Employment Rights & Responsibilities)
- e2e (entry to employment - students not sure what they want to do with their lives - SfL, Personal, Social, Economic, progressing to vocational skills)
- Pre-16 programme (Year 10/11 students working towards a vocational qualification - childcare - with a view to progressing onto Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship when they leave school).
Visit our website http://www.rathboneuk.org.

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Is this the start of something new

Posted on June 25, 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Well - I am just having to retype everything because I lost my original version so - here we go.....

Is it me? What are all these nings, blogs, pod-casts etc. I thought I was computer literate but I find I am having to drag myself into the 21st century in order to keep up with the young people I work with. Being the manager of a young people education service, I am supposed to be at the forefront of technology - unfortunately, being of the older generation has its own limitations. I… Continue

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At 10:32am on September 21, 2008, Santa said…
At 8:03am on July 1, 2008, Edwin Wargo said…
Hi Karen - I just saw this comment - sorry - yes, inviting me as a friend is no problem. Please let me know if I can help out in anyway. Edwin
At 12:41pm on June 26, 2008, Santa said…
see ya got it...good job
At 9:15pm on June 25, 2008, Santa said…
Karen it's easy just click on the map and it will walk you throught it check out @http://www.santalivenow.com
At 10:13am on June 13, 2008, Deniz said…
Actually, it would be great to see your videos, too! :)
At 10:12am on June 13, 2008, Deniz said…
I'm so sorry for your foot Karen. Last August, I broke my arm and I know how it feels. Hope you get well very soon.
I'm glad to hear that our video will be seen by your students. The term ended today and I'll meet again with my students in September. So, more videos will be on the way in the next academic year! :)
At 4:24pm on June 12, 2008, Deniz said…
Hello Karen! It's so exciting to read your message.Thank you very much for your comments on our video. It's just a start both for me and my students. Hopefully, in time, it will develop. Welcome to Classroom 2.0. :)


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