Event Archive

This section of the edtech demonstrator website holds the archives of the webinars and roundtables that the edtech demonstrators and the programme team have run over the course of the initiative. Please visit the upcoming events page for more information about forthcoming events.

Contingency planning

Building Digital Capacity in Uncertain Times

West Midlands Edtech Demonstrator Think Tank event

Structured Approaches to Blended Learning - Heart of Worcestershire College

Our Journey With Live Lessons and What We Have Learnt - Bishops Challoner with St Albans Catholic Primary

Contingency Planning – What We Have in Place - Lea Forest (Academies Enterprise Trust)

What Are the Challenges Surrounding Delivering Live Lessons? - Lea Forest (Academies Enterprise Trust)

Are there any apps that support learning and scavenger hunts? - Heart of Worcestershire College

How are you managing live lessons online now that most students are back in school? - Lea Forest part of the Academies Enterprise Trust

Future Proof? Building digital capacity for a school ‘contingency plan’: Primary/EYFS/Special schools

This think-tank event – aimed at supporting Primary/EYFS and Special Schools but open to all – brings together the Demonstrator Schools and Colleges of the North West region to build on their experiences of providing remote education, of learning and teaching through a lockdown and of supporting teachers, pupils and parents.

Think Thank - preparing for a successful September return

London Edtech Demonstrator Think Tank event

In this Live Q&A session the London EdTech Demonstrator schools: Heronsgate Primary School, Shacklewell Primary School, Cheam Common Junior School and Reach Academy Feltham offered their thoughts and feelings about the current hybrid learning scenarios playing out in education today and how to prepare for a successful start back in September 2020.

Preparing for a successful September return

East of England Edtech Demonstrator Think Tank event

In this Live Q&A session the East of England Edtech Demonstrator Schools/ Colleges offered their thoughts and feelings about the current hybrid learning scenarios playing out in education today. We learnt lessons from our East of England based school/college leaders about their planned to reopen school/college after the summer holidays and how teaching and learning would likely be affected or empowered through the use of technology.

Strategy and change management

Flipped and Blended Approaches @ Basingstoke College of Technology

During this webinar, Basingstoke College of Technology will share how they have integrated Flipped and Blended Approaches to learning over the last 5 years and how they have responded to the challenges of Remote Learning.

Throughout the course of this webinar, there will be opportunities for educators to ask questions which will be responded to throughout and in follow up communication after the event.

Blended & Remote Learning Strategy

This Webinar will take you through the blended learning journey at Sandringham School., giving you an insight into the strategy, pedagogical approaches and research. It will also introduce you to the approach that we have taken to remote learning during lockdown and give you tips for your own EdTech strategy. At the end we will answer questions that you will be able to pose throughout.

Evolving Governance: Establishing our New Normal

Chair of Lionheart Academies Trust, Chris Swan and CEO Kath Kelly share how they have enabled governance to evolve during the lockdown period.

Using Technology to ensure a smooth transition from Year 6 into Year 7

This webinar explored the ideas and implementations taken by the Lionheart Academies Trust to ensure a safe and welcome transition for new Year 7 students.

Formative Assessment and Retrieval Practice with Digital Tools

This webinar will explore a range of Digital Tools that can be used to support two high-impact strategies: formative assessment and retrieval practice, considering their uses for both remote learning and in the classroom.

How Covid 19 has made change happen in GCSE maths and English Lessons

Three experienced GCSE teachers will discuss how the lockdown affected them and their learners and how they have adapted their practice to ensure that students are supported in their learning through innovation.

You will have the opportunity to pose questions and seek advice from the expert panel.

The view from the top

The senior leadership team from Darlington College will be discussing the adaptions that have been made to return learners to the college. They will also discuss the long-term effects of COVID 19 and how the college rose to the challenge of teaching remotely and what it means for the future of the college


Google platform

Google Forms 101

Create an online form to collect and analyse data and feedback with Lea Forest Primary and AET #innovAETors

Google Classroom 101

Create an online classroom to share and collect work from your pupils with Lea Forest Primary and AET #innovAETors

Google Sites 101

Create an online space for sharing information, images, videos and more with Lea Forest Primary and AET #innovAETors

Google Drive 101

Learn the basics of Google Drive with Lea Forest Primary and AET #innovAETors

Making the Shift to Webinar - Remote Learning at Cheam Common Juniors

Graham Macaulay (Director of Technology for learning) and Rachel Coathup (Lead teacher - Technology for Learning) explains how Cheam Common Junior School have supported Remote Learning during school closure.

Using Google Classroom to help deliver distance learning

Darlington College show how they are using Google Classroom to help deliver distance learning to their students, alongside their technology partner Vitalize IT, who will talk about how they are able to support schools and colleges in getting online with Google under the DfE supported VLE platform initiative.

Getting started with G Suite for Education

This webinar will give an overview of G suite, take you through some of the considerations as a school for implementing G suite and then take you through the features and tools available through demonstration. You will also hear how teachers at Sandringham School have been using these tools during lockdown. There will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout and they will be answered at the end.

Blended and Remote Learning Strategy - Sandringham School

This webinar will give an overview of G suite, take you through some of the considerations as a school for implementing G suite and then take you through the features and tools available through demonstration. You will also hear how teachers at Sandringham School have been using these tools during lockdown. There will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout and they will be answered at the end.

Microsoft platform

Starting a Virtual School from Scratch

Broadclyst Community Primary Schools first ever EdTech Demonstrator live event, shows how to set you on your journey to start a virtual school from scratch. lt features lessons that Broadclyst Community Primary School has learned about setting up a virtual learning environment in Microsoft Teams, and much more...

How to use Teams for the first time

Are you new to using Teams? This session takes you from first use, through all of the functionality from chat, to video calling and file sharing. This session offers some top tips around how your organisation can begin to use Teams without forming any bad habits.

Remote Learning journey with Office 365

Danesfield Primary School share their journey with Office 365 and how it has enabled them to continue learning while students are remote.

The basics of Microsoft Teams

Effective Teaching using Meetings and Assignments

This webinar will help you to get to grips with how to effectively set up and run your meetings as well as creating and managing assignments for the children to complete.

Making the Most of Tabs in Teams

Learn about the apps that Danesfield school love to use in Microsoft Teams to support teaching and learning.

Teacher Show and Tell: Best practice for live lessons with Teams

Join us for an informal exploration of live lesson delivery with Microsoft Teams. During this session we will discuss best practice for delivering live lessons to students, look at what works and what does not.

Using the Assignments tool in Microsoft Teams

A hands on, practical look at the assignments tool in Microsoft Teams presented by a classroom teacher with experience in using the platform. In this webinar we will work through the process of setting our first assignment, the student perspective of completing the work, the teachers experience in providing feedback and the continuous engagement loop that can occur from a single piece of work.

Apple and other platforms

10 Teacher iPad Tips using built-in tools

This will be a session looking at 10 features of the built-in tools on the iPad that can be useful for using the iPad as a teacher. There will be a demonstration of each of the tools followed by an opportunity for questions.