Upcoming events

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Mon 23rd Nov 2020

15:30 - 16:15: Seesaw for Primary Schools, Including Mixed Delivery (Digital Learning Cornwall / Aspire Academy Trust)

16:00 17:00: Online lessons - supporting students with remote learning (Sandringham School)

15:30 - 16:15: Seesaw for Primary Schools, Including Mixed Delivery

  • Seesaw is a very capable platform for bringing alive communication and feedback between students and teachers, including Key Stage 1.

  • This session will look at Seesaw usage in-class, and will also consider how Seesaw can be used to provide parallel provision for children who are unable to attend school, as in the Covid-19 pandemic or otherwise.

  • Also includes demonstration of numerous other learning tools that can be used in conjunction with Seesaw.

Register here.

16:00 17:00: Online lessons - supporting students with remote learning

In partnership with Sandringham Research School, this webinar will explore the best evidence about supporting students to learn remotely. It will provide practical tips and case studies showcasing the work of Sandringham School during lockdown and how it has approached a blended live and remote model this term to cater for students isolating.

Register here.

Tue 24th Nov 2020

15:00 - 16:00: Using Apple Technology Outside of the Classroom (Shacklewell Primary School)

16:00 - 17:00: Assessment and feedback in the Covid-secure classroom (Devonport High School for Boys)

15:00 - 16:00: Using Apple Technology Outside of the Classroom (Shacklewell Primary School)

The iPad, as a mobile device, is incredibly versatile. Come and discover the myriad of ways that you can use this device beyond the classroom both in home learning and for creating content that reaches a wider audience.

Register here.

16:00 - 17:00: How to Assess using Assignments in Teams with Lynne Quinn and Lois Thorley (Wilberforce Sixth Form College)

A beginner’s guide to using the Assignments tab in Teams, how to set and manage everything from mini quizzes to formal assignments and how mark, feedback and manage submissions.

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16:00 - 17:00: Assessment and feedback in the Covid-secure classroom (Devonport High School for Boys)

Want to find a safe and effective way to assess your students and provide feedback online? Sign up for a free webinar showcasing using Google tools (G-Suite for Education) hosted by Devonport High School for Boys. This CPD webinar is suitable for primary and secondary teachers. The session will cover ​Google Classroom Rubrics for easy marking, Electronic Exercise Books for online Covid-safe progress tracking and the use of visualisers and verbal feedback.

Register here.

Thu 26th Nov 2020

15:00 - 16:00: Accessible Resource Design (Shacklewell Primary School)

15:00 - 16:00: Accessible Resource Design (Shacklewell Primary School)

Improve the inclusivity of your resource design by utilising built in features on iPad. Learn how to create content and share teaching with all learners in your classroom during this interactive webinar hosted by our experienced teaching staff.

Register here.

16:00 - 17:00: How to engage using Teams, Wakelet and Flipgrid, with Adam Bolder and Jonathan Butler (Wilberforce Sixth Form College)

Using Wakelet to create collections to use as a learning resource and how spaces can be used for collaboration. Interact with students by creating discussion points in Flipgrid through video recordings and how teachers can give verbal/visual instructions.

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Mon 30th Nov 2020

15:30 - 16:15: Tapestry for Teachers and EY Managers: open Q & A Session (Digital Learning Cornwall / Aspire Academy Trust)

  • This open Q+A session on Tapestry will allow practitioners to gain insightful knowledge tailored to their own particular setting. A quick-burst session of 45 minutes, there will be opportunity to go beyond 4:15pm as required by the attendees.

  • This session is free to attend via the EdTech Demonstrators Programme.

Register here.

December

Mon 7th Dec 2020

15:30 - 16:15: Seesaw for Primary Schools, Including Mixed Delivery

  • Seesaw is a very capable platform for bringing alive communication and feedback between students and teachers, including Key Stage 1.

  • This session will look at Seesaw usage in-class, and will also consider how Seesaw can be used to provide parallel provision for children who are unable to attend school, as in the Covid-19 pandemic or otherwise.

  • Also includes demonstration of numerous other learning tools that can be used in conjunction with Seesaw.

Register here.

16:0017:00: Digital Tools for Formative Assessment and Retrieval Practice

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. There will be an opportunity to pose questions to the presenter throughout and they will be answered at the end.

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Tue 8th Dec 2020

Della Bartram from the Lionheart Academies Trust will discuss approaches used to support staff and student wellbeing during two lockdowns.

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Thu 10th Dec 2020

16:00 - 17:00: The Digital Journey from KS1 to Higher Ed (North East Edtech Demonstrators)

Are you asking "Is live teaching ‘better’ than recorded lessons"? "Should I get rid of all our other software now we have Teams/ G Suite"?

The DfE Edtech Demonstrator Programme is working with education leaders across the country and in the North East to help them learn from the best practice in remote learning during lockdowns, bursting bubbles and other remote learning situations.

Whilst we may not be able to predict exactly what will happen next, the Edtech Demonstrator programme was created to get schools helping schools by providing FREE support. But you may already have some great strategy in place. That’s fantastic, and in which case… please also come along and share your ideas. This session is aimed at leaders of digital in all phases of education.

By attending the session you will:

  • Learn from schools, colleges and universities who have already benefited from the program or worked alongside it

  • Share your concerns on what isn't working online

  • Share your ideas on what does work when teaching remotely

  • Understand how the programme works and how you can access support

Register here.

Mon 14th Dec 2020

16:00 - 17:00: Running a successful Computer Science Curriculum using Chromebooks (Devonport High School for Boys)

Hosted by Paul Scott, Head of Computer Science at Devonport High School for Boys and Claire Buckler, Director of Learning Commons, this short webinar will focus on using the Chromebook to deliver computer science across all key stages, looking at programming and how to offer a paperless classroom.

Register here.

Tue 15th Dec 2020

16:00 - 17:00: How to teach with Teams and OneNote, with Kelly McGurk and Mark Wells (Wilberforce Sixth Form College)

More advanced use of Teams and OneNote to develop teaching and engage and encourage more passive learners.

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2021

January

Thurs 7th Jan 2021

13:30 - 15:00: EdTech Leadership & Strategy for Your School / MAT (Digital Learning Cornwall / Aspire Academy Trust)

  • A session that draws on numerous years of experience implementing EdTech systems – both hardware and software – across schools within a Multi-Academy Trust.

  • Both the pedagogical angle and technical side will be discussed, including how to make longer term strategic decisions; how to introduce new systems; and how to draw on the experiences of staff.

Register here.

Thurs 14th Jan 2021

This webinar will look at how to set up Microsoft Bookings to run a virtual parents evening and discuss the benefits and the drawbacks of this free tool with the Office365 apps.

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Thurs 21st Jan 2021

This webinar will explore the latest features in Microsoft Teams, including forced mute, the updated Insights and breakout rooms (if released). It will explore some of the limitations of the tools and allow a discussion of how they can be best used both in the classroom and with wider teams.

Register here.