Category: mixed delivery

Digital Learning in January professional learning

The Education Scotland Digilearn team will be here to support educators throughout 2021 with online professional learning. Details of sessions will be provided here, along with meeting links.

Monday 18th January

4pm – Online Learning in O365 and Teams (Glow) for Primary Schools

An overview of O365 and Teams in Glow and how to use it for creating flipped learning activities in the primary school, including numeracy and literacy examples.

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This is a repeat of a prior session.

Tuesday 19th January

4pm – Google Classroom for Beginners – Delivered by Google trainers for Scottish education

Aimed at teachers and teaching assistants working with children who have not used Google Classroom much or at all to manage learning in one place.

Your own G Suite for Education account may not be allowed to join the demo Classroom based on your school’s settings, so you will have the option of using a demo account or be a student in the Classroom. You can also follow along and create a Classroom of your own in your own G Suite for Education account as Google trainers go through the content.

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Wednesday 20th Jan 2021

4PM Cyber Resilience & Internet Safety in the context of online learning.

Join this webinar to help you to identify and manage possible risks associated with online learning. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, have discussions, and share practical strategies throughout this webinar. This is a repeat of the same webinar delivered on 6th January.

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Thursday 14th Jan 2021 

4pm Digital Educator Certification Courses and Resources

Take a tour of the Apple Teacher, Microsoft Innovative Educator and Google Educator courses that are available to educators, along with the resources and training that go with them.

Tuesday 12th Jan 2021 

3pm ELC Practitioner Webinar: Staying Connected as an ELC Team with Gsuite in the Glow Environment.


Make the best use of the digital solutions you have access to within Glow to remain connected as a staff team. This webinar will focus on real time, collaborative working in; Google Drive, Jamboard and Meet. 

 

4pm Online Learning in G Suite and Classroom (Glow) for Primary Schools

An overview of G Suite and Classroom in Glow and how to use it for creating flipped learning activities in the primary school, including numeracy and literacy examples.

 

Monday 11th Jan 2021 

3pm ELC Practitioner Webinar: Staying Connected as an ELC Staff Team with Microsoft O365 in the Glow Environment.  


Make the best use of the digital solutions you have access to within Glow to remain connected as a staff team. This webinar will focus on real time, collaborative working in; Teams, Staff Notebook and Sway.  

 

 

Friday 8th January

Online Learning in O365 and Teams (Glow) for Primary Schools

An overview of O365 and Teams in Glow and how to use it for creating flipped learning activities in the primary school, including numeracy and literacy examples.

Delivering New Content Online

This webinar will look at how practitioners might deliver new content to learners in an online environment.  This will cover what a flipped/asynchronous delivery mode might look like  and what a live/interactive session might look like.  This may be more suited to secondary practitioners.

 

ELC Practitioner Webinar: Supporting ELC families to communicate in real time digitally with Padlet.  

This webinar will show how you can create an instant, real time collaborative environment, where families with the link can communicate, mark make, share media and work together on. 

Thursday 7th January

11:00am – 12:00pm OneDrive familiarisation and collaboration

How educators and learners can make best use of OneDrive for sharing and collaborating. Glow login required

1:30pm – 3:00pm – Online Learning in G Suite and Classroom (Glow) for Primary Schools

An overview of G Suite and Classroom in Glow and how to use it for creating flipped learning activities in the primary school, including numeracy and literacy examples. Glow login required

2:00pm – 3:00pm – Delivering New Content Online

This webinar will look at how practitioners might deliver new content to learners in an online environment.  This will cover what a flipped/asynchronous delivery mode might look like  and what a live/interactive session might look like.  This may be more suited to secondary practitioners. Glow login required

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Wednesday 6th January 2021 

12pm – Cyber Resilience & Internet Safety in the context of online learning.  

Join this webinar to help you to identify and manage possible risks associated with online learning.  There will be opportunity to ask questions, have discussions and share practical strategies throughout this webinar.

 

3pm – ELC Practitioner Webinar: Making home learning content accessible via Microsoft Sway

This webinar will show how Microsoft Sway can be used as a digital story telling tool to create accessible and interactive learning stories full of rich media including photo, video, voice recordings and embedded web content.

 

Tuesday 5th January 2021 

Managing a Digital Day in the Primary School

05/01/21, 330pm, Teams (Glow)

This session will look at how a digital day could look with ideas on planning, delivery and assessment of learning. The focus will be on establishing routines and activities that can be used to create routine for learners and develop educators’ confidence with a few ideas for the basis of online learning.

This will be followed by other sessions that will explore other sectors, curricular areas and digital skills.

Online Classrooms

Here is a reminder of our Making Your Virtual Classroom More Real webinar from November this year – covering all things from setting assignments, online content and assessment of digital learning.

This is backed up by research, which Edutopia recently published as ‘the Secret to High-performing Virtual Classroom’ here (#8):

  • “make it easy for pupils to access materials”
  • “organize virtual classrooms even more intentionally than physical ones”
  • “teachers should use a single, dedicated hub for important documents like assignments”
  • “simplify communications and reminders by using one channel like email or text”
  • “reduce visual clutter like hard-to-read fonts and unnecessary decorations throughout their virtual spaces”

(Edutopia, 2020)

 

Practitioner Examples of Blended Learning in Primary – Webinar

Andrew Boulind and Rory Buchanan, St Joseph’s Primary School, Aberdeen

We shared how Blended Learning has been used on return at the start of this new session 2020-2021 and its impact on the learners. After having returned in August form Lockdown, we felt it was important to utilise the digital skills the learners had gained as well as improving pupil engagement, motivation, and challenge by using a blended approach to learning in the classroom. By maintaining this blended approach, we have been able to provide a differentiated and more personalised approach to learning.

Although technology has played an important part in our classes it has been important to create a stimulating environment in the classroom where the displays demonstrate a range of curricular areas and are accessible and used to reinforce learning.

By using our variation of Blended learning, the pupils have been leading the learning. It was vital for us that learning was relevant and built on previous online learning. The approach has made sure that pupils are aware of learning expectations and know how to be successful in their learning, whether online or in class.

Learners are engaging in various types of learning experiences, online, in class and in groups. Learners are encouraged to develop high order thinking strategies in their classwork using the and online activities. Due to the use of online assessment tools the Learners are aware of feedback and can act rapidly on this. Digital technology is a feature of learning with both in class as well as at home. After the lockdown and the possibility that they had more “textbook type activities” it has been important to provide them with activities that they can relate their learning to real life contexts.

The Webinar will looked at the tools and pedagogy used in this first term (August – October), the digital tools used and their impact on their learners. 

Recorded Webinar – Practitioner Examples of Blended Learning in Primary

 

      PowerPoint Presentation – Practitioner Examples of Blended Learning in Primary

11 November 2020 1530 – 1630, Your Blended Classroom – Making Your Virtual Class More Real

Where do your learners get their maths learning from? Where do they hand in their literacy jotter? How do they do social subjects if they can’t share resources?

This session is designed to help you reimagine your online classroom with ideas and resources to develop your learning activities across the curriculum but also to maintain those high standards and organisation from your physical classroom.

A Glow login is required to join this webinar in Teams.

It is aimed at primary practitioners but some early years and secondary practitioners may find it useful.

Upon booking your ticket a link will be issued to you to join the ‘Education Scotland Digital Team’ Microsoft Team Site, within Glow; where the training will take place. This can take twenty four hours to process.

 

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Mixed Delivery – A Quickstart Guide

We have gathered together information that will support practitioners who would like to include learners who are at home with learning that is happening in class.

This interactive PDF can be downloaded and shared with your colleagues.  Areas marked with the finger pointer will take you to linked resources for further information.

Alternatively, investigate the thinglink below