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Topic:  The Covid-19 Impact: The Transition To Virtual Learning

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 60 minutes

Aired: 23 April 2020

The sudden closure of schools and universities across the globe due to COVID - 19 has necessitated the impletation of online learning. The entire education professional learning community has been collaborating and are working hard to identify key practices for successful online learning. Join our dinstinguished group of panelist to hear what the impact of Covid-19 has had on the transition from traditional to virtual learning. 

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Topic:  Teaching online - if the tech fails and structuring lessons

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 80 minutes

Aired: 11 March 2020

This is the second in a series of three webinars, which offers guidance in key areas. This webinar focuses on:

  • What to do if the technology fails and transferring some of the course elsewhere

  • Lesson structure and task-types

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Topic:  Teaching online - supporting and mentoring teachers remotely

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 60 minutes

Aired: 5 April 2020

How do you manage a teaching team without a bricks-and-mortar meeting point? How do you maintain engagement and motivation for teachers working from home? This webinar will consider the challenges and make practical suggestions for supporting a dispersed and remote teaching team. 

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Topic:  Teaching online - tech tools and the tutor's role

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 1hr 30 minutes

Aired: 13 March 2020

This is the third in a series of three webinars, which offers guidance in key areas. This webinar focuses on: Different tech tools and how to use them Tutor presence in an online course

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Topic:  Online Teaching and Young Learners - making the most of the situation

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 80 minutes

Aired: 6 April 2020

The world has been put on hold but education continues. As teachers we have been faced with this immense hurdle to adapt our teaching for the online world. We are succeeding but is there anything else we can do? How can we adapt our teaching for young learners? Join me in this session where we will be looking at different activities and strategies to keep young learners engaged.

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Topic: Simple Teaching Ideas for Online Classes with Primary Children

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 60 minutes

Aired: 6 April 2020

This webinar is for teachers working to deliver classes and maintain an online offer of education with primary children.

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Topic:  Webinar 1 - A Useful Mindset

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 15 minutes

Aired: 3 April 2020

In our first webinar, we look at what a mindset is, what kind of mindset we need during the Covid-19 crisis, and we'll do a personal growth activity to wrap up. 

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Topic:  Webinar 2 - A Changed Mindset

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 40 minutes

Aired: 9 April 2020

In our second webinar, we will remind ourselves of the kind of mindset we need during the Covid-19 crisis, we will focus on proactive coping and we will use an active imagination activity to release fear. 

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Topic:  Webinar 3 - Maintaining a Change Mindset

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 50 minutes

Aired: 17 April 2020

In our third webinar, we will remind ourselves of the mindset we need during the Covid-19 crisis, how negativity and happiness work in difficult times and we will do an activity to assist us in maintaining our Change Mindsets. 

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Topic:  Distance Teaching and Learning: Useful Tips for Making it Work with Dr Ken Beatty

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 25 minutes

Aired: 18 March 2020

Online teaching and remote learning are increasing globally, so how do you make it work for both educator and learner? In this webinar Dr. Ken Beatty, an expert on online teaching and learning, focuses on the needs of teachers and learners of all ages and at all levels. He explores how to get organized, plan effectively, stay motivated and keep learners engaged and answer key questions about online distance learning.

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Topic:  How to deliver an engaging online lesson to teenage students?

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 60 minutes

Aired: 23 March 2020

In this webinar, Michael Brand shows engaging ways to connect and create exciting lessons for your students.  

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Topic:  PEARDECK: LEVEL UP TRAINING (various topics)

Audience: Teachers
Duration: depending

Aired: various dates

From webinars to custom professional development sessions, there are lots of ways to learn about Pear Deck and our team of educators is here to help! Whether you’re an administrator or a classroom teacher, we have virtual and pre-recorded webinars that can help you get started. 

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Topic:  Enabling Distance Learning with G Suite and Chrome

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 60 minutes

Aired: 9 March 2020

How might educators leverage powerful tools to extend learning to home environments? Join Jennie Magiera, Global Head of Education Impact, as we outline common challenges, and offer quick tips for implementing distance learning through technology.
 

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Topic:  Getting started with G Suite

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 60 minutes

Aired: 27 March 2020

This session features an outline of the G Suite for Education onboarding process, an overview of Google Classroom and stories from two MATs who use G Suite as the core of their distance learning strategy.

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Topic:  Using Google Classroom and Hangouts Meet for Distance Learning

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 60 minutes

Aired: 1 April 2020

This webinar showcases how Google Classroom and Hangouts Meet can be used for distance learning, as well as featuring a primary school and FE College on how they are using the tools to facilitate distance learning.

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Topic:  Using Google Sites and Google Forms for Distance Learning

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 60 minutes

Aired: 2 April 2020

This webinar showcases how Google Sites and Google Forms can be used to facilitate distance learning. You will hear from 2 schools who are currently using both tools to continue learning at home for their students.

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Topic:  Google Meet: Teaching students remotely with video conferencing

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 60 minutes

Aired: 23 April 2020

Find out how to use Hangouts Meet to create video calls and invite your entire class. We will also share how to livestream and record lessons as well as share the latest updates from to tool.

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Topic:  Cape Winelands Education District Webinar series 

Audience: Teachers
Duration: depending

Aired: various dates

A list of videos for teachers on how to use different digital tools effectively, created by Cape Winelands Education District eLearning team 

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Topic: Google Classroom: Communicate and engage with students
Audience: Teachers
Duration: 60 minutes

Aired: 22 April 2020

During this webinar, we look into using Google Classroom to set assignments, encourage collaboration, and support communication with students when teaching from home. We also hear from Outwood Grange Academies Trust and how they are using Classroom for distance learning.

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Topic: Microsoft Teams for Education 
Audience: Teachers
Duration: depending

Aired: various dates

Missed a webinar and want to catch up?  You can watch On Demand recordings of our most popular sessions here. The content covers best practices using Microsoft Teams as the digital hub that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place. Hosted directly by the Microsoft Teams Product Group, please pick from the options below that is best suited to you.

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Topic:  Zoom Meetings for Education (Students & Educators)

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 45min - 1 hour

Aired: starting 29 April

In this session you will learn:
1) How to download the Zoom applications and join a Zoom meeting;
2) How to schedule a meeting and send out invitations;
3) In-meeting controls and differentiation tools (including the waiting room, share screen, breakout rooms).

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Topic:  Edpuzzle and Google Classroom: The Perfect Match

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 35min

Aired: 23 April

In this session, you will learn everything you need to know to use Edpuzzle with Google Classroom.

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Topic:  Getting started with Seesaw in grades 3 to 5

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 45min - 1 hour

Aired: 20 August 2019

Designed for 3rd-5th grade teachers who are brand new to Seesaw, this hands-on session will go step by step from downloading the app to getting started. We will explore the creative tools within Seesaw, and you will experience Seesaw from the student perspective adding posts during our session. We recommend you have two devices.

1) From a computer, join the webinar.

2) On a second device, install the app Seesaw: The Learning Journal.

 

No need to create an account, just install the free app. If your second device is a computer, just go to the website app.seesaw.me.

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Topic:  Getting started with Seesaw in grades 6 to 12

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 45min - 1 hour

Aired: 20 August 2019

Designed for 6th-12th grade teachers who are brand new to Seesaw, this hands-on session will go step by step from downloading the app to getting started. We will explore the creative tools within Seesaw, and you will experience Seesaw from the student perspective adding posts during our session. We recommend you have two devices.

1) From a computer, join the webinar.

2) On a second device, install the app Seesaw: The Learning Journal.

 

No need to create an account, just install the free app. If your second device is a computer, just go to the website app.seesaw.me.

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Topic:  Moodle 3.8 Complete Tutorial for Teachers and Creating Online Courses

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 3 hours

Aired: 2 January 2020

This is the complete tutorial on Moodle 3.8 for teachers. The tutorial starts with the very basics and covers advanced features used in online courses using the Moodle 3.x platform. The concepts covered here apply for all versions of Moodle.

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Topic:  TiLT Webinar with Ceri Anwen James: ‘Interactive quizzing for Distance Learning’

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 1 h 45min

Aired: 21 May 2020

In this session, Ceri Anwen James (@CeriAnwen) will look at various options for quizzing that pupils can undertake from home, as regular homework or as distance learning. She will look at different types of questions that check understanding and that could be incorporated into a wider departmental assessment for learning strategy. The webinar will also look at some pupils’ favourites, and you will learn how they can be set up as homework.

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Topic:  Getting Started with Flipgrid for Remote Learning

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 1 hour 15 min

Aired: 23 May 2020

Join Jornea, Jess, and Ann as they share everything you need to know to get started with Flipgrid! During the session, we'll explain the what, why, and how Flipgrid, can bring engagement into your classroom.

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Topic:  Book Creator and Remote Learning

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 1 hr

Aired: 13 May 2020

Leslie Fisher is here to teach you Book Creator! She starts with a basic overview of the app before delving into how to apply certain features to home and remote learning.

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Topic:  Book Creator in Special Education

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 38 min

Aired: 4 September 2019

This session will focus on Book Creator in the special education classroom, and will spotlight a variety of features that make Book Creator a great choice for diverse learning environments.

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Topic:  The Flipped Classroom 

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 60 min

Aired: 29 June 2020

When students are learning from home, normal school practice can be turned on its head. Flipped Learning is ideally suited to this situation with its focus on independent learning and activities.

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Topic:  Getting Started with Zoom Meetings

Audience: Teachers
Duration: 38 min

Aired: 1 June 2020

What is a Zoom Meeting? Spend 30 minutes learning the basics with one of our Zoom experts. We will cover scheduling, inviting others and host controls.
 

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