These webinars and events are created and run by our EdTech Demonstrators addressing local and regional needs but appropriate for a national audience.
A session for school and multi-academy business managers and administrators.
The session focusses on the use of Microsoft Forms to improve information collection and save time in a school office environment.
Peter Bradburn, delivering this session, has extensive experience in procurement and implementation of IT systems across both primary and secondary settings. Schools and MATs will be invited to gain further help with us through the EdTech Demonstrator programme; tailored to your specific requirements.
This session will make explicit reference to:
· Form creation basics
· More advanced functionality including branching
· Sharing options and best practice
· Processing and analysing form results
This session will consist of a short presentation followed by conversation and Q+A as required by attendees.
All sessions are free to attend via the DfE's EdTech Demonstrator Programme. When signing up for training events, attendees from educational settings in England are required to register interest in the EdTech Demonstrator Programme. This can then, if required, lead to a maximum of 30 hours bespoke support for your school, college, or early years provider and all staff.
We will offer a quick, introductory meeting should you wish to take the FREE DfE-funded opportunities further and tailor it to your own school and staff circumstances – we can offer bespoke, in-depth support and CPD tailored to your staff needs. Whilst we specialise in primary pedagogy, our MAT-wide infrastructure knowledge and experience is in many ways applicable to secondary education. Do drop us a line. hello@DLcornwall.org
Suitable for staff who wish to get up-to-speed quickly with Tapestry observation making and parental communication; either in Reception / KS1, or working with a child in one to one circumstances.
Full of lots of tips and tricks for saving time and making the most of this digital platform.
A short presentation will cover the processes involved, followed by an opportunity for Q+A and specific help with devices / observation techniques / Tapestry accounts. If staff cannot commit to the whole session, they are welcome to drop in and out as required.
Please note, this event will be taking place online. It is free to attend - institutions in England will need to complete a form for the DfE's EdTech Demonstrator Programme.
Please select ‘Digital Learning Cornwall’ when completing this very quick registration form - click here.
All sessions are free to attend via the DfE's EdTech Demonstrator Programme. When signing up for training events, attendees from state-maintained educational settings in England are providing consent to be registered in the EdTech Demonstrator Programme.
We will offer a quick, introductory meeting should you wish to take the FREE DfE-funded opportunities further and tailor it to your own school and staff circumstances – we can offer bespoke, in-depth support and CPD tailored to your staff needs. Whilst we specialise in primary pedagogy, our MAT-wide infrastructure knowledge and experience is in many ways applicable to secondary education and certainly to multi-academy trusts.
Do drop us a line.
Book Creator for Schools - Classroom / home learning / comms
Inclusive tools in OneNote. How to structure and personalise a class notebook for a small group of children or individual children. How to use the collaboration space, content library and the teacher only space? Distribute pages
Promotion – social media platforms are great to showcase student work, promote special events/programmes, and acknowledge student awards
In the class Team set up a locked ELSA channel for specific children so that they can request to speak to an adult. Request to unlock private chat and video (admin) for children/parents who need additional support. Protocols and procedures
Computing at Primary: Practical & Achievable
The Computing curriculum at Primary is an area that has been shrouded in subject knowledge and technical difficulties for many schools over the past few years. We aim to streamline the approach, opening it up to the many non tech-specialist teachers across the country, offering our own interpretation of the multitude of resources out there. We expand on the broad aims of the national curriculum, interpret the work of the National Centre for Computing Education, and add our own Click & Go style resources to make this subject work for the masses.
Come along to this quick-burst event that will showcase our approach and answer your questions.
It guarantees to save staff time and effort across their busy working weeks, while opening up inspiring opportunities for children.
The session is free to attend via the EdTech Demonstrators Programme. It is due to run as a quick-burst 45-minute session, but there will be scope for extended Q+A for those who would like to use the opportunity.
Seneca Learning is a piece of freely accessible software that allows children to consolidate and revise their learning at Key Stage 2 and above.
The programme taps into recently emphasised concepts such as knowledge retrieval, self-reliance and meta-cognition within a motivating, child-led environment.
Seneca is a useful tool for teachers looking to differentiate and extend within class groups, while providing revision-style learning to help children retain and build knowledge. Maths is a standout element, though other curriculum areas are available as well - some of it for free.
This session will provide a broad overview of how to set up Seneca learning for your class or classes; demonstrate what children will experience as they use the product; and explain some of the analytics options that are available to teachers.
Join this session to find out more about how to integrate the program successfully, including combining.
What does this look like in a blended learning classroom? How are SEND pupils supported on the LMP?
The Covid pandemic has shone a light on the potential for EdTech to improve teaching & learning for both teachers and children.
So what can we take away from it all? What are the major pitfalls, red herrings, and points of caution as we pivot back to more normal circumstances? Which products and approaches are genuinely going to integrate into high-quality practice in your school or MAT?
This overview session draws on many years of experience and hard-won progress implementing EdTech systems – both hardware and software – across schools and MATs.
Both the pedagogical angle and technical side will be discussed, including how to make medium to long-term strategic choices; recommendations for introducing new systems; how to draw on the experiences of staff as you implement EdTech over the coming years.
There will also be scope for discussion / extended Q+A to suit attendees.
Giles Hill, delivering the session, is an experienced teacher with a background in evaluative tech journalism and multimedia design. He believes that any worthwhile route forward with EdTech needs to be grounded in actual classroom practice and an acute awareness of the demands of teaching classes full of busy children.
A follow-up session detailing infrastructure requirements and further technical discussion will run on the following day.
Part 1: Stay on top of classwork, track progress and monitor deadlines - made simple.
Part 2: Assignments Made Easy, instantly distribute documents, images, instructions and comments to your entire class, a group of students, or individual students
How to combine the two learning platforms. Why do we need to use both platforms? What do the parents need to know? How should teachers be using Teams in EYFS?
Seesaw is an increasingly popular platform for primary schools; 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 homework communications and other facets of home / school communication.
Includes links and mentions to other web-based tools that can be used in conjunction with Seesaw.
This session is free to attend via the EdTech Demonstrators Programme. It is due to run as a quick-burst 45-minute session, but there will be scope for extended Q+A for those who would like to use the opportunity.
What is the class notebook? When should teachers and children use it? How will it help to support learning? Why do parents need to know about the class notebook?
Spelling Shed for primary schools
This quick-burst session will look at the practicalities of implementing this spelling scheme product across a typical primary school setting.
The session will include tips and advice on:
The session will also include the option for extensive Q+A as led by attendees.
All sessions are free to attend via the EdTech Demonstrator Programme. Many run as quick-burst sessions with scope for extended Q+A as requested.
Schools in England will be requested to register for the EdTech Demonstrator Programme (fully funded by DfE), when accessing the training.
Making formative assessment efficient and effective. A quick overview of Forms and how to analyse the feedback form a quiz. Class notebook – audio tool, digital inking, stickers, typed communication, and feedback. Feedback in the assignments tab – rubrics, points and general
In this new year for Reception and Nursery settings - with the new Development Matters and Birth to Five frameworks - Tapestry has had new features added in order to accommodate the more holistic ways of working that are becoming more prevalent within early years communities.
This session will provide an overview of Tapestry’s new facilities – considering the potential worth for both early years managers and teachers.
The session will also provide scope for extensive Q+A should practitioners wish to field questions on any further aspects of Tapestry.
Microsoft Education Centre and other courses. Inset training. Changing staff meetings and inset days. Flexible Working. Programme links. Be creative with your teachers release time and using Teams
5-minute starter activity. Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform that makes it easy to create, share and play learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes
The class notebook and how to use it in Teams. Set up new sections for groups of children. Use the collaboration space. Set individual tasks and support the children (multi-authoring). Use video clips, embed websites, research information, use the audio tool, use dictate and digital inking
This overview, quick-burst session will look at some of the most prevalent and impactful EdTech options at KS2, highlighting systems that:
A short presentation will be followed by an open Q+A session, where further information will be available on specific approaches and products. Attendees' contributions and real-world discussions are always highly valued within our sessions.
Create new sections and pages in the notebook. How to use the notebook to communicate with parents and carers. Tips and hints
Use MS Forms. Use assignments. Use the Class Notebook (Teacher only) for notes. Use the OneDrive. Use Share Point. Use Word and SWAY to create letters and send information
What should schools be doing? What policies need to be on school websites? How do schools keep staff informed? What does an online-safety / safeguarding audit look like?
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