3 July 2020
SecEd has published the first of four free Back to School guides offering advice ahead of September and the wider opening of schools. The attached 12-page guide considers how the lockdown will have affected young people’s wellbeing and mental health, what challenges we expect to see as more students return, and how schools must respond...
This free 12-page download features a range of contributions from experts in mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding, SEND and other relevant areas – all offering practical advice and ideas for how we can support students returning to school post-lockdown.
- Spotting the signs: 10 mental health challenges to look-out for
- Safeguarding: Domestic violence incidents
- Safeguarding: What signs to look-out for
- Planning for September: What will school ‘feel like’?
- SEN students and masking behaviours
- A case study: Prioritising relationships with pupils – and families
- The psychological impact on older students
- Trauma-informed schools: Opportunities to talk
- Behaviour: Preparing our responses
More publications to follow if you are interested.
R – retrieval and recap activities. Low-stakes. Quick feedback. Self-marking.
E – Engage students – stimulus, questions, ‘chat’, feedback etc.
M – motivate through peer interaction (peer marking, sharing WAGOLLs, prompt live discussion through ‘chat’ function of Teams)
O – Outcomes – make explicit using check lists, success criteria, weekly plan/big picture etc. INTENT.
T – Teaching quality – this is more important than how it is delivered. Think about how you assess what students have learnt.
E – Expectations – be realistic but aspirational.
REMOTE LEARNING – TEACHING RESOURCES
REMOTE LEARNING – CPD CASCADE
NB: Please refer to the previous ‘TLD’ for already publicised CPD activities.
Please make use of the updated CPD calendar saved in WLD Teachers Team (also saved in WLD Staff Team under CPD). There are lots of free webinars and other courses to look at, if you feel that you have the time or circumstances allow you to do so.
Continue to make use of the video CPD sessions stored in the same Team here.
CPD Cascaded by Our Staff
AHA – Teams Training Booklet
A really useful resource showing you how to arrange meetings, set assignment etc.
JGA – has kindly also made a step-by-step guide to setting assignments.
Tuesday 14th July 9:30-12:30. Leaflet attached to this bulletin. Enrol here: https://bit.ly/3gfLHmw
RSW – KCSiE CPD Feedback
Update of changes to KCSiE.
RHO Feedback from Sam and Dave’s Health Hour
Notes saved in Teams here.
RHO – Free Quizlet Unconference
To join the free two day event, click here.
RLO – Making the Most of Oak
Free webinars to learn more about their curriculum plan and lessons for 2020/21.
Our webinars will be hosted by Oak's teachers and subject specialists, to answer your questions on:
- How can you use Oak's curriculum map and lessons to balance your pupils' school and home learning?
- How can Oak's curriculum align to your own plans?
- When are lessons available and what subjects will they cover?
- What improvements have been made to Oak's online classroom?
RHO – Joe Dale Webinar
This was contributed last week but there is now a YouTube recording of the webinar available for your perusal. Lots of useful resources are show-cased.
FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS!
CPD contributed by RHO – many thanks
…attended a free MFL webinar with Joe Dale. Joe Dale is a MFL specialist and his presentation was called "Remote Language Learning Configured". He spoke a lot about "synchronous" and "asynchronous" learning (live and offline teching/learning). Below, are some links to his research.
Even though this was a MFL webinar, there is lots of information here about tools that could be useful for lots of subjects e.g. Flipgrid, Screencastify, Whiteboard.fi (virtual digital whiteboards), Screencast-O-Matic, Jamboard, Loom, Flippty.net (online flashcards), Vocaroo - for pupils to record their voices when reading aloud (and for speaking exercises in MFL), QWIQR - QR code generating software, Quizizz and many more.
The link to his presentation is here:
Here's the link to his research document which has links to many learning tools.
Research Ed Home Page on YouTube
Contains links to lots of great speakers.
REMINDER National College Membership – We are all members!
You will hopefully have received login details for the National College. We have purchased subscription for all staff within school. Please have a look at the resources on offer. This will be an important source of CPD next year.
RHO feedback on Dyscalculia CPD
PDF attached to this email
This resource links to our acronym REMOTE and contains practical advice and resources. It is saved here.
Teams CPD from LCH
Below is a link to a YouTube video that shows useful formatting tips when messaging students and staff or announcing new work/important events within a channel.
Subject Knowledge Enhancement
Society for Education and Training
They are offering a wide range of free CPD webinars on a range of topics, from behaviour to well-being. Have a look here if you are interested…
Posted by Rachel Long
Category: Teaching and Learning Digests