Spring 2021 Webinar Series: Remote Teaching and Learning

A fresh series of webinars to address the current challenges of blended and remote learning delivery is about to launch, delivered by the team behind the educational technology (EdTech) offer on the ETF’s Enhance Digital Teaching Platform. The new series will focus on helping teachers, trainers and support staff who have been supporting learners remotely for some time and need ongoing inspiration and ideas to continue building their knowledge and confidence.

There will be six sessions on popular themes based on practitioner feedback. All sessions will be free to access and held on Thursdays from 12:30–13:30:

18 February – Using learners’ own devices and selecting appropriate tools
Including useful steps that you can take to ensure the tools you use are accessible for learners and support your needs too.

25 February – Learning from others and fostering practitioner networks
How to maximise your own learning by working with your peers and fostering practitioner-led approaches.

4 March – Digital Accessibility
How to use technology appropriately to deliver teaching, learning and assessment that meets the varying needs of all your learners.

11 March – Engaging Learners and maintaining good mental health when delivering remotely
How to address the challenges of remote delivery when students don’t seem to want to engage and how, in the process, you can look after your own mental health.

18 March – Digital differentiation in delivery and assessment. Tools and techniques to exploit the opportunities
How to ensure that you can still differentiate your delivery and assessment activities when teaching remotely, even when time is tight.

25 March – Extending your digital skills
With remote and blended learning likely to remain part of ongoing delivery, this webinar looks at resources and CPD frameworks available to help you extend your digital skills.

The webinars will guide you to relevant free resources available on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform, which is underpinned by the Digital Teaching Professional Framework (DTPF), the ETF’s national EdTech competency framework. You will also learn how to track and evidence your learning and gain recognition through the ETF’s EdTech badging scheme.

Vikki Liogier, National Head of EdTech and Digital Skills at the ETF, said:

“In many ways, it is more important than ever for us to provide support for practitioners who may be more familiar with online and blended learning but are having to dig deep to keep improving delivery and meet ongoing challenges. It really is inspirational to see how practitioners are going the extra mile to address the varying needs of their learners and the difficulties of some of their circumstances to ensure consistent provision for each and every one. We want to help by offering useful information, ideas and discussion.”

To find out more and book, please visit the Support for Remote Working page on the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform.

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