Teaching and learning online requires classroom pedagogy to be adjusted. Many of us are finding this challenging during the coronavirus crisis. Here is some support for online and blended teaching and learning.
The CCCU online community of practice: free online webinars for educators (teachers, TAs and lecturers)
The Faculty of Education invites you to a series of supportive and interactive webinars usually now on the first Tuesday of each month from 16.00 to 17.00 (see below for two exceptions this year) in this online and blended learning virtual meeting room (please use Google Chrome) about online and blended teaching and learning for teachers, teaching assistants, student teachers, lecturers, researchers and others who are interested in this field. Feel free to try the room out now as it is permanently open (all you’ll need is a computer or smartphone with a webcam and microphone). No prior experience is necessary for the webinars (and people experienced in this field are welcome too).
|4/5/20||An introduction to online and blended learning||Dr John-Paul Riordan||slides||video|
|11/5/20||Online and blended learning tools||Dr Lee Hazeldine||slides||video|
|18/5/20||Online and blended subject learning||Finley Lawson||slides||video|
|1/6/20||Using surveys and data in online and blended learning||Professor Berry Billingsley||slides||video|
|8/6/20||Assessment tools for online and blended learning||Mark Evans||slides||video|
|15/6/20||Inclusive online and blended learning||Dr John-Paul Riordan||slides||video|
|22/6/20||Reading group on teacher preparation for online and blended learning (using chapter 17 from Ferdig and Kennedy, 2014; a freely available eBook)||Dr John-Paul Riordan||slides||none|
|29/6/20||Online and blended learning in Early Years||Sally Heath and Dr John-Paul Riordan||slides||video 1 & 2|
|6/7/20||Online and blended learning problem-solving||Dr John-Paul Riordan||slides||video|
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|6/10/20||Online and blended learning in science||Dr John-Paul Riordan||slides||video|
|4/11/20 from 19.00 to 20.30||Online and blended learning in Early Years (2) with the CCCU Early Childhood Community of Practice: play and connectivity within Early Childhood||Kemal Shaheen, Jo Bowen, Deborah Wetherall, Hilary Welland and John-Paul Riordan||slides||video|
|1/12/20||Online and blended learning and wellbeing||Wendy Cobb and Dr Joanne Tippett||slides||video|
|5/1/21||Online and blended learning in maths||Jen Shearman and Andrea Kite||slides||video|
|2/2/21||Online and blended learning in PE||Dr Kristy Howells||slides||video|
|2/3/21||Creating surveys for formative assessment and research with online and blended learning||Professor Berry Billingsley||slides||video|
|4/5/21||Online and blended learning with at-risk learners||Stephen King and colleagues from St Nicholas School Canterbury||slides||video|
|8/6/21 (NB 2nd Tuesday of the month)||Online and blended learning using Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality||Dr Lee Hazeldine||slides||video|
|6/7/21||Online and blended learning pedagogy||Dr John-Paul Riordan||slides||video|
If these webinars might be of interest, please click here and fill in this quick survey for teachers, teaching assistants and lecturers (it takes about 3 minutes) so we know how to contact you and so we can find out what support you might want or need as regards online and blended learning.
With the permission of participants, webinars will be recorded and available above afterwards as videos (we don’t record reading group sessions). You are welcome to come to any or all of the sessions, there is no need to book and it is fine to drop in and out.
The idea of a community of practice was introduced by Lave and Wenger (1991) and Wenger (1998) and can be defined as, “[a] learning partnership among people who find it useful to learn from and with each other about a particular domain. They use each other’s experience of practice as a learning resource” (Wenger, Trayner, and de Laat, 2011, p. 9; see Smith, Hayes and Shea, 2017, for a critical review).
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