COVID-19 Information & Resources
Learner Outcomes Codes
As you are aware, outcomes codes are a compulsory field for all learners to allow us to draw down the relevant ESFA funding. At the end of your course, please complete learner outcomes codes using this Google form (one form for each course). Thank you.
Google for Education - Teach from home guides - this hub provides information and tools to help tutors to teach from home, including teaching with and without video calls, making lessons accessible to all, keeping learners engaged and keeping in touch with other tutors.
#TeachThursday - Alternative methods of assessment together with a link to the video that accompanies the presentation.
Adapting content quickly to deliver online - this webinar shows how to take a presentation (PPT) and quickly adapt it for online use. It shows how to include audio, video and the use of notes to help learners get the extra information you normally say in class. It explores how to combine tools (Nearpod with Skype/Zoom or Teams) to make structured but interactive online sessions using your presentation as a starting point.
Russell Stannard (Teacher Training Videos) - this website and channel has been designed to help teachers to incorporate technology into their teaching and learning. The videos are short, clear, informative and very practical.
Learning Technology: A Handbook for FE Teachers and Assessors (Further Education) by Daniel Scott - this book provides some very useful hints and tips to support you in developing online teaching and learning, from planning through to assessment. It is available on amazon at £7.00 (bargain) and if bought for CPD, can be claimed for on expenses. Unfortunately we cannot find an e-book version.
A journal article about the benefits of online teaching and learning
Online teaching and learning run by the University of Derby - this is a link to an adult education course about online teaching and learning run by the University of Derby. The course is a professional development short course which is ideally suited for those working in adult education or training including colleges and Higher Education Institutions, or organisational training providers and consultancies.
SMART webinar - follow the link to register for this quick live online CPD. Made by teachers, designed for you, whether you are a teacher or just want to know more about SMART. Each week will focus on different pedological values using a range of SMART tools. Events at 12.15 pm on 18th June, 2nd July and 16th July 2020. (ref Nalita James email, 5th June).
Introduction to trauma and its effects in the classroom - a three-hour self-study training module, which is divided into three one-hour units. Understanding trauma and ways this manifests in classroom interactions can help teachers to be more empathetic and empowered. The aim of this module is to look at how trauma impacts students so teachers are equipped to shape the teaching and learning processes to be safer, more inclusive and protective. By the end of unit 1, you'll be able to define trauma and understand its possible causes. By the end of unit 2, you'll be able to reflect on the effects on learning and behaviour in the classroom through examples of students and consider the role of the teacher in endings and transitions. By the end of unit 3, you'll learn some interesting ways to create physical and emotional safety through basic strategies. (Ref Nalita James email, 5th June).
MIND UK Coronavirus and your wellbeing
Mental Health Foundation – Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
Download a mindfulness app such as Headspace.
For teaching staff: https://www.educationsupport.org.uk/ (from Education Support, a charity supporting the mental health of teaching staff)
Even working from home you need to remain active so please try our ‘at your desk’ workouts, you could even do these together with your family if you are all at home together: 10 Minute Desk Workout 10 Minute Stretch Workout
Be creative – finish a book you started, write, draw, paint, allow yourself time to try the things you’ve always wanted to try
Start a journal
Write ‘to-do’ lists for things that need to be done in the house
Be active, and get some fresh air as often as possible. Visiting the park is fine as long as you maintain social distancing
Employees can call Validium for advice on general anxiety on 0800 358 4568 (24/7 helpline)
#GrowYourPotential #WellbeingWednesday - presentation from the Skills and Education Group
Student Email Accounts
All 2020-21 students now have an email address based upon their new 6 digit person ID as found on the register. firstname.lastname@example.org
Old style email accounts (email@example.com) will still work. Learners have received an email encouraging them to transfer their old accounts to their new ones. There is a guide in our FAQ to help them.
All Duty Managers now have the ability to reset passwords.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the learner's name, ID and course code to request a password reset.