Tuesday, 26 May 2020

World Environment Day - Megaconference 2020 (June 5th)

A global gathering of young voices, sharing and learning ways, to explore biodiversity.
World Environment Day - Megaconference (June 5th, 2020) 
This is an unique opportunity for students (aged 16+), teachers and parents to learn more about the topic of biodiversity that can be used as professional development opportunities, student research, and as a stimuli to learn more from young people from across the globe.  Please register below to be sent details on how to participate live on the day.  Come and celebrate World Environment Day with us!

Student Presentation Schedule for June 5th, 2020

Time : 4:30pm Taipei, 9:30am London, 4:30am New York City

Time : 5:00pm Taipei, 10:00am London, 5:00am New York City
Time : 5:30pm Taipei, 10:30am London, 5:30am New York City
 Affiliated High School ofChung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan.
 Wu-Ling Senior High School, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
 Lawrence S.Ting School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

Time : 2:00pm London, 9:00am New York City, 10:00am Brazil
Instituto Federal Sergipe. Brazil.
Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas, SP. Brazil.

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Learn to Teach over Video Conference with VCfGL

The aim of the series of webinars below is for teachers of pupils aged 7- 11 years, to discover resources and tools to promoting innovative open and distance teaching over video conference.

Please register here for the webinar(s) you wish to participate in:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EbYP3muLRPieNhaL1bSk3g

May 19th @ 3.30 - 4.30pm(UK) - Teaching languages – Engaging primary pupils (aged 7-11)  over Video Conference 

May 20th @ 3.30 - 4.30pm(UK) - Teaching young learners (age 7-11) with SEN over Video  Conference

May 21st @3.30 -4.30pm(UK) - Upskilling teachers(Beginners Spanish) – Introductions and Greetings

May 22nd @3.30- 4.30pm(UK) - Upskilling teachers (Beginners Spanish) - Through the Spanish Culture 

About our remote teacher:
                                              (Marybel) Maria Isabel Burgos Alvarez 
Experienced in one-on-one tutoring and group instruction of ESL and Spanish and skilled in adapting children’s ' diverse learning difficulties for over 6 years.  I work as a remote teacher for Video conferencing for Global Learning, VCfGL and delivered lessons from classrooms in London to classes of children in South America.  My qualifications include a teaching masters degree which specialises in special education and pedagogy.
I really enjoy working in a multicultural teaching environment that emphasizes inclusion.  

How to use audio podcasts to support home learning.

Quick and simple wins: How to use audio podcasts to support home learning on Monday May 18th, 3.30pm (UK)/ 10.30am (NYS) with Dr Warren Kidd

In this live, free, real-time online webinar Warren explores simple ways to record and utilize audio to support the homework and home learning of pupils aged 10 -18 years. Audio podcasts can help add a richness to online content and can make the difference to the clarity of online tasks and the engagement of learners. As we are faced with the current global context of pupils home-learning, making podcasts to support this offers a simple but effective route to help capitalise on existing learning materials. Recording podcasts is actually very simple, and in this online session Warren will take you through simple tools and processes to get teachers maximizing the effectiveness of these opportunities while minimizing their complexity. Linked to homework, home-learning and other on-line tools, making bespoke audio podcasts can offer a very rich experience for learners. They can be recorded with digital tools that most teachers will own at home and used for a variety of purposes. In this session Warren will help with simple scripts and also explore opportunities to use podcasting for relationship and well-being building, instruction and messages, content production and assessment and feedback opportunities.

Warren’s approach to this is that with some simple principles and practices in place making podcasts can be relatively effortless and yet have a much greater impact over and yield for learners in these difficult home-learning times.

Follow Warren’s podcasts at: https://soundcloud.com/warrenkidd

Dr Warren Kidd
Programme Leader, Secondary Teacher Education
Cass School of Education and Communities, University of East London