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Tuesday, August 25 • TBA
Taking Online Teaching to Another Level: Tips, Ideas and Strategies from Experienced Online Teachers, Course Providers and Strategists

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We delve into a range of different styles, opportunities, tricks and tools to help teach better live online lessons (synchronous), as well as in the asynchronous and blended environments.

Among the panel is a huge wealth of experience in learning through synchronous ('realtime' live) and asynchronous (pre-recorded or online platforms) methods.

We hope you will enjoy what we expect to be a lively conversation, full of tips and ideas to stimulate your thinking...

Tips for engaging and sustaining learning
  • What tips do you have for engaging and connecting with students in the LIVE (synchronous )online classroom?
  • How do you create a positive (and productive) learning environment in the virtual classroom?
  • What tips would you give a classroom teacher who may be put in the position of teaching groups of children online, maybe for the first time?
  • Can you give your own examples of any strategies you've used to improve learning using online tech?
  • What do you envisage online teaching and learning by schools will look like in the future?

Running online courses, and adapting to a new world of blended learning...
  • RoboBrain Academy: How easy was it to set up and adapt using online courses when you're used to doing everything face to face?
  • How close to the 'original' do online courses need to be to be effective? What do you need to add or take away to make it meaningful?
  • Who will adapt quickest... the students, the parents or the teachers?
  • We talk about young people being familiar with 'the technology', but what does this really mean? Isn't it just a completely different set of technology?
  • How important is the technology platform for learning?

Maintaining Quality
  • What criteria do you think is needed when recruiting teachers to be able to work in these unfamiliar contexts?
  • How can you tell what's good quality and what's not?
  • What are you looking for when recruiting teachers who can cope with the online environment?

Special thanks to RoboBrain Academy, Real World Education, Eddly, the British Council e-Twinning, and Morton Bay College for supporting this session.

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Rob Walden

Director, Real World Education Group
My experience is underpinned by 25 years in education and business, and I have held posts as a PE teacher, Assistant Headteacher, Partnership Manager, Marketer, and Business Director.Now, as Director of Real World Education Group, I am excited to lead within networks and partnerships... Read More →

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JiaJia Wang

Founder, Education AI
JiaJia Wang is a founder of EducationAI, a firm which aims to bridge the gap between deep tech and the education sector. One of the company's investments is RoboBrain, which has developed a computational thinking based educational framework and curriculum, providing children with... Read More →
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Michael Bos

Director of International, The Moreton Bay Colleges
As the Director of International, Michael oversees the international programme for both Moreton Bay Boys’ College and Moreton Bay College.Michael has been working in the English language teaching industry for twenty years.  He has taught in Australia and overseas, and managed a... Read More →
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Tim Shanker

Ambassador, British Council & e-Twinning
Formerly a  secondary school Geography teacher for 25 years - during which time I was the school's international coordinator, organising international days and similar events. I 'Skyped' with classrooms all over the world and  joined the 'Hello Little World' teacher group.I gained... Read More →
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Beth Fleming

Teaching Assistant, MacMillan Academy
Beth studied Chinese and Spanish at Durham University and has taught synchronous (live) lessons in the online environment for 5 years with English First (a well established online learning organisation). She was also a celebrated 'face-to-face' teacher both in China and in Spain where... Read More →

Tuesday August 25, 2020 TBA
Channel 2: Blended Learning