How do we enable observations whilst guaranteeing the safely of students, pupils and other adults in the classroom? Remote learning is the answer.
Online PR News – 21-August-2020 – Cambridge – Observing lessons is a fundamentally important aspect of teacher training. The question is, how do we enable observations whilst guaranteeing the safely of your students, pupils and other adults in the classroom?
Social distancing guidelines and precautions make it is extremely difficult to justify having additional adults in the classroom, even when schools re-open. With the overwhelming uncertainty of what the next months and even years will bring, this is not a problem that can be taken lightly.
So where does that leave our next generation of teachers whose training replies on being able to watch other more experienced teachers in the classroom in order to learn from them?
The next best thing to a live observation is watching pre-recorded lessons.
Fortunately a company based in Cambridge called Mediamerge has been filming in classrooms across the UK for the past decade, creating an extensive bank of real classroom practice.
"The videos are excellent for training because…. They give real life perspective of sessions which can be used again and again. Sessions can be broken down to component parts and analysed in detail. They present a flexible and well produced training resource.”
Mat Scott, teaching and learning development leader
Today, there are over 100 lessons to choose from, spanning primary through to further education. Lessons have been used for staff CPD, teacher training and recruitment by over 3000 schools, UCL’s Institute of Education, Edge Hill University, Ofsted and many more.
Since lockdown, there has been a surge of enquiries from teacher training providers in particular, requiring access for all of their students. In response, Mediamerge have established an platform allowing subscribers to stream lessons and access supporting materials online.
To find out more visit http://www.videolearning.co.uk, email email@example.com or call +44-0-1223 750705.