LGfL Online Training

As teachers and school staff have had to adjust to new ways of working during lockdown, we at LGfL have also adapted some of our approaches. 

We are delivering online training from the Inspire Team mainly hosted through Google Meets. Bradley’s approach has now been refined to include the use of green screen (see image below) to ensure clear but personable instructions, whilst others in the team toggle between the presentation and the camera to touch base thoughout the training sessions.

These training sessions have been proving very popular with the highest attendance being 75 delegates for a general LGfL session (great for all the new LGfL schools who have recently joined our community from Essex) and with positive feedback on the impact it will have in delegates’ practice going forward.

Visit the training portal (as shown below) to see the wide range of online training on offer to you:

The following sessions are included (click on the links to read the course details and find out dates and times for each):

General LGfL Training

Creative Computing

EYFS Spotlight

Core Subjects with LGfL

Primary Curriculum Design with LGfL

Many of you will have perhaps been trialling live streaming of lessons or providing a Powerpoint with recorded instructions for pupils to watch at a time convenient to their home context and situation. Some of you may be considering a blended approach now the 1st June has come and gone; perhaps some pupils have remained at home (for all sorts of reasons) or as a school you may not be able to accomodate the whole cohort of your Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to return to school all in one go. Therefore, we hope our online training will help to alleviate some of the pressures schools are currently facing and help you to provide ongoing learning opportunities for the many pupils remaining at home for the foreseeable time.

Strategic Partners’ Training

LGfL Google training has continued with online webinar delivery by the The Apps Events Team. These cover a wide range of Google for Education tools and are aimed at new users. A separate blog was written about this in April. Read here and to attend one (or several) of the webinars just sign up here.

In addition, we have our long-standing partners  (e.g Just2Easy, Busy Things and Adobe) delivering training on their products too.

Online Introduction to Just2Easy: 

The Just2easy team have put on a full programme of training for the summer term, these can be found and booked by visiting the training portal. The titles and dates are as follows:

10 June | Intro to the Just2easy Infant Toolkit (JiT) (10:00-11:00)
17 June | Helping Learners With Reading and Writing (10:00-11:00)
24 June  | Using J2review for Successful Assessment and Feedback (10:00-11:00)
1 July | How Just2easy’s Teacher Workflow Will Save You Time and Energy (10:00-11:00)
8 July | Using Just2easy to Support Maths (10:00-11:00)

Bringing Home Learning to Life With Adobe: 

Adobe are offering several courses too; book on by visiting adobetraining.lgfl.net

SPARK
Free @adobespark training for all @LGfL teachers bi-weekly until end of the summer term! Join us on: June 9, 23 or July 7 &23. Learn how to get started with @AdobeSpark and leverage it in distance learning.
PHOTOSHOP
Keen on learning Adobe Photoshop and want to explore how to use visual learning aid to support home learning? Free @photoshop training for all @LGfL teachers on June 2 & July 14.
INDESIGN
Join us for free @InDesign training on June 16 and gain practical, hands-on tips on the use of multi-page documents and media.
RUSH
Free Adobe Premiere Rush training for all @LGfL teachers on June 30! Experience a practical project using Adobe Premiere Rush and gain hands-on tips on using video to secure a positive impact.

BusyThings Q and A:

The BusyThings Team are offering meetings on Zoom where they will give you a general overview and take questions to help you make the most of the resource.

Have you found the curriculum browser, or the PDF resource maker and the assignments

area? Join a member of the Busy Things team for a meeting on Zoom where will they will

give you a general overview and also take questions to help you make the most of your

subscription. Each meeting should last between 30 – 60 minutes (depending on how many questions are asked).

When school closure was imminent (remember that back in March?) we launched our coronavirus.lgfl.net site; to provide guidance and resources for those supporting school communities through the current Covid‑ 19 outbreak. We also changed the majority of the LGfL learning resources to open access (no login needed and normal access controls suspended) for the LGfL community in order to help our schools to offer meaningful education during school closures.**Please note that the access control has currently changed but the licence terms of use have not. Further details of licence conditions can be found in the individual summary page for each resource found at content.lgfl.net.

We appreciate how difficult the last few months have been and hope that the training so far has provided necessary support to our community. We are interested to find out what you would like to see as a future offer for training. Do get in touch via contentsupport@lgfl.net.

In these uncertain and constantly evolving times, we do not know for certain what the next academic year’s training programme for our community will look like. It is quite possible that a blended approach, similar to what schools are currently considering with regards to remote learning, may be the approach we take. However, one thing is certain we want to hear from you about what you would like and hope to see and build the programme around your needs.

Remember, if you need any support with our learning content you can contact the Inspire Team by emailing contentsupport@lgfl.net  or contact the LGfL Switchboard: 020 82 555 555. Also visit coronavirus.lgfl.net which is continually updated with advice and support during the partial school closures.

If you do use any LGfL content in your school to inspire your students do let us know by posting them on LGfL’s Twitter or Facebook.

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