Digital Skills for A Blended Learning Environment
Oscar Stringer has developed the Online Learning Hub for schools that understand the importance of staff development and provide their teachers with resources to acquire new, relevant digital skills. Now with anytime access to up-to-date, structured training and teaching resources, teachers can effectively plan and deliver exciting lessons, using the technology meaningfully to enhance students’ learning.
The Hub’s mission is to ensure students ultimately use iPads productively to develop higher level, creative and independent thinking skills, while teachers develop confidence accessing training materials when they need throughout the academic year.
Self-Paced Certified Training For Teachers
Working collaboratively with SLT, bespoke online courses can be designed for schools, focusing on subject areas, SEN or whole school training sessions. These courses include a certificate of completion for teachers to use in performance reviews and appraisals.
Each learning area of the Hub features apps, lesson ideas and projects for beginners, intermediate and advanced iPad users. The Hub is for everyone from beginners to the most experienced iPad users in school.
It takes time embedding digital with traditional
Teaching iPad skills combined with subject objectives can be extremely demanding, yet it is essential to maintain a consistent level of understanding for both students and teachers.
Historically trainers visit schools once a year, demonstrate apps, ideas and workflows and in just a few hours, teachers are expected to develop confidence and remember ideas to last a year. For most this is not effective CPD. A content rich supply of lesson ideas to support traditional learning, which teachers can dip into and use when needed is far more beneficial to maintaining and sustaining technology in schools.