Beyond Training

Our services go beyond training, we can help you as you transition your existing courses to online. We can support your content requirements, from taking your existing content and adapting it for online use to sourcing & creating new content.  Our experienced team can build rapidly and we hold the skills within our team to develop your online teaching. We can help you ensure that your content and lessons are accessible to minimise disruption to students, and provide information and guidance for SENCOs. We can also provide advice and guidance on what you may like to include in your online experience, and recommend the apps and tools you could utilise to provide a quality online learning experience for your students.

All this makes us a reliable choice to help you navigate abrupt changes in the education landscape.  To find out more drop us a line now (enquiries@kerrgardiner.co.uk) or give us a call on 01970 871208.

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Online Teaching – Additional Support

If closures are extended, with our extensive hands on experience we are uniquely able to support your institution to quickly ramp up your online teaching and provide practical support for your teaching staff – particularly important for Schools where staff may have little or no experience of teaching online.

We are now able to provide short intensive fully online courses to get your online teaching up and running quickly, and can adapt these to suit your particular requirements.  These are aimed at helping staff with the practicalities of moving from the classroom to online and are particularly suited to staff who will be teaching online for the first time.

We have experienced previous success producing a brand new ATHE accredited qualification (ATHE Level 4 Award in Teaching Online, 603/4515/9) for popular online school Wey Education,and have delivered this qualification using our own team of practitioners.

Our experience of VLEs extends to Canvas, Moodle, D2L, and LMS 365, therefore a flexible choice to delivery can be achieved, and we are also fully conversant in other tools including virtual classrooms and online assessment.

Call us now on 01970 871208 or drop us an email at enquiries@kerrgardiner.co.uk

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Online Teaching – Free Resources

There are two key elements of enabling online learning; how to use the technology and how to teach (or pedagogy).  There are a lot of free courses out there and most learning systems have online training in how to use their tools.  There are also some good courses on teaching online, Futurelearn is a good place to point your staff to, and their courses are produced by university specialists in teacher training and online teaching https://www.futurelearn.com/subjects/teaching-courses.

But if closures are extended, will this ad hoc approach be enough to ensure your students are getting the best possible education to pass their exams? This is where we could help, with our extensive network of experienced professionals we can help you plan and deliver your online teaching.

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Covid-19 Update

As the impact of Coronavirus escalates. it is increasingly likely that schools, colleges, and universities will face closures and a need to deliver their teaching online.  This will mean providing practical support for teaching staff – particularly important for Schools where staff may have little or no experience of teaching online. A rough & ready approach will be common initially and should suffice, but if the closures become extended then schools will face a challenge to address quality aspects – but will they be ready to do so?  Follow our series of short blogs providing advice & highlighting resources, many of which are free, to help you deal with the crisis.

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