So, last month we announced the winners of the Create Your Character Competition. Five fantastic avatars designed by primary school children will now be recreated for use within the Learnanywhere VLE.
As the winners begin to appear in local papers around the UK, celebrating their victories, Webanywhere has begun announcing a series of free e-learning events – many of them at winning schools, who have kindly agreed to be the hosts.
Most of the events feature CEOP Ambassador Tracey Gentle. Tracey is a former teacher with a wealth of knowledge when it comes to e-learning. Plus, as a CEOP Ambassador she has become popular with teachers needing help with meeting Ofsted requirements for their school website, promoting e-safety within schools as well as integrating technology in the classroom.
The list of events also includes an open training session for Learnanywhere. This is for all teachers, whether you use Learnanywhere or not, and will give a back-to-basics overview of using a learning platform in school.
These topics can be found in our list of events – which begin tomorrow in Leeds. The full list can be found on our Events page over at Newsanywhere, but we’ve included an overview of each date below. If you want to find out more, or would like to pop along to any of these events, just email [email protected]
Wednesday 13th November 9-11am
Nurturing Online Learning: Leeds
Rose Bowl, Leeds LS1 3HE
The subjects of this event are e-safety and cyberbullying, and school broadband services. e-Safety is a big part of Ofsted inspections now, and Tracey Gentle will be covering how you can help prevent cyberbullying, and create a cyberbullying policy within your school.
Thursday 21st November
Learn Learnanywhere 4-5.30pm
Holy Trinity Dobcross Primary School, Oldham OL3 5BP
A learning platform training session, giving a back-to-basics overview of using the Webanywhere learning platform, Learnanywhere.
Thursday 21st November 9.30am-12.30pm
Nurturing Online Learning: Devon
Wolborough Primary School, Newton Abbott TQ12 2JU
Wolborough Primary School near Newton Abbott is the host school for this event – which will cover Ofsted requirements for school websites. This is a useful overview of essential information you will need to include on your website – and if you’re a School Jotter user, useful hints and tips on updating your website. There will also be a session covering e-learning in the classroom, which will cover ways to get the most from a learning platform.
Friday 22nd November 9.30am-12.30pm
Nurturing Online Learning: Wigan
Christ Church CE Primary School, Leigh WN7 4HB
Competition winners Christ Church CE School host this event, which Webanywhere’s e-Learning Consultant James Norris will present alongside Tracey Gentle. e-Safety in the classroom and Ofsted requirements for school websites are the topics that will be covered. There will also be a short presentation by Christ Church CE Primary School’s Clair Gornall about creating and managing a school website effectively.
Thursday 28th November, 3.15-5.515pm
Nurturing Online Learning: Essex
Westborough School, Westcliff-On-Sea SS0 5BS
Tracey Gentle will cover Ofsted requirements for school websites, giving an overview of how to update your website and the information you will need to include. Tracey will also cover integrating e-learning into everyday teaching, explaining how technology, and a VLE, can assist you in the classroom.
Friday 29th November, 9am-12pm
Nurturing Online Learning: Stoke
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7DG
Tracey Gentle will give an overview of cyberbullying and explain how schools can prevent and combat this growing problem. There will also be useful e-safety resources and information available, as well as an overview of using an e-portfolio system to promote e-safety, presented by Webanywhere’s e-learning consultant John Standhaven. Tracey will then cover Ofsted requirements for school websites, again giving an overview of how to update your website and the information you will need to include.