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The Emergency Series for Remote Teaching and Learning

The WCED eLearning Directorate in collaboration with the Free State Education Departmnet has created an online safe space to help support teachers, parents, and learners. These are inclusive one-stop platforms at your fingertips that offer a lifeline to navigate through distance learning. With just a click of your mouse, the unpacking of knowledge and inspiring a growth mindset begins. Thank YOU!

Remote Teaching and Learning for Teachers

 
Remote teaching and learning create incredible opportunities for effective learning and collaboration outside of the classroom. Our current situation – national lockdown - has led to a loss of teaching and learning time and has brought on many challenges and uncertainties about the immediate and future status of learning.
We have created this digital learning content pack for teachers to help strengthen remote teaching and learning practices.  It is aimed at developing your skills while learning and exploring new tools as you facilitate remote teaching and learning. 
SCHOOL IS CLOSED – LEARNING IS OPEN

Select SELF-PACED LEARNING or WEBINAR to start this learning journey. With self-paced learning, teachers are able to schedule their own time and pace as they navigate and work through the learning content.

​This self-paced learning journey is divided into 5 modules, shown below: 

Digital Learning Content Pack

Module 1:

DIY classroom

When thinking of remote teaching, what do I need?

Module 2:

Teaching Strategies

I am used to my own way of teaching, but what other strategies can I explore?

Module 3:

Finding Digital Content

Where can I find packaged content that I can adapt or use as is?

Module 4:

Creating Content

I am ready to create my own content. Where do I start?

Module 5:

Sharing Platforms

How can I connect with my learners?

Parent Toolkit for Remote Teaching and Learning

Remote teaching and learning create incredible opportunities for effective learning and collaboration outside of the classroom. Our current situation – national lockdown - has led to a loss of teaching and learning time and has brought on many challenges and uncertainties about the immediate and future status of learning.

We have created this digital learning toolkit for parents to help facilitate learning at home. It is aimed at giving parents an overview of the various educational platforms, that will support in the creations of a conducive learning environment at home., developing at-home digital learning skills, empowering communications between parents and teachers, and guiding parents on ensuring family cyber wellness.

Digital Learning Toolset

Module 1:

Parental Involvement

How do I communicate with my child's teacher?

Module 2:

Creating & Managing Learning Environment

How do I create a suitable learning space?

Module 3:

Enable Communication

How do I become involved in my child's learning?

Module 4:

Enable Learning

How do I become involved in my child's learning?

Module 5:

Cyber Wellness

How do I know which apps are safe?

Remote Teaching and Learning For Learners

Struggling to learn from home?

We are here to help you to get off the bed, and figure out how to learn from home using digital tools, understanding the online learning environment, how to chat and connect with your peers and teachers and how to have some crafty fun; exploring learning from home on a whole new level!!!

Here are 5 Hashtags to get you started and into the remote learning process.

# 1

Prepping2learn

Schooling has changed forever! The way we communicate with teachers, the way we use technology, the way we express ourselves and the classroom itself is forever altered. Learn how to cope with the distance, stay motivated and stop the procrastination by using these resources.

#2

Learn with me

Since everyone is so busy posting and sharing information online, you might as well pay some attention to creating content with friends. If you've forgotten how to share videos on YouTube, look at the reminders posted here.

#3

Curriculum forward

Famous last words, "The teacher didn't tell me what to do". Now you can help yourself to a selection of ready to use resources. Find out how to get started in the ePortal by checking out the segment here.

#4

Breaktime

Music just takes you to another level, am I right, Justin? Whatever your playlist might be, make sure you are taking some time out to "Treat yo' self". Remember to keep your mind active and avoid the negativity by reflecting in this area.

#5

Think before you post

Now that we are online, some rules do apply "once said, the web is fed". Make sure you follow the guidelines available to those online, so that you do not become a victim or cause victimization.  #THINKB4UCLICK