Leading edtech companies join forces to create free online teaching masterclass

ClickView partners with Makematic, Adobe, iCivics and Participate to deliver much needed Teaching Online Masterclass (TOM), a free video course for educators full of practical strategies for online teaching

The impact of school closures due to COVID-19 has highlighted the undeniable importance of digital and blended learning. Educators across the UK have had to adapt quickly, in many cases without training in teaching remotely and delivering lessons online.

With ongoing uncertainty and the potential need to revert to remote teaching without much warning, the masterclass couldn’t be better timed.

Introducing Teaching Online Masterclass (TOM)

The world-leading video content resource for primary schools, secondary schools and further education settings, ClickView, has partnered with the likes of Makematic, Adobe and iCivics to launch a new online masterclass series, TOM.

TOM is a free online professional development resource for teachers making the leap into online learning. The move to remote and blended learning has been accelerated worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic. This engaging, self-paced video series provides teachers grappling with change, practical approaches and strategies for online teaching.

Teaching online is about more than just the technology. Of course, it’s important to know your Teams and Zooms from your Google Classrooms, but the way lessons are planned, classrooms are managed and students are engaged is different online too.

Created for educators by educators, discover useful strategies for online learning and hear from experienced teachers, academics and industry professionals who share their expertise and insights in more than 50 bite-sized videos, which focus on pedagogy.

TOM aims to equip educators with the confidence and skills required to teach successfully online, including practical, actionable strategies that can be implemented right away.

ClickView CEO, Edward Filetti, explained:

“2020 has seen educators have to adapt to an entirely new way of planning, teaching, assessing and resourcing, in addition to ensuring the wellbeing of their students without a physical presence. They’ve been expected to become masters of digital teaching and learning tools overnight, regardless of their experience, budget or the digital resources already at their disposal. The Teaching Online Masterclass gives teachers everything they need to deliver engaging, proven outcomes with their students, and we’re providing it 100% free.”

Tara Walsh, Director of Engagement, and Innovation, Makematic, said:

“TOM focuses on online pedagogy over technology and really takes into account what the research tells us works in this space. The contributors were carefully chosen because of their expertise, as practitioners or professionals who really know what it takes to be a super online educator. More than ever, educators are crying out for resources such as this, and that’s why it’s such an exciting project to be involved in.”

The Masterclass series itself is organised into six categories:
1. Online is different
2. Designing online learning experiences
3. Pedagogical strategies
4. Technology as a tool
5. Community building
6. Digital wellbeing

The online masterclass contributors are from different parts of the world, meaning unique content with multicultural perspectives, which provides insights into how countries abroad have approached online learning.

To find out more about what to expect from TOM, meet the contributors and browse online videos, visit: clickview.co.uk/teaching-online-masterclass


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