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Connect to Learning

Series 1

Join our first series of webinars and seminars targeting educators with a range of topics dealing with the day-to-day realities of schools, teaching and learning, the local educational scenario and students. The aim of this series is to provide Continuing Professional Development for educators and equip them with ideas and skills to enhance their practices. Educators who register for these sessions and participate actively will receive a Certificate of Participation issued by the Faculty of Education at the end of this series. Participants may choose to register for as many webinars and seminars as they wish.

 

Webinars are 60 minutes long and require participants to register and listen, but will not be seen online.

They can communicate to the speakers via chat and a Q&A facility.

The purpose of these webinars is to allow the guest speakers to present a theme and explore it in depth.

 

Seminars are 90 minutes long and require participants to register and to interact actively in the session.

The purpose of these seminars is to engage participants in more active input. Breakout rooms will be used so that participants can meet other educators, share their experiences and discuss opinions about the issues discussed.

 

The working language of all sessions will be predominantly Maltese but participants are free to intervene in either Maltese or English. A number of resources used during the sessions may be shared with the registered participants after the session. All sessions will be recorded and uploaded on this website.

 

The first series of webinars and seminars will run from May to July 2020.

All webinars and seminars are free of charge.

1. SEMINAR

The challenges of online teaching and learning

Different learning scenarios and learning needs give rise to different ways towards replacing the face-to-face classroom. In this seminar, guest speakers will discuss the challenges that educators, parents and students are experiencing during online teaching and learning.

Host: James Calleja

Moderator: Karen Mugliett
Guest speakers: Kurt Curmi, Suzannah Galea and Louise Grech Abela

Date:
TUESDAY 19, MAY 2020, 17:00 - 18:30

2. WEBINAR

Supporting online teaching and learning

This webinar will provide ideas, self-help tips and sustainable ways on how educators can carry out their practices online. A number of technological tools and their pedagogical merits will be discussed, and a critique of how one can enact meaningful learning experiences via technology will be presented.

Host: James Calleja

Moderator: Michelle Attard Tonna

Guest speakers: Joseph Vancell and Patrick Camilleri

Date:
TUESDAY 26, MAY 2020, 17:00 - 18:00

3. WEBINAR

The well-being of school leaders

We all know that headship is stressful and described as a high-risk role with detrimental impact on their emotional and mental health. With the new and unprecedented pressures of COVID-19 our school leaders need high levels of emotional resilience if they are to remain in the role. This webinar, the first directed at school leaders, aims to explore the challenges and heart of resilient leadership.

Host: James Calleja

Moderator: Christopher Bezzina

Guest speakers: Marlene Cauchi, Angela Pulis and Mark Ellul

Date:
TUESDAY 2, JUNE 2020, 17:00 - 18:00

4. SEMINAR

The students' learning experiences

during Covid-19

The aim of this seminar is to explore students’ experiences of online learning during schools’ closure period. We intend to provide educators with the students’ perspectives and allow them to react to the insights raised.

Host: James Calleja

Moderator: Michelle Attard Tonna

Guest speakers: Students from secondary and post-secondary schools, Rachel Grech and Maria McNamara

Date:
TUESDAY 9, JUNE 2020, 17:00 - 18:30

5. WEBINAR

The challenges for school leaders

during Covid-19

This seminar will focus on the challenges that school leaders are facing in leading their staff during the current pandemic. School leaders will share their experiences and look into ways about how school leaders may support their staff in this unprecedented time.

Host: James Calleja

Moderator: Christopher Bezzina
Guest speakers: Maria Montebello, Alfred Sant Fournier and Kenneth Vella.

Date:
TUESDAY 16, JUNE 2020, 17:00 - 18:00

6. WEBINAR

Lesson study:

A collaborative model for professional learning

This webinar will focus on lesson study as one model of professional learning. Participants will be presented with lesson study as a process for professional learning and then shown how the lesson study cycle engages educators in a collaborative inquiry involving planning, teaching and evaluating a research lesson.

Host: Michelle Attard Tonna

Moderator: Michael Buhagiar

Guest speakers: James Calleja, Bethan Hindley, Randolph Peresso and Laura Formosa

Date:
TUESDAY 23, JUNE 2020, 17:00 - 18:00

7. WEBINAR

The educational entitlement

of the vulnerable child

This webinar will deal with the challenges encountered by educators in addressing the educational needs of the more vulnerable children.


Host: James Calleja
Moderator: Christopher Bezzina

Guest speakers: George Psaila, Jonathan Attard and Marisa Deguara

Date:
TUESDAY 30, JUNE 2020, 17:00 - 18:00

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8. SEMINAR

Learning Outcomes in the time of Covid-19

This seminar will explore the current curricula and the learning outcomes approach to teaching and learning. We will focus on how these will be affected as a result of Covid-19 and the move toward more online teaching and learning. Current practices will be offered and discussed with exemplars provided.

Host: Michelle Attard Tonna

Moderator: James Calleja

Guest speakers: Gaetano Bugeja, Pamela Zerafa, Stephanie Asciak and Antoinette Caruana.

Date:
TUESDAY 7, JULY 2020, 17:00 - 18:30

The views expressed in the webinars or blogs pertain to the individual expressing them and are not necessarily the views of the Faculty.

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