Welcome to the November edition of TEL for ALL, an online newsletter for all GRETB FET staff. The purpose of this newsletter is to promote and provide information on how to use Technology Enhanced Learning in classrooms. In this edition we have some feedback from the TEL for ALL workshops; a TEL update for CPD; instructional video for Padlet and 2 exciting projects from students in VTOS Galway City. If you have any good examples of TEL that is being used in your centre that you would like to share, please email email@example.com and we will include it in your newsletter. Enjoy and, please, send us your feedback and articles!
TEL for ALL Training Workshops
The TEL for ALL introductory workshops are up and running with great success! There have been 9 sessions to date with more scheduled up to December. Workshops were shared via an Eventbrite link and staff were invited to join a session in a location convenient to them. The take up was so good that many sessions were booked out within days. There will be follow up sessions to fill the huge demand. We will also be having some online training sessions in the New Year so watch this space! Workshop participants were asked to identify TEL challenges and opportunities both for staff and learners, share TEL lesson successes, and offered some hands on training on Padlet for online collaboration. Ideas were shared via the TEL for ALL Padlet and you can review what was posted and add a comment by clicking the button below for access to the Padlet wall. All participants were also asked to fill out this survey monkey to help identify further training initiatives - it takes about 10 minutes, so do fill it in if you have any TEL training you would like!
If you would like to host a TEL for All session in your centre please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Padlet! An instructional video to get you started
TEL Update CPD
ETBI and SOLAS have collaborated with the National College of Ireland and NUI Galway to create three Blended Learning courses at QQI levels 6, 7 and 8. The level 8 Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning has commenced in NUIG with 40 participants from ETBs across the country. Level 6 and Level 7 are due to commence in the New Year.
iPad Training: following on from the iPad Training with Wriggle last January, we are aiming to put on some more training with those of you who have been using the iPads in your centre. This is an opportunity to build on the skills and to identify TEL Champions across the FET service. If you are interested in this, please let us know. Email email@example.com for more information about this.