The entire ELIS teaching team has had the opportunity to continue their professional development during lockdown thanks to a series of webinars that have allowed them to acquire new knowledge and share best practice in a variety of teaching and learning areas.
These webinars were organised by Cognita Spain and were led through the participation of various staff members from different schools in the group. In the case of ELIS Murcia, our sister school, a Secondary Lengua teacher, Irene Pardo, participated in the “Micro-gamification with educational breakouts” webinar which dealt with the way in which breakout games or escape rooms can be introduced either in online or face-to-face learning. She demonstrated how students can be challenged to solve a series of puzzles using different codes in a variety of subject areas.
The Head of Upper School (ELIS Murcia), Jon Wayth, also led a webinar entitled “Learnings from lockdown on feedback” in collaboration with Jon Coward, Deputy Headteacher at TEMS, Madrid, where he shared best practice about which measures and strategies can be implemented to optimise teacher time and efficiency. The webinar examined how we can use some of the technological applications we have used during lockdown as part of our effective strategies in the future.