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The first and most important thing to be doing over the next few weeks is to make sure you and your family are staying safe. However, you might also be concerned about your own development if schools are to be suspended for weeks or indeed months.

So, below are some sites that you can access to support your continued learning during this period when you are not able to get into schools. Some of these are online learning courses, some links to websites with resources and materials. Some of these are developing general pedagogic or educational ideas and others will help with subject knowledge.

As well as the links below you should consider your own networks and supporting each other via WhatsApp or Skype or Zoom to work on collaborative planning and sharing of ideas. This could be a time for developing some medium term schemes of work, at developing teaching resources, at practise assessing children's work: again possibly in collaboration with your placement schools after Easter. Also remember to use the expertise of your subject and phase tutors and your mentors.

If you are aware of any other organisations offering support for teacher education or development (not school or student support there is lots of that around esp. the list complled by the TES) then could you please mail p.hopkins@hull.ac.uk with the details and I will add to this page.

This is not a list of things you must do - and be assured that if you are not able to do this you will not be penalised in any way - as stated above the first and most important thing to do is to stay safe. This is a list of things that you might want to do and might find useful during this time of isolation - there are only so many box sets!!

General Teacher Education ... developing your portfolio
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NASEN
National Association for SEN

Modular course: Focus on either Primary or Secondary consists of the following modules - Initial Assessment High Quality Practice Participation and Engagement; Identifying Needs Outcomes Meeting Needs; Research in Practice Final Self Assessment.

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OpenEdu
Engaging with educational research
Engaging with educational research, introduces you to the theoretical toolkit that is an essential part of engaging in educational enquiry. You will consider the types of theories and what their role is in the research process. Two very influential research perspectives are examined to identify differences in ways we think about and study the social world. Go to resource
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Introduction to child psychology
Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, and studying these changes is endlessly stimulating. In this free course, Introduction to child psychology, you will be introduced to the discipline of child psychology and some of the key questions that guide the understanding of childhood. Go to resource
Future Learn: Teaching Join online education courses to support teachers' professional learning and development. Enhance how you teach subjects such as English as a foreign language or STEM, or try new approaches to assessment, behaviour management or special needs provision. Go to resource
Google for Education For educators and IT administrators preparing for potential school closures — or currently facing them — here are a few ways to engage students through distance learning. Go to resource
JSTOR To support our institutions during this challenging time, JSTOR and our participating publishers are making an expanded set of content freely available to our participating institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19. Go to resource
Microsoft Education Course

Learn how to use Microsoft technology in your classroom in effective and engaging ways while also earning professional development hours.

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Apple Teacher

Apple Teacher is a free professional learning programme designed to support and celebrate educators using Apple products for teaching and learning. As an educator, you can build skills on iPad and Mac that directly apply to activities with your students, earn recognition for the new things that you learn and be rewarded for the great work you do every day.

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Coursera A range of courses to explore and develop your practice. Many of these offer you free access to the courses though not certification. Go to resource
Chartered College for Teaching
Open Access resources
Open Access resources from the Chartered College. The CCT, is free for those studying to become teachers of children or young people aged 0-19 years, and teachers taking time out of the classroom for full-time study.
5 Minute lesson planning The simple online tool that creates comprehensive lesson plans in 5 minutes flat - free for a 14 day train then £24 per annum. Go to resource
Sage Online
Academic Texts
To help you navigate the challenge of transitioning to teaching online, Sage Publishing have opened up access to the following resources to help you set up and manage an online course quickly and successfully, at no charge to you or your students - some things are only accessible via the University library. Go to resource
Bloomsbury As we all work together through an unprecedented situation, Bloomsbury would like to help the library and educational community in any way we can. Below are some of the initiatives we hope will provide support at university and high school level. Go to resource
British Sign Language Learning British Sign Language with us is fun, easy, & flexible. Our unique online signing course is a comprehensive introduction for anybody who is interested in learning BSL. You can now learn wherever and whenever you like. Go to resource
Resources for Primary Education
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OpenEdu: Free Courses A huge range of courses on subject from Accessibility of learning to the ‘why’ and ‘what’ of educational leadership and management. Courses in all subjects for both secondary and primary. Go to resource
Future Learn: Teaching Join online education courses to support teachers' professional learning and development. Enhance how you teach subjects such as English as a foreign language or STEM, or try new approaches to assessment, behaviour management or special needs provision. Go to resource
SENECA Learning Join 2,900,000 students using Seneca as the funnest way to learn at KS2, KS3, GCSE & A Level. And it's free! Go to resource
BBC Bitesize: Primary

A range of support resources for Primary levels ages 3 to 11 for the curriculum in England as well as the other countries in the UK.

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British Council: Grammar

Practise your English grammar with clear grammar explanations and practice exercises to test your understanding. All learners, whatever their level, have questions and doubts about grammar as they're learning English and this guide helps to explain the verb tenses and grammar rules in a clear and simple way.

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Futurelearn
Teaching Phonics in Early Childhood
Intentionally and explicitly teaching the relationship between letters and sounds through play-based pedagogies is a crucial part of children’s literacy development. There is much popular debate surrounding this topic, amongst researchers, teachers, parents and education authorities. This course will share research-based knowledge and skills around code-based literacy in early childhood Go to resource
Dr Frost Maths: Mathematics DrFrostMaths provides an online learning platform, teaching resources, videos and a bank of exam questions, all for free. Good for developing your own mathematics skills. Go to resource
NCETM
Supporting Initial Teacher Education.
The craft of teaching is a very practical one but it also has a rich background of theory. The best ITE provision combines the theoretical and the practical so that trainee teachers develop effective practice with a clear view of why it is effective and on what principles it is based. Go to resource
nRich: Mathematics

Welcome to the Primary Teacher homepage: These pages offer support on the Primary Mathematics curriculum for Primary Teachers. This includes support for the primary curriculum and Working Mathematically.

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STEM learning
Science, Technology, Maths

Online courses from STEM Learning allow you to learn wherever and whenever alongside your teaching. You'll be supported by experienced educators to use our online courses to meet your development needs and help you maximise your students' learning. You'll access real classroom footage, discuss lessons with colleagues from around the world, and learn from leading experts in their respective fields

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ReachOut CPD:
Primary Science

Teach the primary science curriculum with confidence. Free online CPD, developed with Imperial College London.

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Computer Science:
Programming

Here are some great projects that will help you start writing code and get going with digital making:

 
Khan Academy:
Subject Knowledge

Developed on personalised learning, trusted content and tools to empower teachers.

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Resources for Secondary Education
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OpenEdu: Free Courses A huge range of courses on subject from Accessibility of eLearning to the ‘why’ and ‘what’ of educational leadership and management. Courses in all subjects for both secondary and primary. Go to resource
Future Learn: Teaching Join online education courses to support teachers' professional learning and development. Enhance how you teach subjects such as English as a foreign language or STEM, or try new approaches to assessment, behaviour management or special needs provision. Go to resource
Pearson Publishing Pearson are offering support for a range of subjects and courses including making some of the e-textbooks available. Go to resource
SENECA Learning Join 2,900,000 students using Seneca as the funnest way to learn at KS2, KS3, GCSE & A Level. And it's free! Go to resource
BBC Bitesize: Secondary A range of support resources for Secondary levels ages 11 to 16 for the curriculum in England as well as the other countries in the UK. Go to resource
NCETM
Supporting Initial Teacher Education.
The craft of teaching is a very practical one but it also has a rich background of theory. The best ITE provision combines the theoretical and the practical so that trainee teachers develop effective practice with a clear view of why it is effective and on what principles it is based. Go to resource
NCETM
Secondary ITE development materials
Six professional development units designed for ITE tutors to use with secondary trainee maths teachers. The first unit introduces trainee teachers to principles of teaching for mastery. The other five introduce the Five Big Ideas of teaching for mastery, exemplified in a secondary school context. Go to resource
nRich: Mathematics

Welcome to the Secondary Teacher homepage: These pages offer support on the Secondary Mathematics curriculum for Secondary Teachers. This includes support for the secondary curriculum and Working Mathematically.

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Examination Boards The examination boards are offering some free resources but all have the examination specifications and some wider support materials
NATRE (National Association for Teachers of RE) RE Today is supporting NATRE by providing ALL teachers with resources which they can use and share with parents to support with home learning. Go to resource

The Geography Association
Support for trainee teachers

This section is to support new geography teachers, whether you are undergoing training, are newly qualified or are in the early years of your teaching career. It provides guidance and information about all aspects of geography teaching. Go to resource
The Historical Association
Support for novice teachers
The ‘New, Novice and Nervous’ section includes a set of short guides to the HA’s professional journal Teaching HistoryEach guide focuses on an issue that new history teachers (or non-history specialists) might be struggling with and directs you to articles by practising teachers showing how they have tackled the same problem. These are paid resources. Go to resource
Institute of Physics
Early Career Teachers
Your early years as a physics teacher can be a steep learning curve. We have a range of resources to help you meet the challenges you'll face. Go to resource
Khan Academy:
Subject Knowledge

Developed on personalised learning, trusted content and tools to empower teachers.

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Subject Associations
Various subject associations are looking to offer support during this time these are useful contacts to have. The overarching group is the Council for Subject Associations (CfSA).
Applying for jobs ...

Whilst we do not know what will be happening over the next few weeks or even months it is likely that you will be applying to jobs a little later in the year some links to help with this:

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