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Overview
Helping you succeed with Curriculum 2014
Espresso Webinars
Technical support
Newsletters
Twitter and Facebook

Teacher support: Overview

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The support we provide our subscribers is as important as the quality of our resources. In 2010, we won the BETT award for Service and Support demonstrating our commitment to providing effective services, support and professional development.

From the moment you subscribe to Espresso we surround you with support to help your school make the most of the service. This includes:

  • Freephone technical support 
  • Free Teacher Home Access to give teachers the to flexibility to plan where and when convenient
  • Lesson ideas to help you integrate Espresso resources into your teaching

...and more! Our support is ongoing throughout your subscription.

Teacher support: Helping you succeed with Curriculum 2014

 

NC2014At Espresso, we're working on all sorts of ways of helping you manage the curriculum change. From helping you to easily find which resources fit the new objectives, to creating new content to cover any new requirements, we want to make the transition as easy as possible. 

Click here to view our video guide to Curriculum 2014 and how Espresso can help you teach the new programmes of study.

 

Join our free webinar on Espresso and the National Curriculum 2014

Find out how the newly created Espresso resources developed specifically to support the National curriculum 2014 objectives in English, Maths and Science can be used effectively in your classroom.

Teacher support: Espresso Webinars

What's a webinar?

Espresso webinars are short online CPD seminars and they are designed to:

  • provide a useful introduction or refresher on the service for subscribers
  • keep you up to date with the latest service updates and new features added
  • provide inspiration and ideas for using Espresso Primary inside and outside of the classroom

A webinar is very much like a seminar you would attend at a conference – but you will participate remotely via your computer over the internet. The webinars will feature a presenter who will present the content to the audience, but will also provide you with the opportunity to ask questions that can be addressed during or after the webinar session –allowing full participation between the audience and the presenter.

All webinars are FREE to participate in and are intended for Espresso Primary subscribers or potential subscribers.

Webinar sessions on offer include

  • An introduction to Espresso Primary
  • Espresso and the National Curriculum 2014
  • Espresso and Grammar and Punctuation
  • Espresso and Algebra and Geometry
  • An introduction to Espresso Coding 

 

Webinar Schedule

Espresso and the National Curriculum 2014

This webinar will explore the newly created Espresso resources developed specifically to support the National Curriculum 2014 objectives in English, Maths and Science, and how these can be used effectively in your classroom.

This session will run on the following days:

Check back for future dates!

   

Espresso and Algebra and Geometry

Find out how Espresso's new Algebra and Geometry resources support the new mathematics KS2 objectives in the 2014 curriculum.

This session will run on the following days:

Check back for future dates!

  

An introduction to Espresso Coding

In this Webinar we will look at the Computing curriculum requirements that Espresso Coding meets and explain how Espresso Coding and the supporting materials within the service can help you to deliver the new curriculum confidently. 

This session will run on the following days:

Check back for future dates!

 

Webinar session rooms will be open 15 minutes before the scheduled start. Please allow enough time to login and perform some simple checks before the start of the webinar.

System Requirements for Webinars

• Stable internet connection

• Windows® 8, 7, Vista, 2003 Server or XP

• Mac OS® X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®) or newer

• Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer

• Mozilla® Firefox® 4.0 or newer

• Safari™ 3.0 or newer

• Google Chrome™

Full system requirements for webinars 

Teacher support: Technical support

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Our friendly, UK-based teams are ready to help all subscribers with their installation and technical questions, no matter how big or small. Many have worked in IT in schools, so they understand the specific needs of school ICT and the value of teachers' time.

Teacher support: Newsletters

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To ensure our subscribers keep up-to-date with what is on Espresso and how to use it, we send two email newsletters:

  • Our weekly newsletter accompanies each weekly update to the service. It outlines any new modules and summarises the features in News Bites, Espresso Extra and My first newspaper.
  • Espresso Perks is our monthly newsletter that focuses on the practical use of Espresso in the classroom. It offers advice and guidance from Espresso experts, showcases best practices, provides ideas for using Espresso at home and introduces you to the people at Espresso who produce the service each week.

Teacher support: Twitter and Facebook

Espresso offers teacher support and discussion through our presence on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and our Espresso blog.

If you have the appropriate account, you can become a Facebook fan or follow us on Twitter for:

  • Topical updates suggesting relevant content on Espresso
  • Classroom ideas and case studies
  • Behind-the-scenes talk and sneak previews of new content
  • Discussion areas where you can talk and share ideas with Espresso experts and other users
  • Instant answers to technical help requests and curriculum support
  • Competitions and fun stuff to download