Overview
Helping you succeed with Curriculum 2014
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 Discovery Education 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 Discovery Education Espresso resources into your teaching

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

Teacher support: Helping you succeed with Curriculum 2014

 

NC2014At Discovery Education, 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 Discovery Education Espresso can help you teach the new programmes of study.

 

Join our free webinar on Discovery Education Espresso and the National Curriculum 2014

Find out how the newly created Discovery Education Espresso resources developed specifically to support the 2014 National Curriculum objectives in English, maths and science can be used effectively in your classroom.

Teacher support: Webinars

What's a webinar?

Discovery Education 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 Discovery Education Espresso 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 Discovery Education Espresso subscribers or potential subscribers.

Webinar sessions on offer include:

  • An introduction to Discovery Education Espresso
  • An introduction to Espresso Coding
  • Discovery Education Espresso and NC2014 for KS1, LKS2, UKS2
  • Discovery Education Espresso and Computing
  • Discovery Education Espresso and Science
  • Discovery Education Espresso and Spelling
  • Discovery Education Espresso and The Mayans
  • Discovery Education Espresso and Traditional tales 

 

Webinar Schedule

An introduction to Discovery Education Espresso

This webinar will provide you with a useful overview of the Discovery Education Espresso service and demonstrate how to find the resources you need quickly and easily. Particularly useful for teachers who are new to Discovery Education Espresso.

This session will run on the following days:

Thursday, 11 December 4.00pm

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An introduction to Espresso Coding

Espresso Coding has been designed to help schools deliver the programming elements of the new Computing curriculum. In this webinar we will look at the Computing curriculum requirements that the service meets and explain how Espresso Coding and the supporting materials within it can help you to deliver the new curriculum confidently. Particularly useful for SLT and Computing coordinators.  

This session will run on the following days:

Thursday, 23 October 4.00pm

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Wednesday, 26 November 4.00pm

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Discovery Education Espresso and Computing

  Discovery Education Espresso's Computing modules have been updated and extended to cover the new requirements of the 2014 national curriculum. This webinar will introduce you to the exciting new resources we have developed with a particular emphasis on the new E-safety module. Particularly useful for SLT and ICT coordinators.

This session will run on the following days:

Wednesday, 8 October 4.00pm

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Thursday, 6 November 4.00pm

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Wednesday, 3 December 4.00pm

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Discovery Education Espresso and NC2014 for KS1, LKS2, UKS2

Find out how Discovery Education Espresso's exciting new resources, developed specifically to support the changes and additions in the 2014 curriculum, support the teaching of these objectives with particular emphasis on the core areas of English, Maths and Science. A three part seminar focusing on KS1 followed by LKS2 then UKS2. Particularly useful for SLT, subject leaders and Key Stage leaders.

Duration: Each session 20 mins + Q&A. You can join the entire session from 4pm, or log in just before the following times: KS1 - 4PM, LKS2 - 4.30 PM, UKS2 - 5 PM.

This session will run on the following days:

Wednesday, 1 October 4.00pm

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Thursday, 9 October 4.00pm

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Wednesday, 5 November 4.00pm

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Discovery Education Espresso and Science

Find out how Discovery Education Espresso's exciting new science resources have been developed specifically to support changes and additions in the 2014 national curriculum. The webinar will provide practical ideas on how to enhance engagement and learning in your science lessons through the use of our exciting new resources. Particularly useful for SLT and Science subject leaders.

This session will run on the following days:

Wednesday, 15 October 4.00pm

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Thursday, 13 November 4.00pm

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Thursday, 4 December 4.00pm

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Discovery Education Espresso and Spelling

Discovery Education Espresso's new spelling modules have been designed to support the teaching of the new literacy objectives in the 2014 curriculum. We will focus on the changes and resources in KS1, LKS2 and UKS2. Particularly useful for SLT, Literacy coordinators and Key Stage leaders.

This session will run on the following days:

Wednesday, 19 November 4.00pm

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Thursday, 27 November 4.00pm

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Wednesday, 10 December 4.00pm

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Discovery Education Espresso and the Mayan civilization

The Discovery Education Espresso and the Mayan civilization webinar will provide in-depth background and understanding of how this new module can be used to enhance History lessons. Packed with practical and immediately transferable lesson ideas, the webinar will explore the use of video and opportunities to exploit technology in the classroom − making lessons engaging and learning accessible. Particularly useful for SLT and History subject leaders.

This session will run on the following days:

Wednesday, 22 October 4.00pm

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Thursday, 20 November 4.00pm

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Discovery Education Espresso and Traditional tales

The Discovery Education Espresso Traditional tales webinar will provide in-depth background and understanding of how this new module can be used to enhance literacy lessons. Packed with practical and immediately transferable lesson ideas, the webinar will explore the use of video and opportunities to exploit technology in the classroom − making lessons engaging and learning accessible. Particularly useful for SLT and Literacy coordinators.

This session will run on the following days:

Thursday, 2 October 4.00pm

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Wednesday, 12 November 4.00pm

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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 Discovery Education 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 features and content in News Bites.

  • Espresso Perks is our monthly newsletter that focuses on the practical use of Discovery Education Espresso in the classroom. It offers advice and guidance from Discovery Education Espresso experts, showcases best practices, provides ideas for using Discovery Education Espresso at home and introduces you to the people at Discovery Education Espresso who produce the service each week.

Teacher support: Twitter and Facebook

Discovery Education offers teacher support and discussion through our presence on Facebook, Twitter and You Tube.

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

  • Topical updates suggesting relevant content on Discovery Education 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 Discovery Education Espresso experts and other users
  • Instant answers to technical help requests and curriculum support
  • Competitions and fun stuff to download