Learn to teach abroad with Limited Resource Teacher Training
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Learn to teach abroad with Limited Resource Teacher Training

The LRTT course introduces learners to a wide range of teaching methods vital for anyone about to teach abroad.
4.3 (21 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
156 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2015
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Plan an effective lesson
  • Make lesson content relevant to pupils
  • Manage behaviour in the classroom
  • Use a variety of questioning techniques
  • Differentiate lessons for struggling learners
  • Differentiate lessons for fast learners
  • Use group work in the classroom effectively
  • Assess pupils learning effectively
  • Provide effective marking and feedback to pupils
  • Use a range of takeaway activities
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Requirements
  • At the start of each section is a course pack to accompany the video lectures. This needs to be printed out and completed as you work your way through the course.
  • It is also recommended that you keep your own notes whilst you watch the videos so a pen and paper would also be useful.
Description

Are you interested in volunteer teaching abroad? Have you been accepted onto a volunteer teaching programme and keen to complete some teacher training before you go?

The LRTT online course has been designed specifically to introduce you to the key principles of teaching in a limited resource environment and to prepare you for your volunteer teaching placement.

We're passionate about making sure those who travel abroad to teach have a positive impact. This course has been put together by a team of over 10 qualified teachers who have a range of International experience who are all dedicated to making sure volunteers don't just address the global issue of teacher shortage, but also improve quality, too.

This course is without doubt one of the most useful things you could do if you're off to teach abroad. We hope you find the content useful and wish you luck on your project.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed to equip volunteers teaching in limited resource environments
  • This course is for anyone looking to develop their skills as a teacher
  • Volunteers who are about to teach abroad in a developing country
  • Students who are thinking about becoming a teacher
  • No prior teaching experience is required
  • If you are not interested in teaching, working with children, traveling to developing countries and/or helping to support communities in poverty, then this course is not for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
03:00:06
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Introduction to the course
1 Lecture 03:44

This video lecture explains how the course works, gives a clear view of the course structure and gets you thinking about your aims and objectives for the course.

Preview 03:44
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Lesson Planning
4 Lectures 16:52

This lecture will introduce you to the three key questions you should ask yourself when you start to plan a lesson.

Preview 01:37

This video lecture will introduce the traditional structure of a lesson. By the end of the video you should know the functions of a starter, a main and a plenary.

Preview 03:06

In this video lecture Sam and Andy discuss some frequently asked questions about lesson planning. Hopefully it will answer some questions you may have at this point.

Preview 01:54

This video lecture includes a series of interviews with volunteers who have completed this course, sharing their experiences, the lessons they've learnt and the challenges they have faced on the ground.

Lesson planning volunteer reflections
10:15

Thank you for completing Section 2: Lesson Planning. Please complete this quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.


Lesson Planning
11 questions
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Engagement, Contextualisation and Motivation (ECM)
5 Lectures 22:19

In this video lecture you will learn how to engage pupils by make lesson content relevant to them, and why this is crucial to being an effective teacher.

Making Learning Relevant to the Real World
03:01

In this video lecture you will learn about the difference ways that pupils learn, the meaning of VAK, and how to use it in the classroom.

Learning Styles
02:52

In this video lecture you will learn about the different types of motivation, and how they affect the pupils' learning.

Motivation
01:06

In this video lecture Andy and Sam answer key questions about engagement, contextualisation and Motivation.

ECM - FAQs
02:55

This video lecture returns to interviews with volunteers who share more of their experiences of using the methods discussed in this section and discuss what worked well and what challenges were faced.

ECM - Volunteer Reflections
12:25

Thank you for completing this section. Please complete the quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. The quiz is multiple choice with 4 options to choose from. Choose the option that most accurately answers the question. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.

Engagement Contextualisation and Motivation
16 questions
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Positive Behaviour for Learning
5 Lectures 19:41

In this video lecture you will look at what is meant by 'good behaviour' and how behaviour relates to learning.

What is good behaviour?
02:03

In this video lecture you will look at key techniques to prevent bad behaviour before it starts.

Prevention is better than the cure
04:03

This video lecture will help you to understand how and when to sanction disruptive behaviour in the classroom.

How and when to sanction disruptive behaviour
02:21

In this video lecture Andy and Sam answer key questions about behaviour.

Behaviour - FAQs
02:55

This video lecture returns to interviews with volunteers who share more of their experiences of using the methods discussed in this section and talk about the methods they used to manage behaviour.

Behaviour - Volunteer Reflections
08:19

Thank you for completing this section. Please complete the quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. The quiz is multiple choice with 4 options to choose from. Choose the option that most accurately answers the question. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.

Behaviour for Learning
23 questions
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Questioning
5 Lectures 18:46

In this video lecture you will learn the difference between open and closed questions, and when each should be used.

Open and Closed questions
02:33

In this video lecture you will learn a number of questioning techniques to ensure you use questioning as effectively as possible in the classroom.

Thinking Questions
01:29

In this video lecture you will learn about how to get the best out of pupils with your questioning.

Wait time - creating time to think
01:37

In this video video lecture Sam and Andy talk through some of the common questions on the topic of questioning within teaching.

Questioning - FAQs
02:11

This video includes a series of interviews with volunteers who have completed this course, sharing their

experiences, the lessons they've learnt and the challenges they have faced on the ground.

Questioning - Volunteer Reflections
10:56

Thank you for completing this section. Please complete the quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. The quiz is multiple choice with 4 options to choose from. Choose the option that most accurately answers the question. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.

Questioning
10 questions
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Differentiation for Struggling Learners
5 Lectures 20:41

In this video lecture you will look at how pupils are affected when the content of a lesson is pitched too high for them, and they don't understand.

The link between lesson difficulty and behaviour
02:05

In this video lecture you will look at the theory behind differentiation to understand how learning happens, and why it's crucial to differentiate the support you offer pupils to ensure they are moving forward with their learning.

Theory of Differentiation
02:38

In this lecture you will learn 3 techniques to help you embed differentiation in your lessons, and cater to the needs of every pupil.

Three ways to support learners
03:22

In this video lecture, Andy and Sam answer key question about differentiation for struggling learners.

Differentiation for struggling learners - FAQs
02:54

This video lecture includes interviews with volunteers who have completed this course, sharing their

experiences of using differentiation to support stuggling learners.

Differentiation for struggling learners - Volunteer Reflections
09:42

Thank you for completing this section. Please complete the quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. The quiz is multiple choice with 4 options to choose from. Choose the option that most accurately answers the question. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.

Differentiation for Slow Learners
16 questions
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Differentiation for Fast Learners
4 Lectures 17:31

In this video lecture you will learn how to effectively use extension tasks to sufficiently challenge the most able pupils.

Extension Tasks
03:16

In this video lecture you will learn how to use success criteria to ensure every pupil gets the most out the lesson.

Success Criteria
01:56

In this video lecture Andy and Sam talk through some frequently asked questions about differentiation for fast learners.

Differentiation for fast learners - FAQs
02:45

This video lecture will return to speaking to volunteers who have completed the course to find out from them how they used extension tasks and higher order thinking in their lessons.

Differentiation for Fast Learners - Volunteer Reflections
09:34

Thank you for completing this section. Please complete the quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. The quiz is multiple choice with 4 options to choose from. Choose the option that most accurately answers the question. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.

Differentiation for Fast Learners
10 questions
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Group Work
4 Lectures 15:52

This video lecture you will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of group work.

Why Group Work?
01:19

This video lecture you will learn about different methods of grouping pupils, and how to use group roles effectively.

How to set the groups
04:20

In this video lecture Andy and Sam share some common questions asked by volunteers about how to use group work in the classroom.

Group Work - FAQs
01:42

This video lecture will return to speaking to volunteers who have completed the course to find out from them how they used group work in their lessons.

Group Work - Volunteer Reflections
08:31

Thank you for completing this section. Please complete the quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. The quiz is multiple choice with 4 options to choose from. Choose the option that most accurately answers the question. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.

Group Work
21 questions
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Assessment for Learning (AFL)
3 Lectures 12:34

This video lecture introduces and explains 5 of the best ways to check that your pupils are learning.

Five ways of Checking the Learning
06:44

In this video lecture Andy and Sam respond to a number of frequently asked questions about AFL.

Assessment for Learning - FAQs
01:29

This video lecture will include interviews with volunteers who have completed the course to find out from them how they used assessment for learning in their lessons.

Assessment for Learning - Volunteer Reflections
04:21

Thank you for completing this section. Please complete the quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. The quiz is multiple choice with 4 options to choose from. Choose the option that most accurately answers the question. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.

Assessment for Learning
12 questions
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Marking and Feedback
4 Lectures 12:50

In this video lecture you will learn about different types of feedback and how to ensure it is of real value to your pupils.

The Difference between Summative and Formative Marking
02:18

In this video lecture you will learn several practical marking methods to ensure you are offering maximum benefit to pupils and being time efficient.

Marking Pupils Books
04:11

In this video lecture Andy and Sam talk through a few frequently asked questions about marking and feedback.

Marking and Feedback - FAQs
02:48

In this video lecture we return to the volunteers to hear about their experiences trying out different ways of marking and feedback.

Marking and Feedback - Volunteer Reflections
03:33

Thank you for completing this section. Please complete the quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the content. The quiz is multiple choice with 4 options to choose from. Choose the option that most accurately answers the question. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary so try to achieve 100% before moving on to the next section.

Marking and Feedback
21 questions
2 More Sections
About the Instructor
Tom Lewis
4.3 Average rating
21 Reviews
156 Students
1 Course
Course Director, LRTT

Tom is a co-Founder and Director of LRTT and one of the 4 producers of the LRTT Online Course. After teaching and delivering teacher training in East Africa, LRTT put together a team of teachers and course designers to develop an online teacher training course for all volunteer teachers who travel abroad to teach in limited resource contexts. The course helps teachers to reach the highest standards of classroom skill and achieve a positive impact.

Andrew Groark
4.3 Average rating
21 Reviews
156 Students
1 Course
LRTT Online Instructor

Andy, who currently teaches at the British International School in Shanghai, is a director of LRTT and has a wealth of experience teaching in a wide range of countries across the World. As well as being one of the lead instructors on LRTT's online course, Andy has developed a number of teacher training initiatives and has led LRTT fellowships in two countries.

Sam Butterfield
4.3 Average rating
21 Reviews
156 Students
1 Course
LRTT Online Lead Instructor

Having graduated from Teach First in 2012, Sam has gone on to become a director of LRTT and has led LRTT Fellowships in Uganda, Cambodia and Tanzania. In addition to being a lead instructor in LRTT's online course, Sam was elected as Teach First Participant President in 2013, before returned to the classroom as an English teacher at an outstanding academy in North England.