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.
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  • Lectures 45
  • Contents Video: 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2015 English

Course 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.

What are the 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What 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.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

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.

Section 1: Lesson Planning
01:37

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

03:06

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.

01:54

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.

10:15

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.

11 questions

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.


Section 2: Engagement, Contextualisation and Motivation (ECM)
03:01

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.

02:52

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.

01:06

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

02:55

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

12:25

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.

16 questions

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.

Section 3: Positive Behaviour for Learning
02:03

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

04:03

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

02:21

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

02:55

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

08:19

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.

23 questions

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.

Section 4: Questioning
02:33

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

01:29

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

01:37

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

02:11

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

10:56

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.

10 questions

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.

Section 5: Differentiation for Struggling Learners
02:05

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.

02:38

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.

03:22

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

02:54

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

09:42

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

experiences of using differentiation to support stuggling learners.

16 questions

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.

Section 6: Differentiation for Fast Learners
03:16

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

01:56

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

02:45

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

09:34

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.

10 questions

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.

Section 7: Group Work
01:19

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

04:20

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

01:42

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

08:31

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.

21 questions

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.

Section 8: Assessment for Learning (AFL)
06:44

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

01:29

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

04:21

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.

12 questions

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.

Section 9: Marking and Feedback
02:18

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

04:11

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

02:48

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

03:33

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

21 questions

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.

Section 10: Takeaways
06:41

In this lecture you will learn a series of transferable techniques to get a lesson off to a great start.

05:48

In this lecture you will learn a series of transferable techniques to have a great end to a lesson.

02:12

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

02:44

In this video lecture we return to the volunteers to hear about their experiences trying out different takeaways and when they found them to be most useful.

15 questions

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.

Section 11: Ready to Teach
01:51

This video lecture is the final video of the course. We wish you luck in your teaching and hope this course has given you the tools to feel confident about stepping into the classroom and teach an effective lesson.

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Instructor Biography

Andrew Groark, Course Director, LRTT

Andrew is a Director of LRTT and Producer of the LRTT Online Course. After training teachers in East Africa, he dedicated his time based in Uganda to developing an online teacher training course for all volunteer teachers with the aim to support teachers to reaching the highest standards of classroom skill and help to volunteers achieve a positive impact. Andrew is a Teach First alumni with experience of teaching in the UK, Uganda, Tanzania, India and China.

Instructor Biography

Sam Butterfield, 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.

Instructor Biography

Tom Lewis, LRTT Director

After graduating from the University of Birmingham in 2009, Tom worked at a residential school for boys with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome for 2 years before moving to Africa for a year in leadership role with Volunteer Uganda. Whilst in Uganda he was involved in setting up the very first LRTT project, and has been involved ever since. Currently, Tom is based in the UK overseeing all operations within LRTT and Volunteer Uganda.

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