How Schools are Streaming Lessons
Welsh government prepares to start live streamed lessons amidst coronavirus pandemic.
07:43 23 June 2020
The Welsh Government has recently released new guidelines as the country prepares for the opening of classes on June 29. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the national government now allows schools across the country to deliver live lessons online to ensure the safety of pupils.
Cardiff, Wale's largest local education authority, has provided training to support its schools as it transitions from traditional classroom learning to distanced and blended learning. It also offers virtual teacher training in partnership with the Open University.
A Cardiff Council spokesman said: "Further training will continue to support teachers in delivering both synchronous and blended learning."
"In additional to training, Cardiff Council is providing 3,000 laptops to teachers so they do not have to use personal devices, protecting both their privacy and promoting safeguarding."
Helen Richards, programme manager for cross-regional working for the Welsh Government's four school improvement consortia across Wales, sais that it is up to the schools if they want to live stream or not.
"It is within each school's own gift to decide if, how and when they develop this aspect of their blended learning approach to meet the unique needs of their learners.
"Some schools currently use live streaming and some will deliver learning using this medium in the coming academic year.
"We are aware that a number of school leaders are, or are considering, using live streaming as part of their blended learning approach.
"Regional consortia are supporting schools in developing their blended learning offer for the coming academic year."