Classroom Displays Online Training

 

The Classroom Displays Starter Course

The Basic Classroom Displays Course is a four week on line course for NQTs, teaching assistants or anyone who needs to know the basics of making effective classroom displays.

On the surface? It’s about learning the basics of making effective displays.

But really? It’s about making your classroom a better place to learn.

It’s designed for people who are unsure where to start with displays — people who struggle to find ideas or worry about their displays being boring.

By the end of the Basic Classroom Displays Course you will understand how to make your displays really work for your learners

You will learn where to look for display ideas and resources

You will know how to use basic design principles to make your displays stand out.
You will understand how to use colour in your displays and how to best to mount children’s work.

And best of all, you’ll have the experience of  looking at lots of other people’s displays and seeing how to improve them. Once you do that it becomes much easier to see how to improve your own!

The classes usually begin in the middle of each month and run for four weeks. Scroll down to the calendar for the exact dates for 2014.

Your Online Classroom Displays Starter Course

  1. The course will consist of:
    • 4 lessons presented in a password protected area of this site
    • Associated videos and/or slide shows
    • A practical task each week related to the topic
    • Access to a private community area
    • A Certificate of Completion for those who finish and share all the tasks
    • A PDF file of your lessons for you to keep.

    The course is ideal for people who want basic classroom displays training. See below if you are looking for a more advanced displays course.

Book Now for Only £20 (GBP)

Would you like to do basic classroom displays training without having to leave the comfort of your own home?

  • How about an INSET where you control how long you spend on each aspect, taking only the bits you actually need?

What would  this be worth to you?

This 4 week on-line course  is available for just £20 (GBP). (Find out how much that is in other currencies from Google currency converter Contact me if you have problems using PayPal and I will arrange an alternative method.)

 

Book Now for Only £20 (GBP)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the course for?

The course is suitable for teaching assistants, school based librarians and recently qualified teachers, or any one else who has responsibility for making classroom displays. We use mostly UK primary and secondary school classroom displays as examples. However, the course has been used and enjoyed by over 200 people from all over the world including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UEA,  Argentina, The Netherlands, India and the US.

I ran the first on line Classroom Displays training course in early 2010 for a small group. I’ve been running it several times a year since then, changing and updating the content as time went on. I have had very positive responses from students.

What you have to do
You are expected to read the course materials, it works best if you join in discussions on the site and complete the  practical tasks.

You can share your completed tasks in the private section of the website. You might also want want to share your ideas on the Facebook page or via the Flickr Group, maybe even on Twitter. Sometimes people prefer to respond privately to the tasks by email & that’s fine too.
You keep your access to all the lessons on line for an agreed period, with an extension if you need it to complete the tasks.

You also get a pdf file of the lessons that you can keep and work through at your own pace.

The course content for each week is:
Pre-course

Then:
Week 1 – why we have displays and starting to look at displays as learning objects. A video about why we make displays. The task involves looking at a display and working out the aims and objectives.
Week 2 – Some general design guidelines and related slide show. The task is to plan and share a display that follows some of the guidelines you have learned.
Week 3 – The use of colour in displays and mounting work for display, a slide show with examples of displays. The task is to print out, mount and share a provided piece of work.
Week 4 – Choosing lettering and fonts for displays, a slide show with examples of displays. The task is to plan and share a display using an appropriate kind of lettering.
The lessons will be here on the site  in a password protected area where you can also leave comments, ask questions etc.

If you want to know more either leave me a comment here or email me and I’ll get back to you.

What you need

  • Internet access
  • An email account

Optional but nice to have:

  • A printer
  • A digital camera, your phone is fine!

What happens after the course
When you complete the course I send you a pdf certificate of achievement  to print out and keep in your CPD folder. The main thing though is that you should be buzzing with new confidence in your displays ability and full of ideas. I hope that we’ll be able to keep in touch and I’m always glad to see display photos from course participants.

Book Now via PayPal (you do not need to have a Paypal account) The course costs just £20 GBPEmail me if you need to arrange another payment method

How it Works

  1. You pay for the course using Papal.
  2. I  send you the password and a link to the lesson each week.

Courses usually start mid month

Your Online Classroom Displays Starter Course

The course will consist of:

  • 4 lessons presented in a password protected area of this site
  • Associated videos and/or slide shows
  • A practical task each week related to the topic
  • Access to a private community area
  • A Certificate of Completion for those who finish and share all the tasks
  • A PDF file of your lessons for you to keep.

The course is ideal for people who want basic classroom displays training. See below if you are looking for a more advanced displays course.

Your Online Classroom Displays Starter Course

The course will consist of:

  • 4 lessons presented in a password protected area of this site
  • Associated videos and/or slide shows
  • A practical task each week related to the topic
  • Access to a private community area
  • A Certificate of Completion for those who finish and share all the tasks
  • A PDF file of your lessons for you to keep.

The course is ideal for people who want basic classroom displays training. See below if you are looking for a more advanced displays course.

Your Online Classroom Displays Starter Course

The course will consist of:

  • 4 lessons presented in a password protected area of this site
  • Associated videos and/or slide shows
  • A practical task each week related to the topic
  • Access to a private community area
  • A Certificate of Completion for those who finish and share all the tasks
  • A PDF file of your lessons for you to keep.

The course is ideal for people who want basic classroom displays training. See below if you are looking for a more advanced displays course.2013.

Book Now for Only £20 (GBP)

 

Classroom Displays Course FAQ

Do I have to be in class at certain times?

No, there are no set times when you have to be in class. The lessons are posted to the private course blog and emailed to you on set days, but this is a self-paced course, so you can fit it in whenever is best for you. Expect to spend about an hour or two on the course each week.

The course fees are in British pounds – do you accept payment in dollars/euros?

Yes! Payment is made via Paypal, which automatically converts currency for you. To check the current exchange rate, visit this useful online currency converter. If you don’t have a Paypal account use can still pay using a credit card (Paypal will provide instructions when you check out).

What’s a Flickr account?

Flickr.com is an online photo-sharing website that’s free to join. With an account you can upload photos to your own galleries, share photos with other users or keep your photos private if you prefer. There’s a pre-course session that explains how and why to open a Flickr account .

Do I have to share photos of my displays or answers to the tasks?

No, it’s not compulsory to share your photos, though sharing as a group is a wonderful way to gain new insights into your display ideas. We’ll all be focussed on the same aim – to learn more about making effective displays– so the blog will be a safe place to share. If you don’t want to share in the group you can always email me your responses.

How is the Displays course run?

The class focuses on weekly  assignments, backed up with a blog post and exercises. All content will be posted to the private course blog and also emailed to you direct as a pdf file.

If you want to know more   email me and I’ll get back to you.

Dates of Courses

 The Advanced Classroom Displays Course

If you are already comfortable with the basics of display and want to explore the topic in more depth you might be interested in the Advanced Classroom Displays Course.  The next course is April 2014. More details available click here

 

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  16 Responses to “Classroom Displays Online Training”

  1. Hi Linda,
    I am a TA in a primary school and am presently studying for a degree. For the module I am studying this semester, I am researching the effectiveness of display boards as teaching and learning tools. Could you confirm for me if your course has any reference to research, or if the weekly units can be sent out in less than 6 weeks?
    Many thanks,
    Val Sewell

    • I’ve emailed you a literature list that should help Val. The basic course does not cover research in the depth you need for the degree.

  2. Please could you advise if there is a set time when you have to access the programme or can it be anytime in the week? I am very interested in your course.

  3. Hi Linda, I am interested in this course. I am a TA and think I need to give more ‘oomph’ to my displays. I would like to find ways to make most of them 3D or with elements in 3D. Would it be covered in the course? Am I too late for this April one?

    • Hi Marianne
      The Starter course might be a bit basic for your needs if you have a fair bit of displays experience. Adding 3D elements to displays is covered in the Advanced Course. The next one starts after the half term break in June 2013. I will email you more details.

  4. Hi Linda, I will like to start the basic display course now please. I hope it’s not too late to join, I will also want to do the advanced stage when I’m done and will want to know when that will start.
    Do I also get a certificate for both trainings?

    • Hi
      Thanks for your interest. I’m afraid you have missed the start of the basic course for June. I will be running the course on a ‘self-study’ basis from July to the end of August. This means you will be able to register and pay for the course whenever you like during that period. Fewer people want to study over the UK summer period so you’d be working through the course more or less on your own. I’ll always be around to help or explain if you get stuck.
      This would let you start the Advanced Course at the end of September with the next group. There will be a small discount for people who have done the basic course already.
      Please let me know if this is suitable for you. I am currently updating the site so that you will be able to buy the ‘self-study’ version of the Basic Course.
      There will be certificates of completion for both courses
      Regards
      Linda

      • Hi Linda,
        I will be happy doing the self study course, as it is the basic training, and will be happy to do the advanced stage with a group of others.
        Will I get all the materials and certificate still?
        When can I pay the 20 pounds?

        • I’ve replied in email too Makamba. Just to explain a bit more the main difference is that you will have access to all the weekly lessons straight away. I will send you the password and the link to the lessons on July 1st. Then you can work your way through them as quickly or as slowly as you like. You will retain full access until the September class starts. (If for some reason you haven’t finished by then you can contact me to make other arrangements). You will also be able to download the PDF file of the lessons straight away to print out and keep.
          The private community area will be a little less busy than usual as fewer people do the course over the summer. I’ll still pop in and you can still reach me by email.

  5. Hi there, Could I do this course even if I’m not currently in the classroom ? Am on maternity.

    Thanks Stacey

  6. Thanks Linda, I look forward to starting in July.

  7. hi Linda, am very interested in your course but i have 2 questions. first, am an early years teacher, will this course be good for me? and secondly how safe is paying with a card? thanks.

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