The program can be run in teams of 1,2 or 3. A team of 1 is the easiest to manage, whereas students will get the most benefit from a team of 3.
If this is your first time delivering the course, or if delivering the course online (teacher-led), we advise assigning students to a team of 1 or 2 .
The difference between the team sizes is completion of the student’s journal. If the students work in teams, they will have to communicate with their teammates to complete their own students journal.
The students’ journals are available in two forms, digitally and pdf.
The digital forms are available on the same page as the corresponding topic. When students complete these forms, a copy will be sent to their email address. If you have an e-portfolio system in place, students can upload their pdfs.
We recommend using pdf (i.e. pen and paper) to maximise learning. If you intend on using pdfs, you must print and distribute the journals; the full decks are available below:
Ensure all students are registered and have recorded their passwords somewhere safe. You should have been sent a ‘POS Welcome Pack’ email, with a code for distribution amongst your students. By following the link, students will be prompted to register to the website, and will be automatically assigned to your group. If you can’t find the link, let us know and we’ll resend it.
Remind the students to write down their password somewhere safe, and to use their school email address to register.
Your first class
For each topic, a video is supplied, which the students must watch. If using web conference software such as Zoom/Google Classroom/MS Teams to host the workshop, you may stream the video through your own screen.
Students who are late/have bad quality wi-fi can watch the video through their own account.
The video is divided into parts by a bell, at which point they should answer a question along with their team-mates. When the question is displayed on screen, you should pause the video, to allow students to fill in their students journal.
A link to Blooket is supplied, which adds an extra quiz element to the class. If you have not delivered the course before, don’t attempt the Blooket quiz yet.
Once you’re familiar with the content and flow of the workshop, you may wish to actively host the workshop, asking questions of students and contributing with your own answers/anecdotes from your own life. Be careful of time management!
If students aren’t engaging, gamification elements may be deployed. A quiz is supplied which students can do at the end of class, or you can use the Blooket version of the quiz during the class.