The Staff resource centre page contains several documents which cover the practicalities of teaching on campus this year, including 2 metre distance planning for all active teaching rooms, as well as circulation plans for various building across LSE.
Michaelmas teaching spaces
Michaelmas Teaching Spaces
The School has provided some example pictures of the teaching spaces that will be available in the Michaelmas term. These pictures will illustrate the 2m separation that the Michaelmas Term classroom layout plans observe, as well as the teaching corridor these provide for teachers.
Preparing for physically-distanced learning and teaching
The Eden Centre has also compiled various resources intended to help teachers prepare for their on-campus classes. This is intended to be a growing resource available to all staff responsible for class teaching across the School.
We shall link to this here, and strongly recommend that while it does not lie under the GTA Portal, you still consider it an integral part of your teaching inventory. Both new and returning teachers should find it useful for the coming year.
Scenarios for learning and teaching for Curriculum Shift 2020
We have also developed some example scenarios to suggest how you can adapt traditional approaches to teaching in your course(s) in light of LSE Curriculum Shift 2020. These approaches may be either approaches you have used in prior teaching or, if you are new to teaching, approaches you intend to use or have experienced as a student. You are free to adapt these scenarios for your course(s) requirements or use them as inspiration to develop your own.
Using technology to support on-campus classes
Physically-distanced classrooms can potentially pose some challenges to effective communication and interaction with students. In addition to the resources listed above, the following pages also discuss how you can use learning technologies to help support your classroom teaching.
Moodle, the School’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), offers a variety of tools that can be used to support class teaching, either before the class as pre-sessional activities (see the link to physically-distanced learning and teaching), or during the class.
Another supported platform that can be used to facilitate in-class interaction is Microsoft OneNote (which every member of LSE should have access to through their Office 365 account). Visit here for discussion on how you might use OneNote for teaching and learning, as well as links to additional training and resources.
Case Studies on Education at LSE
In addition to developing teaching resources for staff across the School, the Eden Centre shares the educational good practices from teachers across the School. A good place to find out more is on our Case studies on Education at LSE webpage.
Feel free to browse these and be inspired, and if you feel you have a case study to contribute, we would love to hear from you.