Live Online Learning -Family Learning

Ref: C2525896

Why not get creative with your children, each week you can complete a different creative activity to help your children learn valuable skills. For example, Alphanumeric art, let your imagination run wild and make a picture starting with a letter and a number; Toy making, a no-sew sock doll using a clean sock and small elastic bands; Go green and grow green, home grown salad in recycled containers; Homemade beads for unique jewellery, use paper, card, pasta and acrylic paints to create fun items to wear Air-drying/polymer clay modelling, make a decorative bowl or colourful character Pebble art, a miniature masterpiece on a stone of your choice Macramé, make your own keyring/bag charm Decorating cupcakes, a tasty treat and a delight for the eyes (you don’t have to make the cupcakes, bought ones work just as well)

Course aim

Each week you can complete a different creative activity, which can be easily shared with other family members of any age, to keep both hands and minds occupied during these challenging times.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This is a live lecture delivered by a subject specialist in an online webinar video learning platform. You will need to be able to access the internet on a device with speakers or earphones. There will be opportunities to take part in discussions and chats. If you’d like to know how to use Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify the principle skills of the 8 craft activities presented in order to share the activity with your family
  • Identify the basic materials required for each of the 8 craft activities presented in order to be able to share the activity with your family
  • Produce one completed item each week
  • Demonstrate how to explain safe working practices to family members

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress and achievement using photos, audio, text or documents uploaded into the WEA’s digital learning platform, WEA Canvas.
  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • Week 1 bring plain paper and coloured pencils/pens. Subsequent weeks’ materials will be discussed at each session

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Live Online Learning -Family Learning

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Tees Valley Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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