London College Chooses HOW2 App to Foster Collaborative Teaching and Learning Environment
HOW2 Platform supports health and well-being agenda at the London Enterprise College Bexley (LECB) in line with borough-wide initiatives to promote adult education, community-based learning and employment growth.
TeachingHOW2s today announced its partnership with the LECB, an Adult and Community Education (ACE) provider offering a range of vocational, special interest and essential skills courses, including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
The HOW2 Platform will support LECB’s aim to raise the profile of teaching and learning across the college and promote the well-being of staff through the development of professional dialogue and the sharing of good practice.
The app’s social learning tools will promote and foster a whole organisation, collaborative and teacher-led approach to professional development.
Philip added; “The HOW2 platform allows us to direct teachers to tangible resources that match the areas that have been identified for development — whether that’s at an individual, departmental or college-wide level.”
Providing on demand, evidence-based support for its full quota of staff — comprising full-time, part-time and sessional tutors across a range of face-to-face and online courses — the HOW2 app will allow LECP advanced practitioners to focus their attention on particular areas of need. Philip explains;
“Having the HOW2 web app available to all staff on demand means that we will be able to bring in advanced practitioners to provide a deeper level of support where and when it’s really needed.”
The LECB is an Adult and Community Learning College providing education, skills and training to the local community and its residents. Part of the Children’s Services Directorate of the London Borough of Bexley, LECB is funded by the Greater London Authority and Department for Education.
The HOW2 instructional coaching platform provides 24⁄7 access to step-by-step visual guides to evidence-based teaching techniques. The precise, easy-to-navigate nature of the HOW2 guides makes learning and adapting the techniques quick and easy, whether it’s for the classroom, lab or workspace.
Designed to improve learning through better teaching, the HOW2 app supports distributed learning environments and encourages peer-to-peer learning opportunities. Subscribers are given access to a private space to learn on their own but can also access a range of social learning tools that promote and facilitate shared, community-driven learning.
Leveraging the skills and expertise typically delivered by an instructional coach, the HOW2 coaching app gives faculty managers the tools and pedagogical resources they need to support teachers in meeting the ever-changing demands of teaching and student learning. Headquartered in the UK, the HOW2 app is used by Further Education and Higher Education colleges, schools, independent training providers and public organisations.