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The EC Premium Content Insider – January 2023 edition

Welcome back to 2023! At EC, we hope you are bloated, suntanned and daydreamy. All signs of a wonderful holiday break, full of friends and family.
Emma Benns, Content Manager

Are you geared up for another thrilling year of professional learning and growth? Are you excited to dive into new challenges and opportunities, or are you feeling a bit apprehensive about swapping beach reads for textbooks and sandals for sensible shoes? Regardless of how you’re feeling, we’ve got you covered! 

At EC, we’ve been busy preparing some awesome resources over the holiday to help you hit the ground running and make the most of your school year. From effective teaching strategies to school leadership and coaching frameworks, and even tips for maintaining your wellbeing, we’ve got everything you need to start the year off on the right foot. So, let’s get organised and inspired for the journey ahead!

Which awesome content partners have we added to the platform?

Harry Wong, the leading expert on teacher effectiveness in the US, has released a must-have course which is perfect for new teachers! Discover practical and easy-to-implement strategies for your classroom, including behaviour management, academic instruction, and setting high expectations for yourself and your students. You’ll have your new class running like a well-oiled machine in no time; get ready to transform your students into organised, independent learners.

Are you committed to promoting wellness in your daily life and work environment? Look no further. The Wellness Strategy, founded by Amy Green, has just launched a course based on her latest book, Teacher Wellbeing: A Real Conversation for Teachers & Leaders. This engaging video series will provide you with the tools and strategies you need to establish healthy habits early on and maintain them throughout the year. Get ready to feel your best, both inside and outside of the classroom!

Just landed a leading role? Are you looking to sharpen your coaching skills? Leader As Coach by At My Best is the perfect course for you. Take a dive into the importance of building trust and identify your strengths and areas for improvement to boost your effectiveness as a leader and as a teacher, and get ready to up your game and take your leadership skills to the next level.

Which great content partners are coming soon to EC Premium?

Elevate your teaching efficacy with the expert guidance of one of the UK’s top authorities on assessment, Dylan Wiliam. In his course, you will gain valuable insights into best teaching practices and discover why formative assessment is crucial for student success. You’ll also learn how to effectively implement feedback strategies to help your students reach their full potential.

Maree Burgess brings her corporate expertise to help school leaders and teachers master the art of delegation and strategic influence in her new course. Based on her book, Level Up, this online learning offers a wealth of strategies, tips and tricks to help you become a high-performing leader and lead your team to success.

The team at Balanced Choice run programs with young people focussing on social, emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing. They work alongside these young people to show them how their choices develop who they are. The courses showcase how educators and support staff can engage, emotionally regulate and uplift students in the classroom.

A snippet from an EC Premium course

Check out a short preview of the course by Amplify Music Education: Integrating Music in the Primary Classroom, where their mission is to democratise music education so that all primary teachers feel comfortable teaching music.

This month’s Featured Playlist

Our Featured Playlists are included in all schools’ Learning Hubs and are a great way to see a variety of high-quality content from different providers, all with just one click!

This month, we’re arming our new teachers with all the tools they need to start their first year with a new class with confidence! We know that being a new teacher can be overwhelming and challenging, with a huge amount of information overload; you’re probably feeling like you’re treading water, just to keep your head afloat. Don’t let the length of this playlist deter you, we have included a variety of topics to help you succeed in your new role.

Our self-paced learning resources cover everything from classroom and behaviour management with Harry Wong, to restorative practices, effective feedback, parent communication, stress management, formative assessment, student wellbeing, keeping assessment spreadsheets and even email writing skills. We’ve got you covered for every step of your journey!

School Spotlight

Our team of passionate Education Success Managers has been working diligently over the holiday break to ensure a smooth launch of EC Premium for 45 schools in 2023. From exciting Latte and Learn events, to engaging in Flipped Professional Learning sessions, we’re thrilled to kick off the new year with a bang! Our team is eager to support and guide these schools in their journey to professional success.

Team Member Spotlight

Jenna leads our Education Success Managers to ensure that every school has a great professional learning experience with EC Premium. She brings a decade of experience driving whole system leadership and professional development programs in the K-12 sector. With an academic background in psychology and coaching, she leads our school success team, ensuring that EC Premium is as effective as possible for educators.

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Fun fact about Jenna: Jenna grew up in Kununurra, which is pretty much where Crocodile Dundee was filmed.

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