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Lyfta Workshop & Webinar Leader

Start date: March/April 2019
Location:
UK (possibility to work from home)
Pay: £25 per hour
Contract: Freelance, 3-12 hours per week
Apply by: 3 March 2019

Summary

We are looking for a highly organised, personable and technically astute workshop leader to support us with the organisation and delivery of Lyfta’s Professional Development training to teachers, senior leaders and support staff. A majority of the training will be delivered through online webinars, with the occasional requirement to run physical workshops at schools around the country.

Meet Lyfta

Lyfta makes awe-inspiring digital learning experiences to foster empathy and global understanding, by inviting students and teachers to explore new places and delve into the compelling personal stories of people from around the world. Students love Lyfta because it’s the most exciting and engaging learning resource they’ve ever used. Teachers love Lyfta because it helps them satisfy numerous learning objectives while delivering rich, meaningful lessons… and it’s easy to use!

We are a warm, positive and talented group of people with a big goal: to contribute to a better world through education.

Please watch our short video to see how it in action.

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The role

Although the platform is easy to use, we know that a good basic understanding of how it works and creating a positive first relationship with our organisation can be a meaningful part of a teacher’s engagement with Lyfta. Therefore, simple to access training is an important part of the package we offer to schools that buy a Lyfta subscription. Teachers and school leaders book workshops and webinars through our website and attend a session either online or in person.

As our brilliant colleague, you will be in touch with participants before the workshop or webinar to offer any support they may need with attending the session (e.g. with connecting, if it’s online) or with completing the baseline survey in good time before the session.

During the workshop or webinar, you will show participants how to use Lyfta and will lead them through a journey to plan exciting lessons, assemblies and projects using Lyfta’s resources and content.

After the session, you will send participants an online survey and direct them to other Lyfta team members should they need further support as they start to deliver their first Lyfta lessons/assemblies.

Our dream colleague

  • is a trained teacher with 3 years of experience either in KS2 (as a class teacher) or KS3/4 teaching English, PSHE/Citizenship or Geography

  • has great communication skills

  • is a good facilitator

  • is very well organised

  • is tech savvy

  • cares about Global Learning and diversity

  • is aware of the UN SDG themes and their importance to a sustainable world

  • owns a high spec laptop or PC

  • has access to a quiet space with high-speed internet which is suitable for delivering webinars

  • has availability on weekdays from 3:45pm (to work from the quiet space mentioned above)

  • has experience in leading online webinars

  • has experience in public speaking and leading workshops
     

Training and support

The successful candidate will shadow our experienced trainers for a period of time before being asked to lead a session themselves.

There will be ongoing support available for any issues that arise and opportunities to share insights you have around improving our webinar and workshop delivery further.

Payment

£75 per session (approx. 3 hours work per webinar + prep and admin time)

Schedule

Training sessions usually take place between 3:45pm - 6:00pm on weekdays.

To apply

Please send your CV along with a short note/video, introducing yourself and why you feel you’d be a great workshop leader, to serdar@lyfta.com by 3 March 2019.

More about Lyfta

Lyfta is a Finnish company, founded in Helsinki by Finnish and British Co-CEOs Paulina Tervo and Serdar Ferit. Lyfta was Finland’s national nominee and winner of last year’s World Summit Award for Education and Learning, as well as the Scandinavian winner of the Global Edtech Startup Award.