Because ZSL in your Classroom is very different from our in-zoo education sessions, we have put together some Frequently Asked Questions to help you prepare for your session. Please contact us on [email protected]g if you have any other questions about sessions or set up.
We recommend Microsoft Teams as the platform for delivering the Digital Outreach sessions. If you do not use this in your classroom already, other platforms may be used upon request.
An essential, free Test Call is also booked at the time of booking the Digital Outreach session. This enables us to ensure the connection works before the actual session takes place. This test call must happen at least one week before the date of the booked session.
Please have the following information to hand before booking a Digital Outreach session:
Contact email for teacher
Direct phone contact for the day in case of connection problems
A suitable date for your test call to take place (between 15:30 and 16:30 Mon-Fri)
- Classifying Animals is a 30 minute session
- Animal Lifecycles is a 45 minute session
- Evolution & Adaptations is a 45 minute session
- Feeding & Foodchains is a 45 minute session
Please note, all session times are approximate and we will endeavour to deliver in the described time frame.
All sessions include an open Q&A at the end – where your students can pose their questions to us
£45 per class (up to 35 students) or 4 classes can attend the same workshops for £75
We sometimes offer free sessions for of special events. If you would like to be notified when these events are happening follow us on Twitter at @ZSL_Learning.
- An internet connection
- Computer with microphone and speakers
- A webcam
- Interactive White Board (or another way to display the Skype screen)
We will email you a set up guide after you have booked the session which will include all resources that you need to print. All details of what to expect during the call are included in the Set up Guide that will be sent to you on booking your digital outreach session
We recommend Microsoft Teams as the platform for delivering the Digital Outreach sessions. If you do not use this in your classroom already, other platforms are available to use upon request.
A Test Call will be booked at the same time as you book your digital outreach session. This free test call is an essential part of your booking. It enables us to check that the connection is strong enough to run the session and gives us an opportunity to talk through the session with the class teacher. This must be booked at least one week before your scheduled digital outreach session.
Upon booking the session you will be given a Teacher Set up Guide which includes a checklist to help you prepare for your session. Please ensure you are logged on before the designated time of your session. We will then call you at the designated time. Please make sure that all your students are ready and that you have the resources ready to distribute when prompted by the Learning Officer.