To showcase learning partners' broadcast live lessons on Encounter Edu, we require information and files in a set format. For a bit of inspiration and to see how broadcast live lessons appear on the Encounter Edu website, have a look at some examples.
Use the guidance below to complete the document templates and send them to Encounter Edu by email or file-sharing service with any associated files.
You will need to download and make a copy of the templates, as the original files are view-only. Encounter Edu will provide you with a preview of your broadcast live lesson page before it goes live.
Live lesson image
Landscape jpeg image (min. 1200px by 675px at 72ppi). This can be the current image you use to advertise your workshop or something that showcases the subject matter.
Please provide these as png files. These have a transparent background and mean that we can place your logo on both a light and dark or shaded background. These need to be provided at the highest resolution possible and it is best to provide a white logo and a full-colour logo.
This is the title of the broadcast live lesson. If the lesson title is particularly long, please provide an alternative short version to include in some areas of the website.
Date and time
The date and start time of the live lesson. Please provide the time zone for the start time, including whether daylight savings time applies.
The duration of the live lesson in minutes. Typically, this is 30 minutes for younger students (ages 3-7) and 45 minutes for older students. These timings normally include 10 minutes of Q&A for ages 3-7, and 15 minutes Q&A for older students.
The price for the live lesson, either free or the price to attend with currency – GBP (preferred), USD or EUR.
The target age or age bracket for the live lesson, or general audience (for broader talks). For professional development / teacher training live lessons, state professional development. If there are specific school levels or grades, please list these here as well, with the relevant country, for examples Key Stage 1 (EN), or Grades 3-5 (US).
Please list the standard school subject(s) for the live lesson or list as cross-curricular if this is more appropriate.
Please list the learning partner(s) for this live lesson. This is your organisation and any other organization directly involved in the delivery of the live lesson. Logo(s) and a sentence or two description is required for each learning partner.
If this broadcast is part of a live event, please list the name of the event here.
A short paragraph giving an overview of the broadcast live lesson. This is also used as the SEO description across search engines and in social media previews.
A list of the learning objectives for the broadcast live lesson. This can be in general language, specific curricular language (please list relevant reference, e.g. Key Stage 2 Science, or Next Gen Science Standards), or as focus or key questions.
This section covers guidance on how a class can prepare for this broadcast live lesson. This may reference supporting materials that can be used in a class before the broadcast, activity materials or worksheets that are needed by students, or more general resources that aid in generating questions for the live chat. Encounter Edu can add a generic paragraph if there is no specific preparation needed.
This information manages teachers’ expectations as to how the live lesson will be run. If live polls, worksheets, or activity materials are to be used by students during the lesson, these should be referenced in the relevant lesson step. Please use the following format:
Step name (x mins)
Description of lesson step.
Some example lesson steps could include:
Introduction (5 minutes)
The presenter or host introduces the lesson, any speakers, and the location from which the broadcast is taking place. This can also be the opportunity to give any shout-outs to classes and to ensure that classes have any materials that they need to hand.
Wow moment (3 minutes)
Consider how the learning will be activated. What is the ‘wowiest’ thing that you could share with participating classes?
Subject knowledge (5 minutes)
Introduce some key subject knowledge for classes. This could be using an interview, show and tell, or short pre-recorded segment.
Main activity (12 minutes)
Introduce the main interactive part if the lesson. This can use an online poll, students completing a worksheet, or a hands-on activity that is completed by both the presenting team and the classes watching.
Why this matters (3 minutes)
Connect the learning to students’ experience.
Questions and answers (15 minutes)
Using pre-submitted questions and the live chat, the presenting team answer students’ questions.
Review learning (2 minutes)
Highlight learning points from the lesson and leave the audience with ideas for further action and research.
List any follow-up activities for classes.
Supporting materials refer to additional content provided to teachers that can enrich, support preparation, or extend the learning for a live lesson. Partner organisations can provide their own PDF/PPT material that will be uploaded to the Encounter Edu website and linked to the respective lesson(s).
Partner organisations can also indicate existing content on the Encounter Edu website that they would like linked to the lesson, or content on their own or other websites.
For each speaker during a live lesson, please supply:
Portrait photo (head & shoulders) in jpg format with minimum dimensions of 600px wide and 860px high
Full name (including academic title if applicable), with job title and organisation
List any additional organisations related to the delivery, promotion, or support of the live lesson.
Teach the goals
If you support awareness and action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through your education work, please list the relevant SDGs.