Distance Teaching

Improve teaching and learning over distance with IRIS Connect

In light of restrictions put in place due to COVID-19, IRIS Connect is making made some enhancements to our tools to ensure when schools are working at a distance, are open as normal, or partially open, educators can continue to support and learn from one another.

Whether you are new, or an existing school using IRIS Connect – our latest video-based professional learning tools enable teachers to connect wherever they are, make teaching and learning visible wherever it is happening, and collectively develop their practice whenever they need to.

Find out today how IRIS Connect can integrate into your schools current and future professional learning objectives.

What’s new for IRIS Connect? 

Integrated screen capture tools

Ensure whatever teaching space is used (perhaps a video call or Google Classrooms), teachers can continue to record their practices, reflect, collaborate and receive coaching to improve teaching practice. This means that instead of using the Discovery Kit in the classroom, teachers can use the Screen Capture feature to record remote teaching of a lesson;

  • Capture annotated “how-to” videos and share them with all staff
  • Enable peer collaboration and coaching over a distance
  • Enable staff to connect and support each other
  • Develop libraries of practice and resources aligned with effective online instruction

Coming Soon:


Integrated video conferencing

Enable teachers, coaches, consultants to connect and collaborate.

A range of content groups

Aligned with supporting the online transition and adapting existing professional learning programs to support distance learning.

Watch this video from IRIS Connect UK Managing Director, Andy Newell to hear more about the new tools and features in IRIS Connect:

All of the tools features and resources discussed are free to IRIS Connect customers and access to supportive resources and communities are free to every teacher.

If you have any questions related to the tools and features mentioned in the video, or would like to share some feedback or suggestions for additional features that could help you, please contact us.

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Having managed to successfully deploy distance learning approaches; as a school leader you might now be thinking how you can ensure that this new approach to teaching is effective? 
Cognition Education facilitators are here to help.

If you and your colleagues are new to online teaching, IRIS Connect is great way to learn from each other, share good practice and collectively develop effective teaching and learning at a distance.

Cognition Consultants can work with you remotely to get set up quickly, and if you are a school that would like to use Ministry of Education PLD hours with IRIS Connect – get in touch with us!

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