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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Because of the school closings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many LUH students who study to become teachers were not able to complete their school internships. Some were not even able to start their internships at all. Thus, the team of Leibniz School Connect (LSConnect) developed the #LernenVernetzt programme in order to provide these students with a meaningful and skill-improving substitution for the internship. What is more, the initiative also supports schools, teachers, and pupils with their efforts in home learning.     

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY STUDENTS

General Questions

  • How does #LernenVernetzt work?

    Shortly after you register with #LernenVernetzt using the form on our website, you will receive an email with a proposal for a match with a suitable school. If you are not interested in working with this school, please let us know and we will get back to you with an alternative proposal as soon as possible. As soon as you tell us that you are interested in a certain match, you will receive the so-called "team email" with the contact details of all team members as well as important documents for the cooperation. Now you and the schools get in contact and start working together. If you have any questions or problems, feel free to contact us at any time. If you have the capacity for another match, we will be happy to find you another suitable school. After you finish working with a school, let us know and tell us if you are interested in a new match or if you would like to be removed from the database. As soon as the cooperation with #LernenVernetzt ends, apply for a volunteering certificate using the form on the website and upload your worklog. The submission of the worklog is mandatory for all students. The certificate will then be prepared and sent to you via mail within a few weeks.

  • What do I receive for volunteering with the #LernenVernetzt programme?

    Students who volunteer with the #LernenVernetzt programme have the possibility to hand in a form in order to receive a certificate confirming the content and duration of their support. Furthermore, it is possible with some subjects to use #LernenVernetzt as substitution for the school internship. For more information on this, we ask students to talk to the authorised person in their institute.

  • How many hours per week will I have to work in the #LernenVernetzt programme?

    How much time a student has to spend with his work for #LernenVernetzt is directly to be discussed with the teacher because every school needs different forms of support. Additionally it is often hard to say in the beginning how much time will be needed to fulfill a certain task or support a certain pupil because often times new ideas and needs come up during the cooperation. This means, it is extremely important for the student to communicate how much time she or he can spend working for the school. If the student or the team does not have enough time to meet all the school's needs, please contact the #LernenVernetzt team and we will send further students to support you.

     

     

  • What do I have to do in order to receive a certificate confirming my honorary work with the #LernenVernetzt programme?

    In order to receive a certificate, students have to maintain a worklog during their engagement which has to be signed by the teacher assigned to them. The worklog has to be handed in along with the application form on our website. After receiving the form, the team of #LernenVernetzt will prepare the certificate and send it to the student via mail.

  • What is a worklog and how do I complete it?

    In the worklog, students keep record of their various activities and the hours spent while volunteering for #LernenVernetzt. It is obligatory for students volunteering with #LernenVernetzt to keep a worklog! In our worklog form, you can fill in the date, time and content of your activities. Please record the times spent with for example learning guidances, fairmeeting conferences, and research for teaching material. Nevertheless, also record times spent with writing emails, preparing or processing lectures, and telephone calls. It might be useful to reflect on your worklog with the teacher assigned to you on several occasions during your work with the programme. Please ask the teacher to sign the worklog at the end of your time with #LernenVernetzt. 

  • Do I need a LUH email address for the #LernenVernetzt programme or can I use my private email address?

    We strongly recommend students use their LUH email address when applying for #LernenVernetzt. Hereby the student's identity is verified as solely persons enrolled as students at LUH possess this email address.

  • Is there a time limit to volunteering with the #LernenVernetzt programme?

    Students are asked to volunteer for one half-term at the least but are more than welcome to stay longer in the programme.

  • Is it possible to support the schools on location rather than online?

    Since the beginning of the school term 2021/2022 it is possible for students to support schools on location. Or course, it is only possible if the student(s) are able to balance their work for #LernenVernetzt and their University programme.

    Students who agree to support on-site have to consider the guidelines of the "Rahmenhygieneplan für Schulen in Niedersachsen" and the newest Publications of both the Niedersächsische Kultusministerium and the RLSB. Upon demand, students can present the "Belehrung für die Beschäftigten in Schulen zum Infektionsschutz gemäß § 35 IfS". We provide these documentson our website.

  • After receiving the team email, I was not able to get in contact with the teacher assigned to me. What do I do?

    Please get in touch with the #LernenVernetzt team. They will try to help you contact the teacher. If this does not work out, the team will match you with another school.

  • Can students enrolled at universities other than the LUH volunteer with the #LernenVernetzt programme?

    Only students enrolled at LUH can volunteer with the #LernenVernetzt programme yet but we are currently working on cooperations with other universities.

  • I have issues with the teacher assigned to me and/or am not happy with the way we communicate. What can I do?

    Please get in touch with the #LernenVernetzt team. They will try to solve the issue. If this does not work out, they will try to match you with a new school.

School Internship Substitution and Key Competencies

  • Is it possible to use #LernenVernetzt as substitution for my (discontinued, cancelled, etc.) school internship? Who do I talk to about this?

    With some subjects it is possible to use #LernenVernetzt as part- or full-time substitution for your school internship. This is up to the respective institution. Please talk to the authorised person in your institute.   

  • What do I have to consider if I want to use #LernenVernetzt as a substitute for my school internship?

    Responsibility

    With some subjects it is possible to use #LernenVernetzt as part- or full-time substitution for your school internship. This is up to the respective institute. Please talk to the person in charge for school internships at your institute.

    The Matches

    #LernenVernetzt primarily is an initiative that helps schools during the pandemic. Every school has different needs for support and it is possible that there is a match where you cannot work with the subjects you study. This is no problem for your general internship during your Bachelor studies. If you want to use #LernenVernetzt as a substitute for your subject-specific internship please talk to your lecturer before accepting a match.

    In some matches, you might not teach in the classical sense. Instead you might help pupils with generally structuring their learning or you might help the teachers with questions concerning digitization and teaching material. A conventional school internship shows that the everyday life of teachers ist much more than teaching and #LernenVernetzt also shows you this side to the job. 

    Number of Hours and General Time Frame

    Please talk to your instructor about the time you should invest in #LernenVernetzt in order to use it as substitution for a school internship. Usually, this time frame matches the number of hours you can find in the internship regulations. This includes not only hours you spend in online learning guidance sessions but also discussions with teachers and parents, preparations, etc. To receive the number of hours you need in order to use #LernenVernetzt as a substitution, it is possible to accept more than one match. Furthermore, #LernenVernetzt takes place in the school year and thus does not align with university semesters or breaks. 

    Reliability

    If you accept a match teachers and pupils look forwards to working with you at least for a half-term.

  • Can I get credit for #LernenVernetzt in the key competencies module?

    It is possible to use #LernenVernetzt in the Fächerübergreifender Bachelor as credit to the extent 60 hours for 2 credit points in section B (general competencies to promote professional ability) of the module key competencies.

    In the Bachelor Technical Education, #LernenVernetzt is credited to the extent of 60 hours with 2 credit points in section C (general competencies for the promotion of professional qualifications) of the key competencies module.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY TEACHERS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY PARENTS

  • How does #LernenVernetzt ensure the safety of all participants?

    We ask students to guide the pupils at fixed times between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Furthermore, the students have to inform the teachers and LSConnect about the time and date of the appointments, the name of the Fairmeeting room, and the room's pass word. Thus, LSConnect is able to enter the digital meeting room in order to conduct spontaneous inspections. The students have to install the Fairmeeting room according to specific security requirements. Parents can also participate in the digital meetings with a muted microphone. Students and pupils are only allowed to communicate via the appointed means of communication (and never via WhatsApp, Instagram, etc.). Nevertheless, students and pupils are of course allowed to use the digital platforms provided by the particular school.

  • Can parents join a fairmeeting appointment?

    Parents are allowed to join the fairmeeting appointments with a muted microphone.