In its research on remote learning, the EEF reminds us that ‘Teaching quality is more important than how lessons are delivered’.
Please keep in mind our evidence-informed acronym when planning remote learning: REMOTE:
R – retrieval and recap activities. Low-stakes. Quick feedback. Self-marking.
E – Engage students – stimulus, questions, ‘chat’, feedback etc.
M – motivate through peer interaction (peer marking, sharing WAGOLLs, prompt live discussion through ‘chat’ function of Teams)
O – Outcomes – make explicit using check lists, success criteria, weekly plan/big picture etc. INTENT.
T – Teaching quality – this is more important than how it is delivered. Think about how you assess what students have learnt.
E – Expectations – be realistic but aspirational.
As we try our best to engage as many students as possible so that they do not feel 'remote' (see definition above), our thoughtful approach to planning becomes even more crucial. Many thanks in advance for everything you are doing to ensure that our young people have provision to work at home.
REMOTE LEARNING – TEACHING RESOURCES
Continue to make use of:
- Oak National Academy
- British Council
REMOTE LEARNING – CPD CASCADE
Many thanks to those who have completed CPD and have cascaded back.
NB: Please refer to the previous ‘TLD’ for already publicised CPD activities.
Please make use of the newly updated CPD calendar saved in WLD Teachers Team (also saved in WLD Staff Team under CPD). There are lots of free webinars and other courses to look at, if you feel that you have the time or circumstances allow you to do so.
Continue to make use of the video CPD sessions stored in the same Team here.
CPD Cascaded by Our Staff
Teams CPD from LCH
Below is a link to a YouTube video that shows useful formatting tips when messaging students and staff or announcing new work/important events within a channel.
Subject Knowledge Enhancement
Society for Education and Training
They are offering a wide range of free CPD webinars on a range of topics, from behaviour to well-being. Have a look here if you are interested…
8 June 2020
Thank you so much for this. I really enjoyed listening to you and watching the slides. I would love to listen to your digest this way every week, even when we get back to some sort of normal as it made me really take the time to sit and listen rather than skim read (sorry) an email and forget to look back on it which I think we may be all guilty of during our busy school lives.