Remote Teaching & Blended Learning Strategies

This conference will be online:-

  • Presentation via webcam, accompanied by slides and activities
  • Opportunities for delegate questions and comments
  • A copy of the slides will be made available after the course, along with further materials

This is a one day course split over two days - Monday 1st and Tuesday 23rd February (4pm-6:30pm both days)

In recent months online learning has been firmly brought to the forefront of most educator’s minds. In a recent survey of parents by Muddy Stilettos Schools only 56% of parents were satisfied with their children’s learning and development during the Covid19 lockdown. It also showed that the schools that embraced technology, creativity and virtual social interaction delivered a more fulfilling educational experience to the pupils.

When correctly implemented, remote learning creates opportunities for effective teaching and collaboration outside of the classroom. And in recent times, a school’s provision for online learning has never been more important. Rapid uptake and steep learning curves have ensued by pupils, parents, and teachers alike. Through this time of crisis, many educators have seen the challenges, successes, value, and skill involved in delivering quality education virtually.

Remote Education Expectations

The Government have set out their minimum expectations for remote teaching in this document which is constantly being revised throughout the crisis. This statutory guidance outline the expected standards of quality, accessibility and duration of remote teaching.

Primary Schools : 3 hours remote teaching a day, on average, across the school cohort
Secondary Schools : 4 hours remote teaching a day, with more for pupils working towards formal qualifications this year

- DfE Guidance for full opening: schools, December 2020

It also sets out expectations in terms of assessment and feedback as well as the need to identify and address gaps in expected progress.

There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution for implementing online learning in your school. Each setting will have slightly different requirements and opt for a different technology to reach their goals. Whether you choose to try ZOOM, Google Classroom, or Microsoft Teams, we explore remote learning generally as well as signposting different platforms. We develop strategies to guide your staff through the processes involved in becoming online learning literate. From thinking about the curriculum and how you can best deliver engaging and exciting lessons, to the best procedures for feeding back and marking work.

Who is this INSET for?

This course is suitable for teachers and senior leaders of all Key Stages.

INSET Outline

How to make Remote Teaching Effective

  • The tipping point: traditional vs digital classrooms
  • The potential of online learning
  • Key features of successful online learning programmes
  • Current research and guidance

Engaging Online learners

  • Understanding what good online engagement looks like
  • A framework for supporting online engagement:
  • Establishing routines and expectations in the virtual classroom.
  • The importance of classroom culture and setting ‘new norms
  • Embedding engagement and motivational techniques.
  • Strategies for developing the resilience of remote learners

Supporting learning with online resources

  • What makes an effective learning resource?
  • Applying the latest cognitive science research principles to remote learning
  • Compiling and curating purposeful content
  • Supporting learning strategies with digital resources

Online Feedback

  • Effective mechanisms of feedback online
  • Using digital technology to support feedback

Evaluating your Remote Teaching & Blended learning

  • Measuring success: Evaluating your remote and blended learning strategies

Presenter Profile

Joe Warren has been developing his passion for technology in education for over 15 years as a specialist IT teacher, school leader and independent advisor. His innovations and expertise in educational technology have helped teachers across the country embed technology into their schools.

He is a champion of developing effective learning with digital educational tools and is now dedicated to helping teachers develop their remote teaching and blended learning practice during these difficult times of school closures.

Feedback from this course

“Fantastic training” – Danel Jansen van Rensburg, Deputy Head, Oaklands School
“Inspirational” – Alexia Haroutunian, EPQ Coordinator, The English School
“Immense amount of take aways”– Nicole Mayhew, HLTA Learning Support, Ipswich High School
“Very informative. LOTS to think about”– Becky Haasbroek, Curriculum Lead, St. Joseph’s Park Hill School

Cost: £250 per delegate; £299 for 2 teachers from the same school booking on this course

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