Great Ideas for Remote Learning
Our colleagues in our schools have done an amazing job over the last three weeks in completely changing the way that they work. It is hard to believe that only fourteen days ago our schools reopened their physical doors to their whole community and less than twelve hours later, many of us were sat listening to the Prime Minister explain that we were about to enter a full lockdown.
The next day our teaching colleagues were trying to work out what teaching would look like as they delivered to a small group of children in the classroom and a wider group at home. We have watched our colleagues’ skills grow as videos, PowerPoints and the use of websites have quickly developed.
We have had a view at Infinity that we wanted to provide bespoke CPD for our schools. We want to deliver training that is the final point in the triangle of school specific CPD and that available through National Professional Qualifications and Teaching Schools. However, this year’s lockdowns have prevented that face to face, relationship building provision being offered. Instead we need to be more creative in what we offer.
Our immediate challenge is to ensure that our remote learning meet the needs of our communities, overcomes the barriers to learning which are being faced and is sustainable for our schools to offer.
With this in mind, over the last two weeks we have worked with our teaching colleagues to capture their best ideas and share them across the Trust in the aim of saving everyone some time and to help do the very best we can for our pupils.
Last week we asked teaching pairs or teaching teams to share their top tips, hints or hacks for teaching and learning in these most unusual of times. We were looking for simple and concise, practical thoughts.
On Monday we published our colleagues’ thoughts in our new booklet, ‘Great Ideas for Remote Learning’ as part of our Trust wide CPD. We are looking forward to the conversation continuing across our schools and those further afield as we seek to ensure the most effective remote learning for our pupils.