We have employed a blended approach to our remote learning provision. This approach is designed to incorporate the school’s teaching and learning strategy, EPT (Explaining, Practising and Testing). All new learning is effectively explained. The medium for this could be live content (via Google Meet) or through recorded content using platforms such as Loom. Initial feedback from students has shown the advantages of Loom in that it allows students to pause and review instructions.
Teaching staff have the flexibility to set independent tasks during the Practice phase of the learning sequence. This also allows students to review their learning from the Explanation phase, often utilising excellent online resources such as Seneca Learning and MyMaths that give automatic feedback to learners, but it also allows for students to complete tasks and gain feedback from their teachers after they have been submitted online.
Teaching staff conduct at least one live lesson within a four lesson cycle as a minimum. These lessons can involve new content, but usually involve a review of learning and the assessment of the students’ level of understanding (Assessment for Learning). Assessment for Learning activities can include quizzing, questioning and short written assessments. This Test phase allows teachers to identify gaps and see student progress.
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Remote Learning Information for Students with Mr Beale
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