Many schools were forced into rolling out remote learning packages in the space of a few weeks: with some teaching staff and learners needing to continue to self-isolate, and with temporary solutions adding to staff workload and stress, this CPD package may be the answer. We have worked incredibly closely with the tech giants to explore the range of available social and assistive technologies, many that are absolutely free to access and use, that could instantly transform communication with hard-to-reach children and families (new migrants, EAL, SEN, SLCN and parents/carers with low literacy levels), planning and seamlessly blending learning within and beyond the classroom, to address a "new normal".
Digital technologies are now ubiquitous in the home, in school, in the workplace. It is easy to take this for granted... but can we make technology work harder for us? How can we equip every young person to be digitally literate in a world where government is now on-line, banking is now on-line, insurance is on-line, shopping is on-line?
Young people adapt well to changing environments and demands when it comes to social media, gaming and streaming media content: but they need more.
And are teachers exploiting the digital resources they already have to the full? Is technology simply replacing tasks, or is technology opening new frontiers in terms of accelerating learning and personalising the education experience? Can the recent challenges posed by Covid-19 and lockdown lead to a digital renaissance within your learning community?
We are delighted to be working in partnership with Microsoft to help your education setting transform the impact of digital technologies on the progress of all learners.
- Raise awareness of the Microsoft Educator Community and its potential to transform CPD opportunities for all staff
- Articulate a digital literacy spiral curriculum to support outcomes-centred teaching and learning for every pupil
- Share effective practice between schools that promotes innovation and creativity
- Help staff to understand and immediately apply the power and potential of the latest social and assistive technologies to transform communication, teaching and learning within your education community