Moving from face-to-face learning to online & back again!
Hello, I’m Dr Josey De Rossi, Director of Fantastic Learning Systems. Like other K-12 education services, I see how the global pandemic is impacting schools. I’m also living through the lockdown in my home city of Melbourne. It shouts the truth of how disruptions will continue until there is a vaccine.
So, I’m asking myself, how can my service to help. In particular, what can FLS do to help build educational well-being in schools from the ground up? What does that even mean at a time of such distress?
1. Writing technologies are key.
Firstly, it means minimise fear and anxiety and not give anyone more new things to do. Instead, the first task is to help school leaders and teachers become more confident with the technologies of writing. They are vital in planning, designing, delivering and evaluating any curricula.
2. Collaboration is vital.
Secondly, it means showing how writing in a digital age is a collaborative process. So, helping school-based educators to manage the activities, tools, experts and partners that exist in digital ecosystems is vital.
3. A passion for the school’s pedagogical vision
School leaders and teachers are stretched to the limit. Therefore, I believe, we need a person who is a pedagogy advocate. They do nothing else but share pedagogical school stories within the school community. That does not mean ‘marketing’ or ‘PR’ in the usual sense. Instead, it means connecting the efficacy of teaching and learning to the well-being of the school community.
Let’s call that person a Curriculum Writer In Residence.
Wanted: A Curriculum Writer In Residence
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FLS Learning Continuity Knowledge Base
Continuity of learning is crucial right now. We’ve gathered together eight topics that impact on moving between school-based to online learning.
There’s a lot of advice around. The least we could do is bring some order around what’s said to school leaders and teachers. Click on any area and go to an index of articles and helpful resources. If you don’t find what you need, send your question to us directly in the form supplied at the bottom of the page.
Your education context?
1. What are the education sectors currently advising their schools about pedagogy and continuity?
2. What are key researchers currently advising us about providing continuity of learning?
Build on what you know?
3. How are the changing theories of learning impacting on delivering continuity of learning for students?
Going to the unfamiliar?
4. What are the trending technologies associated with writing curriculum?
Cutting down IT jargon?
5. What concepts related to an online ‘user experience’ impact school contexts?
Moving beyond rhetoric?
6. What models are currently used in fostering online collaboration in learning?
Bringing reports alive?
7. What do a school’s vision and mission really say about its pedagogy?
Need more strategic ways?
8. What are the content strategy/ marketing concepts and practices that impact school contexts?