Students learning from home still depend on a teacher’s expert eye
Meeting students learning needs will still rely on a teacher’s expert eye to spot them in the first place… then there’s the creation of personalised resources. That’s where a Curriculum Writer In Residence Service can help bring together school vision, learning principles and programme creation.
Learning Principles Live On!
Schools already have loads of documents in print and in other media forms ( photographs, videos etc). So, I put in place a range of ways of working between face-to-face communications and learning online. Understanding the key differences means transforming the effectiveness of both. In this way, I help imagine what it may be like for schools when we return to ‘normal’.
Don’t be swamped by content
Ensuring that staff grow more confident in their online communications strategies and writing practices is vital. This may cover all aspects of content creation, including navigating the complexities of finding the right help in the shortest amount of time.
Consequently, I work with leadership and teaching teams to create posts, reports, white papers and ebooks. This includes briefing school’s technology personnel to ensure that content is appropriately positioned on school websites, classroom apps (e.g. SeeSaw) and social media platforms. Above all, I develop ways staff members’ optimise digital communications to build support from parents and the wider school community.
I collaborate with the leadership team to conduct an audit of the school’s web presence. This allows me to conduct a holistic analysis of how schools project themselves on websites and social media platforms. As a result, I identify ‘the gaps’ which can be addressed through either public relationship campaigns, professional development or both.
Read why understanding the importance of ‘why’ is crucial at this time
Yes, we can!
According to leading experts on digital communications, the internet has created an information tidal wave! This means that school communications now exist in the complex relationship between physical and ‘digital ecosystems‘.
- Don’s let the busyness of school work against you to effectively communicate the great things you are already doing.
- Remember that growing the capacity to embed digital communications is about maximising staff well-being AND the coherence of the school community.
- Hold fast to your school’s vision and learning principles for parents and the wider community – they will need your wisdom more than ever.