In order to offer remote learning, Amington will be utilising a hybrid model of teaching. This is discussed by Doug Lemov in his field notes and involves having a balance between synchronous and asynchronous teaching.
Synchronous learning is where we are all learning at the same time but in different places. A MS Teams live session is a good example of a synchronous learning environment – we are all logged in at the same time and the teachers is talking to students live.
Asynchronous learning on the other hand, is where we are learning neither in the same place nor at the same time. Sending a class an assignment to complete on MS Teams on their own, is an example of asynchronous learning.
Microsoft Teams is the Academy’s remote learning solution and the model would work as follows:
- Students have a 10min live tutor time with their form tutor between 8.30am and 9.00am
- This will be followed by an hours literacy, numeracy, or wellbeing activity to complete
- Students will then have 2 live lessons a day; these may be presented live, or recorded in advance with the teacher live on the chat function, to answer questions
- Students have a live lesson at 10.30am and another at 1.00pm, each lasting approximately 1 hour
- Following the live lesson, students will be set an additional hour of follow up work to complete for each lesson, which builds upon the learning in the live lessons
- For KS4 students they will have an additional two hours of follow up work for English, Maths and Science lessons
- This means students have a minimum of 5 hours of work to complete for each day
- Should students want more work they can do the following:
- On their Year Teams page, click ‘Isolation Work’ on the left hand side and complete the additional work set
- Go to the website and under the ‘curriculum tab’ click the ‘extended learning’ link for more revision websites
- Go to the website and under the ‘curriculum tab’ click the ‘learning links’ for subject specific learning topics
- Message their teacher on EduLink and request additional work
Further information on our remote learning offer can be found in the document below:
Our remote learning plans will continue to develop in response to any central government changes and the sustained impact of COVID-19. We will of course, continue to support our students through these unprecedented times and attempt to limit the impact of Coronavirus on their development.