Blended and remote learning key safeguarding points

Schools have given considerable thought to safeguarding for students, staff and families during the period of remote, blended and home learning. This narrated slide deck summarises some of the key points and sources of guidance statutory and no-statutory and is intended for any school member of staff. It makes reference to DfE KCSIE 2020, some […]

Promoting dialogue and reflection in blended learning

This course draws together research form around the world alongside materials created by founder and CEO of Learning Connected, Farida Danmeri, which explore several tools and approaches that can support the use of higher order thinking skills in learning. In this course Farida will discuss blogs, PechaKucha presentations, contrasting contexts and rubrics, explaining how each […]

Supporting metacognition in blended learning

Supporting metacognition in blended learning – Dawn Kennedy, Director of Science Dawn Kennedy is driector of science at Hazeley Academy, part of the 5 Dimensions Trust. In this short course, Dawn explains how the Trust has developed its approach to promoting metacognition in online and blended lessons, and offers some strategies to help develop pupils’ […]

Supporting oracy in online lessons, with Georgina Stapleton

Georgina Stapleton is Director of English at Hazeley Academy, part of the 5 Dimensions Trust. In this short course, Georgina explains how the Trust has developed its approach to promoting oracy in online lessons, and offers some strategies to help get pupils speaking to their teachers and their peers. We suggest a series of quick […]

Online learning and distance education, with Dr Tony Bates

Dr Tony Bates is a Research Associate with Contact North and the author of 11 books in the field of online learning and distance education. In response to the rapid global uptake of online learning due to the pandemic, Tony wrote a series of blogs explaining the key insights from his many years of research […]

Effective questioning in live online lessons, with Zara Peskett

Effective questioning in live online lessons – 5 top tips from Zara Peskett In this short course, Zara Peskett assistant headteacher at the Leadership and Training Centre, 5 Dimensions Trust lays out her 5 top tips for effective questioning in online lessons. She talks about planning by question, effective use of the chat function, and […]

Asynchronous lessons with Oak Academy’s Katie Marl

This short course contains clips from an interview between Education Development Trust’s Matt Davis and Oak Academy Curriculum Manager Katie Marl. They discuss the practicalities of remote delivery, the importance of enthusiasm and energy (especially in the first 5 minutes of a lesson) and how, when it comes to slides, less is definitely more. As […]