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Strategic planning for online learning
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1.1 Scenarios prompt

Theme: Designing a differentiated learning experience for all pupils

Describe the positive scenario for your school. Some ideas are given below. Amend, add or delete them to suit your own situation.

  • Pupils experience industry-standard software/systems in their curriculum subjects
  • Pupils are fully supported to use their own devices in your school, including assistive technologies such as text read back software
  • Pupils' digital confidence and access are assessed on entry and communicated to the relevant teachers and support staff.
  • Pupils user their own devices to integrate their learning, fit learning into their lives, and make transitions (into home learning, into work placements, into full employment, when leaving school)
  • Sources of digital disadvantage are addressed e.g. with loan schemes, drop-in skills sessions
  • Learning resources include a wide variety of media to suit a range of learning needs
  • The school uses digital technologies to support pupils away from the school, including consistent use of a digital platform for access to home learning and curriculum resources.
  • Pupils are fully involved in decisions about their learning environment
  • Other...

Ideas to consider:

  1. How would the school benefit if this scenario were fully realised?
  2. In what ways is your school already moving towards this scenario?
  3. What are the barriers?

Describe the negative scenario for your school. Some ideas are given below. Amend, add or delete them to suit your own situation.

  • Pupils are frustrated in their attempts to use their own devices and access third party services
  • Pupils' digital skills are not supported and not seen as relevant to their learning
  • Nobody talks to pupils about their digital experiences, preferences or needs
  • Pupils' own devices and digital practices are seen mainly as a problem (unsafe, distracting).
  • Digital technologies are not being used to address disabilities, equality issues, or other sources of disadvantage
  • Staff are reluctant to move away from traditional teaching approaches
  • Other...

Ideas to consider :

  1. What would be the likely consequences of this scenario?
  2. In what ways is your school already at risk of this outcome?
  3. What can you start doing now to minimise the risks?