Last Updated: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Professional learning for working remotely with learners online

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The Education Scotland guidance provides clarity about what is involved in remote learning, the principles that should underpin remote learning and the entitlements for learners. Remote learning will not replicate face to face in school teaching – in style, approach or hours of delivery. Education Scotland guidance is clear that learners should not engage in online learning for the entirety of the school day.

Various pedagogical approaches can be utilised, such as outdoor learning, to provide rich and varied learning experiences and time away from a screen. logo Visit Digi Learn to access resources to support remote learning.

You will find suggested Professional Learning Activities (PLAs) related to Online and Offline remote learning. You can access these PLAs by registering on the Education Scotland Professional Learning and Leadership Resource.

You will find links to professional learning resources below which have been broken down into online and offline remote learning.


Professional Learning Activities

Effective online teaching
Facilitating online professional learning
Supporting learning at home
Supporting young people to navigate their online life
Undertaking reading and research to improve practice

The video below is one example of a blended learning approach taken by a high school in Washington, DC. This video is from the website Edutopia.

YouTube video: Modern Classrooms Project - A Student-Centered Model of Blended Learning


Professional Learning Activities

Adopting a practitioner enquiry approach to developing classroom practice
Compassionate and Connected Community
Family learning: planning and delivery
Involving learners in planning their learning
Leading effective pedagogy
Leading learning for sustainability
Leading learning through family and community partnerships
Teaching learning outdoors
Undertaking reading and research to improve practice

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