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Your school should have a plan to provide instructional learning activities for all students in the event that they are temporarily unable to attend school. Teaching remotely may present a number of challenges for teachers and students who are unfamiliar with digital learning platforms.
In order to meet the needs of students and families, schools should prepare learning activities that can be provided online, digitally or in hard copy form, or in a combination of these methods.
Here are some ways that they can support student learning and provide instructional activities:
When the school community is remote, clear and ongoing communication is essential.
Ensure everyone knows how messages will be sent and what channels they should be checking - for example, email, digital learning platforms, school website, social media, phone, web conferencing tools, Sentral.
Make sure students and parents know how they can contact teachers for learning support, when their teachers will contact them and how they can get technology support:
Parents or carers will be the go-between for many messages between teachers and students. Over-communicating is recommended to ensure everyone feels connected, supported, and confident.
Try to make instructions as clear and concise as you can, use plain English and check if you need translation services.
Existing platforms and technology should be used wherever possible.
A guide designed to assist schools in providing instructional learning activities for students with a disability and additional learning and support needs who are learning from home.
For advice designed to assist school-based itinerant and support staff to continue to support schools and classroom teachers in the learning from home model see this guide.
Access Using technology to find out more information on getting prepared to use technology, support and professional learning opportunities.
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The following document provides an example of how you might plan for your school to deliver continuity of learning in the short, medium and long term.
The following page lists suggested staff roles and responsibilities for at your school when moving to a partial or full remote learning model. There is a document version of this available to download. You can edit that as applicable to your specific school environment.