Advice for Schools on Scenario Planning for Coronavirus.
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With government advice sparse on how to prepare for the next steps of the Coronavirus, the Oppi Community has collated what we know from our friends working in education across the world, into a concise guide of what we know to be best practice.
What we do know from China and Italy, is that everything is normal, until it is not. The more preparation that can be done in advance, the better for the entire school community. Whilst there is no cause for panic, this is a crisis and the normal rules don’t apply. For many school leaders, this will be their first experience of handling something like this, so take as much help and support as you need.
Whilst Students Are Still At School
Preparing for Remote Learning
Many teachers and school leaders are under-confident when it comes to unfamiliar tech. Everyone is being asked to do their job in a different way. It’s considerable pressure on teachers who will equally want to appear confident in front of classes.
Communicating With Parents
You don’t know the sources parents are getting news and advice from. You will be dealing with a scale that runs from “nonchalance - it’s only flu” to “full scale panic - we’re all going to die” and everything in-between. Therefore it is imperative to communicate what you as a school are doing and explain the rationale behind it.
Advice for School Leaders
Remote Learning Platforms to Consider: (Mostly Free)
http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com (this is a whole list of free resources)
Key Collaboration Tools
Microsoft Teams for Secondary
SeeSaw for Primary
Best Teacher Resources from Tes
https://www.tes.com/coronavirus (This is a hub where Tes has collated everything in one place)
Case Study: Iain Sachdev. International School of Monza.
After three weeks of virtual school, that was not previously tech orientated, here is what I’ve learnt:
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