Making my digital platforms effective for all learners

Sophie Burtenshaw
21st December 2021

This reflection was contributed as a submission for a 2 Star Badge in Dealing with Difference and Diversity (Adopting)

Give a brief description of your work context and responsibilities, e.g. your teaching background, experience, type of organisation (e.g. FE college, ACL), subject/curriculum you teach/lead, your learners (skills level, any particular inclusion needs, age range of group, size of group)

I teach maths (and some English) in an ACL context to adults who are working towards an accredited qualification, mostly Functional Skills Maths L1 and 2. I have been teaching online for the last couple of years, but have recently started a new face-to-face course. Our face-to-face courses take place in a range of contexts, but the one I am currently teaching is happening in a community... more

How did you use the learning from this module in your teaching context?

I think Rosenshine's Principles are really interesting, and on the whole how I try to teach anyway.
I have tried to think particularly how these might apply to learners with barriers, especially learners with dyslexia as we do get a lot of these in our service.
I do use recapping a lot as I find this helps all learners but most especially the dyslexic learners who struggle a... more

What worked well?

Streamlining my classroom has worked well, as well as adding more 'short and sweet' quizzes and assignments to the Classroom as opposed to longer ones. This allows for more repetition and is more accessible for learners.

What would you do differently next time?

I need to change the background colour on many of the assignments I have already uploaded to GC. I will first speak to the learners and ask them if this will make a difference to them, and if so, what colours would work best.

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