Connected and Effective (Exploring): Creating a Remote Learning Community

Richard Hammond
22nd February 2021

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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 taught EFL to all ages and levels in various context for 5 years or so in Prague before moving into prison education, where I teach primarily ESOL at Entry level. The prison education provider is an FE college. I have been in prison education for 6 years. My responsibilities are mostly related to teaching but I also have a mentoring / support role for staff across the South-East region.... more

How will you adapt activities in your teaching context to put into practice learning from the module?

The main 'takeaway' from the module for me was about creating a remote learning community to encourage engagement, maximise progress, and monitor pace in individual learners to ensure individual learners' needs are being addressed. One adaptation is to add 'find a friend' activities. Learners in prisons are generally allowed some limited association every day, and so... more

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