Remote Learning 2021

02-February-21

Whole School Remote Learning Plan

Welcome to our Remote Learning Plan! Here you will find everything you need to know:

  1. Online Learning in Firhouse ETSS | Infographic for Students
  2. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  3. Individual Year Groups - Weekly Timetables
  4. Supporting Students with Additional Educational Needs
  5. Student Feedback
  6. Link to Webwise
  7. Research Documents Guiding our Remote Learning Plan
  8. Link to Wriggle Technical Support

Note:

The information on this webpage, which constitutes our Remote Learning Plan, is guided primarily by our Digital Technology Acceptable Use Policy.

The Remote Learning Plan also relates to, and should be read in conjunction with, other school policies including:

1. Online Learning in Firhouse ETSS | Infographic for Students

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2. FAQs

In this document you will find a great deal of information about our approach through an easy to read FAQ style that is aimed at students.

3. Individual Year Groups - Weekly Timetables

1st Year 1st Year - Rhythm of the School Week
2nd Year 2nd Year - Rhythm of the School Week
3rd Year 3rd Year - Rhythm of the School Week

4. Supporting Students with Additional Educational Needs

In this document you will find more detail in relation to the supports in place for our students with additional educational during remote learning.

5. Student Feedback mid-January 2021

In this document you will find out what our students think of remote learning!

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6. webwise.jpg

We recommend that as parents/guardians you take some time to check out Webwise. As we know, using technology has huge risks for young people and the more information we have, the better position we are in to safeguard against such risks. Webwise has a vast range of supports for parents/guardians as we are all learning all of the time with the speed with which new websites and apps appear.

7. Research Documents Guiding our Remote Learning Plan

We have come a long way since our first remote learning period in 2020 and so far we have noticed much more student engagement. Check & Connect happens each morning from 08:15-08:25 and sets the student up positively for a structured morning routine. This year, students are following their timetables and are expected to be either linking into a live lesson, or getting activity and task work done that has been assigned by the teacher. In mid-January, all students were surveyed about their experiences with remote learning, which gave us a great understanding of approaches that work for the students in our school. Teachers are using a combination of live lessons, OneNote activity work and projects to make sure that learning is as engaging as possible during this time (details of which you can find above in the 'Individual Year Groups - Weekly Timetables' section).

Some of the research documents that guide our approach to remote learning are:

Trinity College Dublin - Remote Learning Report 1

Trinity College Dublin - Remote Learning Report 2

How districts can learn from their COVID response

Learning for all? Second-level education in Ireland during COVID-19

Education Reimagined: The Future of Learning

8. Link to Wriggle Technical Support

Any issues with student iPads, get in touch with Wriggle.

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