Headteacher Update Podcast: The Future of Digital Learning in Schools

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

This episode looks at how digital learning in schools is evolving in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and what it will look like in the months and years to come – with lots of ideas, examples and suggestions for effective practice.

Four experts from primary and secondary education discuss lessons learnt from Covid, how the pandemic experience has changed our practice and the use of education technology – and where we go next.

We offer lots of examples and ideas for specific practices and uses of edtech that are now being adopted permanently by schools, ranging from pedagogy and assessment to blended learning and CPD.

We look at what technology is doing to free up teachers to teach including how it is supporting flexible working, teaching and learning, blended and flipped learning, homework, formative and formal assessment and more. We also look at what schools can do to close the digital divide and improve access to technology.

This podcast has been produced in association with Pearson and comes alongside a free Headteacher Update and Pearson guide which also focuses on the future of digital learning. Download the pdf via https://bit.ly/htu-dl

The podcast is hosted by Matt Bromley, an education advisor and author with more than 20 years’ experience in teaching including as a secondary headteacher and MAT director. His guests are:

  • Emma Darcy, Director of Technology for Learning at Denby High School, Luton, and across the Chiltern Learning Trust.
  • Paul Haigh, headteacher, King Ecgbert School, Sheffield.
  • Osi Ejiofor is an education technology teacher trainer and has worked in primary education for more than 14 years.
  • Les Hopper, Director of Digital & Assessment, UK Schools, Pearson.

You can listen to this episode of the Headteacher Update Podcast above. To hear other Headteacher Update podcasts, or to subscribe for free to new editions, search for 'The Headteacher Update Podcast' in your podcast streaming application of choice. Or visit www.headteacher-update.com/knowledge-bank/podcasts/

For details about The Headteacher Update Podcast, or to suggest future topics, email editor Pete Henshaw at pete.henshaw@markallengroup.com

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