How educators and parents are supporting student learning during COVID-19.
The Protected Learning report, produced at speed during difficult times is a set of reflections and experiences of school leaders, educators and policymakers during the school closures due to Covid-19.
It is to the credit of school leaders and educators that they have managed so much change, at speed, whilst keeping the safety of children, key workers and teaching staff as priorities. They have led this change with determination and passion to protect learning despite not all schools having the digital infrastructure, devices, experience and confidence to shift at speed to remote learning supported by technology. We salute all schools and educators who have done their utmost for their pupils, their families and their communities. Schools have tried to protect learning with whatever they have had.
Of course, technology has been helpful to communicate with school communities and education technology has been at the forefront of positive help. A rich variety of education technology has supported leaders,
educators and learners at homes. The EdTech sector itself will also wish to look at how it can maximize easily understood and valuable support to educators. This report calls for urgent action to bridge the digital divide
through significant investment in access to devices and home broadband.