Elevation Secondary College refused to simply take their classes online during remote learning due to lockdowns and instead challenged themselves to redesign the timetable to better address the needs of staff and students.
Elevation’s tailored timetable for online learning included increased lesson length and reduced frequency to allow students and teachers more breaks and study time and ultimately more flexibility for teachers. Teachers were also empowered to schedule weekly ‘MePD’ flex time where they could block out part of their day to be completely offline.
With the implementation of the Remote Learning Program, teachers ranked the school significantly above the state in all measures on the Education Department’s staff opinion survey. Staff also used the increased flexibility to collaborate and create excellent lessons – creating a positive feedback loop for attendance and engagement.