Frameworks & Curriculum

We build frameworks and develop curriculum to develop teachers and transform schools

Our ADOPT framework is used to develop curriculum for teachers and transform schools

The UK National Standard - Framework

In 2010 Learning Possibilities published the award-winning ADOPT Framework, authored by Professor Stephen Heppell, Sarah Armstrong, Director of Education at Learning Possibilities, and a team from Wolverhampton City Council.

ADOPT received immediate recognition, and was selected as the UK’s National Learning Platform Adoption Model, by the UK Department for Education. The Company also won the prestigious BETT award that year.

ADOPT is an acronym for a 5-stage model (Awareness, Development, Optimisation, Pioneering, and Transformation) defining the adoption of LP+365 and its associated Microsoft technologies in the classroom. This helps teachers and school identify where they are in their journey and what their next steps should be. ADOPT and the LP+ Platform have been used by millions of learners since its publication.

ADOPT was used by the Government for its National Project in Wales, and you can download of copy of the ADOPT Framework used in Wales. ADOPT is the culmination of a 10-year journey to understand how technologies can be used to drive adoption and cater to the needs of educators and learners across many countries in the world. Independent research shows that using the LP+ Platform builds communication and collaboration skills, as well as engaging hard to reach learners.

Learning Possibilities created the UK National Framework for transforming education through innovative use of learning technologies


Following our publication of the ADOPT Framework which was selected as the UK National standard for technology adoption in schools, we have now developed a usable and flexible platform for delivering professional development.

LP have created a digital competency curriculum for teachers, that includes UK CPD certification. The teacher digital competency curriculum (TDCC) is based on the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (v.3, 2018) which has been modified and adapted in the light of the experiences of educators, internationally, during the school lock downs.

The TDCC curriculum, consists of three levels with 6 modules in each level that cover the six areas of the UNESCO framework. The 3 levels increase in difficulty (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced), and provide all teachers with the pedagogical skills of how to integrate technology into their teaching practice. The modules are designed to follow Learning Possibilities ADOPT framework and correspond to a teacher’s journey from Awareness, through Developing to optimization. The final two stages of ADOPT – Pioneering, and Transformation are designed to be whole school objectives: once a critical number of staff have reached the optimization stage. These final stages become part of the journey for the whole school learning community as the members, increasingly, become more skilled and more involved in whole school development planning for the transformation of learning. The TDDC course is available for all teachers to take.

The COVID pandemic has shone a spotlight on teacher digital skills. Many governments and education ministries across the world have come to realise the importance of teacher digital skills, as well as the considerable amount of professional development activities necessary to bring all teachers up to an international standard, that enables them to handle a range of hybrid learning techniques. The skills necessary to reach international standards and expectations include, not only, knowledge, expertise, and confidence to operate in a digital and online environment, but also, importantly, an understanding, and a capacity to apply and combine the pedagogy of distance with classroom learning, including the operation of online and digital assessments and the creation of digital portfolios of authentic performance evidence.

Working with the Education Ministries and UNICEF in Sri Lanka, our team of educational consultants designed and developed a teacher Digital Competence Framework (DCF) based on LP+ ADOPT and the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers, together with a curriculum and to train a cadre of master trainers, in English and in both the community languages of Sinhala and Tamil. The program will use the train-the-trainer model to work with local intermediaries in all parts of the country to create a network of school-based professionals.

hwblogoRead more +27 January 2017 By OliviaB367 in Frameworks & Curriculum, HWB+, LP365

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