Learning from home

Training and support for remote learning
WebEx

Webex is the Department’s preferred tool for video conferencing. Students can attend online classes from home using any internet-connected computer or mobile device. School leaders, teachers and support staff can use WebEx to attend virtual meetings and share documents and links.

Daily from Monday March 30, there will be an Introductory webinar offered at 10am and an advanced webinar at 2pm. 

Register:

To register go to https://webexforschools.eventbrite.com.au

Just join the session at the designated time:

 To join at the designated time, copy and paste this url into your browser https://eduvic.webex.com/join/bentley.michelle.j 

OR

Go to: eduvic.webex.com and enter the following 9 digit number 574 985 222 into the ‘enter meeting information field’

Other support

WebEx have a range of Department-specific resources for teachers, along with tips for using WebEx in the event of a school closure.

ClickView

ClickView hosts a wide range of videos from popular films to documentaries and Australian made educational videos and mini clips for all Victorian government schools. Teachers can access or develop their own playlists to be shared with students.

  • Find out how you can use ClickView to support continuity of learning in the event of school closures. 
  • Victorian Government Primary school teachers can also register for a free webinar to learn how ClickView can be used as a teaching and learning tool in your classroom to support engagement and drive student learning outcomes. Teachers can also access area specific webinars.
  • ClickView has a range of video tutorials for teachers, along with tips for using ClickView in the event of a school closure. Contact info@clickview.com.au to find out more.

 

Stile Education

Stile Education offers a library of online interactive Science lessons for Levels 7-10 of the Victorian Curriculum: Science, developed in partnership with Cosmos magazine and the CSIRO. Students can access individual lessons or whole learning sequences that have been assigned to them by their teacher.

Stile have a range of webinars and resources for teachers who are teaching remotely. They also offer tailored professional learning for schools: contact help@stileeducation.comRegister now for sessions:

Monday, March 30th
Register here for Getting set up in Stile: 3:30 pm — 4:00 pm AEDT.
Register here for Using Stile to teach remotely: 4:10 pm — 4:40 pm AEDT.

Tuesday, March 31st
Register here for Getting set up in Stile: 3:30 pm — 4:00 pm AEDT.
Register here for Using Stile to teach remotely: 4:10 pm — 4:40 pm AEDT.

Wednesday, April 1st
Register here for Q&A with experienced distanced education Stile-ists: 6:00 pm — 7:00 pm AEDT.

Thursday, April 2nd
Register here for Getting set up in Stile: 10:00 am — 10:30 am AEDT (4:00 pm — 4:30 pm PDT).
Register here for Using Stile to teach remotely: 10:40 am — 11:10 am AEDT (4:40 pm — 5:10 pm PDT).

Microsoft

O365 supports teachers to create their own classrooms, share lessons, create learning activities, collaborate in real-time, assess student learning and provide personalised feedback to students. O365 applications include OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Forms. Find out more about how to use these tools at Microsoft Remote Learning.

Access free webinars with Troy Waller – Victorian Microsoft Education consultant about using the range of tools in your school. 

Access free webinars from Microsoft Australia (recorded and live) tailored for education. 

A range of resources, as well as a blog post are available to support remote learning with Microsoft.

GSuite for Education

G-Suite for Education includes a number of cloud-based tools that support real time collaboration between teachers and students. G Suite applications include Google Classroom, Drive, Documents, Forms, Sites, Sheets and Slides.

Access the Google Distance Learning Training Centre for online training options.

Google have produced a tip sheet for enabling learning from home using G-Suite. 

Digital Learning and Teaching, Victoria (Webinars)

Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV) exists to provide leadership, services, programs and resources that support excellence in digital learning. With unprecedented numbers of teachers working from home and teaching online, DLTV is offering free teacher webinars that build skills in successfully working with students online.

The first in their online teaching webinar series, What makes for good online teaching?, launches on April 22, 2020 at 3:45pm.

See here for details and registration for upcoming webinars,

https://dltv.vic.edu.au/online-teaching-events

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