26 September 2023

Schooling packs to help home learners

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The Department of Education has released new guided learning packs to help teachers and parents keep children engaged with their school work.

Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell said the learning packages were specifically designed for Kindergarten to Year 6 students and were developed by a team of curriculum experts and designers.

“The packs are easy to use and cover all the essentials for teachers and students,” Ms Mitchell said.

“They include a full week of learning activities with stage-specific video content, which includes teacher guidance, open-ended activities and wellbeing checks,” she said.

“All subjects within the K-6 curriculum are addressed on a weekly basis and each day begins with a student wellbeing activity, as well as a brain break during the day and additional activities for students who finish the work early.”

Ms Mitchell said the packs were not mandatory, but provided a great way for teachers to supplement what was already working for them.

She said the Department was also running new learning-from-home professional development courses for educators, which were designed using insights from last year and the current learning-from-home period.

“Teachers are committed to providing the best possible learning-from-home experience for their students and thousands of teachers have engaged with the available professional development resources and webinars,” she said.

“I know that learning from home can be challenging and I’m incredibly proud of the work our principals, teachers, school staff and the Department are doing to make this period as instructive, engaging and supportive as possible,” Ms Mitchell said.

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