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Online teaching and learning - listen to the Virtual Staffroom

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We have a suite of new episodes focused on teaching and learning online which are now available for your listening pleasure. We unpack the evidence supporting teaching and learning online and consider digital strategies for wellness and wellbeing. You can also hear from an expert distance education teacher who shares her key tips for success.

Episode 19 

The Evidence – what works when teaching online 

The first in a three-part series focused on teaching and learning online, the team speaks with Zhi Soon - General Manager of Evidence and Impact at the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) to discover what the evidence says about online learning. From questions to ask yourself when planning, finding a screen time balance and examples of best practice, this episode is packed with intel and insights.  

Listen to Episode 19 now 

Episode 20  

‘Cloud Normal’ – a day with a digital pedagogue 

In part two,, the team gets down on the ground and speaks with Virginia Cluff, Head Teacher Science from Aurora College, NSW’s online selective high school for whom the digital classroom is just part of her daily jam! We explore the teacher’s journey, the role of stage and faculty leaders and also unearth some gems of gold to make your digital classroom shine. 

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Episode 21 

Digital + mindfulness – not such an unusual recipe 

In this final instalment of a three-part series focused on teaching and learning online, the team speaks with Mary Morrison - Education Wellbeing Lead from Smiling Mind to learn more about their digital tools and resources that could help you, your students and your school community through these tumultuous times. From self-care packs to making the most of the Smiling Mind app plus loads of top tips and routines. 

Listen to Episode 21 now