ESA is committed to supporting systems, schools and families to ensure that all students are able to continue their studies, whether at school or at home. That is why we have put together a range of online resources that will help teachers, parents or carers and students to sustain learning and wellbeing at this time when many students are temporarily unable to attend school.

ESA offers digital resources, as well as professional learning materials. Aligned to the Australian Curriculum and the Australian Student Wellbeing Framework, these resources are quality assured and freely available to all Australian teachers, students and parents or carers.

We will continue to add resources across all year levels and learning areas, to give children and young people the best opportunity to continue to learn at home.

Resources for educators

Scootle

  • Educational resources

    These educational resources are available for everyone to use and cover all year levels and learning areas.

  • Save time and effort with Scootle learning paths

    Teachers can use this resource to create learning paths by saving their favourite Scootle resources and organising sequences of them, or view learning paths that have been shared by others.

  • What's new in Scootle?

    A range of new resources to support learning in the classroom and at home have been added to the Scootle collection. Resources include: short video lessons in English and mathematics; explorations of ancient civilisations for history; inquiry units in mathematics, science and geography; and Australian Parliament fact sheets and explainers for civics and citizenship.

Digital Technologies Hub

  • Augmented Reality at home!

    With the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, many students may be at home and be continuing to learn using lessons supplied by schools. This activity explores AR at home, and includes parental guidance.

  • Covid-19 Demystified Course

    This course is intended to provide non-experts with a perspective on the evolving COVID-19 situation and implications.

  • Digital Technologies resources search page

    Teachers, parents and students can use this page to search for Digital Technologies resources that are aligned to the Australian Digital Technologies curriculum.

  • Inclusive education

    Inclusive education means making sure that education is accessible to every student. Discover how to include inclusive education in your Digital Technologies classroom.

  • Assessment

    Assessment on the DT-Hub includes advice and resources to assist you to create quality assessment tasks. View the sample assessment tasks linked to the scope and sequence resource and select those tasks suited to the curriculum content you are assessing. View the checklists, think alouds, and rubrics and modify these to suit your context and your learners.

  • Scope and Sequence (F–10) – Learning programs to support implementation

    This resource provides teachers with sequenced learning programs that are organised by year level and topic of interest. These can be adapted and used when teaching the Australian Digital Technologies curriculum.

Student Wellbeing Hub (SWH)

  • Building hope and resilience during extraordinary times of change webinar

    In this webinar, Community Psychologist, Dr Lyn O'Grady, explores the importance of managing self-care and offers practical advice for supporting colleagues and students in extraordinary times of change.

  • COVID-19 wellbeing resources

    Educators, parents and students can use these resources to support wellbeing within their communities during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

  • Wellbeing resources

    Explore teaching resources that assist with wellbeing education in the classroom. Find free, quality-assured, age-appropriate, curriculum-aligned resources in a variety of formats to help you create and maintain a safe, inclusive and positive learning environment.

  • The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework

    The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework is designed to help parents and teachers provide students with the strongest possible foundation for reaching their aspirations in learning and in life.

  • Challenges and opportunities for preservice teachers in 2020

    Being a preservice teacher in 2020 is unlike anything anyone has ever experienced! This webinar explores the challenges this brings and also look at some of the incredible opportunities it offers.

The Girls in STEM Toolkit (The GiST)

  • STEM educator resources

    Use these STEM lessons to provide an engaging context for your students to develop and apply their STEM skills and knowledge to solve a problem or challenge. The lessons generally integrate several learning areas in a holistic way to enable students to work in teams using a multi-disciplinary approach.

  • Classroom Observation Tool

    Do you have a great lesson, but feel like it’s not engaging boys and girls equally? Follow these steps to adapt your lesson to be more gender-inclusive.

The Literacy Hub

  • The Year 1 Phonics Check

    The Phonics Check is a quick and easy way for educators to gauge the phonics knowledge of their Year 1 students. It demonstrates how well children in Year 1 can ‘decode' by recognising the sound each individual letter makes, by identifying sounds that different letter combinations make, and by being able to blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word.

  • The Literacy Hub

    The Literacy Hub offers a range of downloadable resources to help with educators’ understanding of the Phonics Check and its use in the classroom. You’ll find downloadable materials for students to work with offline, and some fun activities for families to undertake at home. Links to supporting documentation on how phonics knowledge helps students’ early reading literacy are also available.

myfuture

  • Career exploration at home during COVID-19

    These career education resources are designed to support educators, parents and students and their learning communities during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

  • Career resources for subject teachers

    These resources are designed to help subject teachers build their students' career awareness. Each resource is aligned to an Australian Curriculum learning area.

Early Childhood Resource Hub (ECRH)

Language Learning Space

  • Language Learning Space: Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese
  • Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian sites include immersive stories set in-country, hundreds of great teaching resources, build-your-own learning sequences, and alignment to the Australian Curriculum. Devised for second language learners at Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

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Professional learning for educators

Scootle

  • Scootle Learning Paths

    This video is for teachers who want to gain a better understanding of how to use learning paths to make a collection of resources on the topic they are teaching.

Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS)

  • Connections school library magazine

    Read the quarterly school library magazine Connections online to keep up to date with the latest in school library trends and information.

  • Free SCIS short course: Managing your library collection and catalogue

    This free short course for school library staff focuses on collection, curation and cataloguing. It will help with the organisation of your library's resource offerings.

  • SCIS Blog

    Subscribe to the SCIS Blog and gain access to SCIS research and initiatives and keep up to date with the latest in school library trends and information.

  • SCIS on Vimeo

    Watch quick and easy help videos on how to make the most of your SCIS Data subscription.

Digital Technologies Hub

  • Professional Learning webinars

    View our wide range of webinars designed to help educators implement the Digital Technologies curriculum in classrooms.

Student Wellbeing Hub

  • Professional learning courses

    The Hub’s free courses provide high quality professional learning to help schools engage positively with current and future challenges. All courses are aligned to the Australian Student Wellbeing Framework and to the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) professional standards at the Proficient level.

  • Principal and Teacher Wellbeing
    This course gives educators strategies for building personal and professional wellbeing to enable them to support whole-school social and emotional health and deliver the best learning outcomes for all.

     

Language Learning Space

Resources for parents

Scootle

Digital Technologies Hub

  • Families

    Here you will find resources to help you learn more about Digital Technologies and how to prepare your child to access the opportunities of the future.

  • Learning @ Home

    The following collection of activities has been designed to be completed in the home or around your local community to assist in building your children's knowledge of the Australian Digital Technologies curriculum. These activities require minimal preparation from parents, and include all the necessary knowledge required to complete the tasks with your children.

  • Digital Technologies resources search page

    Teachers, parents and students can use this page to search for Digital Technologies resources that are aligned to the Australian Digital Technologies curriculum.

Student Wellbeing Hub (SWH)

  • Parents

    This is your space, where you can find information and advice about important topics like bullying, online safety, communicating with your child and the school, and much more, to help you make your child’s learning journey a safe and positive one.

  • COVID-19 wellbeing resources

    Educators, parents and students can use these resources to support wellbeing within their communities during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

  • Wellbeing resources

    Teachers can promote wellbeing in the classroom using these free, quality-assured, age-appropriate, curriculum-aligned resources designed to help teachers create and maintain safe, inclusive and positive learning environments.

  • The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework

    The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework is designed to help parents and teachers provide students with the strongest possible foundation for reaching their aspirations in learning and in life.

The Girls in STEM Toolkit (The GiST)

  • Families

    The involvement of family, especially parents, in STEM learning is invaluable in providing support for girls engaging in STEM experiences. However, the role of parents in influencing subject and career choices is often overlooked.

  • Inspire a love for STEM

    These resources have been handpicked for girls to inspire them to pursue an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Bored with the same old entertainment on offer? Give yourself a brain-boosting update with these fun films, YouTube channels and books – handpicked for girls in STEM.

  • STEM Podcasts

    If you're a student interested in STEM, the GiST shares some of their favourite podcasts run by women doing amazing things in STEM fields.

  • At home STEM activities

    These Fun DIY activities can be done at home to encourage girls to become more interested in STEM.

  • Start your STEM career quiz now

    The STEM career quiz helps students to find subjects and careers that match their interests. Students can also learn more about jobs, industry growth prospects, average weekly pay, and more.

  • STEM Careers A–Z

    Here you'll find the A–Z of careers and jobs in the big wide world of STEM.

  • What will the jobs of the future look like?

    The GiST asked a group of STEM experts to predict what the jobs of the future might look like.

The Literacy Hub

  • Families

    This comprehensive section of the site provides families with a wide array of information about Phonics and the Year 1 Phonics Check for Teachers.

  • Phonics Check for Families

    A phonics check that you can do at home with your child. There is also a supporting guide for families on pronunciation.

  • Reading Awareness Check

    A simple observational checklist that families can do at home to gain a sense of how their Year 1 child is developing in learning to read in English.

  • Literacy at Home

    Find ideas, activities and tips to help your child read with phonics, and a link to learn more about literacy on the Australian Curriculum website.

myfuture

  • Activities to help children understand careers

    These career activities span teenagers, primary school students and pre-schoolers and are a great way to begin a conversation about the world of work.

  • Career exploration at home during COVID-19

    Find an array of career education resources that have been designed to support teachers, parents and students and their learning communities during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

  • My career profile

    The nine activities in My career profile enable students to explore their interests, skills and values, and generate a personalised list of suggested occupations.

Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA)

Early Childhood Resource Hub (ECRH)

  • Early Childhood resources

    Teachers and parents can use this page to search for Early Childhood resources that cover a wide variety of topics.

  • Early Childhood Resource Hub newsletter

    Read the latest news about the Early Childhood Resource Hub and the Early Childhood sector, leave comments for discussion and subscribe to receive future newsletters.

  • March newsletter: Surviving in a time of uncertainty

    The theme of the March newsletter is ‘surviving in a time of uncertainty’. It contains links to government advice and support; resources that you can use with your children; and resources that can be recommended to people who are at home with children.

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