Explore the ESA online resource suite to find digital resources, professional learning, webinars, lesson plans, assessment tools, apps and more.   

Spanning a range of topics, including literacy, numeracy, STEM, languages and student wellbeing, our digital collection features curriculum-aligned material for educators, students and families. 

Resources for Educators

Scootle

Scootle is the national digital learning portal for primary and secondary educators. The collection is continually being refreshed to provide access to curriculum-aligned quality-assured resources across all year levels and learning areas. 

 

Digital Technologies Hub

The Digital Technologies Hub supports the implementation of quality digital technologies programs in schools and also provides engaging out-of-school activities for students and families. It includes lesson plans, a scope and sequence from Foundation to Years 9-10 that provides topics with suggested resources, assessment support and professional learning.  

Student Wellbeing Hub (SWH)

The Student Wellbeing Hub supports physical, mental and emotional wellbeing in schools. It is informed by the Australian Student Wellbeing Framework, which is designed to help parents and teachers provide students with the strongest possible foundation for reaching their aspirations in learning and in life. You can also access the School Wellbeing Check, which helps to analyse and assess your school’s wellbeing.  

Explore topics that help the whole school community create and maintain a safe, supportive and respectful learning environment, including: 

The Girls in STEM Toolkit (The GiST)

The Girls in STEM Toolkit helps young people to understand how their skills and interests can link to careers and study pathways in science, technology, engineering and maths. Explore:

  • 7 principles for a gender-inclusive learning environment
  • STEM lesson plans
  • STEM career quiz
  • Advice for engaging your broader school community and families in STEM

The Literacy Hub

The Year 1 Phonics Check evaluates decoding skills in increasingly complex words, aiding teachers to identify strengths and instructional needs. Phonics Check data supports teachers to: 

  • identify cohort and student-level decoding strengths and instructional needs
  • identify student candidates for phonics-based intervention
  • track effectiveness of phonics instruction across time
  • monitor decoding ability trends across years. 

The Literacy Hub is all about helping young students to develop their skills and knowledge to become confident, creative and enthusiastic learners. The Hub focuses on: 

  • explicit teaching practices for reading development in the early years within a rich and broad literacy program 
  • high-quality evidence-based research to identify the many elements of early years reading instruction 
  • targeted curriculum content for planning and access to quality classroom resources 
  • scaffolded approaches to strengthen classroom instruction and build literacy success 
  • check on phonics progress and phonics instruction guidance 
  • literacy for families including information on phonics, literacy development, how schools teach literacy and fun activities to do at home. 

 

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  • Career exploration at home

    These career education resources are designed to support educators, parents and students and their learning communities.

  • 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.

Mathematics Hub

The Mathematics Hub supports Australian teachers and schools to teach mathematics and numeracy in engaging and informative ways. You might like to explore: 

  • The planning tool which outlines topics for each year level with suggested teaching resources, strategies and assessment ideas, lesson plans and resources to embed Indigenous Knowledges.  
  • Number Check, which is a quick and easy way for teachers to gauge the number knowledge of Year 1 students. 

Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) 

ELLA is an exciting digital language learning program for preschool. It opens up a world of cultural possibilities for children early in life. 

Children learn one of thirteen languages using play-based apps called The Polyglots. (A polyglot is someone who is multilingual.) The apps were designed with help from language, early childhood and technology experts.  

Know Your Drone

  • Classroom resources
  • The Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA) have launched its Know Your Drone campaign featuring curriculum-aligned classroom resources developed by ESA. The classroom resources on drone safety education have been designed for people under the age of 16, and feature learning-based activities such as quizzes, animated videos, lesson ideas and games.

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Professional Learning for Educators

Professional Learning Modules

ESA offers a range of free online professional learning modules for educators to complete at their own pace. From courses to help schools engage positively with current and future challenges and support in implementing the Digital Technologies Curriculum, to professional learning modules to assist educators with implementing and gaining confidence in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) model.  

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

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.

  • Webinars
    The Hub regularly hosts live virtual learning events on a range of wellbeing topics. Webinars are easy to join and offer interactive opportunities to ask questions of our expert presenters.

     

Literacy Hub

  • Implementing a systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) approach
    The Literacy Hub has developed free, online professional learning to support schools through each step of building an SSP approach for reading and spelling. 
  • The Big Six of literacy
    This free webinar series explores each component of the Big Six of Literacy and the Science of Writing, focusing on the key concepts from research and providing practical strategies to implement in the classroom. 

The Girls in STEM Toolkit (The GiST) 

The Seven Principles for Inclusive STEM Education in action professional learning course consists of 10 modules designed to challenge stereotypes and biases in STEM, and build STEM confidence in all students.  

Mathematics Hub 

Mathematics Hub features free self-paced Explicit Teaching modules developed by AAMT, academics and practising teachers with supporting podcasts and webinars. The Hub also offers self-paced courses covering all topics from Foundation to Year 10.  

Resources for Parents

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.

  • 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.

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.


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Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA)

  • Support for families
    There are lots of things you can do to learn about language and culture at home. Explore the family resources available on the ELLA website or talk to your child's educator about how you can be involved in ELLA experiences. 

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