Guided packs help make learning from home easier

Learning from home has become easier for parents and teachers of primary school students thanks to the introduction of guided learning packs.

The packs are designed for K-6 students and have been developed by a team of curriculum experts and designers to ensure they are easy to navigate for students, parents and carers.

Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell, said the packs were helping teachers keep students engaged.

“The packs are easy to use and cover all the essentials for teachers and students.

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

“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 week during the day and additional activities for students who finish work early,” Mitchell said.

The packs are not mandatory but provide a great way for teachers to supplement what is already working for them.

Mitchell said the department was also running new learning from home professional development courses 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.

“Teachers have told us that the support has been incredibly useful, helping to guide their students while learning from home and providing additional support for parents and carers navigating online systems.

“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,” Mitchell said.

The Learning from Home Hub is also constantly being updated with great materials for students, teachers and parents with over two million visits last night.

Media release, Aug 18
Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell