Victoria launches home learning website
Victoria’s Department of Education has launched a new website, Learning From Home, to help teachers keep students learning in the event their school is closed because of COVID-19.
The website provides “age-appropriate, curriculum-based learning resources for early childhood services and primary and secondary school students”.
“We are preparing for every possible scenario during this outbreak to ensure Victorian students in government, independent and Catholic schools continue to learn — that is why Learning From Home is so important,” said Victoria’s Minister for Education, James Merlino.
“Many schools already have a range of tools available to help them teach remotely, and many schools are experienced in supporting student learning online.”
In the event that the state’s Chief Health Officer recommends a school close due to a confirmed case of COVID-19, teachers will continue to work remotely.
Learning From Home has advice on communicating with students and provides teachers with information on how they can best support student learning during a closure.
The website will complement existing online resources available to schools, such as the Compass system, which is used to communicate with students and parents, and the FUSE suite of teaching resources.
The website will continue to be updated with more resources and advice over the coming weeks and will be available to Independent and Catholic schools.
In addition, the Department has said it is “working with internet providers to give students without internet connection at home access to 4G”.
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