COVID-19 Resources

A list of resources about COVID-19, including fact sheets, guidelines and other publications to help principals navigate these times. 

Dear Ministers of Education
The federal and state and territory governments, working through the National Cabinet, are to be congratulated for all their endeavours towards a shared response to the manifold challenges posed by CoVid-19.

Ministers of Education

MINISTERIAL COMMUNICATION

Leading in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA) environments. The global education community is experiencing one of the most complex, challenging and uncertain periods destabilising Australian school principals. This pandemic is affecting ALL principals and ALL Australian school communities. Each school community is having its own unique experience however this phenomenon also unites us.

Australian Principals and COVID19  - article by Kristen Douglas.

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The increased saturation of media and social media whenever something bad happens in the world can be overwhelming for students, especially when good news stories are rarely reported on.

Reach Out Schools

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Supporting children during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This curated selection of resources will assist parents and carers to best to support their children and reduce worry and distress. It contains a video, factsheets and tips about what you can expect and how you can help children cope.

Emerging Minds

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Cora's mum Denise said her daughter cried for about four or five days because she had been discussing it with her classmates and was anxious about her grandparents as well as her own health.

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)

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The best way to avoid COVID-19 infection (and infection with any other respiratory virus) is by washing your hands with soap and water, using a tissue or the crook of your elbow to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze and by avoiding close contact with others who are unwell.

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)

HEADSPACE

This information is for young people affected by stress related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

How to cope with stress related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

HEADSPACE

NZ Prime Minister and Chief Medical Officer – COVID 19 - Common questions with common sense answers from experts

NZ Prime Minister and Chief Medical Officer

HEADSPACE

We live in uncertain times. The unprecedented events that are unfolding around us
highlight now, more than ever, the need for schools to forward plan and build learning
contingency plans in the event of mass school closures of undefined duration.

A Pathway Towards Home Schooling

ReadCloud

During this critical time AITSL has been working to find ways to support teachers and school leaders. Whether you are located at a school or supporting your team to work remotely, the following resources will help you.

Resources for school leaders to support staff through the Coronavirus crisis

AITSL

The threat posed by COVID-19 has meant that teachers in Australia and around the world are looking for the best ways to continue to support students’ learning outside the traditional school or early childhood setting.

What Works in Online/Distance Teaching and Learning?

AITSL

(Foundation to Year 10; Mathematics): 320 classroom resources covering all strands of the Mathematics curriculum Foundation to Year 10

reSolve - Mathematics

Australian Academy of Science

(Year 7 to 10; Science): Sixteen Science by Doing curriculum units combining three parts that work together to deliver rich learning experiences.

Science by Doing - Science

Australian Academy of Science

With a strong and passionate team of scientists, science communicators and journalists working collaboratively, the Academy publishes current, interesting and understandable information covering the breadth of science:

Discover science with our videos and articles

Australian Academy of Science

Since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first reported in China in December 2019, many countries have now reported cases of infection, affecting people of all ages from different nationalities. This pandemic is having an adverse effect on many aspects of our life -– everything from travel restrictions to shopping habits, even the closure of schools! We just ask for acknowledgement of SchoolTV in any communication. 

The first Special Report - 'Coronavirus - a guide for parents can be found in the following

SchoolTV

With the increasing spread of COVID-19, countries around the world are implementing preventative measures. For some, it means the closure of schools and a movement towards remote learning with children transitioning to online lessons. We just ask for acknowledgement of SchoolTV in any communication. 

The second Special Report released last week we will provide also with our complements: ‘Preparing for Homeschooling’

SchoolTV

Our new COVID-19 Pulse Check survey question sets to support you in a targeted collection of feedback from students, teachers and families. We have surveys for preparing for a school closure and check-ins for once your school moves to a distance learning framework

Seeking feedback from students, teachers and families about teaching and learning has never been so important.  

Pivot Learning

Real-time, ready to share resources for all groups in your learning community to support preparing for school closure, including a student checklist.

Real-time, ready to share resources for all groups in your learning

Pivot Learning

Real-time, ready to share resources for all groups in your learning community to support preparing for school closure, including home learning strategies for parents.

Real-time, ready to share resources for all groups in your learning

Pivot Learning

Targeted guides and resources to assist your school leaders and teachers in preparing for a period of distance learning.

Real-time, ready to share resources for all groups in your learning

Pivot Learning

Distance learning version of our flagship Student Perception Survey with support for remote administration, launching at the start of Term 2.

Real-time, ready to share resources for all groups in your learning

Pivot Learning

In times of crisis, we need to focus on our wellbeing – click on the link from our partners Virgin Pulse.

In times of crisis we need to focus on our wellbeing

Virgin Pulse

myfuture is Australia’s National Career Information Service. It’s underpinned by career theory and research and uses Australian Government data sources. It’s managed by Education Services Australia, a national notfor-profit company owned by state, territory and Australian Government education ministers.

myfuture - Information for parents

Education Services Australia

myfuture is Australia’s National Career Information Service. It’s underpinned by career theory and research and uses Australian Government data sources. It’s managed by Education Services Australia, a national not-for-profit company owned by state, territory and Australian Government education ministers.

myfuture - Information for students

Education Services Australia

Whether you’re a specialist careers teacher, a generalist teacher, or career practitioner, you’ll find useful resources on myfuture that can be used by students and parents from home.

The Assist others page contains useful resources for teachers and career practitioners to support students or clients with their career development journey. This includes career resources mapped to the Australian Curriculum, an occupation video library (by learning areas), and activity sheets that can help students to explore myfuture.

myfuture - Information for teachers and career practitioners

Education Services Australia

The lives of all Australians are changing at a rapid pace. As an educator, planning for how these changes will affect not only your daily life but the lives of your colleagues, students and school community can seem overwhelming. 

We believe we are better when we work together. Whether your school stays open or you find yourself moving to a remote model, we want you to know that High Resolves is moving fast to ensure we are here to assist you in the most valuable ways possible. 

We know students and teachers are grappling with current events

High Resolves

Today we are announcing a new partnership with OpenLearning that will take our student workshops and your curriculum digital. We see this as a pivotal move to ensure we can still support you through this rapidly changing landscape. Click here to learn more about this dynamic partnership. 
 

As schools move to a remote model of learning, we have your back

High Resolves

This Spotlight identifies best practice evidence to guide teachers on setting up online learning and advice teachers can give to parents during this process. Key consideration is given to principles demonstrated to benefit student outcomes and wellbeing. As such, this Spotlight is written from the perspective of teachers.

Spotlight - What Works in Online/Distance Teaching and Learning?

AITSL Remote Learning resource

The ongoing global shock of the COVID-19 pandemic and its likely societal, political and economic repercussions look set to dominate how the 2020s unfold in significant ways. Here are twenty-one predictions for what's to come from education experts from across Monash University.

RAPID RESPONSE REPORT

MONASH University

From the time the outbreak started teachers have been scrambling to offer online learning to their students. At the same time, school leaders are facing demands on all sides - from supporting teachers, students and parents, to leading a dispersed staff, keeping people connected, and keeping morale high.

https://www.bts.com/en-au/spark/covid-support

Virtual Coaching Support for Schools

BTS Spark

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