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Online Teaching Toolkit

Practice-based resources for school teachers

In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered the way education is delivered in Australia, with community restrictions driving a rapid shift from classroom-based learning to remote learning across Australia. The move to remote and blended learning creates new professional challenges that must be addressed in order to provide quality teaching to learners.

Working for Rio Tinto and its Education Advisory Council, Deloitte and PTR Consulting have developed the Online Teaching Toolkit to provide teachers with guidance and curated resources on effective remote teaching practices.

The Toolkit supports teachers and schools to navigate the challenges of online learning; equipping teachers with a set of practice-based resources to rapidly adapt and tailor their practices. These resources can be applied to support the professional learning needs of staff within a school’s context, and within the education policies and compliance requirements of their education system.

The Toolkit covers eight learning practices – each identified through consultations with school leaders and teachers, and refined on the basis of research and evidence from academics, researchers and educators. These eight practices are:

  • Building connections and trust
  • Designing learning
  • Differentiating teaching
  • Feedback and monitoring
  • Collaborative learning
  • Embedding reflection and self-regulation
  • Promoting student voice, choice and agency
  • Nurturing social and emotional learning.

Our hope is that this toolkit provides a practical support resource for teachers, supporting them during the COVID-19 pandemic and well beyond , and with the elements of remote online learning that will no doubt remain relevant as we take the experiences of learners, teachers and wider learning communities to creating a ‘new normal’ for teaching and learning.

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