Resources to support your classroom

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Supporting literacy in your school​

Resources and tools that support your classroom’s literacy goals​​​​​.​​​​

Premiers’ Reading Challenge closing date extended

The challenge has been extended by two weeks and will now close on 18 September

Free online resources to support literacy learning

Teachers can access the ActiveLearn Primary online learning platform for free in Term 3

English as an Additional Language added to Foundation to Level 6 Literacy Teaching Toolkit

Two teachers share advice on using the toolkit to understand student learning needs

Literacy in the Mathematics curriculum

The Literacy Teaching Toolkit Levels 7-10 now includes literacy in the Victorian Curriculum F-10: Mathematics

Literacy in the English Curriculum

Toolkit provides teachers with quality literacy information and resources

Identify the support you need to teach EAL learners

The Department of Education and Training is conducting a survey of the professional learning needs of teachers of English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners

Review your students' literacy profile

Make the most of tools on the Insight Assessment Platform to map and plan for your students’ literacy development.

Top tips to create a reader-friendly home

Share some handy hints with parents to help create a love of reading in the home and launch into the Premiers' Reading Challenge.

Premiers' Reading Challenge's book review competition now open

This year, the Premiers’ Reading Challenge (PRC) is running its first ever book review competition for secondary students.

Supporting practical literacy instruction

​​​​​​​Teachers can now access annotated reading and viewing work samples to support teachers and school leaders

Class resource: Literacy Learning Toolkit

The Toolkit is an online resource that supports teachers to implement the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF).

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Supporting STEM in your schools​​​​

Resources and tools that support your classroom's Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths goals​​.​​​

Assessment and learning support for Term 4

Access a range of supports to help assess student progress and learning needs this term

Engaging students in remote mathematics learning

The Maths Online web page is full of online resources that teachers can use to engage students from Prep to Year 10 in mathematics

New content available in the Mathematics Curriculum Companion

Online content for Mathematics levels A-D is now available for teachers

New look Maths Curriculum Companion

Explore the new user-friendly Maths Curriculum Companion website for teachers

Expand their STEM learning with the CSIRO

The program forges partnerships with industry professionals so they can bring their real life experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) into the classroom

Professional practice days: approaches of school leaders and teachers

You can gain ideas from seven schools that have shared their approach to professional practice days.

Assess numeracy development in the middle years

The Fractions and Decimals Online Interview (FDOI) is available on Insight, to support you to assess the mathematical understanding of students in the middle years.

Connect your students to Victoria’s STEM ecosystem

Connecting Victoria's STEM Ecosystem is an overview of teaching resources, unique education opportunities, mentoring and partnership programs, competitions and events, places to visit, university outreach programs and STEM focused schools.

Support your parents to kickstart maths learning at home

Targeted to your families and students in the early years up to Year 2, the Everyday Maths animations show how each day is a learning opportunity to establish and reinforce foundational numeracy skills.

Software and technology that maximises​ your classroom time​

Digital tools are made available across the entire curriculum to support teachers and their students to make the most of their learning​.​​​

Student career planning webinars and lesson plans

Lesson plans and webinars are available to help schools focus on career planning in Term 4

VCE support for rural and regional students

Students living in rural and regional areas can access free, online VCE tutoring through the Regional Education Support Network

How to support student mental health and wellbeing

Access podcasts, training and classroom resources for advice on what you can do to help

F-10 student reporting requirements for Semester 2

As was the case in Semester 1, student reporting in Semester 2, 2020 will look different to previous years

Read about the new social media use to support student learning policy

Policy, guidance and resources to support schools in using social media as part of learning and teaching programs

The Arc digital hub: connecting Victorian students learning at home and in the classroom

Access events, resources and professional learning to support high-quality virtual teaching and learning

New Arc website for teachers

Find virtual learning experiences for students and professional learning opportunities to support virtual teaching on the new Arc website

Virtual teaching experts provide their insights about what it means to teach virtually

A video series on the FUSE website provides examples and tips on getting the most out of virtual teaching and learning

ABC Partnership offers new teaching opportunities

Educational episodes are linked with learning activities to help teachers deliver lessons remotely

Useful resources for supporting the transition to remote learning

Find resources primary and secondary school teachers are using to support the transition to flexible and remote learning

Support for assessing the language skills of EAL students

The Reading and Vocabulary Assessment for English as an Additional Language (RVEAL) tool is an online resource for EAL teachers

Move more, sit less

Join the classroom revolution where you can improve student behaviour, academic outcomes, physical activity and health

Thousands of educational videos are only a click away

Teachers can use ClickView in the classroom to support learning and teaching across all curriculum areas

New online Amplify toolkit now available

Find the information you need to implement student voice, agency and leadership initiatives in a single, easy-to-access website

Harness the expertise of a learning specialist in your school

Three short videos were developed to showcase how schools in different settings are making the most of learning specialists in their schools

Programs, competitions and scholarships for student​s

Programs, competitions and scholarships students can explore as part of their education outside the classroom​.​​

Help shape Victoria’s new youth strategy

Teachers and students are encouraged to have a say on the state's new youth strategy

Victorian State Schools Spectacular in 2021

Expressions of interest are now open for next year's State Schools Spectacular

Marking Remembrance Day from the classroom

Join the Shrine of Remembrance virtual service, take a virtual tour of the Shrine, and discover new resources

Guidance on encouraging student attendance

How schools can support student attendance with the return of on-site learning

Mindfulness resources for VCE and VCAL students

The Smiling Mind video series provides information and tips to help senior secondary students stay positive and engaged

Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series

Nominate high-ability students to register for a new series of high-quality, funded extension activities

Student career planning webinars and lesson plans

Lesson plans and webinars are available to help teachers focus on career planning in Term 4

RSPCA Victoria launches new online teaching resource

The new animal welfare education program supporting learning outcomes in the Victorian Curriculum F–10

FUSE Learning from Home resources

Find self-directed learning resources, support materials and software to enable flexible learning

Students invited to take on a medical face mask design challenge

Oberon High School's Seven Vinton explains how students can help slow the spread of coronavirus

Experiencing the democratic process in the classroom

Register now for the Victorian Students' Parliamentary Program, which will be held online in 2020

Changing student perceptions of homelessness through the Big Issue Classroom

A Victorian Government partnership with The Big Issue brings guest speakers who have experienced homelessness online

Take part in the 2020 Virtual Author Sessions

An online opportunity for students to engage with Australian authors, build literacy skills and enhance their love of reading

New Premiers' Reading Challenge application

Access book reviews, milestone rewards, reading resources and more through a new online application

Learning Firsthand: Vietnam War Education

Give your students the chance to learn directly from those who have served our nation, and to experience their courage and dignity firsthand.