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Teacher Professional Development


Take It from Us: Advice from Teachers

Take It from Us: Advice from Teachers

Teaching Controversial Issues

Teaching controversial issues can be tough. And, as a teacher, you'll always have to deal with curve balls from students or stakeholders. But with preparation and practice, it will get easier.
Talk the Talk: Communicating with Stakeholders

Talk the Talk: Communicating with Stakeholders

Teaching Controversial Issues

When it comes to teaching controversial issues, one of your main concerns may be push back from parents or administrators. To avoid conflict, communication and preparation are key.
The Teacher's Playbook: Effective Strategies

The Teacher's Playbook: Effective Strategies

Teaching Controversial Issues

Spontaneous discussions are great for examining historical decisions or ethical debates, not so much for controversial issues, which can often involve people's identities, backgrounds or politics. Discussing contentious subjects requires careful...Show More
Deciding to Decide: Sharing Your Views with Students

Deciding to Decide: Sharing Your Views with Students

Teaching Controversial Issues

What kind of teacher are you? A neutral facilitator? Or someone who is likely to volunteer your views? When it comes to impacting student learning, studies show no significant difference between these two approaches. But there are pros and cons.
Teaching Controversial Issues: Why Do It?

Teaching Controversial Issues: Why Do It?

Teaching Controversial Issues

Tackling controversial issues in the classroom can be difficult, but it's important to do. No matter where your students go in life, they will encounter controversy and difference. And, they need the skills to navigate it. That preparation begins...Show More
Protecting Your Online Data

Protecting Your Online Data

The Digital Literacy Series: Ethical Computing

Online privacy is not just about the password to your email account, and it is important to keep it protected in today’s digital world. This video investigates ways of keeping yourself safe online, exploring the responsibilities governments and...Show More
The Importance of Your Online Data

The Importance of Your Online Data

The Digital Literacy Series: Ethical Computing

In an age of rapidly advancing technology, the way we collect and share information has evolved to an extraordinary level. This video explains why our digital data is important and how it can be collected, exploring how ‘big data’ is a...Show More
How Your Online Data is Used

How Your Online Data is Used

The Digital Literacy Series: Ethical Computing

Businesses, governments, and research groups use a range of tools to collect and analyse data, which is often about you and the things you do, to help them plan for success. This video looks at how and why different organisations collect your...Show More
Turning Data into Knowledge

Turning Data into Knowledge

The Digital Literacy Series: Ethical Computing

Hiding in the data we place online is knowledge that can inform and help people, but that can also cause harm if we aren’t careful. This video delves into patterns and machine learning, discussing why more information can be a double-edged...Show More
Research-Informed Principles: Making Better Video

Research-Informed Principles: Making Better Video

Creating Instructional Video

Teaching practice should be evidence-based and research tells us a great deal about effective instructional video. In this video, English, History and EAL teacher Steven Kolber covers key ideas and principles, including cognitive load, gesture,...Show More
Pros and Cons of Six Video Types

Pros and Cons of Six Video Types

Creating Instructional Video

Instructional video falls into different categories, each with different applications. In this video, English, History and EAL teacher Steven Kolber discusses six options: direct instruction/lecture, shared viewing, partial flip, in-class station...Show More
Different Forms of Instructional Video

Different Forms of Instructional Video

Creating Instructional Video

Instructional video can take different forms, each with its own pros and cons. In this video, English, History and EAL teacher Steven Kolber introduces four types: screen capture, boards, classroom observation (video on demand) and green screen,...Show More
Pedagogy: Using Video Effectively

Pedagogy: Using Video Effectively

Creating Instructional Video

Instructional video can free up more class time to deliver pedagogy and enhance your teaching. In this video, English, History and EAL teacher Steven Kolber suggests activities and techniques that you can apply in the classroom, highlighting the...Show More
Make and Publish a Video

Make and Publish a Video

Creating Instructional Video

There are four key steps to creating instructional video for your students: pre-production, production, editing and publication. In this video, English, History and EAL teacher Steven Kolber highlights things to consider at each step, including...Show More
Why Make and Use Video?

Why Make and Use Video?

Creating Instructional Video

Instructional video can give you more freedom in the classroom to do interesting and engaging things with students. In this video, English, History and EAL teacher Steven Kolber explains why instructional video can be a powerful educational tool,...Show More
Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

The 4C's of 21st Century Learning

Critical thinking is essential for all areas of modern life, this video explores what it means and why it is so important. It looks at how educators can get their students to think critically about how to discern information, sources, and the...Show More
Communication

Communication

The 4C's of 21st Century Learning

We define and explain what communication is in relation to the four C's of 21st century learning, and help your students communicate effectively within the classroom and the world beyond.
Creativity

Creativity

The 4C's of 21st Century Learning

Creativity can fall under a myriad of genres and industries, but the key fundamentals are the same, this video explains what being creative actually means. We also explain how educators can explore creativity within their classroom no matter...Show More
Collaboration

Collaboration

The 4C's of 21st Century Learning

Collaboration skills are vital for any 21st century citizen. This video explains what collaborations skills are and gives tips on how educators can introduce and integrate collaboration throughout their teaching practice.
Digital Storytelling In the Classroom

Digital Storytelling In the Classroom

This collection of videos explores how to create a series of short films exploring the digital storytelling process and how educators can use these tools in the classroom. It explores the power of storytelling; how to navigate the digital...Show More
Transition Anxiety

Transition Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety

Starting at a new school is one of the biggest changes a young person can face and, understandably, it can bring with it many anxious thoughts and feelings. Looking specifically at practical strategies to manage their emotions and behaviours in...Show More
Social Anxiety: A Teacher's Guide

Social Anxiety: A Teacher's Guide

Understanding Anxiety: A Teacher's Guide

Social anxiety affects young and old alike and can be characterised by avoidance of, and distress in, varying social situations. Made specifically for teachers, this programme is a useful tool for identifying social anxiety within the schoolyard...Show More
Panic Disorders: A Teacher's Guide

Panic Disorders: A Teacher's Guide

Understanding Anxiety: A Teacher's Guide

Panic disorder can evoke frightening physical and emotional reactions that can be confused with those of a heart attack and, as such, medical assistance should always be called in when a student begins to exhibit its symptoms. Once a panic...Show More
Specific Phobias: A Teacher's Guide

Specific Phobias: A Teacher's Guide

Understanding Anxiety: A Teacher's Guide

Phobias can come in many forms, but the emotions and physical reactions that they elicit in young sufferers tend to look alike. Made specifically for teachers, this programme is a useful tool for identifying children with a phobia, understanding...Show More
Selective Mutism: A Teacher's Guide

Selective Mutism: A Teacher's Guide

Understanding Anxiety: A Teacher's Guide

Important to distinguish from disengagement or deliberate non-participation in discussion, selective mutism is characterised by an inability to speak or communicate within certain social situations, often in an educational setting. Made...Show More