Teacher Essentials PD Program

Teacher Essentials incorporates aspects of our popular Virtual Classroom program to deliver three hours of professional development through webinar participation in three topics and completion of a quiz.

All teachers, and related staff, who complete the program will receive an infographic containing key learnings and a certificate.

NSW and ACT teachers will also receive three hours of PD accreditation through NESA / TQI.

To participate in Teacher Essentials, register to attend each of the Teacher PD webinar topics during 2017. The currently available 50 minute sessions are listed below. New sessions will be added regularly throughout the year. Choose the times best suited to you to participate.

After participating in all three webinars, you will be able to access a 30 minute quiz to complete the program. Please note certificates of partial completion will not be provided, for example to teachers who have only participated in one of the three webinars, but personal records may be used to support the PD with any teacher association.


Three hours of professional development recognition

PD webinars

3 x 50min webinars


Interactive quiz PD component

30min interactive quiz

Building Digital Intelligence

Duration: 50 minutes.

Featuring interactive questions, the presentation will:

  • update teachers on the trending devices, apps and services used by students
  • highlight key insights from OCeSC research into the online behaviour of Australian teenagers
  • explore digital citizenship and overview the key concepts of protection, privacy, permanence, perspective and plagiarism       
  • reinforce the importance of teachers modelling good behaviour online
  • introduce an action checklist that students could use to support a positive online experience.

Webinar summary sheet - Building digital intelligence

Teachers may now register for:

  • Term 3 dates coming soon
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Teachers, technology and the law

Duration: 50 minutes.

The presentation will:
  • discuss the implications of workplaces extending beyond physical boundaries due to technology
  • highlight the Federal and State criminal laws that may be used to charge cyberbullying offences
  • examine ways to mitigate and protect yourself against cyberbullying risk
  • share key learnings from recent cases involving teachers
  • highlight other laws relating to technology.

The presentation will feature an opportunity to ask questions of the presenter.

Please note that the information provided in this session is general in nature and not intended to constitute legal advice. We recommend you seek independent legal advice on particular issues.

Webinar summary sheet - Teachers, technology and the law

Teachers may now register for:

  • Term 3 dates coming soon
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Navigating the eSafety website

Duration: 50 minutes.

The presentation will assist teachers to know:

  • the functions of the Office
  • how cyberbullying complaints will be determined and handled
  • the powers of the Office
  • how the Office will work with schools
  • the new website and resources for schools.

The presentation will feature an opportunity to ask questions of the presenter.

Webinar summary sheet - Navigating the eSafety website

Teachers may now register for:

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Accreditation partners

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Completing Teacher Essentials will contribute 3 Hours of NESA PD addressing 3.3.2 and 3.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Accreditation in NSW.

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