Virtual Classrooms

What is a Virtual Classroom?

We are working with education departments and the Independent and Catholic education sectors across Australia to offer a range of free Virtual Classrooms. Using webinar learning, Virtual Classrooms allow an Outreach trainer to reach many schools, even in remote areas.

Presentations are usually about 30–40 minutes in length, allow student participation under teacher guidance and include recommended complementary resources.

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Topics

Your digital super power – Using the 4Rs to create positive online communities

Audience: Years 4 to 6 students

Session outline:

This Safer Internet Day presentation encourages students to recognise the personal and social capabilities that are important for creating positive online environments. Students will explore skills including communicating with respect; developing resilience; using reasoning; and choosing to act responsibly.

The presentation is designed to empower students to draw on these key strengths to help combat serious online issues such as cyberbullying and misinformation. At the end of the session, students will make a pledge to use their personal strengths to create a better internet not only today, but every day.

This presentation will address Australian Curriculum Health and Physical Education outcomes including:

  • Examine how identities are influenced by people and places (ACPPS051)
  • Practise skills to establish and manage relationships (ACPPS055)
  • Recognise how media and important people in the community influence personal attitudes, beliefs, decisions and behaviours (ACPPS057)

And address elements of the Personal and Social General Capability including:

  • Recognising personal qualities and achievements
  • Understanding relationships
  • Expressing emotions appropriately

Please allow 1hr (including setup, 40min presentation and wrap-up) for the presentation.Other related resources are available from our website.

Bouncing back from online bullying

Audience: Years 4-6

This presentation will explore digital resilience skills including building supportive peer relationships, ways to balance time online as well as identifying helpful resources.

The presentation is designed to empower students to build personal skills to help them recover from negative online experiences. At the end of the session, students will pledge to use these digital resilience strategies to help themselves and others.

This presentation will address Australian Curriculum Health and Physical Education outcomes including:

  • Practise skills to establish and manage relationships (ACPPS055)
  • Investigate community resources and ways to seek help about health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS053)

And address elements of the Personal and Social General Capability including:

  • Become confident, resilient and adaptable
  • Understanding relationships
  • Expressing emotions appropriately

Topics for lower and middle secondary student audiences are no longer available.

Current resources, including Rewrite Your Story, are found in our classroom resources section.

Teacher PD topics are now part of the Teacher Essentials PD program.

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