Covid-19 Remote Learning Support

The TLN recognises the significant challenge and the amazing job teachers are doing to adjust to remote learning arrangements to support students.

This page provides a collection of useful articles and free videos developed by the TLN to help support teachers skill development and support the transition to new teaching and learning methods.


FREE PD

Lockdown Mark II – teachers leading the community

Teachers are being asked to lead the community in another period of anxiety and uncertainty. The TLN and your unions, the AEU and IEU, are here to work with and support teachers during this second lockdown in Melbourne. Whether you are teaching in a physical classroom or through remote learning we are here to provide you with the knowledge and skills that you need to support the learning of your students.

Lockdown Mark II –
18 ideas for primary teachers

We have invited two of TLN’s most experienced presenters to share 18 ideas with you to support you during lockdown Mark II. These 18 tips and techniques will help you stay focused on high quality teaching when you return to working directly with your students. These are core teaching skills that will sustain you and any of your students who are feeling anxious.

  • Five things I will do to keep students focused on learning with Lara Schendzielorz
  • Five things I will do to maintain healthy relationships between students with Lara Schendzielorz
  • Five things I will do to support students with additional learning needs with Belinda Webb

And one tip from each presenter about looking after yourself.

Watch the recording

Certificates and nesa accreditation will not be provided for this session.

Lockdown Mark II –
18 ideas for secondary teachers

We have invited three of TLN’s most experienced presenters to share 18 ideas with you to support you during lockdown Mark II. These 18 tips and techniques will help you stay focused on high quality teaching when you return to working directly with your students. These are core teaching skills that will sustain you and any of your students who are feeling anxious.

  • Five techniques that will work for student engagement in the physical classroom or remote learning, with Lori Pereira
  • Five things to promote healthy relationships between students, and between teachers and students, with David Vinegrad
  • Five things I will do to check in with the wellbeing of my students, with Selena Fisk

And one idea from each presenter on how they will thrive in the lockdown period.

Watch the recording

Certificates and nesa accreditation will not be provided for this session.

Please note these sessions are designed as information sessions. Participants will not receive certificates or validation with NESA.
However this can still count as self identified PD to count towards your hours.



Checklists and ideas to support remote learning by TLN
(available to all – FREE)

Teaching in an online learning environment -a reminder of what you already know
– a very short article by Michael Victory, Executive Officer, TLN
Click here

Routines to support remote learning
a checklist prepared by TLN to help you think through some of the essential tasks for delivering a remote learning program
Click here

Online Resources and Ideas:
a checklist prepared by TLN to remind you of the resources that are available to you as you prepare a program of online learning
Click here


Resources and articles to support your thinking and preparation for remote learning
(from external organisations – available to all – FREE)

Vocal fatigue and online teaching
by Rebecca Vukovic
published in Teacher Magazine
An important reminder that OHS practices still apply when working from home.
Click here

Belonging and connecting to as school community under constraints
from Dr Anat Wilson Swinburne University,
a short article that prompts your thinking about staying true to your teaching values when delivering remote learning.
Click here

Covid-19: Continuity of teaching and learning – an evidence-based approach
by Anne-Marie Chase, Pauline Taylor-Guy,
published in Teacher Magazine.
A great read for leaders in schools who have to coordinate a whole school remote learning program.
Click here

Teach from Home,
is a rich suite of resources from Google in partnership with UNESCO and others, so it has an international flavour. It does have 20 free online tutorials about using google products for remote learning
Click here

Wellbeing Resources,
by the Institute of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar.
The Institute is a well-established provider of wellbeing courses and resources and it has made many resources freely available.
Click here

How COVID-19 and digital-first learning can pave future learning pathways
by Suzanne Steele
A great look into how improved digital literacy skills can open up all new possibilities for teachers in the return to face-to-face teaching
Click here

Sex, young people and the law eLearning module
by Victoria Legal Aid
Victoria Legal Aid has produced an eLearning module as part of a suite of resources to assist Victorian teachers to educate young people on laws relating to sexual consent and sexting. We encourage teachers to first complete the eLearning module then download and order our range of free resources to assist with their teaching.
Click here


Recorded on-demand TLN PD sessions relevant to remote learning
(TLN members only and FREE)

A selection of on-demand recorded sessions available in your TLN portal
Click here to login to your portal to search and enroll in them.

Transitioning to Online Learning
a one hour introduction to the basics of a transition to remote learning

Click here to view the course
(No certificate or NESA accreditation provided for this session.)

Lockdown Mk II – 18 ideas for primary teachers

Click here to view the course after the event
(No certificate or NESA accreditation provided for this session.)

Lockdown Mk II – 18 ideas for secondary teachers

Click here to view the course after the event
(No certificate or NESA accreditation provided for this session.)

ALLL1987 Ebooks, multi-touch books, iBooks – accessing, using and creating digital books to enhance student learning

Click here to view the course
Click here if you require a certificate or NESA registration (this will take up to 14 days to finalise)

L8021 Using brain breaks to create positive environments

Click here to view the course
Click here if you require a certificate or NESA registration (this will take up to 14 days to finalise)

L8095 Understanding Credible Source information
ideas on how to teach children about evaluating the credibility of online information

Click here to view the course
Click here if you require a certificate or NESA registration (this will take up to 14 days to finalise)

L8023  Appropriate online interactions
a session on online safety

Click here to view the course
Click here if you require a certificate or NESA registration (this will take up to 14 days to finalise)

STLN2056 Numeracy in the primary classroom – 3 problem solving ideas for cross-curriculum projects

Click here to view the course
Click here if you require a certificate or NESA registration (this will take up to 14 days to finalise)

SPP813 Reading at home programs

Click here to view the course
Click here if you require a certificate or NESA registration (this will take up to 14 days to finalise)

L8091 Technology to support storytelling
designed for early childhood educators

Click here to view the course
Click here if you require a certificate or NESA registration (this will take up to 14 days to finalise)


The Co-Videos – support for using online learning tools by TLN
(available to all – FREE)

Choosing an online platform
https://youtu.be/Vcupiv6uckw
Equipment you might need to get yourself working in the digital space
https://youtu.be/XyZwDIgymGM
An introduction to GSuite
https://youtu.be/yXWPzdcLhKo
Live vs. On Demand
https://youtu.be/yZXY4cWBFbU
An introduction to the iWork suite
https://youtu.be/QrmShWAkvP4
Creating instructional videos with powerpoint
https://youtu.be/8__AsdZnzEM
Creating instructional videos in iMovie
https://youtu.be/23E9_Ar3WpE
Creating instructional videos in Windows Moviemaker
https://youtu.be/YlpMEuiRKNk