This page provides information about expectations of teachers in supporting remote and flexible learning at Princes Hill Secondary College.
During the period where Princes Hill Secondary College is delivering remote and flexible learning, it is expected that teachers will:
Teachers to contact the DO as early as possible as per usual practice. Teacher absence will be reflected on Compass to ensure students and parents know you are unavailable with the use of a new ‘Self Directed Learning’ Compass code. Ideally, teachers will provide a brief note in the Lesson Plan of what students are expected to do, though this is not a requirement. If the teacher absence is extended, the Learning Area Leader will facilitate work for students to complete and make arrangements for looking after the class with the DO. For further detail see Teacher Personal Leave during Remote Learning (staff access only).
DET have advised that:
In order to comply with the above DET requirement, Compass Rolls are to be marked for every class during a period of remote and flexible learning. While normal practice would involve Compass Rolls being marked by the end of any given lesson in order to meet the above DET requirements, it is acknowledged that while conducting remote and flexible learning the type of lesson may vary and marking the roll before the end of the lesson may not be practical. Therefore, the requirement for flexible and remote lessons is that the Compass Roll should be marked by 3:30pm that day.
There are a variety of tools and techniques provided to teachers to support the marking of the Compass Roll for various remote lesson types.
Further details for teachers can be found on the Student Attendance during Remote Learning page (staff access only).
Instrumental music lessons will happen using Zoom in the usually scheduled way. You can see which students have an IM lesson on their Compass schedule. Their IM teacher will use the Lesson Plan feature to provide the Zoom link.
Wellbeing in the current context is more important than ever and we are expected to keep track of student wellbeing as best we can. The program will most likely run via Zoom. Sub-school Leaders, Wellbeing Team and YLCs are meeting on Tuesday to clarify what content and approach is most helpful, and how the sessions will operate. The Wellbeing Team (Felicity, Jessica & Kelly) are happy to join your Zoom HG sessions for support and to offer expertise
This is very helpful. Simply upload the recording to the Compass Lesson Plan. It allows students to go over your instructions discussion or examples to see what they may have not understood or have missed if sick or in an IM lesson.
Teachers can use the online Help Page to get help with many things. If a problem cannot be resolved using the online Help, the Working From Home help page provides instructions on how to raise a Help Request and/or contact the IT team for assistance.
Contact Peter Wood and/or Kim Gray for assistance.
Start with the Department In Our Classrooms teaching resource. There are some helpful tips there from Virtual School Victoria (Distance Education). This site will have a regular newsletter you can subscribe to for updates and new material. Also drop a line to our Learning Specialists (Elle/Bianca/Sasha), your Learning Area Leader, our eLearning Leaders (Dean/Peter) or any member of the Leadership Team. You can also access other DET resources and ideas here.
Department advice on this can be found here
This financial support will be automatically paid through your fortnightly pay - pro rata based on your time fraction.
Please see Coming into School during Term 2.