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Support for online RE during COVID-19

Michael McVeigh  |  02 April 2020

Whether you are a long-time subscriber to Australian Catholics, or whether you have recently arranged a subscription, we are here to help you get the most out of your subscription – particularly as Australian schools prepare for remote learning and teaching.

To support Catholic school communities around the country Australian Catholics has committed to offer free trial access to AC+ premium resources to schools who do not currently have access. If you haven't already signed up, find out more about this offer here. 

For our AC+ subscribers, here are some links to help find and use Australian Catholics online content.

Starter guide - finding the resources you need

Australian Catholics – resources for students
Australian Catholics - resources for staff formation
Australian Catholics - resources for parents

Online drop-in sessions

We have scheduled some drop-in sessions for teachers with specific questions about our resources, or those wanting some more help finding what they need. Below are some times when we’ll be making ourselves available to subscribers. Feel free to drop in and say hello, and bring any questions or ideas you have to us.

Thursday 2 April – 4pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday 14 April – 4pm to 4.30pm
(More times to be confirmed)

Here’s how you can join us for one of our sessions:

Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/957170016

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+61280156011,,957170016# Australia
+61370182005,,957170016# Australia

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+61 2 8015 6011 Australia
+61 3 7018 2005 Australia
+61 8 7150 1149 Australia

Meeting ID: 957 170 016

Webinar: Introduction to Australian Catholics online

Do you or your staff want to know how to find the resources you’re looking for onAustralian Catholics? Are you interested in learning more about the great articles and resources that are available to schools? Do you want some ideas for how to engage students in online RE learning activities?

Australian Catholics Editor Michael McVeigh will be online at 4pm on Tuesday 7 April, to take AC+ subscribers through the platform and how to use it. His presentation will go for approximately 20 minutes, and there will be time afterwards for questions. The details for joining the session are the same as for the drop-in sessions. If you have specific questions you would like answered in the webinar please email them through in advance to:  editor@australiancatholics.com.au.

If you can’t make it don’t worry – we will record the webinar and upload it to the website.

Ongoing support for teachers

Australian Catholics plans further offerings to support RE teachers and leaders over coming weeks. If you have any ideas or suggestions of the kinds of support you would find helpful, please get in touch with us at editor@australiancatholics.com.au.

In the meantime, if you're looking for an engaging activity for students in Years 5 to 9, our Young Journalist Award offers students the chance to get published and win prizes for their work. This year's theme is 'Stories of celebration', and students can submit print, photo and digital (video and podcast) entries. Find out more here. 

 

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