It’s been an unprecedented and tragic summer in Australia and whether your school community was directly affected by bushfires or not, all of us are feeling the devastation.
When schools return in 2020, teachers will be faced with questions about fire safety and issues like managing grief, loss and how to help.
To help teachers and school staff prepare, the CompliLearn Team from CompliSpace has curated a professional development program that covers both the practical and emotional sides of bushfire readiness and recovery.
Bushfire Readiness and Safety includes topics on the practical side of keeping students and the school community safe like school preparedness and coping with poor air quality.
Research on psychological outcomes from disaster media coverage shows that children are particularly vulnerable to trauma resulting from absorbing images and concepts like those that have been broadcasting across Australia. Further, trauma pauses the ability to learn.
The purpose of this PD is to help teachers recognise signs of trauma in students and provide strategies to assist them.
Practical Issues: Bushfire Readiness and Safety
- Course: Bushfire Readiness
- Course: Dealing with Poor Air Quality
Emotional Issues: Recovery and Wellbeing
- Course: Bushfire Recovery and Wellbeing
- Podcast: Interview - Supporting Students after Trauma
In order to provide the professional learning content quickly and free of charge to non-CompliSpace schools, we have packaged it as online learning accessible via a web page.
Simply complete the form at the bottom of the page to request access to the Bushfire Professional Learning List resources.
Created by CompliSpace, CompliLearn is a platform for delivering and managing staff professional learning that includes curated learning content, self-directed learning, tracking functionality and standards-based reporting.
Curated by educators for educators, the professional learning content is mapped to APST standards (where relevant) and categorised by state (where appropriate). And it includes content from some of the most trusted organisations in Australia.
Content is categorised into Learning Lists that schools can subscribe to.
CompliSpace simplifies risk, compliance and policy management for non-government schools so that they can focus on their core purpose of teaching and caring for students. We provide solutions for registration, child protection, excursion risk management and professional development. CompliSpace works with over 650 schools in every jurisdiction, state and territory.