Stile’s Flash PLs are short professional learning webinars on the latest in science education and Stile. They're designed to keep you up-to-date with key developments and enhance science teaching and learning at your school.
Catch up on our previous Flash PLs below - we've covered many evidence-based teaching strategies and had wonderful Q&A and panel discussions with experts. Have a question about our Flash PL series? Check out our FAQ page here.
Head to our homepage to find the next live session! Looking to dive deeper into evidence-based teaching strategies? Be sure to check out our upcoming full-day professional learning workshops!
Flash PL: 2021 series
You can access recordings of previously run webinars using the links below.
'Stile Flash PL: Unit update - Our Place in Space'
In this extra special Flash PL, we take you on a tour of Stile's newly updated unit: Our Place in Space. Spoiler alert: it's out of this world! Hamish, a Science Curriculum Writer at Stile, and Meadhbh, a Professional Learning Leader, discuss how this unit was put together, what's new, the role of the essential question "How have human observations over time produced different models of Earth in space?" and practical tips for teaching with it in the classroom. Click here to watch.
'Science Week Escape Room'
Get a taste of this year’s special-edition Science Week Escape Room! Aligned with the theme of Food: Different by design, this unique experience will be sure to excite your students. We’ll talk through the activities and how to successfully run your very own Escape Room, whether you're at school or teaching remotely. Click here to watch.
'The New Australian Curriculum and Stile'
Catch up on our live Q&A where we discuss the suggested revisions to the Australian Curriculum, what the proposed changes mean for science teachers, and what we're doing to support you in delivering a high quality, curriculum aligned programme to your students. Click here to watch.
Clare Feeney, Head of Education at Stile, has thoroughly investigated the suggested changes to the science curriculum, and answers questions submitted by our community of teachers. She also talks about the changes more generally and explain their practical implications for your teaching. You can read more about our take on the revisions and what we're doing about them in our blog post at stileapp.com/go/ACblog
‘Using Stile to teach remotely’
We'll help you get back into the swing of things with remote learning! In this webinar, we cover how to use Stile for both synchronous and asynchronous remote learning. Click here to watch.
‘Using simulations to support scientific understanding’
What are simulations, why do we build them and how can they be used to enhance student learning? We’ll be answering all these questions and more in our final webinar for Term 1. Click here to watch.
‘Women in STEM: Celebrating International Women’s Day roundtable discussion’
Celebrating women in STEM this International Women’s Day, we’ve pulled together a panel of inspiring women in a range of scientific fields to hear about their unique experiences and perspectives on how to support young women in science. This webinar will be great for teachers and students alike! Click here to watch.
- Dr Jacqueline Dohaney B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc, PhD
Geologist & STEM lecturer, Swinburne University
- Catherine Phillips
Commercial operations manager at Exxonmobil and Professional AFLW player
‘Art of Science in the classroom with Marta Ivkov’
To celebrate the release of our latest Art of Science lesson, we’re chatting with Marta Ivkov about the importance of these lessons and the practical ways to embed them into your day-to-day teaching units. Click here to watch.
Reinforcing science inquiry skills in the classroom with Marta Ivkov
Science inquiry skills are a pivotal element of science education, and often a barrier to students fully engaging with scientific ideas and concepts. In this webinar, with our guest Marta Ivkov, we’ll explore how to embed our skill builder lessons into your topics to support student development of inquiry skills. Click here to watch.
'Return to remote teaching'
Stile is designed to be your ultimate weapon helping you achieve a seamless blended learning experience in the classroom. But, Stile is also very well-suited to remote blended learning. In fact, distance educators have been using Stile remotely for years via video conferencing! Click here to watch.
Stile 101: The Basics
Perfect for beginners or those of you who haven’t used Stile in a while, we’ll cover all of the basics to get you going in Stile including creating subjects, browsing the Stile library, adding students and more! Click here to watch.
Flash PL: 2020 series
‘Getting ready for 2021’ webinar
Preparing your digital resources to go from one year to another can feel a little overwhelming. Watch our webinar where we show you best practice for using Stile year-to-year. We cover archiving classes and subjects, saving student data and getting your subjects ready for 2021 so you can have a work-free summer!
If the link is blocked, you can watch it here.
- Reusing a subject
- Archive a subject
- Remove a teacher from a subject
- The archive
- Restore an archived subject or class
- Master subjects
- Copy units from the Stile library
- Stile Concierge
- The class code
- Reset student passwords
- Single Sign-On
‘Making feedback more effective: an introduction to Key questions’ webinar
It can be time-consuming to provide feedback. Using our latest feature, Key questions, you’ll spend more time providing feedback on just a few critical questions, thereby enhancing its overall quality, timeliness and effectiveness. Watch our webinar where we chat with Marta, our Head of Content, about how Key questions will make leaving feedback quicker and easier than ever! If the link is blocked, you can watch it here.
‘Breakfast brush up: talking with Stile’s Head of Product’ webinar
2020 has been a cracker of a year! The team at Stile have been working harder than ever to support you during the rollercoaster ride of challenges we’ve faced…Watch our webinar where Charlie was joined by Clare, our Head of Product, to catch up on all the updates we’ve made to Stile, and get a sneak peek at what’s coming next! If the link is blocked, you can watch it here.
- Overview of Teach mode
- Science news: Why it’s important
- Science news: Social Media and information gerrymandering
- Science news lesson unit in Stile Library
- Skill-builders: embedding scientific numeracy skills in Stile lessons
- Skill-builder unit in Stile Library
‘Teaching science inquiry skills in Stile’ webinar
Scientific inquiry skills are a key element underpinning scientific literacy, and have a high level of transference into student’s real world experiences and daily life. Watch our webinar where we explore best practice teaching approaches for science inquiry skills with Stile. If the link is blocked, you can watch it here.
’Indigenous perspectives in science education’ panel discussion
Our classrooms are inherently diverse places, but creating an inclusive and equalising learning environment can be difficult at the best of times. To support you in embedding Indigenous perspectives in our science classrooms and to create more inclusive learning environments, we hosted a panel discussion with Bruce Ngataierua and Jordyn Pol. Bruce and Jordyn are passionate educators in their respective cultures and have years of experience in the classroom.
View the webinar recording, audience question and responses, and Bruce and Jordyn’s resources here.
’Revising scientific concepts with Squiz’ webinar
Spaced repetition is easy when you have Squiz. Understanding fundamental science concepts and terminology is essential to being able to engage in deeper scientific conversations. Watch our webinar where we take a squiz at our favourite “Science-quiz” application. Squiz is a fun, spaced repetition app that makes learning the basics a game. We’ll discuss how you can make the most of Squiz and integrate it into your teaching. If the link is blocked, you can watch it here.
’Creating and editing content’ master class
Extending on our Term 2 webinar covering how to create and edit content in Stile, this time around we’ve taken a detailed and in-depth review of the pedagogical approaches and educational research that underpins creating powerful content. Watch our master class where we interview Stile’s very own Head of Content, Marta Ivkov to gain an insight into the processes used and learn how to write powerful content. If the link is blocked, you can watch it here.
‘Assessment in Stile’ webinar
Assessment is more than just a test. Watch our webinar where we examine the different forms of assessment in Stile, and teach you some tips and tricks for assessing effectively and efficiently. If the link is blocked, you can watch it here.
‘Providing feedback to students’ webinar
Timely and high quality feedback within the learning process is a high impact teaching strategy demonstrated to improve student learning. Watch our webinar on how to effectively provide various forms of feedback within Stile to maximise your students’ learning opportunities and quickly and easily address misconceptions. If the link is blocked, you can watch it here.
‘Differentiating in Stile’ webinar
Differentiated teaching is a high impact teaching strategy but it can be time-consuming to differentiate for each learner. Watch our webinar on how to use Stile’s editing tools to differentiate existing content and setting up your Stile account to cater for a range of student abilities. If the link is blocked, you can watch it here.
‘National Science Week — How to run an escape room’
National Science Week is fast approaching. To celebrate, we’ve put together a brand new escape room to use in class! Watch our webinar if you’ve never run an escape room before, or want some extra tips and tricks! If the link is blocked, you can download it here.
Resources: The answer sheet and clue cards are in the teaching notes.
‘Blended learning with Stile’
Blended learning is the combination of digital resources with traditional face-to-face instruction in the classroom. This, in theory, sounds simple but achieving an effective blended learning environment can be challenging. Watch our webinar on the best strategies for creating a truly blended learning environment. If the link is blocked, you can download it here.
‘Using Stile with limited resources’
Do you teach in a setting where student have limited access to devices or internet? Watch our webinar on high impact teaching strategies related to teaching within these contexts and show you how you can still get the most out of Stile with your students. If the link is blocked, you can download it here.
‘Effective use of rubrics for assessment’
Evaluation of student performance is imperative to support improvement and enhance depth of knowledge. Watch our webinar on how to effectively use of rubrics in Stile to provide high quality feedback to your students. If the link is blocked, you can watch it here.
Resources: Find the rubric template here.
‘Life after remote learning: using Stile in the classroom’ webinar
‘Interactive questioning in Stile’ webinar
‘Effective faculty collaboration in Stile’ webinar
‘Teaching science inquiry skills in a remote setting’ webinar
Science inquiry skills are fundamental to every science education but it can be tricky to develop these in a remote learning environment. Watch our webinar on how to use interactive simulations to teach science inquiry skills, adapt practical activities to suit the home environment and conduct experiments via live video. If the link is blocked, you can watch it here.
Resources: You can access the Science Inquiry Skills document here which contains links to every practical activity, engineering challenge, simulation, interactive, augmented reality and virtual reality experience in Stile.
Q&A with experienced distance education Stile-ists
Watch our panel discussion with three expert distance education teachers: Geoff Goldrick (Aurora College, AU), Fiona Moore (Te Kura, NZ) and Jordan Anderson (Virtual School of Victoria, AU) on tips and tricks for remote learning (with Stile and otherwise). We’ve collated the key points and insights from this Q&A session here. If the link is blocked, you can watch it here.
‘Creating and editing content in Stile’ webinar
‘Using Stile to teach remotely’ webinar
‘Getting set up in Stile’ webinar
Watch our webinar on basic navigation in Stile, including setting up your content, adding students, tracking student progress, customising and leaving feedback. This webinar is designed for those teachers who are relatively new to Stile. If the link is blocked, you can watch it here.