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Teaching and Learning in the new Normal

22 July 2020

2020 has brought both challenges and opportunities! It has also provided an opportunity to embrace the imperative of life -long learning. We are all learners in these times.

A key to moving forward is to understand the moment, accept it and explore what it may allow to be possible!

Teaching online is different to teaching face to face and involves a skill set that develops with experience and practice.However, many essentials remain the same.

If you are struggling in this new form of delivery, don't worry!! Most educators and students are. This has forced many of us to plunge into learning.

These times however, have also provided the opportunity to tap into the holy grail of teaching, which is to encourage students to become their own teachers and for educators to see learning through our students' eyes.

This one-hour session will provide you with encouragement, some essentials and a few tips and tricks to help you develop your online survival skills and maybe even have fun doing it!

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • Adjusting teaching and learning to the new normal.
  • The Importance of efficiency and organisation
  • Building a growth mindset for you and your students
  • Steps to engaging learning design online

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session closure. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

22 July 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: SA)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:00am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • Trainer/Assessors
  • Training Managers
  • Heads of Faculty/Department/Area Managers
  • Curriculum Developers/L&D Managers

What to expect

Presented by Karen Dymke, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Karen Dymke

Karen Dymke is an educator with over thirty years’ experience across a range of sectors, as a teacher, trainer, senior leader, coach and consultant. Her work includes lecturing at Latrobe University in Alternative Educational Models, including VET and the VCAL, as well as travelling Australia as a highly sought-after presenter sharing the latest educational research. Her passion is focused on partnering with educators to progress and support student learning, achievement and well-being, with a speciality in applied learning settings such as VET and TAFE. Karen’s work has been acknowledged through the Outstanding Teacher/Trainer of the Year award from the TAFE Development Centre, various scholarships and most recently with a Fellowship from the International Specialised Skills Institute, investigating the professionalization of adult educators. She thinks it should be fun (if hard work) when you learn!

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees (Not available in all Webinars)
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter Karen Dymke before the session, please email

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