Teachers have told us that during this period of at-home learning, some students thrived while others struggled. There are many different reasons why, but the result is the same – students returning to classes at different levels and some gaps have emerged in learning. Teachers are now looking for new and innovative ways to identify and address these gaps. At Jacaranda, we want to help.

In response, we are pleased to provide this on-demand webinar, Plugging the gaps: lessons learned and practical next steps. This webinar opens with an interview with educational expert, Julie Sonnemann, and then breaks off into subject-specific sessions for; Maths, Science, and English and Humanities.

Our host Shirly Griffith joins expert guest, Julie Sonnemann, a School Education Fellow at the Grattan Institute to discuss:

  • What we have learned from this experience
  • The key challenges and opportunities that lie ahead
  • How COVID-19 has changed the face of education

After the interview, the webinar then breaks off into subject specific sessions for; Maths, Science, and Humanities and English. In these sessions, subject-matter experts will provide practical advice on how to address learning gaps in that subject, through a five-step process:

  1. Diagnose
  2. Identify
  3. Focus
  4. Group
  5. Plan

Watch your subject-specific webinar now:

Watch the English and Humanities session now:

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About the speakers:

Julie Sonnemann


Julie Sonnemann is a School Education Fellow at the Grattan Institute. Julie has significant experience in education policy and system design, and has co-authored several high profile reports on effective teaching, professional learning, equity and funding. She has over ten years of experience in school education policy, working within government, consulting and research organisations.




Shirly Griffith is Jacaranda’s Director of Publishing, and a former teacher with 18 years’ experience.





Sandra Duncanson is Jacaranda’s Humanities Publisher, and a former teacher.






Alanna Duffy is Jacaranda’s Science Publisher, and a former teacher.