It's been a challenging start to the year with COVID-19 causing disruption across our work and personal lives. We hope you're keeping well and haven't been personally impacted by the pandemic.

As a not-for-profit organisation, Oxford’s heart is in supporting teaching and learning and our highest priority right now is ensuring you have access to the resources you need to support your students, while making sure everyone stays healthy and safe.

With this in mind we wanted to provide information on how we can support you.

How we can support you

Free access to Oxford Owl digital resources for Years F–6 during Term 2

To help teachers and students through this challenging period, we are offering schools free access to Maths Plus, Oxford Maths, and Oxford Atlas+ digital resources, including new student eBooks, for the duration of Term 2.

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Watch our free Professional Learning Series on best-practice comprehension teaching

Join educator and literacy specialist Susan Taylor in our five-part video series as she explores comprehension strategies and skills that your students can utilise to become successful readers. Throughout this series you will learn about:

  • the research behind comprehension development
  • developing your students’ comprehension strategies and skills
  • explicitly teaching and modelling comprehension strategies in the classroom
  • supporting your students’ comprehension development
  • monitoring your students’ comprehension development

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A picture book to help support your students

Free eBook: Everybody Worries by Jon Burgerman

Inspired by conversations with his parent friends who weren’t sure how to explain what is happening right now to their small children, artist and writer Jon Burgerman decided to do something to help.

Everybody Worries offers children the reassuring message that this crisis will pass, we are there for them, and we will get through this together.

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Storyathon | Free access to Australia’s largest online story-writing event

Storyathon is a new and exciting online writing event that encourages creativity through writing microstories. Writing a microstory is an inclusive classroom activity that makes writing fun and accessible, even for the most reluctant writers.

Getting started with Storyathon is quick and easy, and what's more, Storyathon is FREE to access!

Join the 10,000+ teachers registered with Storyathon around Australia and get your students writing microstories.

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Storyathon

Getting your students to write just got easier | Free access to 31 July 2020

Oxford has recently partnered with Writing Legends, a new digital program that revolutionises the teaching and learning of writing in Years 3–6. By blending the best of technology with captivating writing prompts and modelling, the program dramatically improves teaching and learning by inspiring students to participate within a motivated community of passionate writers.

As part of our assistance to schools, we are providing the program completely free of charge through to 31 July 2020. The regular price is $16.50 per student.

  • Students and teachers have access from wherever they are to 100s of writing activities supported by exemplars, writing checklists and vocabulary assistance
  • Teachers may set specific activities for individual students, groups of students or the whole class
  • Teachers are able to see how long students spend on activities and then provide individual feedback.

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Watch free Writing Legends webinars
Writing Legends

Read Write Inc. FREE video series to support home learning

Help support learning at home with a FREE series of short video lessons to help parents encourage children to continue learning with Read Write Inc. Phonics.

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Read Write Inc.

Assessment, instruction, independence. All in one place.

Did you know that you can access a wealth of free online resources on Oxford Owl?

All you need to do is sign up at oxfordowl.com.au and you’ll unlock support across a range of subject areas including:

  • Oxford Wordlist: Oxford Wordlist flashcards, take-home lists and Bingo game to practice and consolidate the words students most frequently use
  • Oxford Handwriting: state-specific digital teaching activities and worksheets for handwriting practice for Years F–6
  • Dictionary Skills: Activity Sheets to support students vocabulary development through the use of dictionaries

You’ll also find online support for some of our biggest reading programs:

  • Oxford Reading for Comprehension: teaching support for all titles in the series, including activity sheets and teaching tools
  • Project X Hero Academy: teacher support, reading notes and activities for all titles
  • Oxford Reading Tree: teacher support for titles in All Stars, Biff, Chip and Kipper Decode and Develop, Biff, Chip and Kipper Stories, Floppy’s Phonics Fiction and Traditional Tales
  • TreeTops: teacher support for titles across our TreeTops series
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Oxford Owl

Teaching online for the first time?

If you have been asked to move your teaching online, but are more familiar with traditional, face-to-face methods, we can help. Our sister company, Epigeum are offering free access to their online training programmes, Teaching Online and Blended Learning. This suite of six online courses helps educators to understand the basics of online course pedagogy. The programmes will be freely accessible until Sunday 31 May 2020.

These online training programmes were developed to support higher education academics but is open to all educators.

  • Teaching Online presents the fundamental principles of online pedagogy, guiding users through the “nuts and bolts” of designing, delivering, and evaluating online courses for the first time. It also includes a stand-alone course to support students in making the most of their online learning experience.
  • Blended Learning explores the strategic and practical implications of integrating face-to-face and online methods in teaching and learning, covering a range of models and approaches, and including advice on fostering a blended learning culture.

Free access here

Free digital access to Year 7–10 English, Humanities, Mathematics and Science resources during Term 2

To help teachers and students through this challenging period, we are offering schools complimentary access to Oxford Digital and a range of our Secondary resources for the duration of Term 2.

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Teaching online for the first time?

If you have been asked to move your teaching online, but are more familiar with traditional, face-to-face methods, we can help. Our sister company, Epigeum are offering free access to their online training programmes, Teaching Online and Blended Learning. This suite of six online courses helps educators to understand the basics of online course pedagogy. The programmes will be freely accessible until Sunday 31 May 2020.

These online training programmes were developed to support higher education academics but is open to all educators.

  • Teaching Online presents the fundamental principles of online pedagogy, guiding users through the “nuts and bolts” of designing, delivering, and evaluating online courses for the first time. It also includes a stand-alone course to support students in making the most of their online learning experience.
  • Blended Learning explores the strategic and practical implications of integrating face-to-face and online methods in teaching and learning, covering a range of models and approaches, and including advice on fostering a blended learning culture.

Free access here

Online resources for academics

Teaching online?

If you have been asked to move your teaching online, but are more familiar with traditional, face-to-face methods, we can help. Our sister company, Epigeum are offering free access to a range of their online training programmes. An overview of the programmes, and how to access them can be found here. The programmes will be freely accessible until Sunday 31 May 2020.

  • Teaching Online presents the fundamental principles of online pedagogy, guiding users through the “nuts and bolts” of designing, delivering, and evaluating online courses for the first time. It also includes a stand-alone course to support students in making the most of their online learning experience.
  • Blended Learning explores the strategic and practical implications of integrating face-to-face and online methods in teaching and learning, covering a range of models and approaches, and including advice on fostering a blended learning culture.
  • University Teaching: Core Skills – Planning and preparing learning activities explores how to constructively align teaching, promote active learning and provide engaging, high quality learning resources.
  • University Teaching: Core Skills – Addressing barriers to student success explores how to support students academically and non-academically, encourage student wellbeing, navigate challenges and deal with personal pressures and stress.

Free access here

Are you a member of CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians)?

Oxford University Press is pleased to offer gratis unlimited concurrent users access to a range of Law Online Resources and Academic Law Books from Oxford Scholarship Online. These include:

Available until 31st December 2020 for all CAUL members. Please contact Josephine Romeo (josephine.romeo@oup.com) to confirm interest and organise access.

If you have an Oxford text prescribed for Semester 1, you can:

Access your desk copy as an eBook

All local Oxford University Press textbooks are available as a free digital copy via VitalSource Sampling.

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Access digital course-specific resources for your online lectures

Does your prescribed textbook come with lecturer resources? These include materials such as, videos, test banks and PowerPoints. Make sure you’re making the most of them to support your online teaching by contacting your Oxford Learning Consultant.

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Online resources for students

Our eBook sale has been extended

To ensure your students can access their content we’ve extended our eBook sale until 31 May 2020. Students can continue to receive 20% off the eBook version of their prescribed textbook by using the code SAVE20 at the checkout.

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Delivering lessons online

Visit the Oxford ELT Learn at Home hub for advice and tips on:

  • Teaching from Home
  • Online Teaching Resources
  • Professional Development
  • Teacher Wellbeing

Visit the Oxford ELT Learn at Home hub

Free access to 148 Graded Readers

To support our learners, we are offering all students using Oxford Learner’s Bookshelf free access to 148 Graded Readers until 30th June 2020.

To access visit the Oxford Learners Bookshelf, either sign-in or create an account, you will see a pop-up with the offer of the free Readers, click ‘Add to bookshelf’.

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Free access to the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

Improve your students’ speaking, writing, vocabulary and dictionary skills with free access to the world’s bestselling advanced-level dictionary for learners of English.

From videos to worksheets to whole lesson plans, there’s a resource for every teaching situation. Access expires 20 July 2020.

Request Free Access

Teacher’s Guides available for English File, Headway and Navigate

Are you a member of the Oxford Teacher’s Club?

You can now access your lesson plans, notes and support online.

Access Teacher Guides

Teaching online for the first time?

If you have been asked to move your teaching online, but are more familiar with traditional, face-to-face methods, we can help. Our sister company, Epigeum are offering free access to their online training programmes, Teaching Online and Blended Learning. An overview of the programmes, and how to access them can be found here. The programmes will be freely accessible until Sunday 31 May 2020.

  • Teaching Online presents the fundamental principles of online pedagogy, guiding users through the “nuts and bolts” of designing, delivering, and evaluating online courses for the first time. It also includes a stand-alone course to support students in making the most of their online learning experience.
  • Blended Learning explores the strategic and practical implications of integrating face-to-face and online methods in teaching and learning, covering a range of models and approaches, and including advice on fostering a blended learning culture.

Free access here

A message from Arthur Baker

Managing Director OUP ANZ

Updated 3 April 2020

We are experiencing uncertain times as a global community. With the COVID-19 outbreak continuing to disrupt our homes and workplaces, I’d like to share what Oxford University Press is doing to reduce any risk to employees and our education community, while minimising disruption to business operations.

To ensure we deliberately reduce the risk to employees and contribute to ‘flattening the curve’ in the growth of COVID-19 infections, we have now taken the decision to close our office.

Our education consultants have ceased visiting partner institutions, instead relying on providing support to customers by phone, email, instant messaging and texts. These new ways of working have been embraced and supported by our customers and we are truly grateful.

We have cancelled any group training events at partner institutions, and withdrawn from attendance at all conferences in accordance with state-based social distancing restrictions.

I would like to thank you for your understanding, and assure you that despite these changes, we remain here to support you. Please know we are “open for business” with all staff now fully set up to maintain business continuity from home. We are still preparing new manuscripts for publications (in print and online) to be delivered in time for the new year following our normal cycle, and our distribution facility continues to operate. There may be slight delays in our response times and we encourage you to engage with our Help Centre so we can prioritise support.

Oxford University Press has continuously operated in ANZ since 1908, so rest assured we will maintain our mission to support educators and enable learning through this difficult time. I am confident we will all emerge stronger and more resilient than ever.

Stay safe and well.

Arthur Baker