About Ochre Education
We are a national not-for profit committed to advancing student outcomes and closing the disadvantage gap by supporting teachers to teach, and enabling all Australian students to access a high-quality curriculum, through our online library.
We achieve this by working with a community of teachers to develop and support the use of an expertly-sequenced curriculum, alongside a comprehensive library which collects, curates and distributes free, evidence-based, quality-assured, and curriculum-linked teaching resources, to be adapted and used by any teacher anywhere.
There are persistent and entrenched educational inequalities in Australia.
Students from priority equity cohorts are three times more likely to fall below minimum standards, with the learning gap increasing over time.
85 percent of teachers do not have access to a shared bank of high-quality curriculum materials. Teachers in disadvantaged schools are only half as likely to have access to a shared bank as teachers in advantaged schools.
A typical teacher who has access to shared curriculum materials for all their classes can save 3 hours a week.
Our mission is to drive equity in Australian education. Our vision is that all teachers have access to high-quality curriculum resources, through our online library, to maximise teacher expertise so that they can provide all students with the educational opportunities they want and deserve.
Ochre Education Resource Library works with Australian education leaders to bring together a community of expert teachers to:
- Develop an expertly sequenced curriculum across every subject for years F-10.
- Create a comprehensive library which collects, curates and distributes quality-assured and evidence-based instructional resources.
- Make the library resources available to all teachers, everywhere.
- Support the use of the library resources through curriculum-aligned professional learning
High-quality curriculum and resources
resources cover Australian and state content and standards.
presenting new materials incrementally, connecting new content to prior learning, and giving students ample opportunities to practice.
Knowledge and vocabulary rich
priority given to building detailed student knowledge and vocabulary.
Comprehensive and detailed
containing all key materials for teachers to teach a subject over a year, ready to use and adapt including embedded assessment.
Evidence-based teaching practices
reflect the growing evidence base for effective teaching practices, including explicit instruction, formative assessment and retrieval and spaced practice.
Include professional learning support
on how teachers can best adapt and use Ochre materials for their class and how curriculum leaders can lead implementation in their school.
Include scaffolding to support diverse learners
to meet diverse student needs.
we have an unwavering commitment to breadth and diversity in all of our work.
so that teachers and schools can use them in a way that fits their context and meets the varying needs of students.
Ochre lessons and resources have been designed to support teachers to effectively implement evidence-based practices as described in AERO’s Tried and Tested evidence guides for schools and in line with AERO’s Teaching for how students learn: A model of learning and teaching.
Resources made available in our library.
Website users since we launched. Since we started registrations, 20,000+ Australian teachers have downloaded resources.
Percentage of primary teachers accessing our resources
Of users rate our library materials as high or very high quality.
Of teachers reporting our library resources have saved them time. On average, Ochre library resources have saved teachers 3 hours 20 minutes each week.