Tasmanian teachers are going "above and beyond" for their students as they transition to online learning says the state's education union.
Australian Education Union Tasmania president Helen Richardson said teachers were doing an amazing job in difficult circumstances.
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"A teacher I was speaking to the other day was working until midnight on tailored learning materials and plans for her students, wanting to keep that individualised learning happening as she moves to offsite teaching," Ms Richardson said.
"While reduced attendance has brought some relief, particularly in trying to implement some physical distancing, teachers and support staff are now faced with demands to support home learning, run a reduced class and prepare for Term 2 at the same time.
"Many teachers will need training for online learning platforms they haven't previously used and that takes time, which is in short supply as Easter fast approaches and educators juggle multiple demands."
Ms Richardson said one of the biggest challenges moving forward was preparing offsite learning for young children.
"The Department of Education's preferred online platform is really only in the developmental stage for many early childhood educators and this means teachers will have to be particularly creative in the way they plan to deliver home learning packages to families," Ms Richardson said.
"We're keen to see sharing and publication of some of these creative strategies which will allow teachers to learn from each other."
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Ms Richardson said the Department's working from home guidelines were helping protect vulnerable educators and the scheduling of four student-free days next week would allow time for planning and reduce anxiety among teachers.
Statewide public school attendance has dropped from less than 50 per cent last week, to 12 per cent on Monday and 9.5 per cent on Tuesday.
Premier Peter Gutwein has reiterated students learning at home need to be supervised.
"There have been reports of children at shopping centres, in groups - this is not on," Mr Gutwein said.
"Ensure that if your children are at home that they are supervised, you know where they are and what they are doing, and, importantly, that they are engaged with their learning."
Mr Gutwein said this was not an opportunity to set this generation back by not providing them with an education.
"We are not expecting parents to have to educate their children at home under these circumstances. Your teacher is still the teacher," Mr Gutwein said.
"We will support families through this."