​​Professional Development

The following professional development (PD) opportunities are available for principals, teachers and school administration staff.

ACTIVATE Citizenship

VCAA in collaboration with Social Education Victoria (SEV) are hosting a free professional learning day on the Victorian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship Levels 3-10 on 30 April 2018. We have two amazing keynote speakers:

  • Julian Burnside AO QC 
  • the Reverend Tim Costello.

The program will provide two program streams, one dedicated to primary teachers and the other for secondary teachers. The workshops will focus on developing a learning program including activities for civics and citizenship, and strategies for engaging students in civic participation.

Register online.

See further information on the ACTIVATE Citizenship professional learning (docx - 105.88kb) and the conference program will be available soon.

For further information, please contact the SEV office on (03) 83278430 or projects@sev.asn.au

F – 10 Curriculum professional learning

Please see our professional learning sessions in other curriculum areas throughout the year.

Analysing your school's VCE results

The VCAA invites you to attend, from late February to the end of March in 2018, a valuable professional development session on analysing your school’s VCE results. These sessions are for school staff responsible for the delivery of the VCE. They will increase your knowledge and skills in using the VCE assessment results to:

  • identify strengths and weaknesses in your school’s VCE performance against particular curricula.
  • inform professional learning discussions with fellow teachers around improving student outcomes.

The sessions cover the various levels of valuable information made available to your school via the VCE Data Service and VCE External Assessment Results Service. This ranges from information for the classroom teacher to that used by the school leadership team.

These are hands-on sessions where you will be analysing your own school’s VCE results. They are informative regardless of whether you are new or experienced at analysing VCE results. If possible, arrange for a colleague to register and attend the session with you. Participants find it beneficial to discuss findings from their analyses with a colleague during the session.

Please note that places for each session are limited due to the number of PCs available in the training venue. Download the session details​ (docx - 61.96kb) before you register online. (If you cannot see the sessions in Trumba when trying to register, click the option in the left-hand column to view as a table.)

For further enquiries, please contact Susan Dennett at (03) 9032 1759 or dennett.susan.s@edumail.vic.gov.au.

Note: These sessions are provided at no cost to schools or staff to attend. However there is no reimbursement for travel and accommodation expense, or for funding of staff replacement.