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Statewide Professional Learning Sessions

Victorian Curriculum F−10: Specialist Teachers sessions to support curriculum implementation

As part of the Education State support for implementation of the Victorian Curriculum F-10, professional learning sessions facilitated by Specialist Teachers are being offered. Teachers who attend the sessions will be able to examine and enhance their understanding of a specific curriculum area, and how to develop high quality teaching and learning programs.

There is no cost associated with registering for these sessions.

Ways professional learning can be delivered

Teachers in Victorian government, Catholic and independent schools will be able to access support from Specialist Teachers in one or more of the following ways:

  1. Attend full day face-to-face workshops
  2. Attend online sessions that are either an hour or 90 minutes duration
  3. Request sessions for networks or clusters of schools.

Enquiries:

Any enquiries about Term 1 2018 Specialist Teacher professional learning should be directed to:

Billy Nguyen, Program Officer, VCAA Curriculum Division by email: nguyen.huu.b@edumail.vic.gov.au

Funding for government schools

Additional information relating to funding support for Government Schools can be found below.

  

Professional Learning Menu​

​Civics*Critical and Creative ThinkingDigital Coding
Ethical CapabilityFinancial LiteracyHealth Education and Personal and Social Capability*
Literacy in the Early Years​Music*STEM

*Civics and Citizenship and Music will be uploaded when available.

*Health Education and Personal and Social Capability including respectful relationships

  • Department of Education and Training respectful relationships lead and partner schools can request sessions through their respectful relationships project lead
  • Other schools can request F-10 curriculum support through the VCAA

Before registering, you are encouraged to peruse the Collection Notice at the bottom of the page.

   

Critical and Creative Thinking

Primary - Face to Face

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Critical and Creative Thinking in the Classroom: Planning, Teaching and Assessing the Capability

Whether you are unsure about the basics, want to know more about how to teach it explicitly in your classroom or can’t wrap your head around how to assess it, come along and engage in an interactive session. Our Specialist Teachers in Critical and Creative Thinking have put together a day’s worth of thought provoking, helpful and friendly conversations, activities and informational times to assist any teacher in tackling the capability with ever increasing confidence.           

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Mildura
(or close proximity)

Friday
9 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Geelong
(or close proximity)

Wednesday
14 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Warrnambool
(or close proximity)

Thursday
15 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Doncaster
(or close proximity)

Monday
19 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Leongatha
(or close proximity)

Monday
26 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Critical and Creative Thinking

Primary - Online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Session 1: D – Digging Deeper into the Capability

So, you’ve heard about the Critical and Creative Thinking Capability in the Victorian curriculum but you’re still a bit confused.

Join us as we explore WHY Critical and Creative Thinking is vital and HOW to navigate the scope and sequence.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Session 2: E – Explicitly Teaching to the Capability

You’ve dug deeper, you already understand why the Critical and Creative Thinking Capability is important and have a growing understanding about what it is. But how do you teach it? For students to be successful in their learning of this capability we need to each it explicitly. Join us as we explore why this might be the case and what is might look like in the classroom.

Join us as we explore why this might be the case and what is might look like in the classroom

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Monday
5 March
3:45pm-4:45pm
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Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Monday
26 March
3:45pm-4:45pm
Book Now

Critical and Creative Thinking

Secondary - Face to Face

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Critical and Creative Thinking in the Classroom: Planning, Teaching and Assessing the Capability

Whether you are unsure about the basics, want to know more about how to teach it explicitly in your classroom or can’t wrap your head around how to assess it, come along and engage in an interactive session. Our Specialist Teachers in Critical and Creative Thinking have put together a day’s worth of thought provoking, helpful and friendly conversations, activities and informational times to assist any teacher in tackling the capability with ever increasing confidence

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Hawthorn
(or close proximity)

Tuesday
13 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Campbellfield
(or close proximity)

Tuesday
27 March
9:00am-3:30pm
Book Now

Critical and Creative Thinking

Secondary - Online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Session 1: D – Digging Deeper into the Capability

So, you’ve heard about the Critical and Creative Thinking Capability in the Victorian curriculum but you’re still a bit confused.

Join us as we explore WHY Critical and Creative Thinking is vital and HOW to navigate the scope and sequence.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Session 2: E – Explicitly Teaching to the Capability

You’ve dug deeper, you already understand why the Critical and Creative Thinking Capability is important and have a growing understanding about what it is. But how do you teach it? For students to be successful in their learning of this capability we need to each it explicitly. Join us as we explore why this might be the case and what is might look like in the classroom.

Join us as we explore why this might be the case and what is might look like in the classroom

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Tuesday
20 March
3:45pm-4:45pm
Book Now

Critical and Creative Thinking

Primary and Secondary (F-10) - Face to Face

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Critical and Creative Thinking Opportunity

This exciting opportunity will allow you explore and become deeply familiar with the CCT curriculum in a way that is relevant and meaningful to your school and classroom. With the guidance of VCAA Specialist Teachers in a dynamic year-long project, you will be challenged and engaged through multiple delivery methods including face-to-face and online. With a focus on your context and how CCT fits within it, and a bias towards practical application and collaboration, ‘Project CCT’ will develop your capacity to use the CCT continuum of learning to plan, assess and progress students within this capability. At the conclusion of the year, you will have been supported in designing, refining, implementing a unit of work that targets the CCT curriculum, and assessing students’ progress within the capability across the year. Spaces are limited so be quick on registering to join this unique professional learning opportunity.

*The project will span three terms in 2018

Session 1 - Friday 11th May

Session 2 - date to be advised

Session 3 - Friday 2nd November

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Melbourne CBD
(or close proximity)

Refer to asterix*
9:00am-3:30pm
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Critical and Creative Thinking Opportunity

This exciting opportunity will allow you explore and become deeply familiar with the CCT curriculum in a way that is relevant and meaningful to your school and classroom. With the guidance of VCAA Specialist Teachers in a dynamic year-long project, you will be challenged and engaged through multiple delivery methods including face-to-face and online. With a focus on your context and how CCT fits within it, and a bias towards practical application and collaboration, ‘Project CCT’ will develop your capacity to use the CCT continuum of learning to plan, assess and progress students within this capability. At the conclusion of the year, you will have been supported in designing, refining, implementing a unit of work that targets the CCT curriculum, and assessing students’ progress within the capability across the year. Spaces are limited so be quick on registering to join this unique professional learning opportunity.

*The project will span three terms in 2018

Session 1 - Friday 9th March

Session 2 - Monday 14th May

Session 3 - Monday 22nd October

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Traralgon
(or close proximity)

Refer to asterix*
9:00am-3:30pm
Book Now

Critical and Creative Thinking in the Classroom: Planning, Teaching and Assessing the Capability

Whether you are unsure about the basics, want to know more about how to teach it explicitly in your classroom or can’t wrap your head around how to assess it, come along and engage in an interactive session. Our Specialist Teachers in Critical and Creative Thinking have put together a day’s worth of thought provoking, helpful and friendly conversations, activities and informational times to assist any teacher in tackling the capability with ever increasing confidence.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Horsham
(or close proximity)

Friday
23 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Digital Coding

Primary - Face to Face

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Introduction to the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-6)

This full-day workshop will introduce participants to the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6. They will become familiar with the curriculum as a continuum, ways of thinking, strands, key terms, content descriptions, achievement standards, levels and curriculum planning with some examples of how to approach the teaching. This workshop will be suitable for teachers with little or no knowledge of the curriculum.

Outline:

  • Introduction to the curriculum
  • Key concepts and activities
  • Curriculum mapping and planning

Participants are required to bring laptops and/or any relevant digital devices.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Warragul
(or close proximity)

Friday
23 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Wodonga
(or close proximity)

Friday
23 March
9:00am-3:30pm
Book Now

Planning and Assessment in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-6)

This full-day workshop will introduce participants to planning and assessment in the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6. They will become familiar with scope and sequence, content descriptions and how they link to the achievement standards, indicative progress, the development of rubrics and learning activities. This workshop will be suitable for all teachers.

Outline:

  • Overview of the curriculum
  • Scope and sequence
  • Content descriptions
  • Achievement standards
  • Rubrics
  • Indicative progress
  • Student learning activities

Participants are required to bring laptops and/or any relevant digital devices.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Craigeburn
(or close proximity)

Thursday
22 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Digital Technologies Curriculum Unplugged (F-6)

This full-day workshop will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6 exploring the curriculum with limited access to digital devices. Teachers will learn about powerful and proven techniques to reinforce the understanding and thinking that underpins the curriculum. This workshop will be suitable for all F-6 teachers.

Outline:

  • Exploration of the curriculum
  • Unplugged activities
  • Teaching without devices
  • Resources
  • Approaches to teaching

Participants are required to bring laptops and/or any relevant digital devices.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Frankston
(or close proximity)

Wednesday
28 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Devices in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-6)

This full-day workshop will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6 wanting to support the use of digital devices in their classrooms. They will become familiar with the use of the devices, computational thinking, use across the strands and approaches to teaching with them. This workshop will be suitable for all F-6 teachers.

Outline:

  • Use of devices to support curriculum implementation
  • Computational thinking
  • Strands
  • Approaches to teaching

Participants are required to bring laptops and/or any relevant digital devices.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Sunshine
(or close proximity)

Monday
26 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Visual Programming Languages in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-6)

This full-day workshop will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6 exploring visual programming languages for the first time. Algorithms, programming environments, various apps and resources will be discussed. This workshop is suitable for all F-6 teachers.

Outline:

  • Overview of Creating Digital Solutions strands
  • Algorithms
  • Programming environment

Participants are required to bring laptops and/or any relevant digital devices.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Digital Coding

Primary - Online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Introduction to the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-6)

This webinar will introduce participants to the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6. They will become familiar with the curriculum as a continuum. Content of the session includes discussion around: ways of thinking, strands, key terms, content descriptions, achievement standards, levels and some examples of how to approach the teaching. This webinar will be suitable for teachers with little or no knowledge of the curriculum.

Outline:

  • Introduction to the curriculum
  • Ways of thinking
  • Strands
  • Key terms
  • Levels
  • Overview

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Curriculum Planning for Digital Technologies (F-6)

This online session will introduce participants to planning for the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6. They will become familiar with the curriculum and scope and sequence. Content of the session will include: examples of how the curriculum can be planned, discussion of sample activities and units as well as potential connections across the curriculum. This session will be suitable for teachers with a basic knowledge of the curriculum. Curriculum leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.

Outline:

  • Brief overview of the curriculum
  • Discussion of scope and sequence
  • Planning the curriculum
  • Suggested activities
  • Cross-curricular connections

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Assessment in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-6)

This online session will introduce participants to assessment in the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6. They will become familiar with scope and sequence, content descriptions and how they link to the achievement standards, indicative progress and the development of rubrics. This session will be suitable for all teachers of Digital Technologies.

Outline:

  • Brief overview of the curriculum
  • Scope and sequence
  • Content descriptors
  • Achievement standards
  • Rubrics
  • Indicative progress

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Wednesday
14 March
4:00pm-5:00pm
Book Now

The Digital Systems Strand in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-6)

This online session will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6 in the Digital Systems strand. They will become familiar with the content descriptions, key terms, the continuum throughout the levels and approaches to teaching. This session will be suitable for all F-6 teachers.

Outline:

  • Introduction to the Digital Systems strand
  • Content descriptions
  • Key terms
  • Continuum
  • Approaches to teaching

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Monday
19 March
4:00pm-5:00pm
Book Now

Digital Devices in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-6)

This online session will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6 wanting to support the use of digital devices in their classrooms. They will become familiar with the use of the devices, computational thinking, use across the strands and approaches to teaching with them. This session will be suitable for all F-6 teachers.

Outline:

  • Use of devices to support curriculum implementation
  • Computational thinking
  • Strands
  • Approaches to teaching

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Digital Technologies Curriculum Unplugged (F-6)

This online session will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6 exploring the curriculum with limited access to digital devices. Teachers will learn about powerful and proven techniques to reinforce the understanding and thinking that underpins the curriculum. This session will be suitable for all F-6 teachers.

Outline:

  • Exploration of the curriculum
  • Unplugged activities
  • Teaching without devices
  • Resources
  • Approaches to teaching

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Visual Programming Languages in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-6)

This online session will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6 exploring visual programming languages for the first time. Algorithms and the programming environments of various apps and resources will be discussed. This session will be suitable for all F-6 teachers.

Outline:

  • Overview of Creating Digital Solutions strand
  • Algorithms
  • Programming environment
  • Applications and Resources
  • Approaches to teaching

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Teaching to the Data and Information Strand (F-6)

The Data and Information strand of the Digital Technologies curriculum at Levels F-6 seeks to inform students about the world of data. Students learn about data, patterns and numbers, ways to collect, store and validate data and how to plan, create and communicate ideas. This session will introduce the thinking behind the Data Information strand of the Digital Technologies curriculum. It will provide suggested approaches to teaching and example student activities.

Outline:

  • Brief overview of the Data and Information strand
  • Unpacking content descriptions
  • Achievement standards
  • Suggested activities

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Monday
6 March
4:00pm-5:00pm
Book Now

Digital Coding

Secondary - Face to Face

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Introduction to the Digital Technologies Curriculum (7-10)

This full-day workshop will introduce participants to the Digital Technologies curriculum from 7-10. They will become familiar with the curriculum as a continuum, ways of thinking, strands, key terms, content descriptions, achievement standards, levels and curriculum planning with some examples of how to approach the teaching. This workshop will be suitable for Digital Technologies teachers with little or no knowledge of the curriculum.

Outline:

  • Introduction to the curriculum
  • Key concepts and activities
  • Curriculum planning

Participants are required to bring laptops and/or any relevant digital devices.                

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Horsham
(or close proximity)

Thursday
22 March
9:00am-3:30pm
Book Now

Warrnambol
(or close proximity)

Friday
23 March
9:00am-3:30pm
Book Now

Planning and Assessment in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (7-10)

This full-day workshop will introduce participants to planning and assessment in the Digital Technologies curriculum from 7-10. They will become familiar with scope and sequence, content descriptions and how they link to the achievement standards, indicative progress, the development of rubrics and learning activities. This workshop will be suitable for all teachers of Digital Technologies.

Outline:

  • Overview of the curriculum
  • Scope and sequence
  • Content descriptions
  • Achievement standards
  • Rubrics
  • Indicative progress
  • Student learning activities

Participants are required to bring laptops and/or any relevant digital devices.                

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Digital Technologies Curriculum Unplugged (7-10)

This full-day workshop will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from 7-10 exploring the curriculum with limited access to digital devices. Teachers will learn about powerful and proven techniques to reinforce the understanding and thinking that underpins the curriculum. This workshop will be suitable for all 7-10 teachers.

Outline:

  • Exploration of the curriculum
  • Unplugged activities
  • Teaching without devices
  • Resources
  • Approaches to teaching

Participants are required to bring laptops and/or any relevant digital devices.                

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Devices in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (7-10)

This full-day workshop will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from 7-10 wanting to support the use of digital devices in their classrooms. They will become familiar with the use of the devices, computational thinking, use across the strands and approaches to teaching with them. This workshop will be suitable for all 7-10 teachers.

Outline:

  • Use of devices to support curriculum implementation
  • Computational thinking
  • Strands
  • Approaches to teaching

Participants are required to bring laptops and/or any relevant digital devices.                

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Rosanna
(or close proximity)

Wednesday
7 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Programming Languages in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (7-10)

This full-day workshop will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from 7-10 exploring general-purpose programming languages and object-oriented programming languages for the first time. This workshop is suitable for all 7-10 Digital Technologies teachers.

Outline:

  • Overview of Creating Digital Solutions strand
  • Transition to general-purpose programming languages
  • Transition to object-oriented programming languages

Participants are required to bring laptops and/or any relevant digital devices.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Digital Coding

Secondary - Online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Introduction to the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-10)

This webinar will introduce participants to the Digital Technologies curriculum from 7-10. They will become familiar with the curriculum as a continuum. Content of the session includes discussion around: ways of thinking, strands, key terms, content descriptions, achievement standards, levels and some examples of how to approach the teaching. This webinar will be suitable for teachers with little or no knowledge of the curriculum.

Outline:

  • Introduction to the the curriculum
  • Ways of thinking
  • Strands
  • Key terms
  • Levels
  • Overview

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Curriculum Planning for Digital Technologies (7-10)

This online session will introduce participants to planning for the Digital Technologies curriculum from 7-10. They will become familiar with the curriculum and scope and sequence. Content of the session will include: examples of how the curriculum can be planned, discussion of sample activities and units as well as potential connections across the curriculum. This session will be suitable for teachers with a basic knowledge of the curriculum. Curriculum leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.

Outline:

  • Brief overview of the curriculum
  • Discussion of scope and sequence
  • Planning the curriculum
  • Suggested activities
  • Cross-curricular connections

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Assessment in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (7-10)

This online session will introduce participants to assessment in the Digital Technologies curriculum from 7-10. They will become familiar with scope and sequence, content descriptions and how they link to the achievement standards, indicative progress and the development of rubrics. This session will be suitable for all teachers of Digital Technologies.

Outline:

  • Brief overview of the curriculum
  • Scope and sequence
  • Content descriptions
  • Achievement standards
  • Rubrics
  • Indicative progress

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Wednesday
21 March
4:00pm-5:00pm
Book Now

The Digital Systems Strand in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (7-10)

This online session will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from 7-10 in the Digital Systems strand. They will become familiar with the content descriptions, key terms, the continuum throughout the levels and approaches to teaching. This session will be suitable for all 7-10 teachers.

Outline:

  • Introduction to the Digital Systems strand
  • Content descriptions
  • Key terms
  • Continuum
  • Approaches to teaching

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Digital Devices in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (7-10)

This online session will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from 7-10 wanting to support the use of digital devices in their classrooms. They will become familiar with the use of the devices, computational thinking, use across the strands and approaches to teaching with them. This session will be suitable for all 7-10 teachers.

Outline:

  • Use of devices to support curriculum implementation
  • Computational thinking
  • Strands
  • Approaches to teaching

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Digital Technologies Curriculum Unplugged (7-10)

This online session will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from 7-10 exploring the curriculum with limited access to digital devices. Teachers will learn about powerful and proven techniques to reinforce the understanding and thinking that underpins the curriculum. This session will be suitable for all 7-10 teachers.

Outline:

  • Exploration of the curriculum
  • Unplugged activities
  • Teaching with devices
  • Resources
  • Approaches to teaching

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Teaching to the Data and Information Strand (7-10)

At The Data and Information strand of the Digital Technologies curriculum at Levels 7-10 seeks to inform students about the world of data. Students learn about data as text, images and sound, data compression, ways to acquire, store and validate data, how to visualise data and how to create, manage and communicate ideas. This session will introduce the thinking behind the Data Information strand of the Digital Technologies curriculum and links to VCE computing subjects. It will provide suggested approaches to teaching and example student activities.

Outline:

  • Brief overview of the Data and Information strand
  • Unpacking content descriptions
  • Achievement standards
  • Suggested activities

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.


 


 


 


 

Transition from Visual Programming Languages to General-Purpose Programming Languages in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (7-8)

At level 5 to 6 students can demonstrate programming using visual program platforms such as Scratch or Code.org. However, at level 7 to 8 students are required to use text-based programming. This webinar will cover teaching techniques for transitioning students from using “drag and drop” visual programming to text-based general-purpose programming.

Outline:

  • Overview of Creating Digital Solutions strand
  • Algorithms
  • Suitable programming en
  • viroments
  • Suitable languages
  • Comparisons
  • Approaches to teaching

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Thursday
1 March
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Transition from Visual Programming Languages to General-Purpose Programming Languages in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (9-10)

At level 5 to 6 students can demonstrate programming using visual program platforms such as Scratch or Code.org. However, at level 7 to 8 students are required to use text-based programming. This webinar will cover teaching techniques for transitioning students from using “drag and drop” visual programming to text-based general-purpose programming.

Outline:

  • Overview of Creating Digital Solutions strand
  • Algorithms
  • Suitable programming e
  • nviroments
  • s
  • Comparisons
  • Approaches to teaching

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Tuesday
27 March
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Digital Coding

Primary and Secondary (F-10) - Face to Face

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Introduction to the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-10)

This full-day workshop will introduce participants to the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-10. They will become familiar with the curriculum as a continuum, ways of thinking, strands, key terms, content descriptions, achievement standards, levels and curriculum planning with some examples of how to approach the teaching. This workshop will be suitable for teachers with little or no knowledge of the curriculum.

Outline:

  • Introduction to the curriculum
  • Key concepts and activities
  • Curriculum planning

Participants are required to bring laptops and/or any relevant digital devices.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Planning and Assessment in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-10)

This full-day workshop will introduce participants to planning and assessment in the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-10. They will become familiar with scope and sequence, content descriptions and how they link to the achievement standards, indicative progress, the development of rubrics and learning activities. This workshop will be suitable for all teachers of Digital Technologies.

Outline:

  • Overview of the curriculum
  • Scope and sequence
  • Content descriptions
  • Achievement standards
  • Rubrics
  • Indicative progress
  • Student learning activities

Participants are required to bring laptops and/or any relevant digital devices.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Digital Technologies Curriculum Unplugged (F-10)

This full-day workshop will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-10 exploring the curriculum with limited access to digital devices. Teachers will learn about powerful and proven techniques to reinforce the understanding and thinking that underpins the curriculum. This workshop will be suitable for all F-10 teachers.

Outline:

  • Exploration of the curriculum
  • Unplugged activities
  • Teaching without devices
  • Resources
  • Approaches to teaching

Participants are required to bring laptops and/or any relevant digital devices.                

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Pascoe Vale
(or close proximity)

Thursday
15 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Devices in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-10)

This full-day workshop will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-10 wanting to support the use of digital devices in their classrooms. They will become familiar with the use of the devices, computational thinking, use across the strands and approaches to teaching with them. This workshop will be suitable for all F-10 teachers.

Outline:

  • Use of devices to support curriculum implementation
  • Computational thinking
  • Strands
  • Approaches to teaching

Participants are required to bring laptops and/or any relevant digital devices.                

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Werribee
(or close proximity)

Friday
9 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Programming Languages in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-10)

This full-day workshop will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-10 exploring programming languages for the first time. The session will provide an overview of the Creating Digital Solutions strand, the importance of the ways of thinking and taking the step from creating an algorithm to application with a programming language. There will also be a discussion of a variety of programming environments, various applications and resources. This workshop is suitable for all F-10 Digital Technologies teachers.

Outline:

  • Overview of Creating Digital Solutions strand
  • Ways of Thinking
  • From algorithms to programming languages
  • A look at some common programming environments (visual, general purpose and object-oriented)

Participants are required to bring laptops and/or any relevant digital devices.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Echuca
(or close proximity)

Friday
9 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Digital Coding

Primary and Secondary (F-10) - Online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Introduction to the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-10)

This webinar will introduce participants to the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-10. They will become familiar with the curriculum as a continuum. Content of the session includes discussion around: ways of thinking, strands, key terms, content descriptions, achievement standards, levels and some examples of how to approach the teaching. This webinar will be suitable for teachers with little or no knowledge of the curriculum.

Outline:

  • Introduction to the curriculum
  • Ways of thinking
  • Strands
  • Key terms
  • Levels
  • Overview

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Thursday
8 March
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Curriculum Planning for Digital Technologies (F-10)

This online session will introduce participants to planning for the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-10. They will become familiar with the curriculum and scope and sequence. Content of the session will include: examples of how the curriculum can be planned, discussion of sample activities and units as well as potential connections across the curriculum. This session will be suitable for teachers with a basic knowledge of the curriculum. Curriculum leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.

Outline:

  • Brief overview of the curriculum
  • Discussion of scope and sequence
  • Planning the curriculum
  • Suggested activities
  • Cross-curricular connections

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Assessment in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-10)

This online session will introduce participants to assessment in the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-10. They will become familiar with scope and sequence, content descriptions and how they link to the achievement standards, indicative progress and the development of rubrics. This session will be suitable for all teachers of Digital Technologies.

Outline:

  • Brief overview of the curriculum
  • Scope and sequence
  • Content descriptions
  • Achievement standards
  • Rubrics
  • Indicative progress

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

The Digital Systems Strand in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-10)

This online session will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-10 in the Digital Systems strand. They will become familiar with the content descriptions, key terms, the continuum throughout the levels and approaches to teaching. This session will be suitable for all F-10 teachers.

Outline:

  • Introduction to the Digital Systems strand
  • Content descriptions
  • Key terms
  • Continuum
  • Approaches to teaching

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Digital Devices in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-10)

This online session will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-10 wanting to support the use of digital devices in their classrooms. They will become familiar with the use of the devices, computational thinking, use across the strands and approaches to teaching with them. This session will be suitable for all F-10 teachers.

Outline:

  • Use of devices to support curriculum implementation
  • Computational thinking
  • Strands
  • Approaches to teaching

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Monday
5 March
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Digital Technologies Curriculum Unplugged (F-10)

This online session will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-10 exploring the curriculum with limited access to digital devices. Teachers will learn about powerful and proven techniques to reinforce the understanding and thinking that underpins the curriculum. This session will be suitable for all F-10 teachers.

Outline:

  • Exploration of the curriculum
  • Unplugged activities
  • Teaching without devices
  • Resources
  • Approaches to teaching

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Wednesday
28 February
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Digital Technologies Forum (F-10)

Many teachers at their school are the only teacher of Digital Technologies. As such they often work in isolation when planning and implementing the curriculum. Teachers in rural areas and outer metropolitan areas often don’t have the opportunity to work within networks or attend professional learning session. This forum provides an opportunity for these teachers to discuss issues around the implementation of the Digital Technologies curriculum with Specialist Teachers and form an online network.

Outline:

  • Exploration of the curriculum
  • Support for teachers
  • Discussion of issues
  • Specialist Teachers advice 

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Teaching to the Data and Information Strand (F-10)

The Data and Information strand of the Digital Technologies curriculum at Levels F-10 seeks to inform students about the world of data. Students learn about data, patterns, numbers, binary and data compression. They learn to collect, store and validate data, visualise data and how to plan, create, manage and communicate ideas. This session will introduce the thinking behind the Data Information strand of the Digital Technologies curriculum. It will provide suggested approaches to teaching and example student activities.

Outline:

  • Brief overview of the Data and Information strand
  • Unpacking content descriptions
  • Achievement standards
  • Suggested activities

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.


Ethical Capability

Primary - Face to Face

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Planning, Teaching and Assessment of the Ethical Capabilities

This workshop is an interactive, practical, learning opportunity for teachers to engage with the planning, teaching, and assessment of the Ethical Capability. Teachers will be introduced to content and ideas, and work collaboratively on small activities with the support of the Specialist Teacher.

This workshop facilitates:

  • Navigating the curriculum and relevant resources
  • Building familiarity with content, the learning continuum, key ideas, contexts and connections across the curriculum
  • Planning strategies (explicit introduction of Ethical Capability, practising new learning, deploying consolidated learning, and demonstrating understanding)
  • Explicit teaching ideas and resources
  • Assessing Ethical Capability

*It is recommended that attendees bring their computer (or a device) and current planning documents. They will be given resources and handouts to take with them.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Mildura
(or close proximity)

Thursday
8 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Bundoora
(or close proximity)

Thursday
15 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Clayton
(or close proximity)

Friday
23 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Warragul
(or close proximity)

Thursday
29 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Ethical Capability

Primary - Online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Ethical Capabilities

These webinars are aimed at educators within the primary levels (P-6). The session will explore 5 key areas with opportunities to respond, share and ask questions.

Outline:

  • Part1: Navigating the curriculum & relevant resources                                                              The specialist teacher will guide you through the navigation of the website, curriculum structure, and supporting materials.
  • Part 2: Content, continuum, key ideas, & connections across the curriculum                        The specialist teacher will guide you through the content descriptors and achievement standards show the continuum of learning from P-6, and connections to other learning areas.
  • Part 3: Curriculum planning strategies                                                                                    Explores where the Ethical Capability will be explicitly introduced, practised, where there will be opportunities for students to deploy their ethical understanding within the context of other learning areas, and where teachers should assess students’ understanding in the demonstrate phase. Examples of unit planning, using the backwards-mapping design, will be provided.
  • Part 4: Explicit teaching ideas & resources                                                                           Explore lessons within units to explore how the Ethical Capability might be taught, as well as possible resources and activities they can use.
  • Part 5: Assessing the Ethical Capability                                                                                  Explores the use of formative and summative assessment of the Ethical Capability. The specialist teacher will show examples of indicative progress and assessments pieces which gauge student understanding of concepts as they are explicitly taught and practised, and summative assessment that allows students to demonstrate understanding gained.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Online                         (via Adobe Connect)

Thursday
1 March
3:45pm-4:45pm
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Financial Literacy

Primary - Face to Face

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Financial literacy in the Victorian Curriculum (F-6)

The workshop will provide a hands-on experience for teachers with a range of available resources and engaging classroom activities to support the development of financial literacy across the Victorian Curriculum F-6. The workshop will suit teachers wishing to improve their teaching and learning associated with the Money and financial mathematics sub strand in Mathematics F-6, the Consumer and financial literacy strand in Economics and Business F-6, and those wishing to embed financial literacy across the curriculum. Participants will receive personal copies of a range of resources as well as being actively involved in peer teaching of a number of activities.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Financial Literacy

Primary - Online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Financial literacy in the Victorian Curriculum (F-6)

The presentation will provide teachers with a range of resources and engaging classroom activities to support financial literacy across the Victorian Curriculum F-6. The webinar will suit teachers wishing to improve the teaching and learning associated with the Money and financial mathematics sub -strand in Mathematics F-6, the Consumer and financial literacy strand in the Economics and Business section of Humanities F-6, and those wishing to embed financial literacy across the primary school curriculum.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Financial Literacy

Secondary - Face to Face

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Financial literacy in the Victorian Curriculum (7-10)

The workshop will provide a hands-on experience for teachers with a range of available resources and engaging classroom activities to support the development of financial literacy across the Victorian Curriculum F-6. The workshop will suit teachers wishing to improve their teaching and learning associated with the Money and financial mathematics sub strand in Mathematics 7-10, the Consumer and financial literacy strand in the Economics and Business section of Humanities 7-10, and those wishing to embed financial literacy across the curriculum. Participants will receive personal copies of a range of resources as well as being actively involved in peer teaching of a number of activities.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Financial Literacy

Secondary - Online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Financial literacy in the Victorian Curriculum (7-10)

The presentation will provide teachers with a range of available resources and engaging classroom activities to support financial literacy across the Victorian Curriculum 7-10. The webinar will suit teachers wishing to improve the teaching and learning associated with the Money and financial mathematics sub- strand in Mathematics 7-10, the Consumer and financial literacy strand in the Economics and Business section of Humanities 7-10, and those wishing to embed financial literacy across the secondary school curriculum.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.


Health and Physical Education and Personal and Social Cabability, including Respectful Relationships

Primary and Secondary (F-10) - Face to Face

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Assessing Health Education and the Personal and Social Capability (Respectful Relationships)

Would you like to learn about:

  • Principls of quality assessment
  • If we can explicitly teach it, we can assess it
  • Strategies and tools for assessment relevant to respectful relationships
  • Developing valid and reliable assessment

Half and Full Day sessions will include all of the above points. Full day sessions will allow time for teachers to design assessment tasks that are applied to their school content

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Planning a teaching and learning program for Health and the Personal and Social Capability, including respectful relationships

Using the Victorian Curriculum for planning a teaching and learning program for Health Education and Personal and Social Capability Curriculum, including how teaching about respectful relationships links to the Victorian Curriculum. This workshop will be hands-on and will assist schools to review their teaching and learning programs and reflect on the changes that need to be made to address the Health Education and Personal and Social Capability Curriculum. The workshop will focus on:

  • An introduction to the Health Education and Personal and Social Capability areas of the Victorian Curriculum, highlighting the place of respectful relationships in the curriculum.
  • Identifying where schools are at in relation to curriculum planning and exploring the next steps
  • Support development of curriculum plans, including
    • Review of current curriculum planning
    • Creating teaching and learning plans to address the Victorian Curriculum for Health and Personal and Social Capability for curriculum area and/or lesson plans
    • Identification of teaching and learning resources
    • Planning for assessment

Half and Full Day sessions available.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.


Literacy in the Early Years (F-2) - Face to Face sessions

The sessions being offered cover the following:

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Exploring the Victorian Curriculum F-10 English

Would you like to increase your understanding of and confidence in:

  • using the terminology of the Victorian Curriculum F-10 English?
  • utilising the structure of the curriculum to plan and teach?
  • matching content descriptions to achievement standards?
  • finding useful resources on the VCAA website?

This workshop is targeted towards graduates, people returning to the teaching workforce, or anyone who needs an opportunity for uninterrupted time to explore the English curriculum.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Bairnsdale
(or close proximity)

Friday
9 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Sunbury
(or close proximity)

Thursday
15 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Ivanhoe
(or close proximity)

Tuesday
20 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Whole School Literacy Planning

Ever wondered how to create documents that ensure consistent curriculum planning across your school? Don’t miss this opportunity to be guided through the different levels of planning for the comprehensive provision of the English learning area in the Victorian Curriculum F-10.

Participants will develop a deeper knowledge of the various levels within curriculum planning. They will appreciate more fully the role that multi-layered curriculum planning plays in supporting the provision of high quality teaching, whilst building their knowledge and understanding of each mode within the English curriculum. Participants will be involved in using various auditing and planning documents (including whole school, term, unit and weekly planners) to ensure the provision of a guaranteed and viable curriculum for English.

The workshop is contextualised within the Early Years, however, is it readily adaptable to higher levels.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Sale
(or close proximity)

Thursday
8 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Footscray
(or close proximity)

Thursday
15 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Mildura
(or close proximity)

Friday
23 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Reading and Viewing – the full menu!

Participants will feast on the Reading and Viewing mode, exploring its application to everyday teaching and learning. Let us guide you to an increased understanding of the Reading and Viewing mode within the context of the three strands of Language, Literature and Literacy. Tasters will be provided for analysis in the form of annotated Reading and Viewing work samples. Participants will be shown how to develop a recipe, bringing together the ingredients of the Victorian Curriculum F-2 English, to achieve delicious results.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Epping
(or close proximity)

Friday
9 March
9:00am-3:30pm
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Literacy in the Early Years (F-2) - Online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

A webinar on Reading and Viewing with a focus on digital storytelling and visual literacy

Participants will explore the Reading and Viewing mode and its interconnectedness with the two other English modes. Relevant content descriptions and elaborations relating to digital literacy in the English F-2 curriculum will also be examined. There will be a focus in the latter half of the presentation on digital storytelling and visual images together with assessment ideas.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Monday
5 March
3:45pm-4:45pm
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A webinar using the Victorian Curriculum Mapping Tool

Investigating the levels of curriculum planning in English F-2. This session will support participants to understand the VCAA Curriculum Planning tools with a focus on English in the early years F-2. Participants will be supported to investigate the levels of planning. They will have opportunity to use the Curriculum Mapping tool as a starting point to scope a guaranteed and viable English Curriculum in the Early Years that reflects the school context.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

A webinar to use the Victorian Curriculum English strands to plan across the modes

This session will guide teachers to use the Victorian Curriculum English strands and sub-strands to plan units and lesson sequences across the English modes of Reading and Viewing, Writing and Speaking and Listening in the Early Years.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Tuesday
13 March
3:45pm-4:45pm
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A webinar scoping a guaranteed and viable curriculum

Using the information from an audit to scope the curriculum. During this session participants will be lead through a process of using the information from a curriculum mapping audit to develop a yearly plan that reflects the school context. As a prerequisite to this session participants will need to have audited the English curriculum using the curriculum mapping tools.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Thursday
22 March
3:45pm-4:45pm
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STEM

Secondary (Level 7-10) - Face to Face

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Planning for STEM in the Victorian Curriculum F – 10: Focus on Levels 7-10

In this session for secondary school teachers, teachers will explore the place of STEM in the Victorian Curriculum F–10, focusing on the following learning areas: Science, Design and Technologies and Mathematics. Teachers will explore the importance of integrating Levels 7-10 content descriptions and achievement standards across these learning areas to create rich, authentic and challenging learning experiences for students. They will be supported in how to use curriculum materials and planning tools to design STEM experiences for the classroom. There will be opportunities to engage in hands-on learning activities, share experiences and ideas with one another, and problem-solve the challenges that teachers may face for effective implementation in secondary schools.

*Participants may wish to bring their laptop, USB drive and appropriate course documentation / mapping tools used in their school.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Geelong
(or close proximity)

Thursday
9 March
 9:00am-3:30pm
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Seymour
(or close proximity)

Friday
9 March
 9:00am-3:30pm
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Ivanhoe
(or close proximity)

Friday
9 March
 9:00am-3:30pm
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Coburg
(or close proximity)

Tuesday
13 March
 9:00am-3:30pm
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Footscray
(or close proximity)

Thursday
15 March
 9:00am-3:30pm
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Footscray
(or close proximity)

Tuesday
20 March
 9:00am-3:30pm
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Hawthorn
(or close proximity)

Friday
23 March
 9:00am-3:30pm
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Craigeburn
(or close proximity)

Friday
23 March
 9:00am-3:30pm
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Dandenong
(or close proximity)

Tuesday
27 March
 9:00am-3:30pm
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Melton
(or close proximity)

Thursday
29 March
 9:00am-3:30pm
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Doncaster
(or close proximity)

Thursday
29 March
 9:00am-3:30pm
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STEM

Secondary (Levels 7-10) - Online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

STEM in the Victorian Curriculum F-10: Focus on Levels 7 -10

In this session for secondary school teachers, participants will discuss the place of STEM in the Victorian Curriculum F-10, with an emphasis on the learning areas of Science, Design and Technologies and Mathematics, and identifying appropriate content descriptions and achievement standards for the development of STEM learning sequences. Various planning tools, strategies and learning sequences will be discussed to assist teachers to start (or continue) the conversation about STEM education within their school contexts and move beyond the silos of learning areas.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Tuesday
6 March
3:45pm-4:45pm
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Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Thursday
15 March
3:45pm-4:45pm
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STEM

Primary & Secondary (F-10) - Online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Introduction to STEM within the Victorian Curriculum F-10

In this session, teachers will develop an understanding of the place of STEM education within the Victorian Curriculum F-10. Teachers will discuss how the integration of Science, Technologies (Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies) and Mathematics learning areas can provide rich and stimulating learning experiences for students. Examples of learning sequences that align to the content descriptions and achievement standards of these learning areas plus curriculum mapping tools and strategies will be showcased.

*Participants may wish to bring their laptop, USB drive and appropriate course documentation / mapping tools used in their school.

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Thursday
8 March
3:45pm-4:45pm
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Networks and clusters of schools wishing to request a session(s) to be facilitated by Specialist Teachers

Networks and clusters of schools are invited to register interest in having a Specialist Teacher facilitate either a face to face or an online professional learning session to their group of schools. The session will focus on the curriculum areas (listed below) about the Victorian Curriculum F-10.

Any network or cluster of schools seeking support is requested to nominate a contact person. The contact person must complete and email the linked template (doc - 81kb) to the following email address: vcaa.F-10.RFS@edumail.vic.gov.au

Upon receipt of the request, the VCAA will contact the nominated contact person to discuss  details of the professional learning workshop session.

Funding support to enable teacher release/attendance at (government schools only)

All Victorian Government schools received funding in June 2017 to support teacher planning and release to participate in professional learning sessions, such as those facilitated by Specialist Teachers.  This funding can be used to provide Casual Relief Teacher (CRT) release for those government school teachers attending the sessions.

Please find an explanation of the purposes of the funding from the DET Schools Update Notice. (updated 27/06/2017)

           

 

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The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) is a statutory authority continued under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic). The VCAA collects the information requested on this form, which includes personal information within the meaning of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic), for the purpose of facilitating teachers' registration for, and attendance at, professional learning workshops for implementation of the Victorian Curriculum F-10 (Workshops), and to enable the VCAA to contact attendees before and after the Workshops.


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