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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 4 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 Primary Years

Teachers will be provided with an introduction to the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Critical and Creative Thinking capability and explore the positive impact that it can have on the teaching and learning within classrooms. The three strands from the curriculum will be utilised to build initial familiarisation, looking to move critical and creative thinking from the implicit to the explicit. Teachers will also begin to explore ways in which to tackle assessment within the capability. Come ready to engage with your peers as this will be an interactive session, working with the curriculum through a range of practical tasks.

 

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
7 December
9:00am-3:30pm
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Critical and Creative Thinking

Primary - online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Critical and Creative Thinking in the Primary Years

Teachers will be provided with an introduction to the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Critical and Creative Thinking capability and explore the positive impact that it can have on the teaching and learning within classrooms. Teachers will build an understanding of why critical and creative thinking is essential in the 21st Century, the structure of the curriculum and suggestions for how to approach the curriculum. Come ready to investigate and share within our digital shared learning space.

 

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.

Critical and Creative Thinking

Secondary - face to face

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Critical and Creative Thinking in the Secondary Years

Teachers will be provided with an introduction to the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Critical and Creative Thinking capability and explore the positive impact that it can have on the teaching and learning within classrooms. The three strands from the curriculum will be utilised to build initial familiarisation, looking to move critical and creative thinking from the implicit to the explicit. Teachers will also begin to explore ways in which to tackle assessment within the capability. Come ready to engage with your peers as this will be an interactive session, working with the curriculum through a range of practical tasks.

 

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
7 December
9:00am-3:30pm
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Critical and Creative Thinking

Secondary - Online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Critical and Creative Thinking in the Secondary Years

Teachers will be provided with an introduction to the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Critical and Creative Thinking capability and explore the positive impact that it can have on the teaching and learning within classrooms. Teachers will build an understanding of why critical and creative thinking is essential in the 21st Century, the structure of the curriculum and suggestions for how to approach the curriculum. Come ready to investigate and share within our digital shared learning space.

 

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)

Friday
1 December
9:00am-10:00am
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Critical and Creative Thinking

Primary and Secondary

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Critical and Creative Thinking in the Primary and Secondary Years

Teachers will be provided with an introduction to the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Critical and Creative Thinking capability and explore the positive impact that it can have on the teaching and learning within classrooms. Teachers will build an understanding of why critical and creative thinking is essential in the 21st Century, the structure of the curriculum and suggestions for how to approach the curriculum. Come ready to investigate and share within our digital shared learning space.

 

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.

Kyabram P-12 College

57 Fischer Street, Kyabram, VIC, 3620

 

Thursday
30 November
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 session 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, curriculum mapping and planning with some examples of how to approach the teaching. This session will be suitable for teachers with little or no knowledge of the curriculum.

Outline:

  • Session 1: Introduction to the curriculum
  • Session 2: Key concepts and activities
  • Session 3: Curriculum mapping and planning

 

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-6

This session 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 session will be suitable for all teachers.

Outline:

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

Thomastown
(or close proximity)

Friday
1 December
9:00am-3:30pm
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Laverton
(or close proximity)

Friday
1 December
9:00am-3:30pm
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Pakenham
(or close proximity)

Friday
1 December
9:00am-3:30pm
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Mildura
(or close proximity)

Thursday
7 December
9:00am-3:30pm
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Digital Coding

Primary - online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Digital Systems 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.

Online
(Via Adobe Connect)

Thursday
30 November
3:45pm-4:45pm
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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 software applications 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
  • Software 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.

Online
(Via Adobe Connect)

Thursday
23 November
11:00am-12:00pm
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Digital devices in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (plugged) (F-6)

This online session will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6 exploring the curriculum through the use of digital devices. Teachers will learn how to address specific curriculum content through the use of various digital devices. This session will be suitable for all F-6 teachers.

Outline:

  • Exploration of the curriculum
  • Teaching with digital devices
  • Resources to get you going
  • Approahes 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 Coding

Secondary - face to face

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Planning and assessment in the Digital Technologies curriculum (7-10)

This session 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 session will be suitable for all teachers of Digital Technologies.

 

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.

Ringwood
(or close proximity)

Friday
1 December
9:00am-3:30pm
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Footscray
(or close proximity)

Friday
1 December
9:00am-3:30pm
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Digital Coding

Secondary - online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Introduction to the Digital Technologies curriculum (F-10)

This online session 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 session 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 and Assessment for Digital Technologies (F-10)

This webinar 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 will be mapped, 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
  • Mapping 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.

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 compression, ways to acquire and validate data and how to model events and processes. 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.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Thursday
7 December
3:45pm-4:45pm
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Teaching to the Creating Digital Solutions strand (F-10)

This online session will explore the Creating Digital Solutions strand of the Digital Technologies curriculum. Specialist teachers will highlight the progression through the strand from F-10, and identify key ideas involved in programming with students. The session will make links between the ways of thinking involved in each level.

Outline:

  • Key concepts in the Creating Digital Solutions strand
  • Ways of thinking
  • Algorithm development
  • Representing and tracing algorithms
  • Possible teaching approaches
  • Transition from visual programming languages to general purpose programming languages to object oriented programming languages

 

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
4 December
9:00am-10:00am
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Teaching to the Digital Systems strand (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.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Monday
4 December
3:45pm-4:45pm
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Digital Technologies: Evaluation of 2017 and planning for 2018 (F-10)

This webinar will look at what the Specialist Teachers have seen and learned this year as well as planning for Digital Technologies in 2018. Content of the session will include: examples of how the curriculum can be mapped, methods of delivery, discussion of plans and units as well as potential connections across the curriculum. This session will be suitable for teachers with a basic knowledge of the curriculum and teachers who are implementing Digital Technologies in 2018. Curriculum leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.           

Outline:

  • Brief overview of 2017 implementation of Digital Technologies
  • Planning for curriculum delivery
  • Cross-curricular connections
  • Mapping the 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.

Online
(via DLTV)

Thursday
23 November
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Ethical Capability

Primary - face to face

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Ethical Capability

This workshop is an interactive learning opportunity for teachers to engage with the planning, teaching, and assessment of the Ethical Capability. This session will cover a wide range of content across a full day workshop.

Content that will be covered is:

  • Navigating the curriculum and relevant resources
  • Content, continuum, key ideas, and  connections across the curriculum
  • Planning strategies (explicit introduction, practise, deploy, demonstrate)
  • Explicit teaching ideas and resources
  • Assessing Ethical Understandings               

*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.

Ringwood
(or close proximity)

Friday
8 December
9:00am-3:30pm
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Ethical Capability

Primary - online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Ethical Capabilities

These webinars are aimed at primary teachers (P-6). The sessions will explore 5 key areas with opportunities to respond, share and ask questions.

Outline:

  • Introduction to the curriculum and supporting websites.
  • Content, continuum, key ideas, & connections across curriculum areas.
  • Curriculum planning strategies exploring how to explicitly introduce, practise, and deploy their ethical understanding within the context of other learning areas.
  • Explicit teaching ideas & resources.
  • Assessing the Ethical Capability, exploring the use of formative and summative assessment.

 

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
29 November
3:45pm-4:45pm
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Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Wednesday
6 December
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.

Online
(via Adobe Connect)

Thursday
14 December
3:45pm-4:45pm
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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 - Face to face

Session/sCity/RegionDate

This workshop will explore the Health and Personal and Social Capability Curriculum, including how teaching about respectful relationships links the Victorian Curriculum. Why teach about respectful relationships and the research that underpins it. The session will recommend resources to help schools explicitly teach and assess this part of the Victorian Curriculum. This session will include:

  • An overview of the Health and Personal and Social Capability areas of the Victorian Curriculum
  • What is respectful relationships and how it relates to the Victorian Curriculum?
  • Importance of a whole school approach
  • Strategies for explicit teaching and assessment
  • Curriculum planning
  • Planning for assessment
  • Resources for teaching and assessment

 

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.

 Primary and Secondary - Online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Respectful relationships with in the Victorian Curriculum – webinar.

This session will develop an understanding of why teaching about respectful relationships is important and how the Victorian Curriculum F-10 includes learning about respectful relationships in both the Health and Physical Education and the Personal and Social Capability Curriculum areas. This webinar will also include some starting points to begin implementing education about respectful relationships in your school setting. *Note: This session is a repeat of the webinar conducted in March 2016.

 

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

Speaking and Listening

Participants will develop their understanding of how Speaking and Listening is organised in the Victorian Curriculum English F - 2. Participants will deepen their understanding of the Speaking and Listening content at their respective teaching levels, and examine the relationship between the content descriptions and achievement standards. Participants will also consider assessment tools available to assess and monitor student learning, and conclude by auditing their school's current status with Speaking and Listening, and develop an action plan based on the needs of 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.

Wodonga
(or close proximity)

Wednesday
29 November
9:00am-3:30pm
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Shepparton
(or close proximity)

Thursday
30 November
9:00am-12:00pm
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Seymour
(or close proximity)

Friday
1 December
9:00am-12:00pm
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Carlton
(or close proximity)

Thursday
7 December
9:00am-3:30pm
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Writing

Participants will begin with an overview of the structure of Victorian Curriculum F-2 English and the Writing mode strands and substrands. Participants will explore the Writing achievement standards and content descriptions and consider how the content descriptions link and feed into the achievement standards. This leads to developing understandings and documents to guide and support teachers' moderation and assessment, with opportunity to consider further actions and applications to take back to school teams.

*Participants are required to bring laptops, a hard copy of the Victorian Curriculum English for levels F-2, and a student writing sample for moderation.

 

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.

Bulleen
(or close proximity)

Wednesday
29 November
1:00pm-4:00pm
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Shepparton
(or close proximity)

Thursday
30 November
12:30pm-3:30pm
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Seymour
(or close proximity)

Friday
1 December
12:30pm-3:30pm
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Victorian Curriculum English F-2: All modes

Participants will explore the English strands and sub-strands in-depth and examine how they link to the modes of Reading and Viewing, Writing and Speaking and Listening. They will examine the structure of the English Curriculum and how the modes, strands and sub-strands work together; this will include investigating the link between the content descriptions and the achievement standards. In the full day session, participants will undertake an audit of their own planning and teaching and apply their new understandings to create an action plan for the balanced teaching and learning of English.

*Participants are required to bring their laptop, English planners (can be a digital copy), highlighters or coloured pens. Please also bring an A3 copy of the ‘English by Modes Levels F-6’ document. Any additional resources will be emailed to you prior to the session to be brought on the day.

 

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.

Ringwood
(or close proximity)

Friday
1 December
9:00am-3:30pm
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Frankston
(or close proximity)

Thursday
7 December
9:00am-3:30pm
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Victorian Curriculum F-10 English: Early Years Literacy, English F-2 in the Digital Age

Participants will explore the digital terminologies used across the modes in the English F-2 curriculum. They will briefly examine the possible links to other curriculum areas. There will be a consideration of digital storytelling and visual images together with assessment ideas. Participants will have time to explore a variety of teaching and learning ideas offered through FUSE. 

*Participants are required to bring their laptops together with hard copies of the Victorian Curriculum English for F-2 (and/or levels prior to Foundation).

 

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)

Wednesday
6 December
9:00am-3:30pm
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Curriculum Planning in the Victorian Curriculum: English

Participants will develop their knowledge of the levels of curriculum planning and the role they play in supporting the provision of high quality teaching, along with building content knowledge and understanding in each of the modes of English. They will be involved in developing and using various auditing and planning documents including whole school, term, unit and weekly planners to ensure the provision of a guaranteed and viable curriculum in English in the Early Years F-2.

 

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.

Lilydale
(or close proximity)

Monday
27 November
9:00am-3:30pm
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Wangaratta
(or close proximity)

Tuesday
28 November
9:00am-3:30pm
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Literacy in the Early Years (F-2) - Online sessions

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Victorian Curriculum F-10 English: Early Years Literacy, English F-2 Reading and Viewing with a focus on digital storytelling and visual literacy (webinar)

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)

Thursday
7 December
1:30pm-2:30pm
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Victorian Curriculum F-10 English: Early Years Literacy, 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.

Victorian Curriculum F-10: Early Years Literacy. 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)

Wednesday
29 November
1:30pm-2:30pm
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Victorian Curriculum F-10 English: Early Years Literacy. Writing in the Victorian Curriculum English F- 2

This online session will focus on the achievement standards and content descriptions for Writing levels F- 2. Participants will explore the Writing strands, sub-strands and content descriptions and how they link to the achievement standards in order to support moderation and assessment of students’ writing. Participants will require copies of the Victorian Curriculum English Writing Levels F- 2.

 

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.

Victorian Curriculum F-10 English: Scoping a guaranteed and viable curriculum in English in the Early Years

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)

Monday
4 December
3:45pm-4:45pm
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STEM

Primary - face to face

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Introduction to STEM in the Victorian Curriculum F-10 for primary teachers

In this session for primary school teachers, teachers will explore the place of STEM in the Victorian Curriculum. The facilitator will showcase some examples of successful activities that integrate the learning areas of Science, Technologies (Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies) and Mathematics. Teachers will understand how these activities are structured, with specific links to content descriptions and achievement standards. Participants will engage in hands-on activities that allow them to experience learning activities that they can use and adapt to suit their school context. Teachers will develop an understanding of how learning sequences are structured and will be provided with planning tools to develop their own STEM learning sequences from the Victorian Curriculum F-10.

*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.

Mildura
(or close proximity)

Friday
1 December
9.00am-3.30pm
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STEM

Primary - online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

STEM in the Victorian Curriculum F-10

Session 1: Introduction to STEM in the Victorian Curriculum F-10 In this session primary and secondary teachers will develop an understanding of the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and the place of STEM. The facilitator will showcase some examples of successful middle years STEM learning sequences that integrate Science, Design and Technologies and Mathematics learning areas. Teachers will develop an understanding of how these learning sequences are aligned to the content descriptions and achievement standards of Levels 5-6 and 7-8.

 

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.

Simple circuits in the Victorian Curriculum F-10

Session 2: Simple circuits in the Victorian Curriculum F-10 This session provides examples of hands-on learning activities using playdough, paper, fabric and other household materials, to create simple circuits. Participants will develop an understanding of how the learning sequence How do we light up our world? is aligned to the content descriptions and achievement standards of Levels 5-6 and 7-8 Science and Design and Technologies. This learning sequence enables students to gain a better understanding of the wired-up world in which they live and provide practical experience of how energy is transferred and transformed into light energy.

 

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.

Drones in the Victorian Curriculum F-10

Session 3: Drones in the Victorian Curriculum F-10 What do you need to know before introducing drones into your classroom? This session provides examples of how drones can be used as tools for learning in the Victorian Curriculum learning areas of Science, Technologies (Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies) and Mathematics. From the chemistry of the materials that drones are constructed of and the physics of flight to understanding the current and future uses of drones, these devices are becoming sought-after tools in industry and government. Participants will understand the occupational health and safety requirements and Civil Aviation Safety Authority regulations for unmanned aerial vehicles under 2.0kg. This session relates to Science as a Human Endeavour, Digital Systems and Creating Digital Systems, Engineering Principles and Systems and Mathematics (data, measurement and geometry) across levels Foundation to Year 10.

 

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
4 December
2:30pm-3:30pm
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What do marble runs and mini golf have to do with STEM in the primary years?

What do marble runs and mini golf have to do with STEM in the primary years? In this session for primary teachers, participants will explore the possible links between the STEM learning areas (Science, Technologies and Mathematics) of in the Victorian Curriculum. The facilitator will showcase how marble runs and mini golf were successfully implemented in the primary setting, from the planning to the evaluation stage. Participants will be encouraged to share their opinions and ideas throughout the presentation.   

 

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.

STEM

Secondary - face to face

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Exploring STEM through the Victorian Curriculum F-10

In this session for secondary school teachers, teachers will explore the meaning of STEM education as it relates to the Victorian Curriculum F – 10 areas of Science, Design and Technologies and Mathematics. They will examine the content descriptors and achievement standards levels 7-10 across the three learning areas and be supported in how to use curriculum materials to identify appropriate outcomes to address through a STEM unit. In particular, they will be provided with templates, strategies and sample units for successful integration of STEM within their school. Furthermore, they will investigate the considerations required for effective implementation of STEM in secondary schools. Throughout the session, teachers will be encouraged to share their experiences and ideas with one another. They will also have opportunities to engage in hands-on activities that allow them to experience learning activities that they can use and have an opportunity to design their own STEM units with the support of the facilitator.

*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.

Mildura
(or close proximity)

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

Monday
4 December
9:00am-3:30pm
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Heidelberg
(or close proximity)

Friday
8 December
9:00am-3:30pm
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STEM

Secondary - online

Session/sCity/RegionDate

Exploring STEM through the Victorian Curriculum F-10

In this session for secondary school teachers, participants will explore the meaning of STEM education as it relates to the Victorian Curriculum learning areas of Science, Design and Technologies and Mathematics. Teachers will learn about the considerations required to implement a STEM unit in a secondary school, including how to use curriculum materials to identify appropriate achievement standards to address through a STEM unit; how to use constraints within a unit to ensure students meet these outcomes; how to assess STEM units in line with existing reporting structures; and how to work around timetable and other constraints that secondary schools typically deal with. Three units will be presented as examples that are currently run across a Victorian secondary school, and their relationship to the design considerations will be discussed.

*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
7 December
3:45pm-4:45pm
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STEM in the Victorian Curriculum F-10 (Level 7 - 10)

In this session for secondary school teachers, participants will have the opportunity to explore STEM in relation to the Victorian Curriculum. In particular, it will focus on the different ways of integrating the three learning areas of Science, Design and Technologies and Mathematics. To assist in the integration of the learning areas, various curriculum mapping tools will be presented and the importance of utilising such resources discussed. Participants will be encouraged to share their opinions and ideas throughout the presentation.

 

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
5 December
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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