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VALA's 2014 Induction Day for people new to VCAL

Friday February 14, 2014

New to VCAL?

Then this event is just for you. VALA is proud to welcome all new teachers to this special event designed to give you the right information, advice and resources. This year we are delighted to be running the event at NMIT’s excellent conference venue in Preston. Also, we have a new and broader format which offers a greater choice of breakout sessions and workshops, with lots of sessions repeated so you can fine tune a program that is just right for you and the setting you teach in.

Here's the program ...

(subject to change without notice)

8.15am

Registration opens

9.00am

Welcome

Gill Meek - VALA President and CEO Inner East Local Learning and Employment Network (IELLEN)

Teresa Cusack - HOD: Youth Unit, NMIT and VALA Board Member

What's new for VCAL in 2014?

Adam Whitbread - VALA CEO, David Gallagher - VCAA, Jennifer Chellew - WorkSafe Victoria.

9.50am

Block A (choose 1 - all sessions are repeated in Block B)

 

FULL

A1 Literacy for newcomers

Expect lots of literacy activities and some time to consider how they align to the VCAL Reading and Writing units.

Jan Hagston - Director, Multifangled

A2 Numeracy for newcomers

Numeracy is fun the way Jamie does it. Learn how to bring numbers to life for your students.

Jamie Gray - Leading Teacher, Peter Lalor Vocational College

A3 Quality Assurance for newcomers

John takes us into the nitty gritty of Quality Assurance. It's easy when you know how.

John Tabone - Leading Teacher, Castlemaine Secondary College

A4 VCAL in Special Education for newcomers

Glenallen School runs VCAL - Foundation over two years to meet a range of physical abilities and learning needs.
Integrated units of work are the vehicle to deliver the applied learning curriculum Barbara presents two examples.

Barbara Chamberlain - Head of Transition, Glennallen School

FULL

A5 VCAL in Community Settings for newcomers

Some young people just don't fit well in mainstream settings. Kate knows just how to get the best from these young people.

Kate Dermody - Education Leader, St Kilda Youth Service (SKYS Education)

A6 VCAL in TAFE/RTO settings for newcomers

For those delivering VCAL in Industry based settings. The NMIT team shares their methods for balancing VCAL within Industry Training contexts.

Christina Paizes and Pierina Sassella - VCAL Teachers, NMIT Youth Unit

10.45am

Morning Tea

11.10am

Block B (choose 1 - repeats of sessions in Block A)

 

FULL

B1 Literacy for newcomers

B2 Numeracy for newcomers

B3 Quality Assurance for newcomers

B4 VCAL in Special Education for newcomers

FULL

B5 VCAL in Community Settings for newcomers

B6 VCAL in TAFE/RTO settings for newcomers

12.10pm

What's in the bag? Resources and more …

Lyn Maniz - VCAL Co-ordinator, Ballarat Secondary College and Adam Cooper - Professional Learning Officer, VALA

12.45pm

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

1.30pm

Block C (choose 1 - all sessions are repeated in Block D)

 

FULL

C1 Work Related Skills for newcomers

New Learning Outcomes for WRS made easy. Susan's input into the WRS review panel gives her special insight into the changes.

Susan Bollard - VCAL Co-ordinator, Mt Eliza Secondary College

C2 Personal Development Skills for newcomers

Learn how to get your students to focus on the essential life skills they need to progress.

Catherine Arnold - Senior Programs Leader, Careers Counsellor, Somerville Secondary College

C3 Integrated Projects in VCAL for newcomers

VCAL is the key to Integrated Learning Projects. Jump in the deep end with Cherie and Geoff.

Cherie Osta and Geoff Bird - VCAL Team Leaders, Lorne Aireys Inlet P - 12 College

C4 VCAL First - The basics

If it's still not making sense, Cornelia takes us through VCAL First - step by step.

Cornelia DeBrincat - Program Manager VCAL, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

C5 VCAL and Community Partnerships for newcomers

Building successful partnerships with your community is essential in growing a great program. Jane shows us how it's done.

Jane Davey - Youth programs Co-ordinator, Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education (PRACE)

C6 VCAL Co-ordination - for new Co-ordinators

Getting the best out of your team can be just as tricky as teaching. Fiona gets it just right.

Fiona McNeal - VCAL Teacher of the Year, Berwick Secondary College

2.30pm

Block D (choose 1 - repeats of sessions in Block C)

 

FULL
D1 Work Related Skills for newcomers

D2 Personal Development Skills for newcomers

D3 Integrated Projects in VCAL for newcomers

D4 VCAL First - The basics

D5 VCAL and Community Partnerships for newcomers

D6 VCAL Co-ordination - for new Co-ordinators

3.30pm

Close

Evaluations

 

 

 

 

 

These resources will be at the Induction Day or providing inserts for the pack

SAFE-T1 resourcesSAFE-T1

Workplace health and safety resources for young workers and their teachers