The humble, yet iconic, VALA Safari by the Sea will take you down the fabulous Surf Coast to visit a variety of outstanding VCAL programs in different VCAL settings.
A fantastic opportunity to learn about innovative VCAL program delivery including specific integrated projects. With ample time to meet other VCAL educators, share stories and exchange engaging program ideas.
Join us on this unique overnight PD experience! Limited places available, so book now!
(Registration fee includes morning tea and lunch on both days, a 3 course dinner on Thursday evening as well as travel on air conditioned coach (Geelong – Lorne – Geelong).
Michele Sampson, Berry Street Childhood Institute
Jamie Gray, Justine Sakurai, Shane O'Connor
Naomi James, Ashwood School, Mark Bilicic and Karen MacDonough, Warringa Park School
Cherie Osta and Geoff Bird, Lorne P-12 College
Karen Dymke, Thoughtful Works
VALA VCAL Induction day Conference: Friday February 22, 2019 – Jasper Hotel Melbourne
VALA Annual Conference 'VCAL Loud and Proud': Friday June 21 – Jasper Hotel Melbourne
2019 VCAL Numeracy Skills Units Advice for Teachers is online. The revised VCAL Literacy and Numeracy Skills Strand is being implemented in 2019.
To support VCAL teachers in this implementation, the Numeracy Skills Units Advice for Teachers is available on the VCAA website.
Lynne Kosky Memorial VCAL Grants of $6,250 are available to VCAL providers to develop initiatives to support student life-long learning and increased community participation …more
Nominations for the VCAL Achievement Awards are open (submissions close Friday November 23)
The awards, first held in 2003, recognise the extraordinary achievements of VCAL students, teachers and partners. They highlight and acknowledge the strength of the program and the people involved.
Nominations are sought for exceptional student, teacher and VCAL partner achievement. To view all award categories, visit the VCAL Achievements Awards Nominations page.
The Berry Street Education Model is a four day training course that enables educators, allied education staff and community professionals to increase engagement with challenging students and successfully improve all students' self-regulation, growth and academic achievement.
The strategies are informed by Berry Street's approaches to trauma informed learning and the science of well-being. The Berry Street Education Model provides a practical tool-kit that benefits the most vulnerable students.
Throughout the training, they provide practical strategies that educators can implement with students. At its foundation the model is designed to ensure a consistent approach to implementation, teacher feedback and support.
If you're interested in learning more about the Berry Street Education Model, we encourage you to attend one of the information sessions held in Melbourne on a regular basis.