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Program Summary - 

8.15-  Registration opens - Tea and Coffee on arrival

9.00 - Welcome and Keynotes

Keynote #

The History of Applied Learning in Victoria - David Gallagher

10.00-10.30 Morning Tea - Exhibitors and Networking

Session A 10.30 - 11.30

A1 Learnings from the Journey from VCAL to VCE-VM and VPC - Mardi Holland - Bendigo SSC

A2 Keeping students engaged through SBATs - Jamie Gray & Haritini Nicolaou - HeadStart

A3 The Long Walk - Arnel Davis - Penola

A4 P-Tech School – delivering vocational pathways for all students - Scott Mcleod & Megan Fell- Newcomb Secondary

A5 Reframing GRIT in Vocational Education and Training - Liam Frost-Camilleri - Federation University

A6 Embedding the Pillars of Applied Learning in your assessment and delivery. - Christina Paizes

Session B - 11.30 -12.30

B1 Rubrics in Applied Learning - Mardi Holland - Bendigo SSC

B2 Role modelling, promoting voice, peer networking and structured teamwork as underpinning themes in AL - Jamie Lyngcoln - Viewbank college & Education Research student

B3 Integrated programs in Special Schools - Annemarie Holmyard - Hume Valley School

B4 VCAA SSCR presentation - Anna Fee - VCAA SSCR unit

B5 Fostering reengagement: strategies and practices in second chance education - Liam Frost-Camilleri - Federation University

B6 The Working Communities program - Deborah Arrowsmith - The David Scott School & Natalie Purves - VALA

12.30 - 1.15 Lunch - Exhibitors and Networking

Session C 1.15 -2.15

C1 Advocating and gathering support for your applied learning program - David Gallagher – Deakin University

C2 VCE-VM and VPC Audits - Anton Bouwer & Rebecca Goodall - VCAA Applied learning unit

C3 Managing Applied Learning in your school - Bobbie Evans - St Joseph's College Geelong

C4 Go Go-cart! – A student initiated integrated year 11 project - Vanessa Johnston & Shelley Muir - Mentone Grammar

C5  Meeting In The Middle: Building Rigor in the VCE VM without compromising the essence of applied and vocational delivery– Louise Speirs-Bridge - Wurun SC

C6 The ‘VCE Policies and Procedures Brain' and the 'Inclusion Leader Brain' – keeping students engaged with education. - Laura Higgins & Robert Last - Western Port SC

Session D 2.15 - 315

D1 On the Road to Independence - Trisha Silver - Road to Zero

D2 The 4Cs - Helene Talia & Le-Le Dang – Fountain Gate SC

D3 The World of Work – a year 10 program covering WRS unit 2 - Helen Campbell & Kristina Delaney  Sacred Heart College Kyneton   

D4 Exploring innovative strategies and activities - Lauren Cape-Murphy & Tom Sykes - Whitefriars College

D5 VDSS101 - Caitlin Herrington-Deakin University



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