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2021 VALA Conference
‘Celebrating 20 years of Applied Learning in Victoria’
June 18 • Only online!
A link to a recording of ALL sessions will be sent to participants* shortly.
* provided payment has been received
Postponed – Stay tuned for details
Full day focus on a single topic
Six concurrent sessions – choose one
- Literacy for Great Citizens!
- Inclusive Learning – strategies to empower your students
- Work Related Skills
- Passionately planning your VCAL delivery
- VCAL Coordination – the in’s and out’s!
- It’s all about the numbers – Applied Numeracy
Senior staff from the VCAA Senior Secondary Reform Unit will be in attendance during the day to discuss and explore your thoughts on the recommendations from the Firth Review.
2021 VALA Induction Day
Friday, 26 February 2021 – Ideal for new VCAL teachers
All participants will have access to the recordings of all sessions post conference.
Missed Induction day? Recordings and handouts from the 2021 VCAL Induction day are available for purchase, To access over 17 hours of Professional Development (presentations/workshops and handouts).
Review into vocational and applied learning pathways in senior secondary schooling
Released November 24, 2020
2020-21 VALA Committee
Congratulations and welcome (or welcome back) to the new VALA Committee for 2020-2021 elected at the AGM held on Thursday, October 9, 2020.
Open letter – COVID impact on VCAL and VET units
In response to issues raised by our members and other stakeholders, VALA has conducted a survey amongst VCAL practitioners in order to gain insight into the impact of the pandemic on VCAL certification.
One outcome was this ‘Open letter from VALA re VCAL Certification in the pandemic’ which has been forwarded to people in key positions within Government, DET, VCAA as well as other stakeholders.
The survey received a staggering 679 responses in 105 hours.
VALA Masterclasses by Zoom webinars
Video (where available), chat text and PowerPoints have been added to the Member Resources (password required) for the following webinars
Structured Workplace Learning – strategies to overcome restrictions
Narelle Bean – Werribee Secondary College
Wednesday August 26, 2020
How do you deliver a ‘hands on’ program in a world that says, ‘hands off’?
Cherie Osta & Geoff Bird – Lorne P-12 College
Session 1 Friday August 28 & Session 2 Friday September 4, 2020