Program overview

program format

Subject to change without notice

8.15am Registration opens (coffee and tea upon arrival)

9.00am Keynotes: TBC

10.00 – 10.30am Morning tea

10.30 – 11.25am Session A • Choose 1 of 7

A1

WRS – Everything you always wanted to know… and a little bit more

Streams: employability skills; nut & bolts

Narelle Bean – VCAA VCAL teacher of the year 2016, Director of Curriculum, Werribee Secondary College

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A2

STEM in VCAL – Precious Plastic recycling project

Streams: integrated

Rohan Bevan – VCAL Coordinator, Northcote High School; Peter Murphy – Northcote High School

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A3

Designing and writing effective assessment tools

Streams: nut & bolts

Tyson McNamara – Youth Programs Coordinator, Box Hill Institute

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A4

Integrating Literacy and Numeracy strands – tips & toolkit

Streams: numeracy; integrated

Felicity Fox – VCAL Numeracy Teacher – Melbourne Polytechnic ; Christina Paizes – Melbourne Polytechnic

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A5

VCAL Projects – catering for individual student engagement, tailored to student interest and ability for future pathways, and planning differentiation.

Streams: integrated; program development

Annette Davis – VCAL Teacher, Staughton College Melton South

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A6

Come on up to the house – a successful community partnership

Streams: partnerships; integrated

Sue Tyrie – VCAL Co-ordinator, Princes Hill Secondary College; Alison Beck – North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House

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A7

Hands on learning at Road to Zero: addressing VCAL curriculum through road safety

Streams: integrated; readyset programs

Emma Clarkson – Road Safety Education Consultant – Transport Accident Commission; Jan Hagston – Multifangled, Specialising in adult and youth education

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11.30 – 12.30pm Session B • Choose 1 of 7

B1

MITTS Program: Creating Work Ready Students

Streams: employability skills; partnerships

Andy Reynolds – VCAL Coordinator, ; Andrew Sherwell – Careers Coordinator Ararat College.

Ararat College is the recipient of the 2018 VCAA VCAL Partner Achievement Award.

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B2

Community Partnerships in VCAL – a tour of successful community partnerships ANYONE can establish

Streams: partnerships; integrated

John Tabone – Retired VCAL teacher

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B3

The H2Go Project – providing authentic VCAL learning experiences through collaboration with local business.

Streams: numeracy; integrated; partnerships

Kath O’Shea – Numeracy Learning Advisor, Marist College, Bendigo

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B4

Managing difficult behaviours in our VCAL learning environments

Streams: nut & bolts; partnerships

Mal Hand – VCAL teacher, Swinburne University

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B5

The need for a learning specialist in the applied environment.

Streams: program development; nut & bolts

Albert Govan – VCAL Teacher Ballarat High School; Debra Hutchinson – Ballarat High School

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B6

Having fun with maths and numeracy

Streams: numeracy

Dave Tout – Senior Research Fellow, Numeracy and Mathematics – Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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B7

Homelessness and Disadvantage – Why Should We Care?

Streams: readyset program

Julianne Gardiner – Program Coordinator, The Big Issue

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12.30 – 1.15pm Lunch and networking

1.15 – 2.10pm Session C • Choose 1 of 7

C1

Three simple integrated units that can be replicated anywhere!

Streams: integrated; program development

Richie McCann – VCAL coordinator, Sacred Heart College Geelong

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C2

Youth Connect

Streams: employability skills; integrated; flo

Jane Davey – Principal, PRACE College.

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C3

The many ways VET fits within a VCAL program.

Streams: nut & bolts

Daryl Sutton – VCAA VET unit manager

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C4

Connections Before Content: Helping VCAL Students Connect with One Another

Streams: nut & bolts; program development

Mark Collard – Director, playmeo

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C5

Making Numeracy engaging

Streams: numeracy

Larisha Rowney – VCAL Teacher, Mildura Senior College

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C6

Building on the 3R’s in Borneo

Streams: integrated

Cheryl Linford – VCAL Co-ordinator, Bellarine Secondary College; Angela Van Zyl – Bellarine Secondary College

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C7

How betting is normalised for young people: What you can do about it?

Streams: readyset programs; integrated

Sean Kearney – Community Education Officer, Gambler’s Help; Kate Harding, Gambler’s Help

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2.15 – 3.15pm Session D • Choose 1 of 7

D1

HEADSTART – The new way to bridge workplace and classroom

Streams: nut & bolts

Adam Cooper – HEADSTART Cluster Director, Inner South Eastern Melbourne Region; Marg O’Shea – HEADSTART Cluster Director, Brimbank/Melton Region

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D2

VCAL Numeracy Units of Work

Streams: numeracy

George Katsoulis – VCAL Teacher, Dandenong High School

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D3

Game of Life, teaching students interactive employability skills in the classroom.

Streams: employability skills; program development

Michelle Galea – VCAL Program Manager, Craigieburn Secondary College; Maria Korkoneas – Senior VCAL teacher, Craigieburn Secondary College

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D4

Planning student-led projects in a re-engagement setting

Streams: flo; integrated

Maggie Bradley – VCAL Leader and VET & SWL Coordinator, River Nile School; Francesca Pisano – River Nile School

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D5

See a need, fill a need! – connecting VCAL Numeracy to Primary School Maths Curriculum

Streams: partnerships; numeracy

Jackie McDonald – VCAL Coordinator, Greensborough College

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D6

Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.

Streams: readyset program; integrated

Nicole Scott – VCAL Teacher, Alkira Secondary College; Les Kausman – Courage to Care

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D7

Actioning conservation and sustainability in local community through VCAL

Streams: partnerships, integrated

Liz Hannon – VCAL teacher, North Geelong Secondary College; Chris Hosie – North Geelong Secondary College

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3.15pm Close

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