Program overview

Your preparation

Check out VCAA VCAL Program Manager Dr Cornelia de Brincat’s pre-recorded presentation on VCAL – the Basics

Email any questions you have about this presentation to helene@vala.asn.au and we will endeavour to answer as many as possible.
Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question (and nobody will know who asked what!)

Do you have any questions for VCAA CEO Stephen Gniel when he speaks about ‘Recommendations from the Firth review – The short- and medium-term implication for the VCAL’? Let me know, we may have time to answer some of them.

9.00 – 10.00am – Conference opening

Welcome – Helene Rooks – CEO Victorian Applied Learning Association

Q&A session – VCAL – the Basics. *flipped

See the pre-recorded session ‘VCAL – Basics’ by Cornelia DeBrincat, VCAL Program Manager, VCAA

Bernadette Cronin – VCAL unit manager, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

Helene Rooks – CEO, Victorian Applied Learning Association (VALA)

(* All participants will receive a link to the pre-recorded ‘VCAL the Basics’ session prior to the conference and are invited to submit their questions prior to the conference)

“Recommendations from the Firth review – The short- and medium-term implication for the VCAL”

Stephen Gniel – CEO, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

10.00 – 11.15am Session A (Choose one)

A1

PDS – Community Partnerships in VCAL

David Gallagher, Mentor, Lecturer, Consultant

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A2

Applied learning – Why?

Cherie Osta, VCAA VCAL Teacher of the year 2017 and Geoff Bird, Retired Applied Learning Hero,

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A3

VCAL Co-ordination

Narelle Bean, Director of Curriculum Werribee SC, VCAA VCAL Chair’s Award 2019, VCAA VCAL Teacher of the Year 2016

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A4

Numeracy with a Bang!

Justine Sakurai, All round VCAL hero

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A5

Understanding assessment within the VCAL

Mal Hand ,

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11.15 – 11.45am  Morning tea -Upper and Lower Foyer

11.45 – 1.00pm Session B (Choose one)

B1

How to advocate and gather support for your VCAL program

David Gallagher, Mentor, Lecturer, Consultant

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B2

Integrated Projects in VCAL – Passion and connection.

Cherie Osta, VCAA VCAL Teacher of the year 2017 and Geoff Bird, Retired Applied Learning Hero,

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B3

Work Related Skills and Structured Workplace Learning

Narelle Bean , Director of Curriculum Werribee SC, VCAA VCAL Chair’s Award 2019, VCAA VCAL Teacher of the Year 2016

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B4

Quality Assurance

Justine Sakurai, All round VCAL hero

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B5

Engaging students through practical and relevant Literacy tasks

Mal Hand,

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1.00 – 1.45pm Lunch – Upper and Lower Foyer

1.45 – 3.00pm Session C (Choose one)

C1

Essential elements for a solid applied learning lesson/activity

David Gallagher, Mentor, Lecturer, Consultant

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C2

Hands on or Hands-off? – It is no longer a question!

Cherie Osta, VCAA VCAL Teacher of the year 2017 and Geoff Bird, Retired Applied Learning Hero,

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C3

The wonderful world of VASS, how to package an individual VCAL program

Narelle Bean, Director of Curriculum Werribee SC, VCAA VCAL Chair’s Award 2019, VCAA VCAL Teacher of the Year 2016

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C4

VCAL Numeracy – how to deliver and assess unit 1 and 2 in tandem

Justine Sakurai, All round VCAL hero

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C5

How to manage difficult teenage behaviours in a VCAL setting

Mal Hand,

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3.00pm Conference concludes