Driving social change through VCAL with Videos for Change

Mia Garrett, Program Director Victoria, High Resolves

Video is the language and medium of youth, and a project like this increases student agency and confidence while developing 21st-century skills. Videos for Change empowers students to create a one minute video on a social issue that affects them, and provides a platform for their voices to be heard.

Participants in this workshop will walk away with the belief that students can develop further as active citizens by driving positive social change. They will be better equipped to support students in the creating and sharing of videos, and will be provided the framework to embed this project as a VCAL PDS, Literacy and Numeracy integrated project. Walk away with a structured or flexible plan, and support materials for teacher-led or student-driven curriculum.

This workshop will be the catalyst for your video project, whether your students enter the Videos for Change competition, organise an in-school or regional screening event, get involved and find out how your students can be positive change-makers within their school, community, and wider world.

* 6.5 hours of PL towards Australian Professional Standards for Teachers; Standard 6

Mia Garrett is a passionate educator and strong believer in its transformative power. Through her extensive travels and time living abroad, she has developed an understanding of how powerful real world learning experiences can be. This, accompanied by her love of working with young people, drives her to provide meaningful educational experiences which encourage students to engage in their local and global communities. Across her nine years of teaching experience in secondary schools she has led international immersion trips, managed social justice initiatives and developed a student leadership program to empower young leaders. She has a Bachelor of Secondary Education (PE/Health/Science) from Deakin University.



Cancellations and substitutions: Cancellations notified in writing prior to the event incur a fee of 50%; otherwise no refund is given. Substitutes are welcome at any time.

Venue: Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

Time: Registration opens 9.00 am, session commences sharp 9.30am – 3.00pm

Max numbers: 40

Fees: Members $250, Non-members $310

Morning tea and lunch provided.