Literacy for Great Citizens!

Friday August 20, 2021

Jared Bandara, Westall Secondary College

This workshop will help you create and design units that will guide our VCAL students to become well-rounded citizens. During this we will build on your skills to successfully engage students with meaningful reading and writing tasks, taking oracy as a starting point linked to real work issues and topics. All areas, reading, writing and oracy, will include specific skill building strategies which are aligned with all VCAL literacy outcomes. All topics will involve input from the participants so to get a wide range of ideas and lively discussions.

This workshop is ideally suited for educators of students with low literacy levels that are reluctant to put pen to paper as well as educators (of all VCAL strands and subject areas) who are not qualified English teachers. We will also look at common misconceptions that can be found in VCAL literacy class, learn how to design applied learning and creating hands on lessons for literacy, and how to pick a great text and how to design units around these texts. Come with questions, concerns or ideas to share and lets tackle them as a team!

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

Jared BandaraJared Bandara is a passionate VCAL educator who brings over 10 years of experience in all VCAL strands to the table.

Currently the Year 12 Coordinator, Jared has held the positions of VCE, VCAL as well as year 11 Coordinator.

Jared has been recognised for his contribution to the VCAL in 2017 when he was awarded the BGKLLEN VCAL Teacher of the Year award.


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.