Passionately planning your VCAL delivery

Friday August 20, 2021

Cherie Osta –VCAA VCAL Teacher of the year 2017

Geoff Bird – Retired Applied Learning Hero

“Very experienced, tried and tested, willing to share, Thank you comrades!”
“Opened up a whole range of ideas and concepts.”
“Fantastic, dynamic, passionate and inspiring presenters!”
“Lots of effective, useful strategies that can be implemented.”
An absolute gamechanger (so we’ve been told)!!
Do you want to:
• Increase student attendance?
• Decrease behavioural issues?
• Raise the profile of VCAL in your setting?
• Increase student aspirations and self-esteem?
• Develop happy teachers and students?
Always including the latest research and curriculum, this Masterclass will provide you with the strategies and tools to do just that! This workshop is packed with loads of new activities and projects! Been to this Masterclass before? Come again and get your fix of inspiration from our passionate presenters – it’s infectious!

Students learn through engaging, motivating integrated programs but an important key to their success is for the teacher to also feel passionate about what they are doing. Starting with the inspiration stage, you will learn about tried and tested projects, from the short-sharp and simple to large complex ones. It will take you on a journey of discovery…. yourself, your team, the students and the wider community and how to link it all together. What follows is the planning stage – where you get to plan your projects, supported by our passionate presenters. Strategies for getting the team on board, meeting outcomes, assessment and of course, the celebration, it will all be covered during the day! Bring your team and leave at the end of the day with your projects ready to roll.

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

Cherie Osta and Geoff BirdCherie Osta is an extremely committed and motivated teacher who develops meaningful and practical projects in collaboration with her students and the community. This has been acknowledged through multiple VCAA VCAL awards, with the 2017 VCAL Teacher of the Year Award the most recent. Cherie is a dynamic conference presenter and VALA committee member with over 9 years of working in applied learning at Lorne P-12 College.

Geoff Bird was instrumental in setting up Lorne-Aireys Inlet P-12’s highly regarded and multiple award-winning applied programs. A highly experienced, committed and motivated teacher and workshop presenter, Geoff is a master in demonstrating how to develop and construct meaningful and practical projects in collaboration with the community.


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.