How do you deliver a ‘hands on’ program in a world that says, ‘hands off’?

Cherie Osta & Geoff Bird – Lorne P-12 College

Session 1 Friday August 28 & Session 2 Friday September 4, 2020 (These are two sequential sessions)

9.30 – 11.00 via Zoom

Free for members – $80 non members.

A recording of the event will be added to the member-only VALA Resources.


Hands onThe practical application of programs within VCAL have been severely impacted by the current COVID crisis. So what do we do now? How do we stay positive when it all seems to be working against us? This series of 2 webinars will equip you with the confidence to march on in this pandemic.

Session 1 will guide you through a step by step approach on how to develop ‘restrictions proof’ projects with innovative use of ICT and the web, allowing you to continue to include your community whilst meeting VCAL outcomes. Packed with proformas to support your planning, as well as ideas to pivot your current projects, not to mention several new and creative project ideas!

Session 2 offers an informal platform for all participants to share and further develop their projects through a collective brainstorming exercise

(We invite you to send us your projects (new or pivoted) for feedback and have any questions you may have answered prior to Session 2)


Cherie 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 and the 2018 VCAA Chair’s Award he most recent. Cherie is a dynamic conference presenter with over 10 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.