20 June 2018
Free Skills First Workshops: Good practice for LLN assessment and support
As part of its ongoing support for Skills First contracted training providers, the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) is funding professional development on how to appropriately conduct thorough and valid language, literacy and numeracy assessments prior to student commencement.
The VDC has been engaged by DET to design and deliver an interactive one day workshop to encourage good practice around language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment and skill development. The workshop also unpacks relevant 2018-19 Skills First contractual obligations and explores practical approaches to meet these obligations.
Ten free workshops are scheduled from 5 July to 20 September 2018 at the VDC. Click here for the program, dates and registration information.
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2018 VDC Teaching and Learning Conference Introducing Dr. Rich Allen Keynote Presenter: Using innovative practices to build and maintain learner engagement
As the proverb states … If they can’t remember it, then they never learned it! Optimal retention is achieved when instructional methods are used that fit the way the brain learns. Yet is teaching being conducted in a brain compatible manner?
A recent NCVER spreadsheet and data slicer, entitled: Comparing high-use training package qualifications, allows users to investigate the diversity of the 20 training package qualifications with the most program enrolments in 2016. One of these, of course, is the Certificate IV TAE.
Debate continually rages over the quality and suitability of the Certificate IV TAE as the mandated qualification to teach in a vocational education setting. An ARC project, led by Professor Erica Smith from Federation University, has tried to answer a simple question: “Would more highly-qualified teachers and trainers help to address quality problems in the Australian vocational education and training system?”
UPCOMING VDC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
workforce developmentThu, 28 Jun 9:30AM–4:00PM$380 (inc GST)Discover what is important in managing performance to get the best from your team and what you can do when people 'go off track'. This highly interactive workshop offers strategies, processes and tips for conducting performance conversations, building productivity and handling under-performance.
online deliveryThu, 28 Jun 3:00PM–4:00PM$88 (inc GST)This webinar invites teachers to reflect on how easy-to-access, easy-to-use technologies can influence learner engagement. The webinar considers how technology can put a new spin on familiar teaching practices and learning challenges, like giving an inspiring edge to assessment and promoting productive learning interactions between students.
assessment essentialsFri, 29 Jun 3:00PM–4:00PM$88 (inc GST)Join the facilitator and your colleagues in framing good answers to teacherly questions. When are questions best suited to collecting evidence? What kinds of questions work well? What are the best tips for framing good questions? How can I be sure the answers I receive are those of the learner I'm assessing?