21 OCTOBER 2020
EDITION 20 - 2020
Focusing on Industry Engagement
The 2020 VDC Virtual Teaching & Learning Conference focuses on an area within the VET sector that is often seen as challenging, Engagement. VDC has listened to your feedback and designed highly interactive virtual workshops on engaging with industry.
The Keynote Presentations and Professional Learning Sessions with the theme of VET teaching and learning strategies for engaging with industry are:
Online Learning – Here for Good. So, what is ‘Good’?: A global pandemic has thrust online learning into our lives whether we were ready for it or not. In his Keynote address, Ryan O’Hare will explore the brief history of online learning, it’s effectiveness, institutional needs in this day and age, and the increasing consumer expectations post-COVID.
Utilising Effective Industry Engagement Strategies: In this session Kerri Buttery will review the current compliance requirements and provide a range of industry engagement strategies for different RTO settings and industries.
Enhancing Industry Engagement: This keynote from Julie-Anne Sheppard will delve into the ‘black box’ of successful industry engagement, and how organisations can enhance their industry engagement in practical and strategic steps.
Captivate – Getting Onside and Aligned with the Online World: Best selling author and speaker Donna McGeorge will lead a session about conducting engaging, effective and purposeful online sessions that enable all participants to feel safe and involved.
The recent Budget and VET? It’s mostly all about support for apprentices and trainees as we highlight the treasurer’s speech and a number of the budget papers.
But there are other things there too.
The Victorian International Education Awards (VIEA) are an initiative of the Victorian Government to support the international education sector and raise awareness of the sector’s benefits to the broader community.
Applications are now open until 11.59pm on Friday 13 November 2020.
UPCOMING VDC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
teaching & learning strategiesThu, 29 Oct 12:30PM–1:30PM$55 (inc GST)NEW - This webinar offers insights and observations about differences in expectations, methods and practices in teaching learners from diverse cultural and language backgrounds. It is most relevant to teachers and trainers who are conducting courses with increasing international enrolments and with diverse cohorts.
professional learning eventsWed, 11 Nov 10:00AM–10:30AM$15 (inc GST)This VET chat will discuss how to demystify VET teaching, learning and assessment strategies to engage diverse and challenging learners during remote delivery, and also encourage a positive learning and teaching experience.
teaching & learning strategiesFri, 13 Nov 12:30PM–1:30PM$55 (inc GST)Join Linno Rhodes for this fascinating look into the science of how experiences affect learning. Participants will gain new skills and strategies for creating successful learning experiences as we delve into attachment theory, windows of tolerance and how educators can help students overcome barriers to learning.