9 APRIL 2020
EDITION 6 - 2020
VDC New Online Professional Learning Released
VDC has extensive experience in providing online professional development. We are currently developing a new range of webinars and online professional learning sessions to in response to postponed face to face workshops. The first series of new one-hour webinars to be released are:
- Managing Remote Teams: 12.30pm – 1.30pm (AEST) 15 April 2020
This session will explore the tools and techniques you can use to successfully manage your virtual team. This session will provide you with tips and tricks to achieve your goals. Register here
- The Importance of Self-Care to Prevent Burnout: 12.30pm – 1.30pm (AEST) 5 May 2020 Register here
- Making the move to online delivery 12:30 pm – 1.30pm (AEST) 30 April
This webinar will provide you with tangible tips and tricks to assist you with transitioning the interactions with your students online. Register here
- Self-care when working from home: 12:30 pm – 1.30pm (AEST) 14 May
This session will discuss the habits to avoid, the routines to maintain and the tips and tricks to support a sustainable and social existence while working in your home office. Register hereWe will continue to share regular updates as we progressively release new online professional sessions. The VDC also offers an extensive range of pre-recorded webinar sessions on the VDC website https://vdc.edu.au/checkout/webinar-recordings/. Bulk purchase packages are also available. Please call 1300 917 150 for assistance. #StayHomeSaveLives
Coping with these unprecedented changes to our lives has not left the broader VET and community education sectors unscathed.
Who knows how long this will go on and how long it will take to recover. Importantly, what -and who – will survive? Even more importantly, what is being done to help?
COAG is on the case
The recent communique from the April meeting of COAG’s Skills Council highlights what they will try to do to protect students, training providers and the Australian workforce.
The Victorian Skills for Victoria’s Going economy Review has released its issues paper, and it’s well worth a read. While In New South Wales a Review on the VET Sector is headed David Gonski AC and Professor Peter Shergold AC, and its report is due in July this year.
There has been a lot of talk about the impacts of technology on work and the workforce: the fears, opportunities, the good and bad.
In this report from the Australian Computer Society (ACS), we focus on the impacts on education and training.
UPCOMING VDC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
leadership & managementWed, 15 Apr 12:30PM–1:30PM$55 (inc GST)NEW - Join this engaging one-hour webinar with virtual team leader Colleen Mandaliti and learn how to build and maintain remote teams who can communicate and collaborate as effectively as any in-house team (if not more so).
teaching & learning strategiesThu, 16 Apr 3:30PM–4:30PM$55 (inc GST)In this webinar, participants will learn more about the practices we deploy to ensure online and face-to-face delivery are well integrated, workable and effective. They'll investigate blended teaching practice and how to apply this to their own classes. We emphasise the value of careful planning, point to resources that support blended teaching and learning, and explore the benefits of team teaching in successfully meshing online and face-to-face learning environments.
teaching & learning strategiesFri, 17 Apr 2:00PM–3:00PM$55 (inc GST)Online teaching has many challenges. Besides the technical challenges, it is also more difficult to engage students, manage behaviour, ask questions and provide quality feedback. But there are strategies and tools that can really help in these areas. The online classroom also provides some distinct benefits and opportunities that teachers can take advantage of. In this webinar Andrew Douch will suggest ideas and apps. Plus give you advice that will help to make your time as an online teacher more effective, more fun, and less stressful.