VDC’s Teaching Fellowship Program focuses on supporting new teachers, in their first years, from an array of educational environments. The VDC seeks candidates who are interested in learning effective strategies which will provide a solid base in developing their teaching and learning capabilities.
“Quality teachers make a difference in our student’s lives – every day.”
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Facilitator: Kay Schlesinger
Kay Schlesinger has worked in numerous educational sectors, including a position as a Deputy Principal where she took responsibility for pre-service and Graduate teachers. In the last 19 years Kay has worked in VET and Higher Education.
Kay has demonstrated a passion and enthusiasm for new teachers joining the sectors. She has received awards for Teaching and Adult learning in the VET sector. Kay has continually demonstrated innovative approaches to teaching a diverse range of students.
In 2020 Kay was awarded an International Specialised Skills Institute fellowship by the Department of Education and Training for her work with new teachers. Developing capacity and capability of new teachers has been Kay’s passion for many years. She continues to make a substantial contribution to the development of teacher capability in her work at Melbourne Polytechnic.
Moving from Busyness to Effectiveness
This program will help busy leaders and teams to focus on their priorities and establish strategies to bring about sustainable behavioural change and transformational positive habits.
This is not just another time management program. This workshop helps participants to change the way they think, lead themselves and lead others.
This session will also equip participants with insights, tools and templates to move themselves and their teams from busyness to effectiveness.
Topics Covered include:
- Quit busyness and get focussed
- Manage your energy – not your time
- Energy effectiveness in your X-Factor
- The critical three – KRAs, Frogs and your ABCs
- Transforming distractions and digital addictions
- Creating keystone habits
Facilitator: Lisa Cutler
Educator, presenter and coach, Lisa Cutler, has many years’ experience in the corporate environment predominantly focused on building, leading and coaching successful sales and account management teams. Lisa’s career has spanned across Europe, the United States and Australia working with many global companies.
Lisa was born in the UK and is a graduate of Portsmouth University with an Honours Degree in Business Information Systems. Lisa is also a certified Coach and Practitioner of NLP, a certified Life Coach and Advanced Practitioner of Coach Mastery.
Lisa’s passion is assisting people to develop their leadership skills and progress in their careers. Through her speaking engagements, one-on-one coaching and her highly successful women in leadership programs, Lisa is helping to create confident, inspiring and successful leaders.
This component will provide participants with the opportunity to work together over the course of the Fellowship, to research and undertake a group project (Action Research Project) in relation to a significant challenge or shift they would like to learn more about in their early years of teaching.
Participants will develop skills around:
- Understanding and feeling confident in critical conversations
- Building courage and confidence to challenge the status quo in an appropriate, non-confronting manner
Building confidence to engage with other educators and managers who they may see as ‘higher’ in status.
Facilitator: Helen Storr
As a past educator, Helen continues her passion for education and has an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the processes, structures and challenges of the education system.
Her extensive experience as an educator over 37 years, including Teacher, Principal, Regional and Central Leader has provided her with a thorough understanding of how people learn and she continues to use this to compassionately, creatively and courageously empower and enable her clients to excel in their chosen field. Throughout her career she has expanded her educational knowledge into Vocational Learning through providing consulting to various RTO’s and TAFE settings.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible for this Fellowship you must be a VET teacher with one to four years teaching experience and employed by a training provider with a 2022 Skills First VET Funding Contract. Your application must also be endorsed by your organisation’s CEO, including permission to attend all sessions. Please note applications are limited to one per organisation.
|Wed, 13 July 2022||Introduction to Program & Community of Practice||9.00am - 3.00pm||VDC|
|Wed, 20 July 2022||Teaching Practice Workshop 1||9.00am - 3.00pm||VDC|
|Wed, 27 July 2022||Community of Practice / Action Research Project||1.00pm - 3.00pm||Online via Zoom|
|Wed, 03 Aug 2022||Community of Practice / Action Research Project||9.30am - 11.30am||Online via Zoom|
|Wed, 10 Aug 2022||Teaching Practice Workshop 2||9.30am - 3.00pm||VDC|
|Wed, 17 Aug, 2022||Community of Practice / Action Research Project||9.30am - 11.30am||Online via Zoom|
|Wed, 24 Aug, 2022||Community of Practice / Action Research Project||9.30am - 11.30am||Online via Zoom|
|Wed, 31 Aug 2022||Masterclass: Moving From Busyness to Effectiveness||9.30am - 3.30pm||VDC|
|Wed, 07 Sept 2022||Teaching Practice Workshop 3||9.30am - 3.00pm||VDC|
|Wed, 14 Sept 2022||Community of Practice / Action Research Project||1.00pm - 3.00pm||Online via Zoom|
|Wed, 05 Oct 2022||Community of Practice / Action Research Project||9.30am - 11.30am||Online via Zoom|
|Wed, 12 Oct 2022||Community of Practice / Action Research Project||9.30am - 11.30am||Online via Zoom|
|Wed, 19 Oct 2022||Teaching Practice Workshop 4||9.30 am - 3.00 pm||VDC|
|Wed, 26 Oct 2022||Community of Practice / Action Research Project||9.30 am - 11.30am||Online via Zoom|
|Wed, 02 Nov 2022||Action Research Project Conference Preparation||9.30am - 3.00pm||VDC|
|Thu 17 Nov 2022||VDC Teaching & Learning Conference including presentation between 2:15pm - 3:30pm||10:00am - 4:15pm||Online|
|Fri 18 Nov 2022||VDC Teaching & Learning Conference||10:00am - 3.00pm||Online|
*In-person workshops will be held at VDC, Level 8, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.