Strategic Partnerships Program 2015-17

We are partnering with organisations to deliver learning and development programs to improve student achievement, engagement, health and wellbeing as well as teacher capacity.

The following organisations are being funded in the 2015-17 triennium.

Performing Arts

This group includes partnerships in drama, film and music.

Arts Centre Melbourne

Program: The Creative Curriculum: Performing Arts in the Primary Classroom

Target audience:

Primary teachers

Description:

The program aims to provide positive strategies for successful arts education by enhancing teachers’ personal experience and knowledge of the performing arts. The program provides teachers with a range of transferable skills that explore methods of responding to a live performing arts experience, provide tools for integrating and extending that experience within the classroom, as well as build confidence and the capacity to utilize the same tools and approaches to support other areas of curriculum. The program is comprised of two parts:

  • a full day program at Arts Centre Melbourne
  • a post professional development (PD) incursion program to schools delivered by teaching artists.

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Association of Music Educators

Program: aMuse Professional Learning Program for Teachers

Target audience:

Generalist teachers from Foundation to Year 6, music specialists from Foundation to Year 10, and VCE teachers

Description:

This program meets the diverse needs of teachers who are implementing music curriculum in Victorian schools. aMuse will strengthen the professional practice of teachers by emphasising the learning philosophy that teachers are educating students through music, that music plays an essential role in the education of the whole person and that participating in school music contributes significantly to their personal growth and development.

Contact

  • Phone: 03 9349 1048
  • Website: aMuse
Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Program: ACMI Connect

Target audience:

Students from Foundation to Year 10, VCE, VCAL, VET

Description:

This program uses digital technologies to:

  • increase connection, deep engagement and achievement for learners by providing access to specialist knowledge, creative and educational content and expertise, skills development, and moving image artists and tools
  • reduce geographic barriers, ensuring young people do not lose competitive advantage in the digital arena compared with their city counterparts
  • provide teachers opportunities to participate in screen and digital literacy learning designed to enhance classroom curriculum and practice.

Program: ACMI Moving Image Arts (Student Exhibition Program)

Target audience:

Students from Foundation to Year 10, VCE, VCAL, VET

Description:

This program offers targeted exhibition experiences aligned with Victorian curriculum frameworks for each year level. Complementary programs (Screenings, Talks, Workshops) will engage students, provide background and explore key themes for Screen Worlds, ACMI’s permanent exhibition and other exhibitions including Yang Fudong, David Rosetzky, WW1 and Winter Masterpieces.

Program: Code - Animate - Create

Target audience:

Gifted and Talented students

Description:

This program extends the learning and creativity of selected Victorian gifted and talented learners through their involvement in creating videogames and animations. Students will collaborate within their school and with other students, teachers and experts around Victoria and beyond. Responding to a brief, they will research, design, create and review the structure, assets and final products. As each student group completes a creation phase they will move on to design the brief for a new student group and mentor their creation process.

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Australian Children’s Television Foundation

Program: Student Virtual Excursions

Target audience:

Students from Years 3 to 6

Description:

This program engages students and practitioners in the development of new skills and knowledge in relation to the creation of media content, including television, film, online applications and digital games. The content and topic of the virtual excursion will support the AusVELS learning areas of the Arts (Media, Dance), Health and Physical Education, English and Digital Technologies. All schools will be able to attend the Virtual Excursions or view the catch up recording at a time that suits the local context.

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Drama Victoria

Program: F-10 Empowerment Series

Target audience:

Teachers from Foundation to Year 10

Description:

The F-10 empowerment series aims to provide support and direction to both specialist Drama and generalist teachers to implement the Drama component of The Arts curriculum from Foundation to Year 10. It will focus primarily on the Australian Curriculum / AusVELS and the ways that Drama content can be taught both explicitly and implicitly within a variety of settings. It will provide a solid basis from which teachers at all levels of expertise can draw on to create and deliver their own Drama program, as well as empowering teachers who are feeling less than confident in Drama to begin incorporating it into their teaching practice.

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Eagle’s Nest Theatre

Program: Eagle's Nest Theatre Schools Programs

Target audience:

Secondary students

Description:

The programs cater to the study of theatrical texts at a secondary level across all streams, and provides students and teachers with access to professional actors and directors to assist them. A large number of the programs are tailored to the Y11 and Y12 English and Literature syllabus. Different types of Student Learning Programs will be provided:

  • short Performances and Full Productions focused on giving students a tangible live performance experience of the texts they are studying.
  • workshops focused on the question of text analysis and frameworks for writing about literature. A significant component of the program is ongoing consultation with teachers about their use of Theatre In Education student learning programs.

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Geelong Performing Arts Centre

Program: Kaleidoscope/Reconciliation

Target audience:

Students from Years 4 to 8

Description:

This program is designed to be integrated with class based activities and build on the learners existing knowledge about Reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture. Each workshop facilitated by a professional indigenous artist will explore the theme from 4 different perspectives across 4 different cultural organisations. Some assessment will take place throughout the day, as learners create, make and share their responses to the theme. The program is run in partnership with the Geelong Gallery, Courthouse Arts, the Geelong Regional Library and supported by the Wathourang Aboriginal Co-operative Community and Geelong One Fire Reconciliation group.

Program: Act Up for Sustainability

Target audience:

Students from Years 4 to 8

Description:

This workshop program is designed to be integrated with class based activities and to engage the learner in becoming an active and informed citizen. The students will participate in an initial workshop with the National Wool Museum which is then follow up with a play building by Geelong Performing Arts Centre: Education Program. The program is run in partnership with the National Wool Museum and supported by Barwon Water and the Geelong Gallery.

Program: Arts = Wellbeing / Youth Voices

Target audience:

Students from Years 7 to 12

Description:

This program is designed to empower learners to take an active and meaningful role in their education. Starting with a topic that is of interest and relevance to them, the learner will create a response utilising any of the six key arts areas; drama, dance, music, art, visual communication or media. The work will be assessed across the semester and culminate in a presentation at Geelong Performing Arts Centre as part of the R.U.OK Day events in Geelong to a broad public audience beyond the school community. The program is run in partnership with Headspace Geelong and supported by the City of Greater Geelong’s Youth Development Unit.

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Malthouse Theatre (Playbox Theatre Company)

Program: The Suitcase Series

Target audience:

Students from Years 9 to 10

Description:

The Suitcase Series includes an immersive education program which combines in-school activity and culminates in an excursion for an in-theatre performance day with other schools and professional artists at Malthouse Theatre. The Suitcase Series responds to the AusVELS cross-curriculum priority of sustainability by developing student’s capacity for devising and collaboration.

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Melbourne Recital Centre

Program: ACCELERANDO where young musicians excel

Target audience:

Gifted and Talented students

Description:

This program seeks to encourage and inspire the next generation of musicians through ACCELERANDO. Students with an advanced musical ability, skill or talent on a given instrument or voice, and who possess a desire to follow a career in the music industry are sought for this program. Throughout the program students will have access to the highest quality resources and technology, professional model instruments and direct contact with industry professionals, access to word-class performances, involvement and participation in education events and competitions and opportunities to perform in state-of-the-art acoustic spaces.

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Melbourne Youth Music

Program: Melbourne Youth Music Extension and Enrichment Program

Target audience:

Gifted and Talented students

Description:

This program has three inter-related elements:

  • Melbourne Youth Music Camp (2016-2017) - a 2-night camp hosted in Melbourne which brings talented young musicians together, enabling them to socialise and learn with peers of like ability, accessing resources, facilities and expertise as well as learning experiences that are differentiated in terms of their pace, depth and teaching methods
  • Virtuosity Concerto Competition - promotes and celebrates achievement, specifically in concerto performance (musical works which feature one solo instrument). This is achieved by taking young musicians on a learning journey involving workshops, mentoring, rehearsals, and ultimately, live performance with full orchestra.
  • Masterclass Series - sees respected musical leaders providing direct mentoring to talented young musicians in front of a live audience, including a question and answer session. Masterclasses are streamed live through mymlive.com, enabling peers to view and participate in the masterclasses anywhere, asking questions using social media or directly through the platform.

Program: Melbourne Youth Music Ensemble Program

Target audience:

Students aged 8+

Description:

This program is an opportunity for young musicians to grow through participation in high-calibre instrumental music ensembles, and through belonging to a musical community of practice. Students will be able to connect with like-minded peers, develop a love of music, master the physical ability and technique needed to play a musical instrument, and gain a deep understanding of music history, theory and cultures.

Program: MYM Professional Learning Program: Engaging Ensembles

Target audience:

Teachers in regional areas from upper primary through to secondary levels

Description:

Through a collaborative and flexible course of study, participating teachers will learn how to create, maintain, extend and evaluate a youth music ensemble program within their school community. The program is designed as a series of self-contained but connected modules exploring different areas of ensemble music pedagogy, thus allowing teachers to determine their own focus for professional growth. Engaging Ensembles is delivered via blended online and face to face learning.

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Musica Viva Australia

Program: Musica Viva in Schools: Development and delivery of Musicassentials digital resource for Victorian Primary students

Target audience:

Primary students

Description:

Musicassentials provides stage-specific music and cross-curricular exercises that contain up to a term’s work of music and extension activities for students. Modules are downloadable across multiple platforms including computers/tablets and are relevant to the flexible and accessible education models of the 21st Century, AusVELS requirements and the priorities of the National Curriculum. The program provides a flexible approach to student learning and can be used individually to encourage self-directed learning, in a formalised setting with teachers, or in a semi-facilitated capacity with parents.

Program: Musica Viva in Schools: Teacher Professional learning Program

Target audience:

Music and generalist teachers

Description:

This program provides teachers with a comprehensive music program that they can easily implement in their class, whether they are an experienced music educator or a generalist teacher. The proposed teacher professional learning program incorporates accredited professional development for the teaching staff, live teacher forums and digital teaching resources, all aligned to the AusVELS and the National Curriculum. The program culminates in a live performance by a professional teaching ensemble that enables teachers and students to consolidate work studied during the term.

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Regional Arts Victoria

Program: Regional Arts Victoria Education and Families Program

Target audience:

Early years, students from Foundation to Year 12

Description:

The primary purpose of the Regional Arts Victoria Education & Families Program is to provide access to high quality arts experiences for all Victorian young people. The program will deliver:

  • on the road tours: the Education and Families team construct an incursion tour itinerary in consultation with schools and performers
  • on call shows: self-contained incursion performances and workshops available for bookings all year round
  • residencies: an in-depth offering where an artist/s undertakes a school residency over a longer period of time (up to a week)
  • Eco-Cubby: the Eco-Cubby project aims to raise awareness of sustainability issues through design thinking, bringing both to the forefront of young minds and imaginations throughout our communities
  • Creative Leadership Program: investing in the creative leaders of tomorrow, Regional Arts Victoria takes 12 emerging arts leaders (selected by competitive application) from across regional and remote Victoria and immerses them in a nine-day intensive of workshops, talks and industry placements
  • supporting regional Arts Victoria’s Performing Arts Touring program: Performing Arts Touring takes major performing arts works to regional centres across Australia. Education & Families create specialised teacher resources for works relevant to schools.

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Speak Percussion Inc.

Program: Sounds Unheard

Target audience:

Gifted and Talented students

Description:

This program aims to increase the creativity and accessibility of music making to students by exposing them to ideas, processes and musical languages that will extend their talents. It intends to provide students with personal contact with, and tailor made content, by local and international experts. The program delivers three key educational components:

  • Future Music Young Artist Program
  • school holiday intensive Program
  • online masterclasses

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The Song Room

Program: Engaging Students through Accessible Music Education

Target audience:

Students from disadvantaged primary schools

Description:

This is a targeted program of evidence-based, tailored, long-term music and arts-based workshops proven to improve learning outcomes, school attendance and enhance social and emotional wellbeing for participating students. The Song Room Teaching Artist delivers the program in the target disadvantaged schools a minimum of one day a week for 20 weeks.

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Victorian Opera

Program: Victorian Opera's Outreach to Schools: Connecting the Classroom with the Company

Target audience:

Primary and Secondary students

Description:

This program takes opera directly to the classrooms of primary and secondary schools in metropolitan and regional Victoria. The program complements mainstream classroom activity with opportunities not usually available in classrooms; learning directly from practicing artists and opera educators who are distinguished in their fields. Additionally, Outreach to Schools will assist teachers to deliver music-based activities by providing comprehensive resources and enhance teacher confidence to embed arts-based strategies into other curriculum programming.

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Western Edge Youth Arts

Program: Western Edge Education Program: Innovative Arts in Schools

Target audience:

Middle Years students in government schools in low socioeconomic status communities

Description:

This program delivers at least three high quality extended School Arts Residencies every year, targeting schools serving disadvantaged communities. Teams of teaching-artists will work with up to 60 students for 20 weeks to create innovative community performances, using rich, curriculum-based content, developing students as artists, thinkers, team players and peer leaders. Each project will be individually tailored to meet the needs of a specific school partner. Projects are structured so that students of all abilities are challenged and supported to reach their potential.

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Visual Arts

This group includes partnerships in visual arts, gallery and photography.

Art Education Victoria

Program: Improving Teaching Practice through the Visual Arts

Target audience:

Visual Arts teachers and teachers implementing AusVELS The Arts from Foundation to Year 6

Description:

This program provides professional learning programs and resources for primary teachers to help them improve and broaden their teaching capacities with AusVELS The Arts: Visual Arts curriculum. The professional learning programs include at least two face-to-face sessions in schools and regional galleries and further development using video conferencing and other interactive web-based systems.

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Art Gallery of Ballarat

Program: Connecting Collection to Classroom

Target audience:

Students from Foundation to Year 12 with focus on Year 3+

Description:

This program provides access to the Art Gallery of Ballarat collection and temporary exhibition program for students to complement and extend classroom learning. The focus of the program is Australian Indigenous Art and Culture, Australia from European colonization to present day and an investigation of Australian art styles, artists and the arts industry. The program is delivered through tours, workshops, visual analysis sessions and role-play activities and it is made up of three subprograms - Indigenous Art and Culture, Framing Australia and Beyond the Frame.

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Australian Centre for Contemporary Arts

Program: ACCA Teacher Learning Programs

Target audience:

Arts/Visual Arts teachers from Prep to Year 10

Description:

This program provides teachers with unique, contemporary, critical and creative learning experiences to build their capacity to deliver stimulating learning and teaching programs that improve student outcomes. The program has two components:

  • teacher professional development days (PDs)
  • 1-day workshops or seminars informed by exhibition themes/concepts, artworks, teacher or student needs, focused on approaching contemporary art practice and ideas, and exploring and responding to artworks and art analysis
  • xhibition-linked Education Resources.

Program: Contemporary Art Education Programs for Students

Target audience:

Students from Foundation to Year 10, VCE

Description:

ACCA’s Student Programs is comprised of two core programs:

  • TALK THINK MAKE - Students participate in three linked workshops, which can also be run as separate or dual programs. TALK is an exhibition tour with qualified education staff using key-questions and student-led discussion inspired by the art. THINK uses the art as a stimulus for philosophical discussion. MAKE is an artist-run workshop, providing students with unique opportunities to use what they have learnt in a creative and imaginative way, making a contemporary artwork of their own.
  • ACCA’s VCE Education Programs - 60 minute workshops, consisting of a specialist exhibition tour with questioning and discussion designed to directly support student learning in Units 1 – 4 Studio Arts and Art outcomes. Programs include Arts Industry Contexts, Starting Block: Inspiration & Ideas, Analytical Frameworks and ACCA Headstart.

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Bendigo Art Gallery

Program: Empowering Teachers through Art

Target audience:

Teachers of Arts, English, Humanities, VCAL, EAL, VCE

Description:

This program provides professional development for teachers of a broad range of subject areas, curriculum resources available on the gallery website.

Program: Thriving Through Art

Target audience:

Students from Foundation to Year 10, VCE, VCAL

This program provides accessible, affordable, enjoyable and high order thinking year level appropriate resources and workshops which assist students to address their outcomes, improve exam results, provide career advice and role models. Students undertaking F-10 Curriculum will be better prepared for subjects VCE: Art, Studio Arts, English, Sociology and Australian History, through curriculum specific workshops and increased engagement with artworks and art industry professionals. VCAL Karen refugee students, who struggle to understand English and feel engaged with school will gain confidence by having translated materials and visual images to view and identify.

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Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP)

Program: Fitzroy Art Spaces Tour (FAST) and FAST Onlinet

Target audience:

VCE Studio Arts students

Description:

Description: This program gives learners a pathway to explore Fitzroy as a microcosm of the Art Industry. There are two aspects to FAST:

  • FAST walking tours provide a time efficient way for students and teachers to meet mandated curriculum requirements for VCE Studio Arts, Unit 4, Outcome 3, Art Industry Contexts; encompassing visits to two public galleries, a studio complex, commercial gallery and artist-run-initiative visit during a single day excursion.
  • FAST online delivers free Art Industry curriculum related resources that can serve to either complement the walking tours or be used by students as a resource to research contemporary art galleries.

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Creative Victoria

Program: Artists in Schools

Target audience:

Primary and Secondary students

Description:

Description: This program provides funding and support for Victorian schools to engage in a partnership with a professional artist for approximately 20 days to work with students and teachers on a creative project. Creative Victoria provides professional program management and individual project support for the Artist in Schools program.

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Geelong Gallery

Program: Let's talk recognition - an applied learning experience across the curriculum

Target audience:

Students in the South Western Victoria region

Description:

This program focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and language, and work in collaboration with the Wathaurong regional clan. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures priority provides opportunities for all learners to deepen their knowledge of Australia by engaging with the world’s oldest continuous living cultures. This knowledge and understanding will enrich their ability to participate positively in the ongoing development of Australia.

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Gertrude Contemporary

Program: Contemporary Art on the Road

Target audience:

Regional Art teachers

Description:

Description: The program offers regional art teachers unprecedented access to a suite of professional development opportunities providing direct engagement with acclaimed contemporary artists and gallery professionals. The program is a joint initiative developed by Gertrude Contemporary, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) and three regional Victorian galleries: Latrobe Regional Gallery, Horsham Regional Gallery and Shepparton Art Museum (SAM).

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Gippsland Art Gallery (Wellington Shire Council)

Program: Gippsland Art Gallery Education Program

Target audience:

Regional Art teachers

Description:

This program is designed to improve student learning outcomes in visual arts, literacy, communication and metacognition. The various sub-programs within the Education Program provide learners with access to specialist learning experiences and cater to the diverse needs of the Gippsland school community.

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Heide Museum of Modern Art

Program: Programs for Students: Responding to Art Tours and Making Art Workshops

Target audience:

Students from Foundation to Year 12 in North East Melbourne

Description:

This program has two components:

  • responding to art tours - provides students with an overview of the museum, its history and the artwork on display
  • making art workshops - led by trained educators and artists. Students create artworks motivated in part by those they have seen on their Responding to art tour as well as by their personal concerns and interests. Students will experiment with artistic materials, tools and methods, and find creative solutions to solve art-making problems.

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Horsham Regional Art Gallery

Program: Horsham Regional Art Gallery: Enriched Learning for Remote Schools

Target audience:

Students from Foundation to Year 12

Description:

This program provides access to gallery resources and online support materials, lends an exhibition of 8 items to schools short term, and enables tours of exhibitions to be conducted.

Program: Arts Extension Program

Target audience:

Gifted and Talented students from Years 10 to 12

This program aims to enrich the visual arts experience for students in the medium of art, design, writing and life drawing. The program is achieved through the implementation of two components:

  • photography – a nine week after school program open to high achieving students in the area of English, Visual Communication and Design, and Art/Photography. Students in this program will work with a professional photographer, writer, curator and graphic designer to develop skills in photography and digital darkroom techniques, writing, art critiques and analysis, graphic design and marketing, and writing. This will result in an annual exhibition of photography at the Horsham Regional Art Gallery, a catalogue and wall text, and entries into Centre for Contemporary Photography Salon produced by students
  • life drawing – a three week series of 2 hours workshops held once a week after school hours and is offered to students in a VCE Art/Studio Art/Visual Communication and Design subject. Two sessions will be held throughout the year in Term 1 and 3 and are led by professional artists, experienced in tutoring life drawing. The workshops will extend students drawing techniques, use of materials and observational drawing skills with the human figure as subject matter.

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Latrobe Regional Gallery

Program: LRG Kids

Target audience:

Gifted and Talented students from Years 4-6

Description:

This program identifies students who display particularly strong aptitude in the visual arts, and who would not otherwise have opportunities to meet their potential through such programs. The Gallery partners with two primary schools in the Latrobe Valley to utilise experts to guide students in responding and exploring, making and creating, 2 hours per week over 1 term. The program culminates in an exhibition.

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National Gallery of Victoria

Program: NGV Artful Learning

Target audience:

Primary students

Description:

This program is a dynamic constellation of integrated, art infused learning programs and projects that support and enhance student and teacher professional learning in The Arts, English, History and Languages. NGV Artful Learning includes onsite, online and outreach learning opportunities. A suite of programs will be available ‘on demand’ through the year in each of the learning areas, with additional programs scheduled to coincide with relevant exhibitions, curriculum and other opportunities (i.e. Education Week, Children’s Week, Melbourne Writers’ Festival).

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Shepparton Art Museum

Program: Teaching and Learning in an Arts Museum

Target audience:

VCE Art, Studio Art and preservice teachers

Description:

This program delivers a range of professional teaching and learning development opportunities for teachers in regional and rural settings in Victoria, providing guidance and access to the art museum’s resources in context of contemporary and historical collections and exhibition displays, in particular contemporary art practice. The program also provides ICT based learning and art practice workshops aligned with AusVELS curriculum.

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Visual Communication Victoria Inc.

Program: Design Industry Practice Teacher Support

Target audience:

Visual Communication Design teachers

Description:

Description: This program supports teachers in the delivery of the VCE Unit 3 Outcome 2 – Design Industry Practice, and develops contemporary content to enable students to successfully respond to the Outcome criteria for this Unit.

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Warrnambool Art Gallery

Program: Artpad Learning Centre

Target audience:

Early Years, students from Foundation to Year 12

Description:

This program delivers a broad range of contemporary learning technologies to improve less advantaged rural, regional and Aboriginal student’s outcomes, and contribute to community strengthening. The program also supports children and young people who may need specialist and extracurricular opportunities and support in order to reach their true potential. Sessions will be delivered responding to Warrnambool Art Gallery’s temporary exhibitions.

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English and Languages

This group includes partnerships in language and literacy.

Australian Literacy Educators Association Victoria

Program: Literacies for the 21st Century and Beyond

Target audience:

Literacy teachers

Description:

This program is designed to build teacher capacity in:

  • educating students in both traditional oral and print literacy as well as digital literacies
  • catering for the diverse literacy needs of students from disadvantaged, EAL backgrounds and gifted and talented
  • networking and building learning communities across schools and school

Professional learning will be provided through half and full day conferences, workshops, virtual conferences and resource materials such as journal and web articles, podcasts, and visual stories.

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Melbourne Writers Festival

Program: Melbourne Writers Festival Schools' Program

Target audience:

Students aged 7 to 16

Description:

This program is Australia’s biggest literary festival for students, and nurtures the enthusiastic and committed Victoria readers, thinkers and Festival-goers of the future. The program, held during Melbourne Writers Festival in August, offers direct and intimate access to national and international writers at dozens of events tailored to age groups.

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Modern Language Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc.

Program: Languages Teachers Professional Learning (PL) Networks

Target audience:

Teachers involved in, or interested in implementing Bilingual Programs

Description:

This program has two priority areas:

  • bilingual Schools – this network provides an opportunity for teachers to engage in PL targeted directly to meet the specific needs of bilingual school teachers. Each semester, the network facilitates a full-day workshop which brings bilingual school teachers together to engage with a leading academic/practitioner from the field, share developments in practice and effective pedagogy and strategies, as well as resources. Teachers also have an opportunity to participate in collegiate classroom visits and observe bilingual classes in action. Beyond the workshops, online networking and collaboration is supported to facilitate sharing of resources, research and articles of interest to bilingual educators.
  • Mentoring for Beginning Teachers of Languages – this project identifies Languages teachers who are in their first five years of service and who are not able to access Language-specific, expert assistance in delivering their programs. The PL / mentoring will be facilitated primarily online as well as through a face-to-face workshop and collegiate classroom visits.

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School Library Association of Victoria

Program: Collaboration across the curriculum

Target audience:

Teacher librarians

Description:

This program builds the capacity of teacher librarians to be expert teachers partnering with teachers across the curriculum to deliver library programs including inquiry based learning, research skills, digital literacy, critical thinking and enhancing the schools literacy program.

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State Library Victoria

Program: State Library of Victoria Student Fellowships

Target audience:

Gifted and Talented students

Description:

This program provides students with scenarios to undertake in-depth research about a specific area of history in their local area – using images, manuscripts, news articles, oral history or a combination of resource types, and then create a product of their learning, for example a digital story, oral history, magazine, article etc. Students will be invited to celebrate and share their projects at a presentation day at the State Library of Victoria with their peers, mentors, parents and teachers.

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Teacher Learning Network Inc.

Program: Extending Teaching Excellence

Target audience:

High performing teachers

Description:

This program provides an extension opportunity for exceptional classroom teachers to share their knowledge and skills with the wider teaching workforce. Identified teachers will be mentored though a process of sharing their evidence based practice into a format that suits their own circumstances (e.g. creation of a coaching App.), publication of a teaching practice resource, developing their capacity to present professional development workshops.

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Victorian Association for the Teaching of English

Program: Reading Community of Practice

Target audience:

Secondary English teachers

Description:

The purpose of this program is to deepen understanding of reading processes and to examine how reading is taught effectively. The Community of Practice is a collaborative model of professional learning where participants use action research in classrooms to learn over time. Participants will use an online platform as well as face-to-face meetings to examine the nature of reading, student engagement in reading processes, the teaching of metalanguage to foster understanding, the choice of texts in English, and metacognitive approaches that can be used in classrooms to raise students’ awareness of strategies they can use for different reading purposes.

Program: Teacher Professional Learning Program

Target audience:

English teachers

Description:

This program provides a range of professional learning opportunities for English teachers including network groups, communities of practice, conferences, seminars and workshops.

Program: The Best of Both Worlds

Target audience:

Primary and Secondary English teachers

Description:

The Best of Both Worlds is a program designed to support networks of schools, the leadership and the teachers within these schools, students in the transition phase from primary to secondary school and the parents of these students with a focus on literacy and English teaching and learning. The program is developed in partnership with The Australian Literacy Educators’ Association.

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Environment and Sustainability

CERES

Program: Energy Smart Choices

Target audience:

Primary and Secondary students

Description:

The purpose of this program is to support teaching and learning about energy in Victorian schools. Through the Future Spark bike excursion, the CERES Energy Van incursion and teacher training opportunities, students and teachers will be engaged in educational experiences that help build knowledge and skills about how we use energy in our community. Information explored will be age appropriate and aligned with AusVELS. Energy topics will include fossil fuels, air pollution, renewable energy options, energy efficiency technology, climate change and future thinking.

Contact:

  • Phone: 03 9389 0100
  • Website: CERES
Cool Australia

Program: Cool Australia Professional Development and Leadership Program

Target audience:

Teachers with no prior experience in Education for Sustainability (EfS)

Description:

This program centres on educating the educators – creating advocates within each school in Victoria who passionately, creatively and cleverly build a school culture with education for sustainability as a pillar.

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Greening Australia

Program: Schools for the Environment

Target audience:

Students from Years 3 to 6 and Secondary Duke of Ed Award students

Description:

This program provides a unique learning opportunity connecting students with their natural environment to improve achievement, engagement, health and wellbeing. The program also helps improve teacher capacity and professional practice in Biological Science, Literacy and numeracy, integrated with Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. The program is inclusive by design, featuring place based and inquiry based learning methods.

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Kyabram Fauna Park

Program: Education Programs at the Kyabram Fauna Park

Target audience:

Students from Years 3 to 6 and Secondary Duke of Ed Award students

Description:

This program offers ‘real world’ and ‘hands on’ learning opportunities and provides access to live animals, the use of technology and outdoor environmental activities. The program provides students with a stimulating environment to interact with different communities and practices as participatory learners. This program covers areas such as classification, habitats, threatened species, ecosystems, adaptations, behaviour, life cycles, animal management, conservation and sustainability issues.

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Parks Victoria

Program: Nature and Heritage Discovery Program

Target audience:

Students from Years 3 to 6 and Secondary Duke of Ed Award students

Description:

This program has the following components:

  • Ranger Guided Discovery: Dedicated Education Officers delivering curriculum based programs at Wilsons Promontory and Dandenong Ranges National Parks and Ranger guided school talks at other key parks
  • Hands-On Environmental Projects: This is an opportunity for students to get involved with hands on projects such as track maintenance, animal and plant monitoring, native revegetation and park furniture construction
  • Teaching Facilities and Equipment: In-park classrooms in key parks for local schools to use for very low cost. This will include the recently completed Forest Classroom in the Dandenong Ranges which has free wireless internet, equipment and facilities. Additional classrooms could be developed in parks including Grampians National Park and Serendip Sanctuary
  • Teaching Ideas and Materials: Development of education kits for topics relating to Wilsons Promontory and Dandenong Ranges National Parks including fire, habitats, Indigenous heritage and European heritage. These kits will empower teachers to provide more meaningful outcomes from field trips. Students will be provided with Parks Victoria mentors to complete projects with their local parks and develop their own nature documentaries. This will include opportunities for local Indigenous students to visit Wilsons Promontory to develop connections between park management staff and Traditional Owner Elders.

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Phillip Island Nature Parks

Program: The Wild Island - Education programs at Phillip Island Nature Parks

Target audience:

Students from Early Years to VCE

Description:

This program promotes a sense of stewardship for the natural environment through a diverse range of engaging, interactive, close-up, nature-based experiences. The program immerses students into the life of little penguins, koalas, seals and shearwaters. They explore the sandy beaches, rocky platforms, mangroves, and wetlands of Phillip Island, Aboriginal and European history, geology and world leading research.

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Royal Botanic Gardens Board Victoria

Program: Sustained and Enriched by Plants

Target audience:

Students from Early Years to VCE

Description:

This program connects students with the State Botanical Collection, to increase plant and scientific literacy in the community and covers the following topics:

  • Nature Play and Learning: plant and environmental literacy for the early years
  • Connecting to County: understanding Aboriginal perspectives and growing cross-cultural understandings
  • Gardening for a resilient future: global change, active citizenship and plant science.

Program: Caring for Country - Gifted Indigenous Student Program

Target audience:

Indigenous Secondary students

Description:

This is an internship program that offers students access to the specialised expertise and facilities of the RBG Melbourne and Cranbourne. The program develops high level technical or vocational abilities through access to workplace learning in one or more of the following areas: Land Management and Ecology, Horticulture and Horticultural Science, History and Art (Interpretation of Culture) and Botany.

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Victoria Association for Environmental Education

Program: Creating the future for humanity- Student Scientific Leadership Program

Target audience:

Gifted and talented students

Description:

This program engages students in a problem solving challenge requiring the application of science, mathematics and critical thinking skills. The program comprises two workshops:

  • workshop 1: Participating students will investigate six areas of scientific inquiry with a mixed group of students supported by expert facilitators. Through participating in experiments and engaging in data gathering and analysis the students are informed to be able to argue a response to the scientific conundrums posed
  • workshop 2: To be held at Melbourne Museum. Each group finalises and presents their presentation. Each presentation will be recorded as a vodcast by the students and will be shared with participants. Subject based experts will provide students with feedback and connect to skills developed in SSLP with the specific attributes and skills required in science and environment al careers.

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Zoos Victoria

Program: Zoos Victoria Inspiring Teachers

Target audience:

Gifted and talented students

Description:

This program is centred upon Zoos Victoria’s world-leading conservation education model which creates opportunities for high quality, integrated curriculum experiences. This model is based on a solid foundation of over forty years’ best practice Environmental Education, Education for Sustainability and Behaviour Change experience. Teachers are guided through the recently launched Zoos Victoria Teacher Membership, a community of practice that brings like-minds together through the mutual interests of quality education, conservation and wildlife.

Program: Zoos Victoria Learning Program

Target audience:

All students

Description:

This program offers specifically designed, inquiry-based learning experiences targeting a diverse range of personalised learning outcomes, as well as providing access to specialised facilities, resources and expertise. The experiences are all delivered at Zoos Victoria’s three properties: Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo. The program involves students and teachers in ongoing learning. This is achieved through developing strong student connections to Zoos Victoria’s community conservation campaigns, the provision of interactive student-centred digital learning resources and the continued exchange of ideas with conservation, research and animal experts through webinars and online community platforms.

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Health and Physical Education

This group includes partnerships in health, interpersonal education and sports.

ACHPER Victorian Branch

Program: Building Teacher and School Capacity in Health and Physical Education

Target audience:

Health and Physical Education teachers

Description:

This program is to provide a variety of opportunities for teachers of Health and Physical Education to engage in high quality professional learning. The activities will range from face to face workshops, networking communities, in-school consultancy and accessible resources.

Program: Supporting Student Learning in VCE

Target audience:

VCE students

Description:

This program provides high quality, accessible resources to enhance student learning and outcomes in the VCE Level Physical Education, Health and Human Development, Outdoor and Environmental Studies and VET Sport and Recreation. Students will access the program through both face to face and digital avenues.

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Awards Victoria

Program: Success Beyond the Classroomn

Target audience:

Students from Years 5 to 12

Description:

This program assists young people become more engaged in their education, increasing their chances of completing a recognised qualification, and in turn improving their chances of employment.

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Family Planning Victoria (FPV)

Program: Enhancing teachers capacity to provide comprehensive sexuality education for pupils with intellectual disabilities: a professional learning program and curriculum materials/h3>

Target audience:

Teachers with intellectually disabled students

Description:

The purpose of this program is to build the capacity of teachers to provide students with intellectual disabilities (ID) with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to develop healthy, safe and fulfilling relationships whilst ensuring improved sexual health outcomes. This will be achieved through the provision of evidence-based professional learning opportunities, and accompanying comprehensive sexuality education curriculum materials available online.

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Koorie Heritage Trust Inc.

Program: Building Aboriginal Cultural Competence in School Leadership

Target audience:

School Leadership (principals, deputy principles, curriculum coordinators)

Description:

This program is an intense 3-hour session that builds Aboriginal cultural competency. An Aboriginal cultural educator will work through a detailed workshop of the following areas:

  • Protocols - Why are Welcomes done – what’s the difference between Welcome or Acknowledgment
  • Aboriginal Identity – De-myth notions and possible perceptions of Indigenous cultural identity; explore notions of identity; exploring identity and culture from multiple views; examine our own preconceptions on Indigenous identity
  • Language groups – Understanding the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups
  • Pre European Colonisation – Develops an understanding of key principles that underpin indigenous community values around culture, familial and community responsibilities, economic structures, land, family and community
  • Post European Colonisation – Understanding of the impact of colonisation on the Indigenous community; gaining an understanding of Indigenous resistance and responses to colonisation; historical overview of government policies in relation Indigenous affairs
  • Overview of past policy and today’s legacy
  • Resources available to assist teaching and learning; “Tuckerbag” teachers resource list
  • Respond to questions in a safe environment
  • The Aboriginal community today – Building an awareness of the contemporary context of Indigenous society and culture; the target groups are school leadership and collaborative curriculum networks.

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Humanities

This group includes partnerships in citizen involvement, economics, geography, history and philosophy.

Burke Museum and Beechworth Historic Precinct

Program: Living Learning Burke Museum

Target audience:

Students from Years 3 to 6

Description:

This program is a series of presenter-lead talk/lectures and discussions followed by individual museum discovery programs. The program is designed to connect the museum to relevant themes in the AusVELS curriculum - specifically history and science.

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Coal Creek Community Park and Museum

Program: Coal Creek Professional Development Local History Network

Target audience:

Primary school teachers in the South Gippsland and Bass Coast area

Description:

This program is designed to provide teachers with expert knowledge and skills in the Key Learning Area of History. Specialist historians and community educators will deliver the program using key aspects of local history to teach the skills of using sources in the classroom, how to effectively use a historical site for learning and how to set up an oral history project.

Program: Generational Learning Community History Program

Target audience:

Year 6 students from South Gippsland

Description:

This program is a two-day workshop at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum with outreach visits both pre and post project to schools in the South Gippsland area. The purpose of the program is to bring history alive. This will be implemented in two ways:

  • students are immersed in their local history and are taught specialist research and communication skills
  • Coal Creek’s proactive links with the local community allow students to engage with senior members of their community, while building on skills and helping bridge generations. With their mentors, students look at the contribution of significant individuals and groups to the development of Australian society.

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Earthwatch

Program: TeachLive: Inspiring teachers and students through citizen science

Target audience:

Teachers from Years 4 to 12

Description:

This program places teachers on Earthwatch research expeditions linked to the science and geography curriculum, where they receive a unique professional development experience and get to teach ‘live’ back to their classrooms via the TeachLive website. In order to assist teachers and schools in implementing their learnings after the expedition, Earthwatch will provide mentors, conduct a curriculum workshop for the teachers who took part in the expedition, and connect schools to other citizen science programs.

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Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

Program: Linking our Heritage to a Sustainable Today

Target audience:

Students from Foundation to Year 10

Description:

This program provides a unique range of experiences that uses the engaging atmosphere of the maritime village and museum spaces to provide an engaging off campus experience designed around the AusVELS Humanities History curriculum.

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Geography Teachers Association of Victoria Inc.

Program: TeachGEOG: building competency in teacher practice. A comprehensive program of Professional Learning to improve geographic literacy

Target audience:

Geography teachers

This program includes two components:

  • targeted Professional Learning – Geographic concepts and skills, fieldwork, spatial technology and global education
  • GTAV Certificate of Geographic Competency

Program: Geography Olympiad - Locational Technology Workshop Week

Target audience:

Gifted and Talented students

Description:

The program has two key elements:

  • Geography Olympiad: The program provides a fieldwork day to challenge and support Victorian students in contention for selection to represent Victoria at the Geography Big Week Out and at the International Geography Olympiad - iGeo
  • Locational Technology Workshop: The 5-day workshop provides the opportunity to develop high level technical abilities through the use of Geographic Information Systems via a specially designed program which utilises ArcGIS software and remote sensing. The program also includes visits to key locations such as the Emergency Control Centre.

Program: GeogTECH - Direct Student Engagement Programs

Target audience:

Geography teachers

Description:

GeogTECH is a learning and training program accessible directly to learners and practitioners via the GTAV website. This program develops a scaffolded, sequential spatial technology skills development resource embedded in context within the Australian Curriculum: Geography.

The Direct Student Engagement Programs include lectures for VCE students delivered by university academics and experienced practising Geography teachers, and student participation at Newtech Conference.

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Partner: History Council of Victoria Inc.

Program: History Roadshow

Target audience:

Students from Year 9 to VCE in rural schools

Description:

Description: This program provides students with rich curriculum-related experiences. Inspiring presenters will stimulate students’ interest in their areas of study and will offer fresh perspectives to extend students’ and teachers’ understanding of historical themes.

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History Teachers' Association of Victoria.

Program: VCE Digital History!

Target audience:

VCE History students

Description:

This program is designed to meet student needs through the provision of high quality resources such as experts in the field, academics, VCE examiners and scholars. The videoed lectures and short ‘skills’ and ‘content’ videos will primarily be directed toward rural and distant students. The resources webpage will include a list of free digital resource links for students who are unable to access major libraries and text resources.

Program: History Enrichment Program (HEP)

Target audience:

Gifted and Talented students

Description:

This program offers enrichment for students who show proficiency and promise in the area of History by developing a passion project based on their own historical interests. This model is based on the Google model of ‘Genius Hour’ where employees are able to develop their own projects that align with the Google business model. In this way, students will be allowed to follow their own interests and present their work in a range of styles. The program strives for enrichment rather than acceleration and uses the principles of ‘cluster grouping’ students to achieve its goals. The deliverables of the program will consist of two parts: Regional HEP workshops and a HEP webpage.

h3>Program: Enabling practitioners - best practice, innovation, knowledge and resources - to the furthest reaches of the state

Target audience:

Primary and secondary teachers in rural regions of Mildura, Sale, Hamilton, Echuca, Wodonga, Warrnambool, Swan Hill, Bairnsdale and Horsham

Description:

This program consists of learning events and conferences to support teachers developing VCE units, implementing the curriculum, creating assessment tasks, using digital technologies or resourcing depth studies.

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Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka

Program: M.A.D.E to Learn

Target audience:

Students and teachers from Foundation to Year 10

Description:

This program provides students and teachers an opportunity to explore an accompanying, digitally interactive exhibition and consider the citizens’ role in maintaining our democratic nation.

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Museum Victoria

Program: Museum Victoria Humanities and Science Learning Continuum

Target audience:

Students from Foundation to Year 12

Description:

This program supports student learning and development in the domains of Humanities (History, Geography), Science, and Civics & Citizenship (Multicultural Education). The program comprises over 60 different student learning programs and is implemented within the unique learning environments of the Immigration Museum, Melbourne Museum and Scienceworks, and as part of outreach activities in regional Victoria and provision of digital education resources. The program addresses key curriculum domains not easily explored authentically within classroom settings i.e. Earth and Space sciences, Physical sciences, Biological sciences, Geology, Victorian history, Indigenous perspectives, and Cultural identity.

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Parliament of Victoria

Program: Inside Parliament (for AusVELS and senior years)

Target audience:

Primary and Secondary school students and teachers

Description:

This program seeks to engage students and teachers with parliament, to strengthen student learning, and to encourage active citizenship by providing relevant and stimulating resources that are linked to the curriculum. Resources will be mailed out to all relevant schools and education institutions where appropriate, and will also be available online.

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Pioneer Settlement

Program: Pioneer Activity Program

Target audience:

All students

Description:

This program provides an exemplary teaching and learning experience of Australian history – pre and post European settlement. This innovative program combines state of the art digital technology, hands-on activities and theoretical aspects to make a completely unique, well rounded learning experience in an exciting hybrid environment of real world and augmented reality.

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Sovereign Hill Museums Association

Program: Sovereign Hill Education

Target audience:

All students

Description:

This program uses the unique resources of the Sovereign Hill Outdoor Museum and the Narmbool pastoral property. The program provides schools visiting Sovereign Hill Outdoor Museum with:

  • face-to-face education activities aligned with VEYLDF, AusVELS and/or VCE course designs
  • Contemporary Discover It Yourself Learning programs employing ICT
  • Partnership programs to meet the needs of individual schools and their students (e.g. VCAL)
  • Learning resources for teachers and students via our dedicated education website and blog.

The program provides schools visiting Narmbool with Environmental Discovery programs in sustainability, water, indigenous perspectives, biodiversity, science and the arts.

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United Nations Association of Australia (Victorian Division)

Program: Model United Nations Conference Program

Target audience:

Students from Years 9-12

Description:

This program is a unique, constructive and interactive educational opportunity that enables students to enhance their awareness and understanding of global issues and the work of the United Nations. A Model United Nations Conference (Model UN) is a simulation of the UN General Assembly during which participants, known as delegates, step into the shoes of country ambassadors to the UN and draw on their negotiation and diplomacy skills to make their views heard on global issues. Throughout the conference they have the opportunity to interact with other ambassadors during the caucus sessions, present their country’s position to the Assembly and move amendments to the Resolution and its specific recommendations. The objective of a Model UN is to find the best possible solution to the problem at hand through multilateral diplomacy. The outcome is formalised in the adoption of a sound resolution. By taking part in our program, students not only learn about UN bodies and member states, but also about the importance of dialogue, diplomacy, negotiation, and consensus building. As such students develop skills which are fundamental for active citizens and future leaders.

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Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools

Program: Teaching AusVELS General Capabilities: Ethical Understandings

Target audience:

Teachers

Description:

This program includes:

  • production of Teaching Ethical Understanding tool kits
  • Publication of Teaching Ethical Understanding guides in Public Places. Development of location specific guides to accompany excursions relevant to the teaching of ethical understanding. Themes include: Identity (Museum Victoria), Animal rights (the Melbourne Zoo), Censorship (the Art Gallery), Environmental ethics (Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies), Asylum (Immigration Museum), Media ethics (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)
  • delivery of 3-days Teaching Ethical Understanding workshops

Program: VAPS resources and Professional Development Bursaries

Target audience:

Middle years and VCE Philosophy teachers

Description:

This program funds the creation of new and better curriculum resources for Philosophy teachers seeking to improve the quality of professional development offered to students and teachers through skills training for the teaching of Philosophy.

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Victorian Commercial Teachers Association

Program: Raising teacher capacity in the delivery of economics, business and law related education curriculum in Years 5 to 12

Target audience:

Teachers

Description:

Teachers implementing economic, business and law related curriculum components of AusVELS

This program provides a new suite of professional learning programs and resources to raise teacher capacity in the delivery of economics, business and legal education in years 5-12 focused on the new iteration of AusVELS due for implementation in 2017. The program also includes online collaborative communities.

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)

CSIRO Education and Outreach

Program: Inquiring Minds: Developing Research Skills in Science

Target audience:

Teachers from Foundation to Year 10

Description:

This program requires teachers to explore, develop, apply, and evaluate inquiry-based pedagogy, including technology-supported inquiry learning. The unit will be further enhanced by contact with practising research scientists to show real-world examples of the nature of scientific inquiry.

Contact:

  • Phone: 1300 363 400
  • Website: CSIRO
Design and Technology Teachers Association of Victoria

Program: Design, Make, Think - Primary Design and Technologies

Target audience:

Primary teachers

Description:

This program aims to increase the capacity of Primary teachers to develop effective curriculum and teaching strategies for the Design and Technologies learning area.

The program focuses on the development of teachers’ understanding of pedagogy appropriate to the area, curriculum planning skills and the delivery of engaging classroom approaches/programs. Intensive training will be provided to create a core of ‘expert’ teachers who would then work with other teachers to develop specific Design and Technology teaching skills through formal and informal professional learning, classroom modelling, team teaching and peer observation/ feedback.

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Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria

Program: Digital Technologies: Curriculum and Connections Program

Target audience:

Teachers of Digital Technologies and Schools Leaders

Description:

This program delivers innovative and comprehensive support and resources for teaching and leadership capacity building required for the full implementation of the Digital Technologies P-10, VCE Computing & VCE Algorithmics curriculum.

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Discovery Science and Technology Centre

Program: Creative Innovation in Regional Victoria

Target audience:

Students from Years 5 to 10 in Central Victoria

Description:

This program consists of inquiry-based workshops, touring innovation shows and a regional Invention Convention, and provides opportunities to build skills in innovative and creative thinking. The Workshops will explore specific science and engineering concepts through the lens of design and innovation, thus students not only increase their understanding of scientific phenomena, but develop problem-solving and lateral thinking skills.

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Mathematical Association of Victoria

Program: Meeting diverse student mathematical learning needs

Target audience:

Students from Years 7 to 10 with emphasis on rural and indigenous

Description:

This program aims to motivate and support mathematical students with average and below average grades ensuring secondary schooling is more inclusive, flexible and engaging.

Program: Stimulus Workshops for Rural Year 9 and 10 Students who are gifted or talented in mathematics

Target audience:

Gifted and Talented students from Years 9 to 10

Description:

The program includes three one-day stimulus workshops involving ‘city experiences’ (including ‘Made by Maths’ maths walks and a tour of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute) and a variety of problem solving challenges and enjoyable workshops sourced from the extensive resources of the celebrated Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT). Mathematicians from commerce, industry and other fields will share their experiences and inspire the students to similar occupations. Mathematicians from Melbourne's universities and research institutes will be guest lecturers and mentors for the participants. There will also be ‘homework’ problems and projects created that require cooperation between peers from several different schools. An online community will be established to enable this group to keep in touch and to work together on challenges created for them.

Program: Nurturing and Sustaining TEAM:P through the innovative use of digital technologies

Target audience:

Primary Teachers

Description:

Description: TEAM:P – Teaching English and Mathematics: Primary aims to build a professional development and resource platform to ensure primary school teachers across Victoria have equal opportunity to improve their capacity to deliver learning and teaching programs that improve student outcomes. The program uses the TEAM:P website as a portal to provide online resources, using digital technologies such as digital eBooks, live and recorded webinars, and online communities.

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Science Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc.

Program: Building teacher capacity to deliver engaging and challenging science programs

Target audience:

Primary and middle years teachers

Description:

This program consists of three elements:

  • Physical Sciences Workshops: Customised in-house sessions for schools in disadvantaged areas with targeted improvement in difficult teaching areas such as Electricity and Motion, to build teacher capacity.
  • Science Talent Search (STS): Small, negotiated and intensive learning sessions introduce the principles and methodology embedded in STS, to encourage engaging, self-directed learning and individualized opportunities for achievement in Science.
  • Leadership in Science: Nominations from teachers who are not only focused on science leadership within their own schools but aspire to science curriculum leadership beyond their school communities. These aspiring leaders will work in a voluntary capacity alongside science educators from VCAA, GTAC, Quantum Victoria, Museum Victoria, ScienceWorks and CSIRO.

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Other

This group includes partnerships in community and culture, home economics, media and youth justice.

Australian Teachers of Media Victoria

Program: Youthfest - Student Seminar Series

Target audience:

Students from Year 9 upwards

Description:

This program aims to develop a series of events with the intent to inspire students in their Media studies and enlighten them about the opportunities of career in media, engaging them directly with industry with first-hand accounts on media ownership.

Program: Media Re-focus - A new and comprehensive Professional Development and Education Program for teachers

Target audience:

All teachers

Description:

This program provides a series of professional development and networking events which support schools and their Media teachers to develop and run comprehensive Media studies programs from Prep through to VCE in line with the state and national curriculum.

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Career Education Association of Victoria

Program: Provide Training and Support to Build Teacher Capacity in Careers Education and Development

Target audience:

Career practitioner in secondary schools

Description:

This program provides training to build the capacity of teachers and education support officers working as careers advisors in secondary schools, and to promote the accreditation of this learning towards professional qualifications. The program also offers continued support of Victorian schools to implement Managed Individual Pathways (MIPs), Workplace Learning that supports Work Experience, VET and VCAL programs, Careers Curriculum Framework from Years 7 to 12 and for young people aged 15-18 years in Learn Locals, and young people in special schools.

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Cultural Infusion

Program: Culture in Education

Target audience:

Students from Foundation to Year 10

Description:

This program offers a comprehensive touring schedule, delivered by a bank of accomplished presenters from diverse cultural backgrounds. The presentation menu offers multiple entry points with a choice of activities, presenters and formats available according to students’ learning needs. Sessions include introductory cross-cultural engagements, stimulus presentations with a specific curriculum focus and targeted programs for school communities with special needs.

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FareShare

Program: FareShare Schools in the Kitchen

Target audience:

Students from Years 9 to 12

Description:

This program aims to provide a unique opportunity for students to learn about the reality of hunger in our community and begin their own response to the issue through action. Students are given the opportunity to learn about food waste and rescue, and they may even pick up some cooking skills — all of this while making a tangible difference in the community.

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Fit to Drive Foundation Inc.

Program: Fit to Drive Workshop - Young Offenders

Target audience:

Students aged 14 - 21 in Youth Justice custodial settings

Description:

This program provides young people in Youth Justice custodial settings the opportunity to participate in a youth road safety program to support educational and road safety outcomes. The program is based on the existing Fit to Drive Workshop delivered in Victorian schools to Year 11 students as part of the Victorian Road Safety Strategy 2013-2022. The program is supported by TAC, VicRoads, RACV, Victoria Police, and Department of Justice.

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Home Economics Victoria

Program: Building Teacher Capacity

Target audience:

Primary and Secondary school teachers

Description:

This program consists of three sub-programs:

  • Industry Links – targets teachers of VCE VET Hospitality to assist them to maintain industry currency relevant to the units of competence they deliver
  • Nationally Recognised Training – provides a VIT and nationally recognised qualification to up-skill qualified teachers to add teaching methods for home economics and health (including human development)
  • Active Learning Methodologies – focuses on skill development for teachers of applied practical learning subjects from years 7-12.

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Kids Thrive

Program: InSCHOOLS PHILANTHROPHY

Target audience:

Students from Years 5 to 6

Description:

This is an arts-based integrated student learning program, starting in the classroom and extending into the community – focusing on child-led community action and social change building students’ resilience and educational engagement; leadership, management and financial skills; and the ability to continue affecting positive change in their communities now and in the future.

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SYN Media

Program: Schools on Air

Target audience:

Year 9

Description:

This program provides three unique media learning opportunities that deliver a powerful cross curriculum experience that boosts student’s confidence, teamwork, literacy and engagement in a real world broadcasting environment: Radio Tours, Media Learning Workshops and Schools on Air radio programs.

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Victorian Applied Learning Association

Program: 7 Applied Projects

Target audience:

Teachers from Foundation to VCAL

Description:

The Prism is a freely accessible database of short, high quality video and related media materials that tell the story of applied projects in a spectrum of 7 key areas: Core skills (maths, english, science), health, languages, humanities, arts, technologies, and critical, personal and intercultural understanding.

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