Welcome to a new place for teachers that offers practical and hands-on, evidence-based resources and guidance that aligns to the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO). "In July 2017, I joined the Department’s Communication Division as part of the DET Pathways Program to work on a project for a term. I didn’t expect that less than 6 months later that I’d be able to share the outcome of that project with you: a new, practical, hands-on resource that supports your professional development and enhances student learning."Continue reading Teaching approaches FISO explained: Building practice excellence Over 90 per cent of Victorian schools committed to this high-impact initiative in the FISO Improvement Model. HITS: Setting Goals and learning from them Goal Setting – one of 10 High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) – is a fundamental technique for teachers to make learning visible and relevant for their students. Literacy in Schools: You’re Not Alone On her visit to the Education State, Dr Mary Jean Gallagher continued to emphasise the importance of schools working as a network. Back to school StartUp program Learn how Kilmore Primary established a whole of back-to-school approach that taps into three strings of the Victorian Curriculum. See more teaching approaches Resources to use in the classroom Develop your curriculum expertise Learn from experts and delve deeper into the Victorian Curriculum F-10 FUSE: Little Lunch Curriculum resource: Level 3-6, Personal and Social Capability, English Mentor training for experienced teachers The Effective Mentoring Program gives teachers the opportunity to learn new skills and support beginning teachers Literacy Teaching Toolkit The new toolkit has gone live, with the first instalment available for teachers FUSE: My24 Curriculum resource: Level 5-10, Personal and Social Capability, English Develop your skills with Lynda.com Secondary schools teaching and development resource for business, creative and technology skills Inclusion Online courses 2018 Professional development: 20 hours of professional learning courses to support your work learners with special educational needs. Supporting practical literacy instruction Teachers can now access annotated reading and viewing work samples to support teachers and school leaders to make accurate judgements against the curriculum See more curriculum resources Celebrating our own teachers A teaching journey in specialist education As the end of the year approaches, Janet Joliffe reflects on a teaching career that has spanned 46 years and prepares for life after school Teach for Australia: Where are they now? Rebecca Ferretti was in the first cohort of Teach for Australia associates. Find out how the experience shaped her career. Reflections from secondary school Nicole Marie, winner of VEEA Outstanding Secondary School Teacher of the Year shares her experience.