Planning Your Trial

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Innovation in ActionYou may be ready to plan your trial after having identified the need, explored innovation in action in other environments and clarified the opportunity. Alternatively, you may be trying something new as you take advantage of an opportunity that has arisen unexpectedly. Either way, it is important that you put some time in to planning your trial to help give it the best chance of success.

Things to consider include elements like realistic goals, what is in and out of scope, and your methodology. You will also need to consider any risks and how you’ll address them, a timeline, and the resources and support you’ll need throughout the trial. The following documents have been developed to assist you with this:

These tools can be modified to suit individual needs.

This section includes the tools and templates you’ll need to help with:

  • Collecting and Evaluating your Data - tools for collecting your data and evaluating it, as well as tools you can share with your students to get their input on new approaches. Don’t forget to collect data before, during and after your trial to measure the trial’s success.
  • Engaging Your Community - for tips and tools on identifying who to engage with, how to engage, creating clear messages that you can use to explain what you’re doing, and evaluating the engagement. It’s a great idea to engage with your local community during your trial. This can help you achieve a more sustainable and lasting change.