Leading blended learning for teachers

The Leading Blended Learning (LBL) teacher course is a professional learning opportunity for teachers.

It seeks to enhance the capability of teachers by supporting them in how to best design, facilitate and assess in a virtual and/or blended learning environment.

The course is delivered in partnership between the Department of Education and Training (the department) and Monash University.

About the course

The course will focus on teaching in the classroom in a virtual and blended learning environment. It follows the ‘train-the-trainer’ model where the participant becomes the subject matter expert and will be able to train colleagues.

Participants will learn about designing blended experiences, content, communication and collaboration, and online assessment and feedback. There will also be a strong focus on building engagement online with students throughout the course. 

This course is suitable for school leaders and teachers of rural and regional Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) students currently or planning to be involved in virtual or blended teaching.

This course is offered as an optional professional development opportunity and to support participation, we are offering CRT reimbursements for up to 4 hours per participant.

More information about the course can be found here.

Apply for the course

The course will run in 2 cohorts, with 25 participants per cohort, one in Term 1, 2023 and one in Term 2, 2023. Applicants can indicate their preferred cohort in the Expression of Interest form.

School leaders and teachers interested in taking part must complete and submit an expression of interest form by Friday 10 February 2023.

Schools should consider sending two teachers to attend to share learnings from the course.

Applicants who apply by Monday 12th December 2022 will be notified of their EOI outcome by Friday 16th December 2022. All applicants for both cohorts will be notified of their EOI outcome by Friday 17th February 2023.

Previous course participants testimonies

Approximately 100 teachers have completed the course in 2021 and 2022. Feedback from some participants can be found below.

“I found this program highly informative and allowed me the opportunity to have in-depth conversations with peers around how to improve a digital learning presence for both content delivery and the user experience.”

“Best professional learning I have done in years. The content was guided by strong empirical research, everything was modelled in an exemplary way and the content was highly engaging. Mike and Michael are excellent presenters. I have already changed some of my classroom practices and shared professional learnings with colleagues.”

“I particularly enjoyed taking part in this course because I could see how I could apply the things we studied to my work.  Although before completing the course, I thought I was doing my best in my online course-writing, post the course, I felt equipped with a new confidence.  Thank you for an interesting and beneficial course!”

“The course was super helpful and the resources being accessible for us to download has made it so we could absorb and engage with the sessions without having to worry about taking notes or trying to remember everything. Very helpful program and I have learned a lot, thanks!”

More information

For further enquiries, contact the Rural and Regional Unit by email: rural.regional.reform@education.vic.gov.au.