The 2021 Courses

Here you will find course titles, descriptions, times, presenter, and length that each course will address. 

If looking for topics not covered here please browse through the 2020 and 2019 On demand courses for your professional development needs.


31st August

with Safe Schools Victoria

5:00 – 6:00pm

Teachers play an important role in modelling the acceptance of the diversity of students in contemporary classrooms. This course is designed to support teachers to expand their own knowledge about sexual and gender diversity. This will be a general information session that covers the language of sexual and gender diversity, including the LGBTIQ acronym. There will be a focus on what teachers can do to support LGBTIQ students in schools and how teachers can promote a culture of acceptance.

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with the Victorian Institute of Teaching

6:30 – 7:30pm

The workshop will cover information on the requirements for gaining full registration for working in Victorian schools with an emphasis on support for CRTs who need to meet this requirement. The session will also cover the requirements for maintaining registration for those who are currently registered and/or for those who may be deemed to be non-practising. It will cover the requirements for those who are working in schools and in early childhood settings. This is an important session for graduate teachers and those returning to teaching after a break.

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20th September
School Holidays

with Coby Beatson

11:00 – 12:00pm

This session explores the techniques a teacher can use with their presence and voice to engage students in the learning process. It asks participants to examine their posture, demeanour and use of voice and how these could be adjusted for different circumstances to display more confidence. You will be able to use these ideas for your own teaching but also pass them on to students for the situations that they are experiencing e.g. class presentations, part time job interviews.

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with the Bank First Education Officer

12:00 – 1:30pm

Minimising the stress of life helps you to feel more confident and prepared for the day to day work of teaching. In this session we will focus on some principles that may lead you toward financial security, therefore minimising a major source of stress for many teachers. The session will be delivered by a person qualified to provide general financial advice.

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with Prue Pisani

12:30 – 2:00pm

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship. The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards. In this session an experienced teacher will share how they use the VCAA website and resources to help them determine their teaching program. An essential session for those new to teaching, returning to teaching after a break, or who are new to the Victorian school system.

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with Roland Lewis

2:00 – 3:00pm

This session seeks to expand the variety of tasks and activities you can use to support Literacy  development. The greater the depth of resources and strategies that you can draw on, the greater the likelihood that you will be able to support the literacy development of every student. In this session an experienced and innovative primary teacher will share their practice with you, exploring five successful literacy programs that they use in the classroom. Add these approaches to your daily teaching toolkit.

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21st September
School Holidays

with Belinda Webb

9:30 – 1:00pm

When teachers focus on inclusive teaching practices for students with additional needs it ensures that all students in the classes that you are teaching can focus on reaching their learning goals. In this session the presenter will share their knowledge, ideas and experiences with some of the most common learning disorders that you will experience in schools and share teaching techniques that you can use to support the learning of these students. The best techniques will create a supportive learning environment for students with additional needs and students across the whole class environment. 

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12th October

with Michael Victory

7:30 – 9:00pm

Many CRTs are interested in pursuing ongoing work in the education community. This session is designed for those CRTs. A knowledgeable DET Principal will share his experiences in recruiting staff to ongoing and extended contract positions. In the session the presenter will discuss the influence of resumes, teaching experience, the interview process, selection criteria, presentation skills and values alignment on the decision making process in schools. The course will include opportunities for you to ask questions and will also highlight courses and resources that can support you in maximising your employability.

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20th October

with Brendan Tollit

5:00 – 6:30pm

It is true of many classrooms that boys disrupt the learning of other students through inappropriate behaviour. It is important for all students in the classroom that this behaviour is stopped and that the students involved learn how to express and act in a group learning environment. We cannot accept that this is just ‘boys being boys’. In this session a teacher with experience in a boys school will share his experience of what has worked well in stopping the disruptive behaviour and engaging boys in effective learning.

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with Al Fricker

6:30 – 7:30pm

In 2017, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders gathered at Uluru on the lands of the Anangu people. Their deliberations led to the Uluru Statement from the Heart which called for a ‘First Nations Voice’ in the Australian Constitution and a ‘Makarrata Commission’ between governments and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Teachers across Australia can play an important role in leading students and children toward understanding the Uluru Statement. This session aims to increase your knowledge of the Statement and suggest ways that you can incorporate the ideas from the Statement into your teaching. The session will also provide an insight into the Imagination Declaration 2019 that was developed by the Youth Representative Council at the 2019 Garma Festival.

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with David Innes

8:00 – 9:00pm

Feedback is critical to the teaching and learning process. It is recognised in the DET High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS). There are two essential feedback channels, from teacher to student and from student to teacher. In this session both feedback channels will be considered but greater emphasis will be given to student to teacher feedback. This is a growing area for education research leading to change in teaching practice. When students give teachers feedback they are telling teachers how they are going in their learning, what progress they are making, and whether they know where to go next. A CRT who is able to read and respond to student feedback effectively will be a valuable contributor to student learning and will be valued by schools.

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