Stay Tuned for 2020 VAGTC News and Events!
December 5th, 2019
BrainSTEM is running a 1-day FREE Workshop on Design Thinking on 5th Dec 2019.
The workshop is for Year 7 – 12 teachers that are either looking at or already applying Design Thinking (or parts of) in your school.
This 1-day workshop will
Take you through the Design Thinking process
Offer you hands-on learning
Build personas, explore convergence/divergence techniques
Work with teachers from other schools and exchange design-thinking ideas/techniques.
As this is a free workshop, bookings are limited to a maximum of 2 teachers / school.
Please see attached flyer for additional details.
Registrations are now open via Eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/dt05dec
October 15th, 2019
Gifted Twilight Seminars
Differentiation for gifted learners
This is the first twilight seminar for the Western Regional Area. Professor John Munro from ACU is the keynote speaker.
This is the first twilight session focused on the identification of gifted learners.
Teachers from both primary and secondary schools will also demonstrate how differentiation is embedded into the curriculum.
Participants will evaluate and respond to content which will be presented at each twilight session.
Register for this activity on My PL (IPLS) via the CEVN website
|ACTIVITY NAME||Gifted Twilight Seminars focusing |
on identification strategies.
|ACTIVITY DATE||Tuesday 15 October 2019|
|CLOSING DATE||Tuesday 8th October 2019|
|CONTACT||Dr Susan Nikakis|
|PHONE||03 9267 0305|
Tuesday 15th October 2019.
Time 2.00 pm- 5.00 pm.
A light afternoon tea will be available
CEM, Western Regional Office
47 Synnot St Werribee
Who should register?
All teachers interested in identifying gifted learners and differentiating the curriculum for gifted learners.
No cost for teachers who currently teach in Catholic Schools
How to register
Register on the CEVN website https://cevn.cecv.catholic.edu.au under Professional Learning / My PL (IPLS) by 8th October 2019.
October 17th, 2019
VAGTC, CEM and ACU Presents 2019 Twilight Series 4:
Differentiation for Gifted Learners.
Joint Venture a Magnificent Success!
The VAGTC joined forces with Catholic Education Melbourne and the ACU to present a Twilight Series of workshops centred on the ever vexing theme of differentiating the curriculum for gifted students.
Presenters: Professor John Munro (ACU), Grant Buckler (Xavier College) and Dr Susan Nikakis (CEM)
This is the final seminar of a series of four twilight sessions focused on differentiation for gifted learners. Teachers from both primary and secondary schools will demonstrate how differentiation is embedded into the curriculum. Professor John Munro will be the keynote at each
Twilight Session. Teachers from both primary and secondary school will evaluate and respond to content which will be presented at each evening session.
LOCATION: Xavier College, Burke Hall Campus, Studley Park Road, Kew, 3101
DATE/TIME: Thursday 17 October, 5-7pm
COST: Free for VAGTC member schools, educators
THE CATCH: Limited availability
BEST IF YOU ARE: An educator
Please book now for October 17th
BOOKING LINK: https://www.trybooking.com/BBSRY
VAGTC PRESENTS: STORIES OF THE GIFTED
STORIES OF THE GIFTED is a short Seminar designed to display the Stories of our Gifted and Talented students in schools. Gifted students will demonstrate the impact of specific enrichment programs on their educational journey while reflecting on their personal contributions. Stories will be shared through Interviews, Videos, Human Libraries, and a Student Panel. Come and meet the students
7pm – 9pm
Mentone Grammar School
63 Venice Street,
Park in Venice Street and enter the school through Gate 1
To register go to the following link; https://www.trybooking.com/BFJYR
November 1st, 2019
What is an Ethics Olympiad?
During the day all students will be involved in a series of three Ethics
Olympiad heats where they will be scored according to set criteria which
rewards, clear, concise, respectful discourse around challenging ethical cases.
At the end of the day, two teams will face off for the Gold Medal or Silver
Medal, and Bronze Medals will also be awarded to the third-placed team. This unique event will interest Gifted and Talented teachers, RE Teachers, Social Science Teachers, Philosophy teachers, Principals and School Administrators.
The event is designed to provide a focus for schools wanting to develop critical thinking skills in students.
How does it work?
Each school will send a team or two teams of five 'ethletes'. The heats
will be run simultaneously- with a common format and common
timing. There will be a round robin format with different schools participating against each other.
A central timing system and administrator will coordinate the event so that all Heats start and finish at the same time. Teachers will act as judges for schools apart from their own.
You can find the score sheet and criteria online and these will be sent to coaches once you have registered. Scores will be private on the day, but we will email the final scores to each participating school after the event.
The finalists will be announced at the end of the day before a playoff to determine the gold medal-winning schools. University philosophy lecturers and ethicists will judge the final event in the afternoon.
Melbourne - Scotch College - Friday 1st November 2019
Eligible Year levels:
In Australia we invite teachers of Middle school students Years 7 - 9 to participate
For Further information and to register go to the following link;