Developing Integrated Projects for the VCAL
This workshop is designed for VCAL Teachers, VCAL Coordinators and Secondary School Teachers
Developing integrated projects can be challenging and time consuming. In this very practical workshop you will be provided with lots of resources and exemplars.
We will unpack the methodology of developing an integrated project, and also provide templates for planning as well as providing you with a range of exemplars.
We will also outline how to develop students project management skills and ways to scaffold learning so that there can be a gradual release of responsibility for the learning, moving from dependent learners to learners who can take responsibility for themselves.
Go away with an integrated project to use and lots of new ideas and strategies.
- How to develop an integrated project based on you and your students passions and interests.
- Mapping learning activities to learning outcomes, and how to collect valid evidence, suitable for quality assurance purposes.
- Discuss and consider exemplars and discover how to use in your own classrooms.
- Take away examples and your own designed project to use in your classroom.
Karen is a well-known and passionate teacher educator and practitioner, with a wealth of experience. Karen has grounded experience, following positions as Director of Learning at a major independent school in Melbourne, project worker and manager for a number of State wide educational innovations such as the VCAL and the Victorian Applied Learning Association, a lead presenter for the VCAL professional development around the State since its inception, a curriculum writer for the VCAA, VCAL and ACFE, Director of the ‘High Impact’ Theatre in Education team, and classroom teacher. Her experience has been honored with awards such as Outstanding Teacher of the Year and scholarships overseas. She has a Masters’ Degree in Applied Learning and lectures at Latrobe University in the field.
Karen has completed accreditation as a teaching and learning coach with the highly regarded Growth Coaching International and is currently working in a range of settings, including government high schools, the independent sector and through teaching professional bodies such as the Victorian Applied Learning Association. Her recent projects have also included teaching in a Muslim school in Sumatra to share practice and develop networks to develop partnerships in Asia for both teachers and students. She has also been involved in delivering and developing “Awareness Week” – a social justice program – for schools around Australia.
Karen is known to inspire and enthuse those she works with, always ensuring that not only do they take home many great ideas, strategies and resources, but they also have fun!