1. From the President
- VALBEC May 15 2020
- NHV Conference
- Community Colleges Australia
- World Literacy Summit
- Victorian Legal Aid
- Further Education (FE) Sector Research
- EAL Based Reader – Living Well With Hepatitas B
- TAFE staff
- Adult Community Education staff in the National Tertiary Education Union
- ACAL Annual General Meeting & Webinar – VALBEC Report
4. Special Dates Coming Up:
- 25 November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
- 1 December – World AIDS day
- 3 December – International Day of Persons with Disabilities
5. Professional Development:
- Navigating the Digital World with Shruti Malavde – 25 November
- Get the TAEASS502 in one week during January Term Break!
6. Fine Print: call-out for contributors
1. From the President
I was fortunate enough to attend the ACAL conference and was inspired by the many amazing presentations and workshops on offer. The venue was UTS, which is where I completed my undergrad so it was like old home-week for me in some ways, although the venue was a shiny new facility that wasn’t there in 1992. The pre-conference day was a focused discussion led by Joe Lo Bianco from Melbourne University and facilitated by Keiko Yasakawa from ACAL /UTS. Small groups discussed assigned readings, theory and practice in adult LLN(D) and from there formulated policy suggestions for collation.
VALBEC CONFERENCE – 15 May 2020
As teachers and providers across diverse delivery environments, we find ways for all learners to feel welcome and capable of acquiring the skills they need.
There are so many ways of identifying learners: cultural – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, migrant, English-background; by their socio-economic status – lower socio-economic; by their past history of education or employment – disengaged youth, adult returning to study, unemployed, retrenched. Individuals get ‘lumped’ into their cultural/economic box. It’s convenient but perhaps the individual’s journey can get a bit forgotten.
In 2020 we would like learners AND teachers to tell us about the journey.
Community Colleges Australia
The Community Colleges Australia (CCA) Annual Conference travels to Brisbane this November, promising an informative, inventive and invigorating two days of international speakers, expert presenters and community education provider specialists.
4. Special Dates Coming Up
5. Professional Development
Navigating the Digital World with Shruti Malavde – 25 November
This session is presented by Shruti Malavde who has been passionately working in the Adult Education Sector for the past 12 years. During her career she has successfully completed projects like Virtual Staffroom. Experienced Information Communication Technology professional with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in E-Learning, Learning Management, Educational Technology, virtual classroom and Instructional Design, Shruti is a compassionate trainer helping bridge the gap between CALD learners and digital natives technology.
In this workshop, we will explore a variety of topics, such as device security, managing privacy settings, managing digital assets, preventing and responding to identity theft, and reporting scams. Teachers will also explore a variety of resources for online safety.