This year’s VALBEC Conference is the marking of a passage in time, and a celebration of hope and endurance. We’re also looking forward to 2022. That’s why we’re cultivating an atmosphere of dance, colour, fun and playfulness.
But most of all, this conference is a celebration of connection and contribution. Your fellow educators; teachers, researchers, consultants, makers, practitioners, speakers, writers, will be alongside you, sharing ideas and knowledge throughout the journey. Know they’re there. Reach out to them. Take every opportunity to connect and say hello. There’ll be chances to make new friends from across Victoria and beyond. Who knows, maybe you’ll plan to meet up with them on your next interstate holiday!
Thank you Bernard Miles, Clare Harris, Chris Malakar, Chris Tully, Daniel Teitelbaum, David Tout, Deborah Mullan, Denise Reynolds, Di Buckley, Jelena Petronijevic, John Radalj, Kerrie Tomkins, Kirsty Macafee, Liam Frost-Camilleri, Manjit Bhamral, Marie Alafaci, Pam Mahlis, Rakesh Saha, Ruth Ryan, Sally Smith, Shruti Malavde, Tanja Cuka, Teresa Lidonnici-Giovine, Tina Berghella & Tom Gaffney, and last, but not least, the State Government of Victoria and the ACFE Board.
Without your support, the conference would not exist!
As for everyone else, without you, the conference won’t be any fun!
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Adult Learning Australia
November 24 at 1:00 – 2:30PM AEDT
Presenters: Co-convened by Ros Bauer (ALA) and Jo Medlin (ACAL)
Panelists: Jack Beetson and others tbc
Cost: Free for ALA members, $50 ALA non-members
Adult Learning Australia’s national conversation continues, bringing together representatives of leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult education organisations to explore ‘What works: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities – adult literacy and learning’ in response to the Federal government’s inquiry into adult literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills in Australia.
English Express is a new Australian series of English learning resources. They are suitable for adult learners and they focus on practical, everyday English. The resources include eBooks and animated videos. There’s also a YouTube channel and an online store.
English Express ‘maker’ (animator, writer, content publisher extraordinaire) Bernard Miles, is a learning designer based in Sydney. He creates learning materials and assessment tools for English/LLN programs as well as vocational training programs. Before that, he taught English to migrants and also international students.
!!!FREE OFFER to the FIRST FIVE eValbec Readers!!!
Bernard is offering this new English Teaching resource FREE! to the first five eValbec readers to claim the offer! Simply go to https://payhip.com/b/uxT80, press ‘buy’, then put in the coupon code englishexpress20221
What environmentally sustainable practises do you use in your classroom? How have you incorporated care for the planet in your curriculum? How has your organisation reduced its contribution to landfill? Fine Print is looking for ideas, big and small, to share with readers in an upcoming article on sustainability in the learning space.
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