Recorded webinars

Recordings of past webinars and workshops held by VALBEC.

Members can request the password to access webinar recordings by emailing info@valbec.corg.au and stating their name and which recording they would like access to.

Unpacking Numeracy in a Pandemic

Wednesday 16th September 2021
Presented by Tina Berghella

Every day we receive updates of COVID19 data, restrictions and risk advice that is rich in mathematical information. How do we make sense of it? How can we support our learners to make sense of it? Join Tina in a discussion about some of the numeracy demands embedded in public health texts.

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Neurodiversity in Adult Learning

Wednesday 1st September 2021
Presented by Linno Rhodes

Dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and dysgraphia are perhaps the most common specific learning differences we encounter in the adult learning environment. In this webinar, participants will be guided through the manifestations of these learning differences and learn some strategies to expand their teaching toolbox. We will revisit the adult learning principles and look at teaching though a strength-based approach.

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Teaching Literacy to Adults with a Mild Intellectual Disability

Friday 23rd July 2021
Presented by Christina Evans, Melbourne Polytechnic 

“Teaching Literacy to Adults with a Mild Intellectual Disability” and more specifically, some useful activities, resources, teaching methods and strategies.

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What does it mean to be numerate?

Wednesday 18th November 2020
Presented by Chris Tully.

This webinar is designed for teachers of literacy who also teach some numeracy. It will discuss what are important concepts to understand. The webinar will look at the common issues learners have with numeracy and mathematics. It will explore some teaching tips on how to help students gain confidence with their numeracy skills. It will also hopefully make numeracy fun for you and the students. Come along with any numeracy concepts that you want to discuss.

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Shame: Barriers in Adult Education

Friday 23rd October 2020
Presented by Holly Armstrong – Head of Student Success for Advance EDU, Denver Colorado.

How can shame impact adult learners and how can we help them build their confidence and competence?

This presentation is designed for adult educators and anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of the ways that shame may be one of the biggest obstacles for adults in the classroom. Learn practical strategies to help students navigate those obstacles while building shame resilience based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown and the experiences of real adult learners.

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