Program

VCE Units 1 & 3 History Conference and Examination Reports



When: Friday 22 February 2018, 9.00 am – 3.30 pm
Where: CQ Functions, 113 Queen Street, Melbourne CBD

Registrations close Friday 15 February 2019


This HTAV professional learning conference is structured to ensure that VCE teachers will expand their own content knowledge, pick up classroom ready tips and resources, think deeply about VCE assessment, and catch up with peers and mentors from all over Victoria.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day!

Confirmation emails with session allocations and full event details will be issued during the week beginning Monday 18 February 2019.


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TIME SESSION
8.45 am – 9.45 am Focus Group BreakfastHTAV's VCE Textbooks

When the revised VCE History study design is released next year HTAV will start revising its textbooks. If you are familiar with our Revolutions or Twentieth Century History textbooks, we would value your input at this focus group. Breakfast will be provided.
9.00 am – 10.00 am REGISTRATION
10.00 am – 10.15 am WELCOME AND HOUSEKEEPING
10.20 am – 11.10 am SESSION 1: Developing Teachers' Content Knowledge
(Please choose one of the following sessions)
1.1 VCE Unit 1: Twentieth Century History
Using Primary Sources to Explore Perspectives in Twentieth Century History
Paul Rossiter, Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak
1.2 VCE Unit 1: Ancient Mesopotamia
How the Medes Resisted the Assyrian Empire with Democracy
Dr Hilary Gopnik, Monash University
1.3 VCE Unit 3: Australian History
Purity, Protection and Progress: Australian History Unit 3 Area of Study 2
Dr Katherine Ellinghaus, The University of Melbourne
1.4 VCE Unit 3: Ancient History – Egypt
Digging Deep – Enhancing an Understanding of VCE Ancient Egypt
Samantha Jensen, Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak
1.5 VCE Unit 3: Ancient History – Greece
The Origins of the Peloponnesian War
Luke Cashman, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School
1.6 VCE Unit 3: Ancient History – Greece and Rome
Ancient Greek and Roman Imperialism Compared
Dr Christopher Gribbin, University of Melbourne
1.7 VCE Unit 3: Revolutions – America
The Recent Historiography of the American Revolution
Professor Trevor Burnard, University of Melbourne
1.8 VCE Unit 3: Revolutions – France
Causes of the French Revolution 1774-89
Emeritus Professor Peter McPhee AM, University of Melbourne
1.9 VCE Unit 3: Revolutions – Russia
How did the Revolution affect the Experiences of those who lived through it?
Dr Yana Ostapenko, Monash University
1.10 VCE Unit 3: Revolutions – China
A Mao for all Seasons
Tom Ryan, Woodleigh School
1.11 Special Interest Workshop
Practical evidence-based ways to better manage your head, heart and time
Daniela Falecki, Founder of Teacher Wellbeing
11.15 am – 11.40 am MORNING TEA
11.45 am – 11.50 am Immersive History – School History Tours with Latitude Group Travel
11.50 am – 12.10 pm VCAA Advisory Session – VCE History 2016-2020 in Review
Gerry Martin, Curriculum Manager (History and Civics), Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

The VCE History Study Design 2016-2020 will be reviewed in 2019 for publication in 2020 and implementation in schools in 2021. Firstly, this session will provide a summary analysis of the VCE statistics and the teacher survey and focus group feedback conducted in 2018. Secondly, the session will describe the process of VCE Study design review and outline further consultation opportunities for teachers in 2019.
12.10 pm – 12.30 pm You Matter – The Link between Staff Wellbeing and Collective Efficacy
Daniela Falecki, Founder of Teacher Wellbeing

John Hattie has indicated through his research that ‘teacher collective efficacy’ is ranked as the number one factor influencing student achievement (Hattie, 2016). But how do we realistically and practically build this belief in ourselves and others when the demands are high, we juggle a crowded curriculum and some days we are struggling just to survive? In this session, we share how the science of positive psychology gives us both insights and strategies to begin using now.
12.35 pm –
1.25 pm
SESSION 2: Ideas for Use in the Classroom
(Please choose one of the following sessions)
2.1 VCE Unit 1: Twentieth Century History
VCE History: Twentieth Century – An Overview
Ian Lyell, Camberwell Girls Grammar School
2.2 VCE Unit 1: Global Empires
Teaching and Assessment in VCE Unit 1: Global Empires – From Spices to the Enlightenment
Scott Hetherington, Distance Education Centre Victoria
2.3 VCE Unit 1: Ancient Mesopotamia
Ancient Mesopotamia – Resources and Teaching Ideas
Ashley Keith Pratt, Melbourne Girls Grammar
2.4 VCE Unit 3: Australian History
Australian History – Knowledge, Assessment and Teaching
Faye Quinn, Sacred Heart College, Kyneton
2.5 VCE Unit 3: Ancient History – Greece
The Enigma of Alcibiades
Nicholas Freeman, Bendigo Senior Secondary College
2.6 VCE Unit 3: Ancient History – Egypt
New Kingdom Egypt: Developing Formative Learning Tasks
Diana Di Conza, St. Francis Xavier College
2.7 VCE Unit 3: Ancient History – General
VCE Unit 3 Ancient History: Planning a scope and sequence
Mary Gillingham, Swinburne Senior Secondary College
2.8 VCE Unit 3: Revolutions – America
Revving up the Senior History Classroom: American Revolution
Nick Frigo, Santa Maria College, Northcote
2.9 VCE Unit 3: Revolutions – France
France, Finance and the End of the Old Regime
Luke Cashman, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School
2.10 VCE Unit 3: Revolutions – Russia
Rev’d up for Russia
Dr Catherine Hart, Dromana College
2.11 VCE Unit 3: Revolutions – China
Demystifying the Chinese Revolution for Teachers and Students
Trevor Sowdon, Education Consultant
1.30 pm – 2.30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
2.35 pm – 3.30 pm SESSION 3: Cultural Experiences and Examination Reports
(Please choose one presentation or cultural experience from this session)
3.1 VCE Unit 3 Examination Reports – 2018 Examinations
VCE Australian History
VCAA presenter to be confirmed.
3.2 VCE Unit 3 Examination Reports – 2018 Examinations
VCE Ancient History
VCAA presenter to be confirmed.
3.3 VCE Unit 3 Examination Reports – 2018 Examinations
VCE Revolutions
Deborah Erikson, Chief Assessor
3.4 Cultural Experience
Hellenic Museum Tour
3.5 Cultural Experience
Immigration Museum Tour
3.45 pm – 5.00 pm NETWORKING DRINKS FOR CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

Blue Diamond Bar, CQ Functions, Level 15

Join colleagues, catch up with old friends, meet new people, harvest good ideas and enjoy complimentary drinks and canapés at the HTAV Social Hour. Social Hour will take place at the Blue Diamond bar on level 15 at CQ Functions from 3.45pm. Kindly sponsored by anzuk Education.


Sponsors & partners

  • Anzac Prize
  • Education Victoria - Sponsor Logo
  • Latitude Group Travel
  • National History Challenge - Sponsor Logo

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