Program

REGISTER | CONFERENCE LOGISTICS | SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

VCE History Conference and Examination Reports
Friday 23 February 2024 9.00am – 3.10pm
Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne CBD

Registrations have now closed. Please contact events@htav.asn.au with any queries.

Confirmation emails with session allocations and full event details will be issued once registrations close.

This HTAV professional learning conference is structured to support VCE History teachers to 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.

Check out the program below.


Program flyer Session descriptions
and presenter biographies

PROGRAM

TIME SESSION
9.00am REGISTRATION
9.50am ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF TRADITIONAL OWNERS / WELCOME AND HOUSEKEEPING
10.20am SESSION 1: Please choose one workshop from this session.
1.1 The Rise of Empires: Exploring the Key Elements of Area of Study 1
Professor Darius von Güttner, Australian Catholic University
VCE UNITS 1 & 2 | EMPIRES | CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
1.2 The Power and Tragedy of Mao’s Chinese Revolution
Dr Pete Millwood, The University of Melbourne
VCE UNITS 3 & 4 | REVOLUTIONS: CHINA | CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
1.3 Skill Building Like a Boss
Athena Kavaleris, Westbourne Grammar School
VCE UNITS 1–4 | GENERAL | TEACHING IDEAS
1.4 Savvy Strategies and Revolutionary Resources:
Supporting VCE History Students

Sally Elliott, Cranbourne East Secondary College, and Natalie Shephard, Hume Anglican Grammar
VCE UNITS 3 & 4 | REVOLUTIONS | TEACHING IDEAS | BYOD
1.5 To Discriminate or to Populate? Dismantling White Australia
Dr Zachary Gorman, Robert Menzies Institute
VCE UNITS 3 & 4 | AUSTRALIAN HISTORY | CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
1.6 Helping Students Revise and Apply Their Knowledge
Ian Lyell, Mentone Girls’ Grammar School
VCE UNITS 3 & 4 | REVOLUTIONS: RUSSIA | TEACHING IDEAS
1.7 Politics for Historians: Making Ideologies Explicit
James Carman, Bacchus Marsh College
VCE UNITS 1–4 | MODERN HISTORY, EMPIRES & REVOLUTIONS | CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
1.8 The Forgotten New Deal of Marcus Livius Drusus (91 BCE) and the Demise of the Roman Republic
Professor Frederik Vervaet, The University of Melbourne
VCE UNITS 3 & 4 | ANCIENT HISTORY: ROME | CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
11.15am MORNING TEA
11.50am VCAA Advisory Session – 2024 VCAA Update
Adam Brodie-McKenzie, Curriculum Manager (History and Civics),Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

Adam will reflect on the first two years of implementation of the VCE History Study Design 2022–2026 and outline what the VCAA has in train for 2024.
12.20pm SESSION 2: Please choose one workshop from this session.
2.1 Top Tips for Teaching Australian History
Jo Leech, Carey Baptist Grammar School
VCE UNITS 3 & 4 | AUSTRALIAN HISTORY | TEACHING IDEAS
2.2 Searching for Identity in the Russian Empires
Liam Tran, Alice Miller School
VCE UNITS 1–4 | EMPIRES & REVOLUTIONS | CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
2.3 The Role and Status of Women in Ancient Athens: Exploring the Evidence
Dr Christopher Gribbin, La Trobe University
VCE UNITS 3 & 4 | ANCIENT HISTORY: GREECE | CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
2.4 The Good, Bad and Ugly of Teaching Revolutions
Olivia Heaton, Allan Kerr and Tim Ringwood, Carey Baptist Grammar School
VCE UNITS 3 & 4 | REVOLUTIONS | TEACHING IDEAS
2.5 Teaching VCE History with AI
Scott Hetherington, Virtual School Victoria
VCE UNITS 1–4 | GENERAL | TEACHING IDEAS | BYOD
2.6 France in 1789: Collapse of Government or Revolution?
Emeritus Professor Peter McPhee AM, The University of Melbourne
VCE UNITS 3 & 4 | REVOLUTIONS: FRANCE | CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
2.7 Economics and (In)Equality in the Later Roman Republic
Raquel Fenby, Suzanne Cory High School
VCE Units 3 & 4 | ANCIENT HISTORY: ROME | CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
2.8 Teaching the Dreaded Essay
Maddison Schmidt, St Francis Xavier College
VCE UNITS 3 & 4 | REVOLUTIONS | GENERAL | TEACHING IDEAS | BYOD
1.15pm NETWORKING LUNCH
2.20pm SESSION 3: Please choose one option from this session.
3.1 VCE Australian History – Examination Reports
James Jacobs, VCAA Chief Assessor
3.2 VCE Ancient History – Examination Reports
Jeremy Daly, VCAA Chief Assessor
3.3 VCE Revolutions – Examination Reports
Sam Cavnoudias, VCAA Chief Assessor

History Tours
For those not attending the Examination Reports, depart the conference venue at
2.00 pm and take the short walk to public transport with a HTAV representative to join the tour experience of your choice.

Delegates may end their conference day at the completion of their tour or make their way back to the Jasper Hotel conference venue and join us for Social Hour.
3.4 Ancient Worlds at the National Gallery of Victoria
Please note: This tour is at capacity.
3.5 Old Treasury Building
3.20pm SOCIAL HOUR – NETWORKING DRINKS FOR CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

Join colleagues, catch up with old friends, meet new people, harvest good ideas and enjoy a complimentary drink and a selection of canapés at the HTAV Social Hour.

Social Hour will take place in Jasper Kitchen conveniently located at the Jasper Hotel conference venue.

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Sponsors & partners

  • National History Challenge - Sponsor Logo
  • Education Victoria - Sponsor Logo
  • SOAP sponsor logo

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