HTAV Professional Learning Workshop for History Teachers - Planning and Resourcing your History Teaching - 26 Apr 24

The History Teachers' Regional Summit: Beechworth runs from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 April 2024. This professional learning event is day one of HTAV's three-day History Teachers' Regional Summit in Beechworth. To view the entire Summit program and register for more professional learning, visit: HTAV History Teachers' Regional Summit Full Program - Beechworth.

DAY 1:
Friday 26 April Free Professional Learning Workshop for Practising History Teachers Register below.
DAYS 2 & 3:
Saturday 27 April Conference Day
Sunday 28 April Historical Site Tours
Register here.

HTAV invites practising History teachers to a free professional learning workshop afternoon hosted by Beechworth Secondary College. Join HTAV presenters for two workshops that will add to your teacher toolkit, support your curriculum planning, resource ideas and teaching History Levels 7–12.

Friday 26 April 2024
Beechworth Secondary College
85 Balaclava Road, Beechworth VIC 3747

Cost: Free

Registrations have closed.

HTAV ABN: 44 005 739 239


1.30pm-2.00pm Registration
2.00pm–2.05pm Welcome and Housekeeping

Session 1:
Teaching Ancient Australian History Level 7

Kara Taylor, Irymple Secondary College

This workshop will help teachers to teach ancient Australian history as an introduction to the study of History in Year 7. Participants will look at the use of local knowledge and using archaeological evidence to tell a historical story. Delegates will come away with ready-to-use tasks and resources to find information in and about their local area.

Kara Taylor has been teaching History for sixteen years and is a proud Mallee girl. She currently teaches at Irymple Secondary College. Kara’s area of expertise is Australian Aboriginal history and weaving First Nations learning and perspectives into Levels 7–10 Humanities units. Kara has presented at numerous HTAV events and conferences, and provides a range of accessible sources and ideas for teachers. Kara aims to help teachers wherever she can.

2.50pm–3.00pm Afternoon break
3.00pm–3.50pm Session 2:

Elements of Successful Whole-School History Curriculum Planning
Dr Deb Hull, HTAV

This workshop will provide teachers of History with ideas and strategies for ways to plan a curriculum which flows and allows for collaboration between teachers and teaching teams. There will be a focus on historical skills, the importance of content knowledge and practical ways to create an engaging and fulfilling course for both students and teachers.

Dr Deb Hull has always worked in education. She is currently the Executive Officer of HTAV, the President of the Council of Professional Teaching Associations of Victoria, and a Director of the Australian Professional Teachers’ Association. Her previous roles include Director of Learning at Ormond College (University of Melbourne), independent strategy and evaluation consultant to the education sector, various positions in the Department of Education and Training, and university tutor and guest lecturer. Deb has a PhD in History and a deep interest in leadership and organisational culture. She has been married to a (Maths) teacher for thirty years.

Please note: The views and advice presented at HTAV events are not necessarily the views of HTAV. Teachers should use their professional judgement to decide whether to implement or apply what they learn.

Some presenters may use modified extracts from the Victorian Curriculum F–10. These may include the work of other authors. The VCAA does not endorse nor verify the accuracy of the information provided and accepts no responsibility for incomplete or inaccurate information. You can find the most up to date version of the Victorian Curriculum at

Event Location: Beechworth Secondary College
Registrations Open: 25 Jul 23 9:00 AM
Registrations Close: 18 Apr 24 11:55 PM

Registrations are closed

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