New to Teaching History Levels 7–10 and the Victorian Curriculum - 14 Mar 19

New to Teaching History Levels 7–10 and the Victorian Curriculum

This event is aimed at pre-service teachers and teachers unfamiliar with Levels 7–10 History who are possibly teaching history at these levels for the first time. Experienced teachers who feel they need more guidance with the curriculum, assessment ideas and resources may also find this event worthwhile.

When: Thursday 14 March 2019
Time: 1.00 pm – 4.10 pm (Registration: 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm)
Venue: Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton

Prices: (GST inclusive)

Non HTAV Member $140
HTAV Individual Member (metro) $85 40% off non-member rate
HTAV Individual Member (country/interstate) $70* 50% off the non-member rate
HTAV Institutional (metro) $105 25% off the non-member rate
HTAV Institutional (country/interstate) $90* 35% off the non-member rate
HTAV Pre-service Teacher Member $40

*Country rates apply to members who live more than 50 km from the Melbourne CBD.

Registrations close: Friday 8 March 2019.

HTAV ABN: 44 005 739 239


12.30 pm–1.00 pm Registration
1.00 pm–1.05 pm Welcome and Housekeeping
Myra Karantzas, HTAV Events Manager
1.05 pm–1.50 pm Session 1: Introducing the Victorian Curriculum: History 7–10
Gerry Martin, Curriculum Manager (History and Civics), Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

This session will present an introduction to the Victorian Curriculum: History 7–10. Firstly, this workshop will provide an explanation of the structure of the Victorian Curriculum, some advice on developing a learning program and a discussion on the importance of the Historical Concepts and Skills strand. Secondly, this workshop will focus on assessing principles through an exploration of Achievement Standards, Indicative Progress and the development of assessment tasks.
1.50 pm–2.10 pm Afternoon tea (light refreshments)
2.10 pm–4.10 pm Session 2: Teaching 7-10 History: Tips, Tricks and Takeaways
Dr Catherine Hart, Dromana College and Nick Kopitschinski, Emmanuel College

In this session we will explore:

- How to develop a student’s historical thinking by using concept-based learning.
- How to navigate the Victorian Curriculum by using completed curriculum planners.
- How to target student learning needs by using assessment as learning, assessment of learning and assessment for learning.
- How hands-on and digital learning can happen in the history classroom by exploring different pedagogies and strategies.

You will leave this professional learning with a plethora of resources, ideas and a new-found sense of positivity!

Event Location: Melbourne Museum
Registrations Open: 10 Dec 18 9:00 AM
Registrations Close: 8 Mar 19 11:55 PM

Sponsors & partners

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

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