New to Teaching History Levels 7–10 and the Victorian Curriculum 2020 - 13 Mar 20

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: Friday 13 March 2020, 1.00 pm – 4.10 pm (Registration: 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm)
Where: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett St, Melbourne

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 6 March 2020

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 session 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 session 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: History 7-10 – The Essentials
Dr Catherine Hart, Chisholm TAFE and Education Consultant

This session provides an overview of the 'essentials' of teaching middle school History. These include a focus on curriculum planning, historical thinking skills, inclusive teaching and assessment. This will be a fast paced, resource rich session that provides participants with a plethora of usable ideas.

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

Event Location: Royal Historical Society of Victoria
Registrations Open: 19 Dec 19 9:00 AM
Registrations Close: 6 Mar 20 5:00 PM

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