Solving the Crowded Curriculum F–6 Bairnsdale - 30 May 17

Online registrations have now closed. Please contact Jo Clyne at if you are still interested in attending this event by Friday, 19 May 2017.

Primary schools are now updating their curriculums to include Geography and History as essential learning areas for Years F–6. Expert teachers from the GTAV and the HTAV will show you how this can be achieved.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Nagle College,
20 Hope Avenue,
Bairnsdale, Victoria.

4.00 pm–7.00 pm


Registrations close Tuesday, 16 May 2017.

HTAV ABN: 44 005 739 239

4.00 pm–4.15 pm
Update on the New Victorian Curriculum for F–6

Stephen Latham, GTAV; Jo Clyne, HTAV

Session 1: 4.15 pm–5.00 pm
The Royal Flying Doctor Service
Jo Clyne, HTAV
In 2016, the HTAV and the GTAV worked in partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service to create a free online, easy-to-use digital resource for Years F–6. In this session, you will explore a range of mini-documentaries, virtual worlds and student projects as Jo takes you through this resource. Learn how to tick off multiple history, geography and inquiry curriculum requirements as we take you up, up and away! Please bring your device (i.e. laptop or smartphone) to this session.

Session 2: 5.00 pm–5.30 pm
Exploring Australian History Mysteries for Primary Students

Tim and Tricia Gurry, Ryebuck Media
Tim and Tricia will demonstrate the content, pedagogy and learning outcomes of the new subscription-based Australian History Mysteries primary website produced in partnership with the National Museum of Australia. The site offers everything required for online learning, including videos, group activities, freeware, media banks, assessment tasks and interactive decision-makers. It focuses on the Key Inquiry Questions in the Australian Curriculum: History Years 3–6, and provides Extension Case Studies that encourage students to investigate some of the mysteries in Australian History in greater depth and at their respective learning levels. Please bring your device (i.e. laptop or smartphone) to this session. You will be provided with a free seven-day subscription to the website.

Session 3: 5.30 pm–6.15 pm
History: Innovative Technology for the History Classroom
Jo Clyne, HTAV
History classrooms are the perfect platforms for students and teachers to challenge themselves and use innovative technologies to enrich each topic. In this session, Jo will showcase examples of student work, share free resources and teach you how to use a few of her favourite apps. Please bring your device (i.e. laptop, tablet or smartphone) to this session.

Session 4: 6.15 pm–7.00 pm
Teaching Geography F–6 and Accessing Great Resources
Stephen Latham, GTAV
The workshop will introduce Geography F­–6 units in the new Victorian Curriculum and highlight the geographical concepts and skills necessary to provide an engaging learning program. This practical workshop will also showcase a range of resources that are available to teach Geography F–6. Advice on integrating fieldwork, Google Earth and other digital technologies will also be provided.

Event Location: Nagle College
Registrations Open: 6 Apr 17 3:00 PM
Registrations Close: 16 May 17 5:00 PM

Registrations are closed

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