1. 2018 ACAL Conference - Call for presentations
2. Not all ACE courses are GST-free
3. Excellence in LLN Practice Award Open
4. Cultural Competence Program - SBS
6. New Numeracy Resource
7. Fine Print in 2018
8. Renew your membership
9. VALBEC Facebook page
ACAL Conference hosted by VALBEC
September 12, 13 and 14, 2018 • Melbourne
From the ATO
Are you an ACE course provider?
If you are an Adult and Community Education (ACE) course provider it is important to be aware of when you need to pay or charge GST on the sales and delivery of ACE courses.
LLN teachers do amazing and inspiring things with our students day in and day out. Have you started, ran and completed a project with your students or staff recently that has made a real impact, or perhaps your years of innovative work is something you can sit down and write about? Have you shown leadership in your LLN community in the VET sector? All this and more allows you to take your place as an applicant for the Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award for the 2018 Australian Training Awards. It is direct entry and you can be nominated by peers or yourself. Take the time. You deserve to be recognised.
Opening and closing dates differ depending on which award category you apply for.
The Cultural Competence Program (CCP) is an online training course aimed at building capability around cultural diversity in the workplace. It features engaging multimedia learning modules and a wealth of resources.
For businesses, the CCP can be delivered to employees via app, online, LMS or blended learning.
Individuals can access the CCP via an app. It is a recognised CPD activity for some Australian organisations.
LWA is looking for qualified EAL/LLN teaching professionals who will add value to our team. Experience teaching, assessing and application of the ACSF in the AMEP / SEE Program is essential. Positions are yearly casual contracts based in Melbourne, with frequent travel required.
EAL Program Officer Western Metro
Olympic Adult Education has 2 positions vacant
· CGEA II teacher on Monday 12:30 -3:00 and Friday 9:30 – 12:00 and 12:30 -3:00.
· SEE/AMEP co-ordinator 3 days per week
· Immediate start. Generous conditions. Harmonious workplace.
· Please phone 03 9450 2665 for position descriptions.
Numeracy: teaching maths in context by Dave Tout is a new publication from Multifangled. In the resource Dave describes an approach to teaching maths based on applied and contextual learning principles where the teaching and learning of maths starts from a contextual, task based and investigative point of view and the maths is developed from the context and task.
The approach is helpful for teachers of students who need a practical rather than formal mathematical background for their everyday life skills and further education, training or work aspirations. The text illustrates how this approach works through some sample contexts such as cars and driving, sport, cooking and catering, and draws together mathematics from the areas of number, measurement, space, data and statistics, and algebra. Worksheets to support the activities are available online at multifangled.com.au
Numeracy: teaching maths in context is available from multifangled.com.au in hard copy or as a digital download. Cost $29.70 + postage & handling.
Multifangled have made a batch of sample pages available so you can preview the book.
Multifangled have generously made five copies available for VALBEC members. All you need to do is complete the Multifangled form and you'll go into the draw.
You must submit by noon AEDT on February 12.
Huge thanks to Lynne Matheson. who has retired after editing the journal for 4 years. Welcome to Deryn Mansell our new editor. Deryn is a published writer, experienced editor and teacher.
The Fine Print editorial group are working together with Deryn to bring you the first edition for 2018 which will be out in April. We will bring you a range of inteetsting articles with the usual features, 'practical matters', book reviews and stories of successful programs in the field.
If you have an idea for something you would like to see in Fine Print this year or would like to contribute an article please email firstname.lastname@example.org
VALBEC members benefits include
Fine Print three times a year – a high quality journal for discussion and debate about good practice, theory and policy issues. Feedback and contributions are actively sought from members about content and issues.
eVALBEC – our email communication keeping members informed of professional development activities, general committee activities and more up to date policy changes.
Discounts for the Annual Conference and other VALBEC statewide professional development.
Focus on significant policy issues impacting on the field.
2018 additional benefit – ACAL Conference discount
Individual membership - Employed Full Time (or on a time fraction 0.6 or above) - $102.00
Individual membership - Part time and Sessional - $61.00
Full time tertiary student or unemployed teacher - $43.00
Institutional membership - Small Organisation (less than 4 EFT staff) - $160.00
Institutional membership - Base rate- $245.00
Institutional membership - Multi-Campus (includes 6 copies of ‘Fine Print’) - $425.00
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