2. 2013 International Year of Statistics
3. Watch your letter box
4. 2013 VALBEC conference 'Literacies in a diverse world' Friday 17 May at William Angliss Conference Centre.
5. ACAL conference 'Local practices, global contexts' Sydney Sep 30-Oct 2, 2013
6. ACFE funded sessions
7. 2013 Victorian Learn Local Awards
8. PRACE PageTurners Series 6
The main item for our April meeting was the proposed changes to the VALBEC constitution to be put as a special resolution at the AGM. The proposed version of the constitution uses the Consumer Affairs Model Rules with some variations to meet our organisation’s needs. Members will have received the Notice of meeting for the 2013 Annual General Meeting and the documents are available on the website. Nomination forms are also available on the website if you are thinking of standing for the committee.
We also discussed the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) with updated information thanks to Jan Hagston and now available on the website.
Members (and only members) will receive Fine Print in their mailboxes over the next few days. Another bumper edition with excellent feature articles, practical advice for teaching and learning and reviews of resources.
Fine Print provides a very good reason to make sure you renew your membership or become a VALBEC member today!
Next committee meeting: Wednesday 8 May (teleconference)
Numbers, Numbers, Everywhere –
This month Pauline O’Maley, sets her statistical sights on literature and in particular, Jane Austen, with some beguiling facts and figures.
Numbers, Numbers, Everywhere –
Counting on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice – you do the math!!
1 truth universally acknowledged
2 single men in possession of a good fortune
3 balls to attend
4 weddings (no funeral)
10 thousand a year
A plethora of ins and outs, and a regiment or two
23 years of marriage (oh Mr Bennett you saint!)
A delightful read, a timeless wry eye (and Colin Firth smouldering in my mind as Mr Darcy - bliss!)
Fine Print out this week. Join VALBEC to get your copy of news, teaching ideas, theory and research, opinion and more.
Fine writing, fine reading, Fine Print.
Friday 17 May at William Angliss Conference Centre.
Watch a youtube clip sent to us by Bob Boughton that is related to his conference presentation.
Full conference information.
Sydney Sep 30-Oct 2, 2013
ACAL invites submissions of abstracts for consideration for inclusion in the 2013 ACAL conference programme. This year ACAL is inviting proposals for presentations in two categories
Some remaining free ACFE funded PD sessions available. Please note these sessions are very popular and fill quickly so book early!
For a complete list of the professional learning program, visit The VET Centre
Nominations are now open for the 2013 Victorian Learn Local Awards – proudly brought to you by the Adult, Community and Further Education Board.
The Awards are a great way to gain recognition for the hard work and achievements made by individuals, programs and organisations within the Learn Local education and training sector.
This year the ACFE Board has revised the Award Categories and in 2013, $35,000 in prize money will be awarded across five categories.
For the first time there will be an acknowledgement award for businesses - Learn Local for Business. You can nominate a business you work with for their commitment to training their employees. The eight ACFE Regional Councils will each nominate a Learn Local Legend to be recognised for their outstanding contribution to the sector.
Nominations close on June 14.
More from ACFE
Ten new stories for adults learning to read. Topics include learning to swim, a dance class, a fortune teller, a teenager with a passion for drums, the work of a seeing eye dog stud, a true historical tale of a woman who lived as a man all her life in order to be a doctor, a first ever plane trip, and a bucket list for before you turn forty. These are stories for all ages and interests, fun to read, entertainingly illustrated and good for a class discussion afterward.
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