June 2015 | VALBEC | Web version

In this Issue

1. ACAL Conference • call for presentations close on June 1

2. Did you miss this one ...?

3. Students and teachers can contribute to Fine Print

4. New 'Decimals' and 'Measurement' numeracy resources

5. The International Year of Light - lesson ideas

6. Educational Coordinator (part time)

Professional development

1. ACAL Conference • call for presentations close on June 1

If you've missed the eagles, penguins, hippos, tigers and jumping peacock spiders, don't worry there's still time to submit.

Submit your proposal by June 1.

Registrations will open shortly.

2. Did you miss this one ...?

2015 VALBEC Conference 'Streams of potential: what lies beneath'

Feedback included

'Some great practical ideas and positive reinforcement', 'Practical tips and hints, had forgotten about using a scenario to generate learning', 'Inspiration in a time when our backs are to the wall', 'Available resources for my learning', 'Practical ideas'.

Thanks to all participants, presenters and committee. As sessions are provided, we'll add them to the website. Here's the first few.

See conference pics


3. Students and teachers can contribute to Fine Print

The second edition of Fine Print will include a selection of writing by students and teachers.

It provides a wonderful forum to celebrate the learning and insights of language, literacy and numeracy students and teachers across Victoria.

Deadline: 10 June.

Theme: Significant others in your life and learning

With the broad theme of 'significant others', whether they be family, friends, teachers or other role models, students are asked to write about how they have been an influence in their life and/or education.


4. New 'Decimals' and 'Measurement' numeracy resources

VALBEC has added 'Decimals' and 'Measurement' to the popular existing resources of 'Getting Started', 'Exploring Numbers', 'In the Head Calculations', 'Fractions' and 'Percentages'.

'Decimals' and 'Measurement' are free to VALBEC members and can be downloaded for a small fee by non-members.

Download the free resources

Explore samples of 'Decimals'

Explore samples of 'Measurement'

View the webinar created by ACAL with the resources author Beth Marr as she introduces the free resources.

5. The International Year of Light - lesson ideas

VALBEC is observing 2015 as the International Year of Light (and light based technologies). Each month a VALBEC committee member will provide some resources, inspired by the Year of Light, for the classroom or of general interest to students to use as a springboard for thinking, researching, talking or writing.

In this issue Rhonda Pelletier offers some ideas on the language of light in science and just about everything else



6. Educational Coordinator (part time)

Lalor Living & Learning Centre Inc (RTO 3902)

Closing date: Tuesday 9th June, 2015

Working in close partnership with the Manager and staff, provide leadership and mentoring within our adult education programs, consistent with the values and objectives of the organisation.

Key Focus 1: Develop the quality of the learning experience.

Key Focus 2: Monitor relevant administrative processes for compliance to regulatory and funding bodies.

Key Focus 3: Develop adult education programs to be delivered on or off site.

For role description contact Alex Findlay, Manager@lalorllc.vic.edu.au