Professional Learning opportunities, 2017

DET Learning and Teaching Branch are pleased to announce opportunities for Victorian government schools to engage in FREE* professional learning events with local and international educators.

Register now! Spaces are limited and priority will be given to educators from Victorian government schools.

SOLO Taxonomy Workshops

A full day face-to-face workshop that aims to provide schools with further tools, ideas and practical strategies to help teachers plan and implement the SOLO taxonomy in their classrooms.

For more information about the course, see: SOLO Taxonomy Workshops

Invent to Learn – Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager

Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary Stager, authors of Invent to Learn, Making, Tinkering and Engineering in the Classroom will be in Melbourne for a series of hands-on workshops.

Virtual Learning Opportunities (classroom events)

Virtual classroom events provide short easy to access activities for the classroom delivered by professionals from all over Australia.

  • Cosmic Engine – CAASTRO in the Classroom
  • Gravity and Orbits – CAASTRO in the Classroom
  • Digital Author Talk with Leigh Hobbs, Sydney Opera House
  • Let’s Talk Recognition – Geelong Art Gallery
  • Places and Spaces of the Sydney Opera House
  • Aboriginal Perspectives of Bennelong Point: Guwayni Walama
  • Sydney Story Telling Workshop: Horrible Harriet
  • Staging Stories – Digital Workshop
  • VET Course – Entertainment Industry Training

For more information or to access any of these events, see: Virtual Learning Opportunities classroom event calendar


Term One 2017 – ICT Planning Workshops**

These full-day workshops walk school leaders through the process of developing a long-term school ICT Plan. The ICT Planning tool can be accessed via (Department credentials required to login).

sipsTOOLCroydon: 3rd March 2017
Venue: Melba College-Junior Campus

Moe: 10th March 2017
Venue: Moe Regional Office

Ballarat: 14th March 2017
Venue: Ballarat Regional Office

Shepparton: 16th March 2017
Venue: McGuire College

Warrnambool: 17th March 2017
Venue: Trade Training Centre (Brauer College)

Bendigo: 21st March 2017
Venue: Bendigo Regional Office

Corio: 24th March 2017
Venue: Trade Training Centre (Northern Bay College Goldsworthy Road Campus)

Frankston: 27th March 2017
Venue: Neville Rohan Centre, Mt Erin Secondary College

Flemington: 31st March 2017
Venue: Debney Meadows Primary School

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for school teams of Principals, Learning Technologies Coordinators and Specialist technicians from government schools only. It is recommended that 2-3 staff attend from each school, and that one attendee is the Specialist Technician*.

Benefits of attending an ICT Planning Workshop?

View this short video where school leaders who attended ICT Planning Workshops last year talk about the benefits of the workshop and the online ICT Planning Tool:

*Please note that the Specialist Technician may need a visitation schedule alteration and will require to log the hours against your school’s allocation. If there are any queries or concerns regarding this please contact your Service Delivery Manager.

** This PL opportunity is open to government schools only and requires login to edustar.

Further information

Further information is available from the Learning and Teaching Branch, Secondary Reform, Transitions and Priority Cohorts Division, by emailing

For more opportunities, see: Digital learning calendar

*Participants will be charged for catering for SOLO taxonomy workshops

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