Reflect on practice, collaborate with peers and gain new ideas for the classroom at these online events
Victorian government school graduate teachers in their first year of teaching are invited to attend the online 2020 Graduate Teacher Conferences.
Delivered by Deakin University on behalf of the Department of Education and Training, the conferences are an opportunity for graduate teachers to reflect on practice, collaborate with peers, grow their professional networks and to gain new ideas for the classroom.
The conference program has been reviewed in light of many teachers across the state delivering remote and flexible learning, to ensure graduate teachers have opportunity to:
- share the challenges and successes they have experienced through adapting to remote and flexible learning and then back into the school environment
- focus on wellbeing with practical strategies and resources to help manage wellbeing and resilience
- engage in collegial support and relevant professional learning experiences to enhance their professional practice, identity and wellbeing.
Feedback from last year's conference indicated that graduate teachers appreciated the opportunity to take time to discuss challenges in detail, and new strategies to take back to the classroom.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this year's Graduate Teacher Conferences are being delivered online. The GTC program has been adapted for an online format, including smaller numbers of participants and virtual break out rooms to support fruitful conversations and collaboration.
To support the development of networks, graduate teachers are strongly encouraged to register for a conference in the area where their school is located.
Conferences are free and available in areas across all regions on a range of days and at different times, starting this week and running through to early September.
Find out more about the conferences, including how to register
Visit the Graduate Teacher Conferences section of the Starting a job in a government school (induction) web page
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Access helpful resources on professional learning, wellbeing and more
Refer to your newly developed Graduate Teacher Conferences 'Digital Showbag' on the Graduate Teacher Induction Resources web page