The VIT hosts seminars and other events designed to provide clarity on important processes, such as moving to (full) registration or becoming a teacher mentor. To register for an event or seminar, click on the relevant link in the calendar below and follow the instructions. Questions about our calendar of events can be directed to VIT via the contact form.
Each year VIT delivers seminars to provide provisionally registered teachers with information to assist them in moving from provisional to (full) registration.
In 2021, these seminars will explore
- the requirements of gaining (full) VIT registration
- gathering evidence of practice using VIT's Inquiry process
- how to access resources for completing professional practice
- professional obligations, including the Victorian Teaching Profession's Code of Conduct and Ethics.
VIT will be hosting a total of 30 seminars in 2021, including three seminars dedicated to casual relief teachers (CRTs).
Click here to see the latest dates for upcoming PRT seminars and to sign up.
Codes of Conduct and Ethics webinars
The VIT has recently completed a review of the Victorian Teaching Profession's Code of Conduct (the Code).
The VIT will be delivering webinars designed to support all registered teachers in understanding the key changes to the Code, and help reflect on their personal and professional conduct to ensure it is aligned with the expectations of the Code.
These webinars will explore
- key revisions to the Code
- online conduct and social media in the contemporary teaching context
- using the Victorian Teaching Profession’s Code of Conduct to guide professional conduct and practice
- maintaining professionalism in a digital environment
- maintaining professional boundaries, and
- where to find further resources.
Please familiarise yourself with the Victorian Teaching Profession's Codes of Conduct and Ethics in preparation for the webinar.
Click the appropriate link below to register.
Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners webinars
The Victorian Institute of Teaching is proud to partner with the Department of Education Koorie Outcomes Division and the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc. to deliver a pedagogically focused seminar designed to equip teachers to better understand the strategies that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners in our classrooms.
These webinars will be presented by Mathew Lillyst, Professional Practice Leader Koorie Literacy and Numeracy, and will
- provide the necessary background information that all teachers need to be aware of when creating a truly inclusive and safe classroom environment
- establish the linguistic and cultural elements of Koorie English as a dialect and then provide an interactive forum for teachers to discuss the pedagogical, social and academic benefits that will come from incorporating this knowledge into the learning environment
- in recognising language and culture as inextricably linked teachers can provide a pedagogy that will support academic development at the same time as supporting identity and wellbeing for learners.
The pedagogy discussed will be universally applicable and provide benefit to all learners, regardless of their background, teaching strategies that work for Koorie English speakers are strategies that will work for all learners. This seminar will equip teachers with not only some strategies but the understanding as to why the understanding of Koorie English is important to allow all their learners to thrive.
*Attending this webinar and reflecting on how you could apply the content in your teaching context can count as part of your professional learning requirements for renewal of registration.