Professional Learning at Bastow
The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, a branch of the Department of Education and Training, offers leadership professional learning for Victorian primary, secondary and early childhood education professionals.
Visit the Bastow website to browse the range of professional learning available. Current opportunities include:
Bricks and Mortar: Asset Management
Identify and manage key risks in your school, including asbestos and occupational health and safety training. Develop your understanding of planned and reactive maintenance, safety requirements, rolling facilities evaluation, joint-use agreements and capital works procedures.
Starts from 15 November (multiple regional intakes)
Educational Leadership Matters webinar
Extend your understanding of what effective school leadership looks like, including how it drives school improvement and fosters potential. Live-streamed from Bastow, a panel of international and local experts will explore the importance and impact of leadership in education.
Starts 28 November 2019 (online)
Registrations close 26 November 2019
Leading Curriculum and Assessment
Learn how to positively impact student outcomes through effective leadership of curriculum planning, implementation and assessment across your school. This course will develop your skills to successfully evaluate the impact of teaching practice, monitor student learning progress and identify professional learning needs.
Starts 18 February 2020 (online and in the regions)
Registrations close 3 February 2020
Discover how to create and sustain the organisational conditions that enable exemplary literacy practice in primary and secondary schools. Leading Literacy will equip you with the tools and skills to lead improved literacy outcomes and influence change across your school.
Starts from 10 February 2020 (multiple regional intakes)
Registrations close 6 December 2019
Literacy Leader Orientation
Explore the concept of disciplinary literacy with a focus on understanding the literacy demands of subject areas and reflecting on the implications for teaching. This webinar will explore the literacy leader’s role in a secondary school context and consider approaches that support a whole-school literacy culture.
Starts: 19 November 2019
Registrations close: 17 November 2019
Numeracy Needs Analysis Tool
Use the Numeracy Needs Analysis Tool to help determine your strengths as a numeracy leader and co-design your professional learning opportunities at Bastow in 2020. This online questionnaire provides an opportunity to better understand your own teaching practices and reflect on your own professional learning journey.
Understand procurement policies, process and risks in the school environment. Through presentations, discussions, case studies and group activities, you will develop the skills and knowledge to manage your school’s purchasing activities more effectively.
Starts from 11 March 2020 (multiple regional intakes and online)
Registrations close from 4 March 2020
Victorian Aspiring Principal Assessment
The Victorian Aspiring Principal Assessment (VAPA) supports aspiring principals at all levels of the education system to prepare for their desired career. Evaluate your readiness for the principal role, create an evidence base of past performance, and identify your professional development needs.
Available on demand (online and in the regions)