Full course description
Date and time
Monday 20 April 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
Monday 25 May 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
This learning event is right for you if you are an experienced teacher who is ready to share your professional knowledge and experience.
VIT runs a number of mentoring programs across educational sectors. In 2020, VIT are working closely with Independent Schools Victoria to provide additional opportunities for teachers to undertake mentor training to support staff within their workplace.
The ISV/VIT Mentoring workshops are two full days which will cover the role of the mentor in the induction process and explore the requirements for applications by provisionally registered teachers for (full) registration. Mentors will work together to explore the requirements of the inquiry and make links to their role in the application process.
Teacher induction into the workplace is a vital part of supporting and retaining teachers in our schools. As part of the VIT process for teachers who are moving from provisional to (full) registration, an experienced mentor with strong skills and knowledge of the process is vital to their success.
The ISV/VIT Mentoring workshops will:
Cover the role of the mentor in the induction process
Explore requirements for applications by provisionally registered teachers for (full) registration
Explore the requirements of the inquiry
Make links to your role in the application process
Explore the practice of mentoring and how mentoring can support beginning teachers to improve their teaching practice.
Linda Blakis is a Principal Practitioner with VIT.
After a highly competitive recruitment selection process, Linda joined VIT in February 2019 to take on the newly created Principal Practitioner role. This role works across many branches to build a strong connection between VIT and the teaching profession.
A trained secondary teacher, Linda has worked predominantly in the northern growth corridor of Melbourne, and was Assistant Principal of a large P-12 school before taking up the VIT appointment.
Linda is passionate about teaching and the importance of investing in teachers, who she sees as our state’s most important professional group.