Middle Years Conference


2019 VATE Middle Years Conference - Healesville

Celebrated as a place of sanctuary, Healesville hosts VATE’s 2019 Middle Years Conference, specialising in professional learning for developing your Years 7-10 students’ reading and viewing, writing, comprehension, speaking and listening, engagement and enjoyment! You will be exposed to innovative teaching approaches, practical workshops with thought-provoking and ready-to-use strategies for your English classroom.
A keynote begins the day, before your choice of workshops from teachers, educational consultants, and academics.
Keynote – Gregory Donoghue
The teenage brain, learning and student wellbeing
Gregory Donoghue is a Learning Science Researcher and PhD candidate at the Science of Learning Research Centre, Melbourne Graduate School of Education.
As a former police detective and child protection investigator, Gregory has decades of experience dealing with victimised and traumatised children, and now centres his academic and research on how the learning sciences, including educational neuroscience, can enhance student learning and wellbeing.
In his current research, Gregory is investigating how specific learning strategies can impact student wellbeing, developing a conceptual model of learning which can be applied to a range of desirable educational outcomes, not limited to academic achievement.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received at the VATE office in writing.

Cancellations received between 5 and 3 working days prior to the event date will be charged a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations received less than 2 working days prior to the event will receive NO REFUND. If you do not attend and have not notified the office in writing according to the above policy, you will receive no refund.

Meet the Speakers