VicTeach events 2021

VicTeach events planned so far for 2021.

Expressions of interest

Expressions of interest are being sought throughout 2021 to develop a full calendar of VicTeach seminars, workshops, and activities that VicTeach can support with funding and organisation support.

See Get Involved for further information.

2021 events

Online meet-ups

During level 2 and higher, we will host a regular VicTeach meet-up via Zoom. These meet-ups are for anyone who wants to chat about any and all teaching issues on our minds, and to share advice, experience, and trouble-shooting tips.

See the events calendar and events list in the side-bar for event details and times.

25 March

VicTeach 2021 kick off

During the kickoff we:

  • Talked about where VicTeach has been, and our aspirations for the future.
  • Heard from a panel of community members—to give you a sense of what VicTeach is about and what it is like to be involved in hosting or participating in an event.
  • Chatted about Expressions of Interest for events and initiatives.

28 May

Sharing session

To mark the end of Trimester 1, we hosted a VicTeach community catch-up for sharing successes and challenges in teaching and learning.

23 August

Ako symposium—Ka Mua, Ka Muri: Finding our New Normal

In 2020, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington rose to the occasion, and successfully delivered its programmes despite the severity of lockdown, and fluctuating alert levels. As the world around us returns to some semblance of normality, is it less clear what ‘normal’ we are returning to. This Ako Symposium brought together leaders, managers, academic and professional staff to discuss the future state: how might we combine face-to-face and online learning in a way that makes best use of our time together, and our learning spaces? How will we appropriately assess learning? How will we suitably recognise teaching effort necessary for high quality synchronous and asynchronous learning, and how will that effort be supported by professional staff?

The symposium featured showcases of resources and ideas that have supported teachers and learners as they have faced the challenges of mixed mode teaching.

This event was hosted by CAD and VicTeach.

30 November – 3 December

VicTeach Retreat

VicTeach is once again supporting a research and writing retreat on the Kāpiti Coast at the beautiful Waihōanga Centre in Ōtaki Forks, approximately one hour north of Wellington.

This retreat is open to professional, academic and teaching staff who are passionate about teaching and the student experience. It is an opportunity to explore and develop teaching-related research (relevant to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) and/ or to spend dedicated time working on a teaching-related project, such as a new course development or design. 

The cost of accommodation and catering will be fully covered by VicTeach.