Pilot Program – Online Professional Learning Module – History Teaching Fundamentals

In 2021, HTAV is offering primary and secondary teachers the opportunity to participate in pilot testing of an online professional learning module. HTAV’s work on this module was funded by the Strategic Partnerships Program of the Department of Education and Training.

What content does this module offer?

It contains eight units:

  • Understanding the Victorian History Curriculum
  • Introduction to historical thinking concepts
  • Finding reliable online resources 
  • Interpreting primary and secondary sources 
  • Teaching students to ask historical questions
  • Developing student writing in History 
  • Implementing an inquiry methodology
  • Creating meaningful assessment tasks in History 

Who is this program for?

  • Recent History teaching graduates
  • Out of field teachers who have been given a history allotment
  • Humanities teachers who specialise in an area other than history
  • Teachers returning to history teaching
  • Preservice teachers who would like to enhance their skills and professional portfolios
  • Experienced teachers who are mentoring new teachers

What is required from pilot participants?

  • Up to 16 hours of learning time
  • The program will open in mid-September 2021 and close in November 2021. Participants must complete the module within this timeframe.
  • The module is offered entirely online, and participants can set their own pace.
  • Participants must fill out an online evaluation form at the end as a condition of enrolling in the pilot.
  • Participants who complete the course will receive a statement of completion for their professional portfolio. The statement will include the number of hours of professional development and will link to the AITSL and VIT teaching standards.

How much does the program cost?

  • The program is Free for pilot participants in 2021.
  • All Victorian teachers are welcome to register.

For inquiries, please contact Jo Clyne (j.clyne@htav.asn.au)

Register for the HTAV Pilot Program Here