Presented at the AGM October, 2019
with Lidia Lipkiewicz, winner of the Australian Training Award in Excellence in Language, Literacy, Numeracy Practice (2018)
‘Plan a project’ is a weekly, project-based program that develops language, literacy and numeracy skills as well as employability skills.
Workshop attendees will come away with lots of practical hands on ideas including rough lesson plans and rough course outlines. They will also be provided with a list of tried and tested resources that have been developed for the learner who is seeking work.
Through a workshop format, including a power point presentation and an interactive component, participants will gain a real sense of what happens in one of Lidia’s classes.
Lidia developed a passion for project-based teaching in her first role as a TAFE lecturer in 1995, working with a group of disengaged youth who came from one of the most disadvantaged areas in Australia.
Some of Lidia’s key achievements over the years includes developing and coordinating a highly successful ‘Foundation Skills’ program at TAFE.
A personal highlight and using a project-based approach to English language development was the production of Cinderella with a Twist. In 2010 a group of Certificate 2 and 3 English (ESOL) students were studying oral communication. It wasn’t too long before Lidia formulated the idea of producing a play. More recently, Lidia’s work with migrant job seekers in the SEE program earnt her the honour of an Australian Training Award in Excellence in Language, Literacy, Numeracy Practice (2018).