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Professional Learning-the year that was and will be 2016-17

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VDEI's 2016 Professional Learning Program has been an outstanding success by all accounts. Our final in-person opportunity was Dr Sue Archbold discussing outcomes of children who use cochlear implants, which was in organised in collaboration with our strategic partners, RIDBC. Our final online event was a fantastic three-part webinar series presented by Associate Professor Susan Dillmuth-Millar, educational audiologist, which commenced in October and concluded the end of November.

VDEI's 2017 Professional Learning Program includes a diverse array of professional learning opportunities. Courses range in length and complexity from a three-year mentoring course to one-hour webinars. 

In response to practitioner requests, in 2017 VDEI is introducing two exciting online on-demand courses. The first on these online on-demand courses is a comprehensive audiology series developed in association with The University of Melbourne. The second online on-demand course is a comprehensive literacy series, featuring nine internationally acclaimed academics. This will launch in early 2017. Watch out for further information about these two exciting courses!

VDEI's first 2017 in-person learning opportunity is 25 January in collaboration with ASLIA – Moving Towards Best Practice in an Interpreted Classroom.

Read more information about this conference.​

VDEI's final 2017 professional learning opportunity concludes in December with Professor Suzanne Purdy assisting practitioners to understand Auditory Processing Disorder. Sandwiched between January and December 2017 are courses specifically designed to match a variety of professional learning needs including; an Auslan intensive program, a four part webinar series on conductive hearing loss and a one day non-professional counselling program.

VDEI will update program dates and speakers as more information becomes available. Registrations for term one courses will open soon. 

Kaye Scott

Acting PLP General Manager