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Christmas and school holidays may be around the corner but that doesn’t mean the conference season for education professionals is slowing down! In December alone, Victorian teachers could attend four major events from MAV, STAV, ACHPER and VCTA.

Held annually throughout the year, these conferences span all states and all subjects, so there’s something for everyone. They’re the perfect opportunity for teachers to network with fellow education professionals, gain a deeper understanding of their subjects and explore the resources available to them. It’s also a great way to engage directly with publishers, including Jacaranda!

Jacaranda attended each of the four Victorian conferences, showcasing our upcoming resources and even presenting educational seminars. In case you missed out, here’s a brief summary of what we put up at each conference:

  • MAVCON: At this conference for the Mathematical Association of Victoria, we showcased our latest VCE Maths series and offered trial registrations for our new immersive digital learning platform, Jacaranda learnON. Attendees also received free teaching resources and were treated to two presentations by our very own Jacaranda staff. Mathematics Publisher, Pauline Holland, explained how to teach the new VCE Mathematics course in a connected classroom and Director of Publishing, Shirly Griffith, discussed the next ‘big’ thing in education. Also on display was Wiley’s own ‘Maths for Students’ for Years 6-8 and Years 9-10. This new series serves as a reference guide for both students and their parents, to help fill in the gaps of a student’s knowledge base for Maths.
  • STAVCON: In addition to offering registrations for Jacaranda learnON and promoting our VCE Science titles, Unit 1 and 2, we were excited to start offering registrations to receive page proofs for the Unit 3 and 4 Science titles, which will be available in 2017.
  • ACHPER: We unveiled our new ‘Live it Up’ Physical Education titles, the fourth edition in the series. Available in 2017, these titles will be updated to follow the new study design.
  • Comview: At the conference for the Victorian Commercial Teachers Association, we unveiled our upcoming Business Management and Economics Down Under titles for 2017, while also promoting our Years 7-10 Economics & Business Alive titles.

Jacaranda will be attending several conferences in 2016, including Future Schools and eduTECH, so don’t worry if you still want to view or register for our products. We hope to see you there!