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NAIDOC Week 7 – 14 July 2024–-14-july-2024NAIDOC Week 7 – 14 July 2024National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year, to celebrate and recognise the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.2024-07-04T14:00:00Z
Deafblind Awareness Week Awareness Week24-30 June 2024 marks Deafblind Awareness Week, when people with deafblindness and multi-sensory impairments are celebrated for their achievements and contributions to our communities. This year’s theme for Deafblind Awareness Week is ‘Connect to Act’, which aims to encourage communities to learn more about the lived experiences of deafblind young people and adults.2024-06-23T14:00:00Z
Education Week 2024 Spotlight on STEM Week 2024 Spotlight on STEMThis week from 13 to 17 May we celebrate Education Week, an annual celebration of education in Victoria. This year’s theme is ‘Spotlight on STEM’ and highlights the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in our classrooms and everyday lives.2024-05-13T14:00:00Z
Closing the Gap on Hearing Outcomes: The Listen to Learn Initiative the Gap on Hearing Outcomes: The Listen to Learn InitiativeAddressing hearing loss is critical to empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to achieve educational outcomes and developmental milestones. The Listen to Learn program is succeeding in closing the gap on hearing outcomes and enhancing the children’s ability to communicate, listen, learn, and thrive at school. There is an increase in the children’s development of language skills and importantly, their connection to culture through yarning and storytelling.2024-04-23T14:00:00Z
Auslan Day DaySaturday 13 April 2024 marks Auslan Day, an annual day of celebration for the Australian Deaf Community that marks the publication of the first Auslan dictionary by Professor Trevor Johnston in 1989.2024-04-11T14:00:00Z
World Autism Awareness Day Autism Awareness DayTuesday 2 April marks World Autism Awareness Day 2024 and recognises the significant proportion of young autistic people who are diagnosed with various types of hearing loss.2024-04-01T13:00:00Z
VDEI Digital Resource Hub Digital Resource HubVDEI's Digital Resource Hub is home to a range of resources accessible in digitised formats to assist educators to improve their pedagogical practices in inclusive education.2024-03-12T13:00:00Z
VDEI Caption Centre Caption CentreThis a reminder to all schools that the VDEI Caption Centre offers a fully subsidised captioning service for deaf and hard of hearing primary and secondary students in Years Foundation-12.2024-02-22T13:00:00Z
Master of Inclusive Education and Graduate Certificate Initiative of Inclusive Education and Graduate Certificate InitiativeApplications for the Master of Inclusive Education and the Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning Difficulties) programs are now open until Sunday 17 March 2024. Recipients will begin their studies in Semester/Trimester 2 2024. Teachers and regional workforces are encouraged to apply for a scholarship to gain expertise in inclusive and specialist education or learning difficulties. Discuss with your principal or manager how postgraduate study could align with your school or regional strategic goals for inclusion. 2024-02-04T13:00:00Z
Welcome to 2024 to 2024As we embark on another year, the Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI) is excited to continue our mission to improve outcomes for more than 4,000 deaf and hard of hearing students in Victoria. 2024-01-28T13:00:00Z