Register your school on the DET Portal so that you receive all the connection details prior to the actual virtual session
The YABBA Council is truly honoured to be partnering with the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) in 2017.
Our partnership sees YABBA working with the DET Virtual Learning Coaches in each regional office to coordinate all Victorian Government Primary Schools participation in the 2017 YABBA Program.
Member Benefits From Our Partnership
YABBA and DET will Deliver 10 Virtual Author and Illustrator Visits
The 2017 Awards Ceremony will be broadcast live over the internet
All YABBA members can participate in the Virtual Sessions and the Awards Ceremony Broadcast
Non-Government schools can log into the virtual sessions as part of your current membership
All Victorian Government primary schools are members in 2017
All Victorian Government and Non-Government Schools Can Participate in the Virtual Author Sessions
Virtual Author and Illustrator Session Schedule
Connecting books to the real world.
Introduction to The Boy and the Spy.
Read, Read, Read, Rate and Read Some More
Introduction to Polly and Buster Sally’s new series
Robin Cowcher & Corinne Fenton
Pictures Can Move Off the Page
How are picture storybooks made and sometimes they come to live off the page
Adam Wallace & Serena Geddes
How Are Books Published?
In 2017 not all books are published like they use to be.
91 Storey’s Aren’t the Same as 19 YABBAs
Terry talks about having won the most YABBAs and shares his unique craft.
Being the Children’s Laureate
Honoring a life of Children’s books as Australia’s current Children’s Laureate.
Winning and YABBA is Just Crazy
Meet a recent first time YABBA winner and explore their latest titles
Aren’t All Books the Same?
Seeing ourselves in text is the key to a great story
High Energy Meets A Book
Transferring energy to text is a great gift
Student Voice Is The Reward
A live stream of the YABBA Awards Ceremony highlights
Frequently Asked Questions About Connecting to a Virtual Author Session
Yes, each Virtual Author Visit is free for YABBA Members and Victorian DET Primary Schools.
The partnership YABBA negotiated with the Victorian DET was for all Victorian Government Primary and P-12 Schools to become members in 2017.
All 2017 members can also access the Virtual Author Visits as part of their membership for free.
The Victorian DET have provided technical support people that can help you ensure your school can connect to the Polycom system that will be used.
Government Schools –
Please contact the Virtual Learning Coach in your regional office.
Non-Government Schools –
Please contact Stephen Elford from the Victorian Department of Education and Technology.
Email Stephen Elford – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re a non-government school you will need to pass these instructions to your IT Department a few days before the event.
Polycom – ICT Dept Instructions