The YABBA Council is truly honoured to be partnering with the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) in 2020.

Our partnership sees YABBA working with the DET alongside the Literacy Unit, Learning & Teaching Pathways Division in each regional office to coordinate all Victorian Government Primary & Secondary Schools participation in the 2020 YABBA Program.

2020 Schedule – Out Now!

Member Benefits From Our Partnership

YABBA and DET will Deliver 10 Virtual Author and Illustrator Visits

The 2020 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 & secondary schools are members in 2020

All Victorian Government and Non-Government Schools Can Participate in the Virtual Author Sessions

Virtual Author Sessions Are Free

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Virtual Author and Illustrator Session Schedule 2020

16 March

Alex Miles

21 April

Mark Wilson

5 May

Tristan Bancks

26 May

Dub Leffler

9 June

Heath McKenzie

4 Aug

Kesta Fleming &

Marjory Gardner

25 Aug

Mark Smith

15 September

George Ivanoff

13 October

Rebecca Johnson

27 October

Awards Ceremony

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Virtual Author Sessions Are Free

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Frequently Asked Questions About Connecting to a Virtual Author Session

Register your school on the DET Portal so that you receive all the connection details prior to the actual virtual session

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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.

All 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 Alistair Bishop from the Victorian Department of Education and Technology.
Email Alistair Bishop – bishop.alistair.p@edumail.vic.gov.au

All Victorian Government Schools can request a free Shortlist Poster

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