The YABBA Council is truly honoured to be partnering with the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) in 2021.

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 2021 YABBA Program.

Member Benefits From Our Partnership

YABBA and DET will deliver 10 Virtual Author and Illustrator Visits

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 2021

All Victorian Government Schools and YABBA Members Can Participate in the Virtual Author Sessions

Virtual Author Sessions Are Free

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Author Session

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a Question

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Recordings

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Virtual Author and Illustrator Session Schedule 2021

23 February

Andy Griffiths

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23 March

Gabrielle Wang

27 April

Frané Lessac & Mark Greenwood

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25 May

Archie Roach

22 June

Morris Gleitzman

27 July

Jackie French

24 Aug

Emily Rodda & Marc McBride

14 September

Norman Jorgensen

19 October

Awards Ceremony

26 October

Ursula Dubosarsky

23 November

TBA

Virtual Author Sessions Are Free

Register Here

Watch Virtual
Author Session

Join Session

Ask an Author
a Question

Ask A Question

Watch
Recordings

VAP Videos

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

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 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.

WEBEX Support
Please contact the VAP Yabba Council Member – Robyn Donoghue

Email

Robyn.Donoghue@education.vic.gov.au

VAP@yabba.org.au

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