Michael Monester - April 2015
Teaching Initiatives Program 2015
Once again our annual Teaching Initiatives Program (TIP) nominations are being sought from the teaching community. The criteria for nomination is that it be an innovative teaching initiative to enhance student education and experience.The TIP program was instigated in 1993 by retired Board member John Scarlett and has assisted many schools implement new projects.
Victoria Teachers Mutual Bank members teaching at any school or preschool are invited to submit proposals for projects under the following categories; Indigenous Culture, Sustainability, Engage with Asia or General Curriculum. We feel these categories cover a broad range of project initiatives and approaches to practical teaching, including publication and production of materials, art and drama productions, research and community based initiatives. Innovative programs are quite diverse and have included vegetable gardens, environmental education, film-making, problem solving as well as health and well-being education.
The funds to be shared in the 2015 pool are $30,000. Historically, initiatives have sought as little as a few hundred dollars to about $2000. The process is very simple and the forms are available on our website. The nominations should include a brief outline of the initiative and its purpose, a description of the learning outcomes and how they will be demonstrated, the proposed timeline and the costs involved, and the personnel involved with implementing the initiative.