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Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Congratulations on starting at Federation University and welcome to the School of Education! Below you will find everything you need to get started, including the schedule for all the events and activities you need to get you oriented, connected, and ready for your new university life.

Monday 19 July - International students only

If you are an international student starting at Federation University, you MUST attend your international orientation. You should also attend the rest of the orientation events and activities. It's all important and designed to set you up ready for your university journey! We've also made it easy for you by creating one central Orientation Hub where you will access both your self-paced and live Orientation events and activities.

Access your Orientation Hub on Moodle

Please note: the Orientation Hub will be live on Monday 19 July.

All live sessions will be recorded and made available on the Orientation Hub Moodle after Tuesday 20 July.

If you are unable to access the Orientation Hub Moodle please call 1800 333 864 for assistance

TimeLive or Self-pacedEvent/activity

1:30pm - 2:30pm AEST

LiveGetting connected - Live
Find out about the IT systems used at Federation University
 
If you have trouble accessing the Orientation Hub, the Getting Connected session in Microsoft Teams can be accessed here
2:30pm - 3:30pm AESTLiveWelcome to Federation University - Live
Get to know the staff who are here to support you during your time at Federation University. Learn about the services available to you as well as what to expect from your student experience
3.30pm - 4.30pm AESTSelf-pacedEssential health, safety and Visa information - Self-paced
Learn about the health system in Australia and what you should do to make sure you stay safe while studying in here. Information about studying in Australia, who to speak to about your concerns, and rules you need to follow to comply with your Visa
4.30pm - 5.00pm AESTLiveQ&A session and meet the mentors - Live
An opportunity to ask any questions you have about studying at Federation University or Australia in general. Student Mentors will also be on hand to introduce themselves.

Tuesday 20 July

For everyone! This part of your orientation includes the more formal University and School information as well as social events and activities. It's all important and designed to set you up ready for your university journey! We've also made it easy for you by creating one central, online Orientation Hub where you will access both your self-paced and live Orientation events and activities.

Access your Orientation Hub on Moodle

Please note: the Orientation Hub will be live on Tuesday 20 July

All live sessions will be recorded and made available on the Orientation Hub Moodle after Tuesday 20 July.

If you are unable to access the Orientation Hub Moodle please call 1800 333 864 for assistance

TimeLive or Self-pacedEvent/activity
8:30am - 9:00am AESTSelf-pacedGetting started and university official welcome - Self-paced
Jump into Moodle and get started by selecting your School and having a look at some of the resources to help you get the most out of your Orientation. Watch the welcome videos from the Vice-Chancellor and your fellow students.
9:00am - 9:30am AESTLiveMeet your mentor (for undergraduate students) - Live
Join your mentor group live in Microsoft Teams. Bring a hot cup of coffee and your best morning face. This is your chance to get to know some of the new faces you'll be studying alongside.
9:30am - 11:30am AESTLiveSchool welcome and program overviews - Live
We're a friendly bunch of people and your School would like to welcome you too!

Find out what your course is going to cover and meet some of the people who will be teaching you: your lecturers.

11:30am - 12:00pm AESTLiveMentor chat - Live
Jump back in with your mentor group for another round of socialising and getting to know your fellow students.
12:00pm - 1:00pm AESTLiveMusic lounge and lunch: LiveCheck out the Music Lounge while you enjoy your lunch! The chat window is there on the right, feel free to use it!
1:00pm - 1:30pm AESTSelf-pacedBelonging and diversity - Self-paced
Whoever you are, whatever your background, whomever you love, regardless of your age, ability, gender, relationship status or whether you are a parent or carer... you belong at Federation University.
1:30pm - 2:00pm AESTSelf-pacedGetting Support - Self-paced
FedUni offers heaps of different services to help you out while you study. Getting to know them will give you the best chance of success in your studies.
2:00pm - 3:00pm AESTLiveVirtual Library Tour - Live
Just like a real library tour, but now you can get away with wearing your PJs. Discover how the library can help you to build academic skills, research your assignments, get top marks, and much more.
3:00pm - 3:30pm AESTLiveQ&A with the Mentors (for undergraduate students) - Live
Finally! Get your burning questions answered by the experts: students who have already been there and done that.
3:30pm - 4:30pm AESTLiveTrivia - Live
Join your fellow students for some fun rounds of trivia. Did we mention there are prizes up for grabs?!

Wednesday 21 July

School sessions

Online sessions can be accessed through the Orientation Hub on Moodle

TimeVenueEvent/activity
9.00am - 9.45am On Campus Visit:
On-campus visit at the Mt Helen Childcare Centre

POSTPONED DUE TO LOCKDOWN. NEW DATE TO BE ADVISED  
10.00am - 11.30am AEST

Online

Student Panel 'Introduction to University Studies:
What I Wish I'd Known in First Year

*Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) and Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) students, or anyone considering transitioning into an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) program in the future.

Accessed through the Orientation Moodle Hub

11.30am - 12.30pm Lunch
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Online

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) InPlace Training Session

Online session accessed through the Orientation Hub 
2.00pm - 3.30pm AEST Onsite Nature Pedagogy
Meet outside Mt Helen Childcare Centre

POSTPONED DUE TO LOCKDOWN. NEW DATE TO BE ADVISED 
4.00pm - 4.45pm AESTOnlineWorking with InPlace - Online Technology Bootcamp:
An introduction to the InPlace portal, which will be important for all students who are expected to go on industry/work placements.

Accessed through the Orientation Hub

Additional optional sessions

The online technology bootcamp is designed to help you understand the technology and online study skills you will need to succeed at Federation University. Each 45 minute live session will cover an essential topic, and help direct you to resources. Come to one or come to all.

See the Online Technology Bootcamp flyer for additional sessions running both before and after Orientation.

All Orientation Online Technology Bootcamp sessions can be accessed in the Orientation Hub on Moodle

TimeLive or Self-pacedEvent/activity
1.00pm - 1.45pm AESTLiveTechnical requirements for studying online:
Minimum technical requirements, internet requirements, software, basic computer skills, and IT Q&A.
1.45pm - 2.30pm AESTLiveMoodle and online classrooms:
Information about our Learning Management System (LMS) called Moodle and our
online classroom software called Adobe Connect.
2.30pm - 3.15pm AESTLiveGetting connected:
Finding your username and password, ID cards, copying, computer labs, study spaces, Library, and how to access Moodle.
3.15pm - 4.00pm AESTLiveStudent leader technology and study Q&A:
Come and ask questions or express worries about technology, the university in general, or who to ask for help.

Thursday 22 July

Today's sessions are a part of the Online Technology Bootcamp. The online technology bootcamp is designed to help you understand the technology and online study skills you will need to succeed at Federation University. Each 45 minute live session will cover an essential topic, and help direct you to resources. Come to one or come to all.

See the Online Technology Bootcamp flyer for additional sessions running both before and after Orientation

All Orientation Online Technology Bootcamp sessions can be accessed in the Orientation Hub on Moodle

TimeLive or
Self-paced
Event/activity
10.00am - 10.45am AESTLiveAcademic skills required for online study:
Academic skills, workload expectations, home study space, motivation, and student Q&A.
10.45am - 11.30am AESTLiveWorking with InPlace:
An introduction to the InPlace portal, which will be important for all students who are expected to go on industry/work placements.
11.30am - 12.15pm AESTLiveGetting connected:
Finding your username and password, ID cards, copying, computer labs, study spaces, Library, and how to access Moodle.
12.15pm - 1.00pm AESTLiveResearching for assessments:
Join the library team to be shown the technology students will be using to research for all assessment tasks. Learn search strategies, how to use the online library systems, filtering search results, databases, & more.

Friday 23 July

Today's sessions are a part of the Online Technology Bootcamp. The online technology bootcamp is designed to help you understand the technology and online study skills you will need to succeed at Federation University. Each 45 minute live session will cover an essential topic, and help direct you to resources. Come to one or come to all.

See the Online Technology Bootcamp flyer for additional sessions running both before and after Orientation

All Orientation Online Technology Bootcamp sessions can be accessed in the Orientation Hub on Moodle

TimeLive or
Self-paced
Event/activity
1.00pm - 1.45pm AESTLiveManaging your files:
Cloud storage, file formats, phone files, video format, HTML, OneDrive and Microsoft 365.
1.45pm - 2.30pm AESTLiveWorking with Microsoft Teams:
Introduction to MS Teams, navigating the application, document collaboration, joining a meeting/class,
and chat functionality.
2.30pm - 3.15pm AESTLiveWorking with Microsoft Excel:
The very basics of using Microsoft Excel. How to input data, how to AutoSum, how to filter, how to organise data, how to create simple graphs
3.15pm - 4.30pm AESTLiveWorking with Microsoft Powerpoint (PPT):
Navigating Microsoft PowerPoint, applying templates to your presenter notes, printing, inserting new slides, pictures, videos and audio, adding animations and transitions, and helpful tips.

But wait, there's more

It takes more than a week to welcome you to FedUni and we have a whole variety of on-campus and online events and activities planned for you beginning in Week 1.

Go to the Student Engagement Webpage to find out what's coming up on your campus and online.

Online Technology Bootcamp

Not able to make it to the Online Technology Bootcamp sessions during Orientation. Don't worry, they are also running during Week 3! Access the Online Technology Bootcamp flyer to find out more.