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Raising the status of the teaching profession – a communications toolkit

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Overview

We want to showcase and celebrate the expertise, passion and dedication of Victorian educators. Our ‘communications toolkit’ provides resources for individuals and organisations to share on social media or newsletter channels.

These digital assets and accompanying copy/text aim to elevate the status of the teaching profession by showcasing the passion and continuous professional development of Victorian educators. This toolkit aims to recognise the hard work and commitment of teachers and school leaders and can be shared across your social media and communications channels for parents and carers, as well as educators themselves.  

Table of contents
Key messages
Draft social media copy
Tagging the Academy on social media
Draft newsletter copy
Story template
Digital assets for download
Contact

Key messages

Our communications toolkit aims to raise the status of teachers and the teaching profession in the minds of the general public, and draw attention to the expertise of Victorian teachers. Key messages include:

  • teachers make an incredibly valuable contribution to our children and young people’s future, and the communities

  • Victoria is home to thousands of fabulous, passionate, dedicated and inspirational teachers

  • Victorian teachers are highly qualified and skilled in their profession, with a commitment to constant improvement and lifelong learning

  • teachers in Victoria are supported to grow and develop their skills, to make our great teachers even better.

Draft social media copy

This social media copy can be used as is or adapted to suit your preferred social media channel, organisation tone of voice and channel audience. This copy can be shared alongside the social media images shown below.

"Teachers and school leaders do amazing work. Leading the way in the development and wellbeing of our children and young people, educators are continually expanding their expertise through organisations like @AcademyVIC/Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership. Teachers and school leaders are pillars of our community and empower the next generation by nurturing their curiosity, fostering critical thinking, and guiding them towards a brighter future. Find out more on the Academy’s News and Insights web page. #eduVicVoice #AcademyVIC"

Social media digital assets

All digital assets are available for download in the below ‘Digital assets for download’ section.

Tagging the Academy on social media

If you would like to tag the Academy in your social media posts, please use the below page names and handles. You can also use hashtags to extend the reach of your content and be connected with others interested in education.

Academy hashtags and handles
 
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#CelebrateVicTeachers #AcademyVIC #EduVIC #TeachTheFuture
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@AcademyVIC
X (formerly Twitter) logo
@AcademyVIC
LinkedIn logo
Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership
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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership

Draft newsletter copy

This draft newsletter copy can be used as is or adapted to suit your audience and organisation tone of voice. This copy can be shared alongside the newsletter image banners shown below.

"Teachers and school leaders do amazing work. Leading the way in the development and wellbeing of our children and young people, educators are continually expanding their expertise. Teachers and school leaders are a pillar of our community and empower the next generation by nurturing their curiosity, fostering critical thinking, and guiding them towards a brighter future. Find out more on the Academy’s News and Insights web page."

Newsletter image banners

All digital assets are available for download in the below ‘Digital assets for download’ section.

Story template

Here at the Academy, we love a good news story. Our story template has been created to encourage educators and members of the community to share stories for us to promote. This template can also be used by colleagues, parents and community members to nominate and share the impact and passion of an inspiring educator. We greatly value your input and look forward to hearing from you. Download here.

Digital assets for download

Social media is a popular and powerful online tool for communication. It is a great way to build relationships, engage with a community quickly and bring visibility to a particular cause or topic. You can download and use digital assets from the ‘communications toolkit’ on your own social media platforms to start conversations and create engagement.

Digital assets within this toolkit include images that highlight the expertise, testimonials and quotes of some of Victoria’s highly skilled educators.

Digital assets for download
Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Dr Marcia Devlin

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Dr Marcia Devlin

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Dr Marcia Devlin

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Kara Taylor

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Kara Taylor

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Kara Taylor

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Sharyn Paspa

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Sharyn Paspa

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Sharyn Paspa

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Scott Phillips

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Scott Phillips

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Justine Smyth

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Jordan Smith

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Justine Smyth

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Jordan Smith

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Justine Smyth

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Rebekah Vagg

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Gregory Lacey

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Rebekah Vagg

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Gregory Lacey

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Gregory Lacey

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Tracey Watchorn

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Tracey Watchorn

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Marcel Pulo

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Marcel Pulo

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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership Visibility toolkit digital asset featuring Marcel Pulo

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Additional content

We have additional content available including School leader reflections and Educator insights: TEP23 teachers. If you would like a copy of these videos or other content posted to Academy channels, please email academy.communications@education.vic.gov.au.

Contact

If you want to share your teacher or school leader stories, or for more information on the ‘communications toolkit’, please email academy.communications@education.vic.gov.au.

Last updated 22 November 2023