Innovation Design Lab for Learning

The Innovation Design Lab for Learning is ISV’s hub for educators and school leaders.

The Design Lab creates and embeds the best research and evidence-based experiences with leading local and global partners. We provide opportunities to consolidate core skills, deepen your understanding of contemporary learning and give you the space to be part of emerging practice.

Experience the benefits of the Design Lab in the Development Centre at our offices in West Melbourne, online through isLearn or with customised professional learning to support your school’s needs.

Our training, conference and meeting rooms are also available for hire.

Professional learning

Plan your professional learning, month by month

Explore upcoming learning events on isLearn.

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isLearn: Your professional learning hub

World, class contemporary learning designed with and for Independent schools.

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Digital badges

Make your professional learning visible and verified.

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Flagship programs

Start your learning journey with Independent Schools Victoria.

Whether you’re embarking on a new career in teaching, an experienced educator aspiring towards leadership or an established Principal looking to re-define your vision – we have a program to help you stay on top of your game.

Our flagship programs have been developed to guide educators and school leaders through every step of your professional learning journey, including:

  • Teaching and learning
  • Leadership development
  • School transformation.

We collaborate with eminent local and global partners – including AHISA, Deloitte, Feuerstein Institute, Harvard Business School, Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, StrategyStory, Wayfinder and more – to provide access to some of the world’s leading academics and education thought leaders.

Learning Newshub

1 May 2024

Teaching Excellence Program 2025

Applications for the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership’s Teaching Excellence Program (TEP) are now open.

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30 April 2024

Top Reads: the big idea in Thinking Routines

This fortnight's top reads from the team at ISV.

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16 April 2024

So what exactly is strategy… and why does it matter for your school?

StrategyStory co-founder Professor Donald MacLean explains what strategy is and how ISV's latest StrategyStory programs can help your school.

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Strong networks are the secret to a great career.

ISV has a range of dedicated networks catering to the needs and interests of staff working at Independent schools.

These networks are a great way to exchange ideas, gain new perspectives and connect with like-minded colleagues.

Individual networks meet a number of times each year and are free for ISV Member Schools.

Most meetings are offered in a hybrid format, with options to attend online and in-person.

Click on the relevant network below to find out more.

Career Practitioner Network

Connect with fellow Career Practitioners to collaborate, share ideas and keep abreast of career education updates.
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Deputy Principal Network

Fostering collaboration and communication among Deputy Principals within Independent schools.
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EAL and EAL/D Network

Explore and share innovative methodologies that differentiates instruction for EAL and EAL/D learners.
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Human Resource Managers Network

Keep abreast of topical employment/human relations issues affecting Independent schools.
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Learning and Teaching Network

Foster new ideas for your teaching practice and develop stronger connections between schools.
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Risk Managers Network

Stay up-to-date with information and clarity on issues of risk and compliance affecting Independent schools.
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Victorian Special Assistance Schools (VIC SAS) Network

Explore strategies to enhance positive wellbeing outcomes and meet specific challenges for non-mainstream schools.
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Wellbeing Leader Network

Share ideas, resources and best practice on initiatives to promote wellbeing in schools.
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Venue hire

Meeting rooms and event spaces for hire

Looking for somewhere to host your upcoming event?

Whether you need a boardroom for an executive meeting, or you’re hosting a workshop or larger event for up to 90 guests, we have the ideal room to suit your needs.

We have a dedicated floor of contemporary, elegantly designed event spaces and meeting rooms located in West Melbourne, on the fringe of the CBD.

Our rooms are equipped with the latest audiovisual equipment, suitable for in-person or hybrid events, to ensure your event goes off without a hitch.