From the Desk of DLTV’s President
Ben Gallagher

Hi everyone,

Our in-person workshops funded through Google Educator Grants are up and running, which is very exciting. Some of these workshops, such as those focused on the Digital Technologies and Contemporary Art at the NGV are fully booked with a significant wait list. Other workshops have had less people available to attend so we are having to cancel or postpone. We understand that this is a difficult time for schools to engage in professional learning, and we are acutely aware that the limited number of causal relief teachers can make it challenging for school leaders to release teachers.

We will assess our professional learning and how we’re going during this term, and will adjust accordingly to best meet your needs. We may also be able to bring adapted workshops to individual schools, so please contact DLTV’s Manager Kev if this is a priority for your school.

To help navigate the issues that schools are facing, we are also implementing a program of more professional learning where we come to you. Hopefully this will help in the current situation. View the flyer here.

EduTECH (10 & 11 Aug) will soon be upon us and we are looking forward to re-engaging with educators, so make sure your drop into our stand and say hello to our team. Many of our industry partners will also be there so please support them. While I’m talking about our industry partners, we had a great welcome event for most of supporters here at DLTV HQ last Wednesday afternoon. It was really lovely for them to all to meet each other and some of our committee.

Again, just a reminder about membership. During COVID DLTV have made many of our resources free for educators but as the year progresses we will be starting to put things behind a members-only wall to ensure our financial sustainability. With that in mind, it’s probably important to budget for your membership for 2023. School membership still definitely represents the best value for members. Access more information about joining here.

We know many teachers are currently missing out on professional learning, and many specialist teachers are being used to backfill classes. Some schools are even returning to forms of remote learning. If this is an issue for you please send us a line and we’ll be happy to see how we can help.

As always reach out if we can support you in any other way.

Cheers,

Ben Gallagher

President DLTV and ACCE

(Australian Council for Computers in Education)

DLTV will be at EduTECH 2022

EduTECH 2022 is set to take place in Melbourne at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 10 & 11 August. With two years of pent-up demand and an eagerness to upskill and reconnect in-person, the education sector is extremely excited to be returning to a face-to-face event format.

Keep an eye on DLTV's fortnightly newsletter (subscribe) for access to ticket discounts.


Become a DLTV member in 2022

We produced extensive webinars and online professional learning resources during 2020 and 2021. We are committed to teachers, students, parents, and schools, and much of what we do is free.

To continue providing workshops for the community of Digital Technologies and VCE Applied Computing educators, we need the support of individual and school members.

Members receive discounts on paid events and resources, and priority access to support from our staff and committee where possible.

Join now, or click the image below for our flyer.

Upcoming workshops & webinars

ONLINE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

DLTV Case Studies - Implementing Digital Technologies

DLTV has been collecting a growing set of school snapshots over 2020-2021. Each case study explores a school's story so far implementing the Digital Technologies curriculum.

  • biggest successes and challenges
  • level band overviews in a common format
  • a spotlighted unit of work
  • video interview segments
  • input from DLTV and the Australian Computing Society

We are grateful for the time and effort made by teachers and DigiTech leaders at the participating schools. Every school is at a different point on this journey.

Go to the case studies

Our new virtual modules Digital Technologies in your school are designed to help you and your school get oriented for delivering Digital Technologies, with an emphasis on pedagogy and challenges for delivery.

The modules include informative and discussion videos, activities to complete, and opportunities for reflection. Those undertaking the modules can book to attend a live session to discuss the material with others.

We didn't want to reinvent the wheel by providing a basic introduction to Digital Technologies curriculum, though we do provide links to recommended starting points.

5 of the 10 planned modules are now available, with others to be released progressively.

This resource was made possible with support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training.

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