From the Desk of DLTV’s President
As we come to the end of a long year, it is inevitable that teachers and leaders will be starting to think about what next year might look like. We at DLTV are doing the same, and we are excited by the opportunities that 2022 will present for us to reconnect in and around our school communities. As an organisation, we have also been about teachers, schools and communities, and we look forward to getting back out into hustle and bustle supporting our members.
If you’re planning a curriculum day or professional learning session for your staff keep us in mind. We are here to facilitate workshops focusing on empowering learning and teaching of the Digital Technologies curriculum, and building capacity in Digital Literacies. We can also provide specialised expert speakers and consultants to schools in these two important areas of focus.
In 2022 we’re likely to see the impact of the ACARA review and the importance of Digital Technologies and Digital Literacies and how these impact on teachers, students and even parents. DLTV can help you unpack how these changes to our curriculum will impact on your school community.
Our major starting point in 2022 in the area of professional learning is our virtual conference DigiCon February 21st to 24th 4pm to 6pm each afternoon. Planning is well underway.
Pricing and bookings will be available soon, so build something into your budgets. For one price you’ll be able to attend as much or as little as you like.
Membership of DLTV is another way you can stretch your professional learning budget as we always apply considerable discounts to all our events for both our individual and school memberships, including DigiCon.
Our membership drive is exceeding expectations, and we’re tracking much better than last year. Hopefully by now you’ve had an email about our prize draw and also information about our two great offers Elevate and Gifting.
Contact us if you need more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, like many of you I find it hard to believe that were almost drawing towards the end of the year, and what a year it’s been. I firmly believe that parents and students now have a better understanding of the work we do as educators and appreciate your efforts like never before.
As always reach out if we can support you in any way.
Acer and DLTV Partnership
Acer has published an article outlining the benefits our partnerships offers both parties.
Digital learning and teaching are critical components of a contemporary education. This is why the organisation Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV) exists — to support Victorian teachers and schools in providing the best possible education to students. It’s also why Acer is a major industry partner to DLTV, because this objective aligns with Acer’s vision for the continued growth of the education sector.
“DLTV has a proud history in supporting Victoria teachers and students. We originally started as two separate groups focused on digital learning that were founded in the 1980s, then these groups merged to form DLTV in 2012,” explains DLTV Vice President, Matthew Harrison. “We have a vibrant network of life members from both founding organisations who continue to support the next generation of digital educators.” Matt continued, “We aim to be a transformative community, where innovative teachers can come together, build connections, and learn from each other,
Rod Bassi, Oceanic Sales Director at Acer, notes that the partnership is a “win win” for both organisations.
“DLTV is a truly unique organisation that exists to provide leadership, support, services, programs and resources to all members,” he says. “While there are other organisations in other states that offer similar assistances, we believe that DLTV deliver these exceptionally well in Victoria, and that what they offer is sincerely engaging and meaningful to schools.”
The full article can be found here
National Education Summit
DLTV are proud to announce that we are a Supporting Partner of the National Education Summit Melbourne 2022, 17 & 18 June at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
DLTV members will receive a 10% discount off all fees. We suggest you utilise some of your 2021 budget to register now at the Super Special rates (until 30 November 2021). Early Bird rates will apply after that time should you want to plan your 2022 PD after the Christmas break. Enter the code DLTV22 at registration.
Hot on the heels of our Object-Oriented virtual workshop, DLTV is pleased to announce the release of a major resource that's been keeping us busy during 2021.
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.
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.
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.
DLTV is excited to share this new, free online resource for Secondary teachers, which we developed over 2021.
Object-oriented Programming is often seen as an ambitious goal for both teachers and students. It is our aim to show how the concepts can be introduced in a way that is clear, fun, and addresses curriculum concepts for Secondary years around structured data.
Based on a successful full-day workshop, this resource includes:
This resource was made possible with funding from Google Educator PD Grants.