From the Desk of DLTV’s President
It’s difficult to believe we’re already three weeks into Term 1!
This will be our first newsletter for 2023 and as I mentioned previously, they will be less frequent this year due to us finding more effective ways to communicate with our members. Based on your feedback, we will be sharing two newsletters a term, and instead we will be increasingly using our web portal and social media channels to promote our exciting line up of DLTV events and news. You can always contact us from our website as well.
Over the summer holidays we held our planning meeting, with a productive day of ideation with our energised Committee of Management. I would like to personally thank all participants in this day. We are excited to share that after a two year hiatus due to the impact of Covid-19, we will be running an in-person DigiCon in 2023 so please keep an eye out. We would love to have our DLTV members, many of whom are teachers in classrooms, share their innovative ideas and practices.
Professional learning news.
We are running our first five complimentary workshops for members. You can find out more information at our website and in this newsletter.
This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded teachers also provides an opportunity to network. Non-members can of course attend, but there will be a small charge. The majority of these workshops will be on Thursdays 4pm to 5pm during March and in early April.
Many thanks to the presenters who are kindly giving up their time to support DLTV.
Other PL news
We will again be partnering with the Mathematics Association of Victorian on our annual coding challenge. Please keep an eye on our social media channels and on our website
During the year we are planning a series of flagship events with the Australian Computing Society at their training space in the Docklands precinct. They will start in Term 2 with a day about attracting more girls to VCE computing and DigiTech careers.
Were also working closely with Next Level Collaboration https://nextlevelcollaboration.com/
On a series of workshops which develop a training program designed for teachers and education staff interested in how they can use games-based social capacity building sessions to support students in their own classes and schools.
There have been a lot of queries about ChatGPT and AI in education in general, if you’re looking for some advice or a speaker please reach out to email@example.com
If you haven’t renewed or budgeted for a DLTV membership, now is the time to put this in place. A big thank you to the schools who have already signed up for 2023 as DLTV wouldn’t be here without your support. Remember a school membership represents the best value for money.
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Lastly thank you to our hard working Committee of Management who have been has been supporting me in supporting Kev, our CEO, and most importantly helping to ensure that DLTV meets your needs.
President DLTV and ACCE
Introducing the Next Level Collaboration Program
DLTV have partnered with Next Level Collaboration (NLC) to run a Teacher Training Program so you can run these programs in your school. NLC is a research-based program for children aged between 8 to 15 years old that uses their interest in gaming to meaningfully develop collaborative skills, confidence and friendships. NLC is proudly a neurodivergent-led organisation.
The team at the National Education Summit are working with educators, industry experts and Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria to develop, plan and conceptualise what The Classroom of the Future might look like. At the 2023 National Education Summit Melbourne we will present a comprehensive program for educators to engage in the concept, share ideas, hear about new developments and be around what classrooms might look like in 1 to 5 years from now.
More information and registration available at https://nationaleducationsummit.com.au/melbourne/classroom-of-the-future
STEM Professionals in Schools
CSIRO's STEM Professionals in Schools has established an online initiative which aims to give teachers in regional and remote schools greater opportunity to access STEM professionals from a wide range of careers.
What’s involved in this initiative?
The STEM Professionals in Schools team run three online webinars over an 8 week period to connect a STEM professional with a teacher. The webinars help the partnerships get started, plan, and evaluate online activities:
Find out more in their fact sheet.
The Digital Teaching Skills series of videos and resources provide insights and suggestions from experienced educators and leaders on ways in which Digital Technologies can enhance student learning across a variety of curriculum areas.
The series includes:
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.
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.
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.