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DigiCon is back 21st November and 22nd November!

Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV) is thrilled to announce that after two years the DigiCon Festival of Learning is finally returning! We are calling all passionate educators, tech enthusiasts, and lifelong learners to come join us for our two day conference. Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey of inspiration and innovation at our groundbreaking digital education conference! We are proudly partnering with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and Games for Change Asia Pacific to host an event for educators working with learners of all ages, including the VCE and in higher education. We would like to thank all of our sponsors for making this event possible, including our major sponsor Grok Learning.

Visit the official DigiCon 2023 website for more information

From the desk of DLTV’s President 

Dr. Jo Blannin 

Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria are pleased to announce that Dr. Jo Blannin has been elected as our new President. With Jo stepping into this role, this marks the end of Ben Gallagher's term leading our organisation. Over his term, Ben spent many long days and nights working to serve DLTV's members while also teaching in his school. When you consider everything that Ben has achieved while we experienced a global pandemic, it really is worthy of celebration.

Digital Teaching Skills Series

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:

  • Module 1: Coding in the Mathematics Classroom

  • Module 2: AI-enabled tools and the English classroom

  • Module 3: Electronics and Coding in the Visual Arts

  • Module 4: Emerging Technologies, AR/VR and GIS for Geography Learners

  • Module 5: The Digitisation of the Science Classroom

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.

Get into the Victorian Coding Challenge in 2023

DLTV is thrilled to announce that the Victorian Coding Challenge has been granted funding to extend for another 3 years! We're continuing to partner with the Mathematical Association of Victoria to make this happen.

Registrations are currently open for 2023.

This two-stage challenge is intended for students with a passion for coding. Watch the video above for more info, or visit the official page.

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:

  • Webinar 1: Introduce participating STEM professionalsand teachers.
  • Webinar 2: Develop and plan for a partnership activity.
  • Webinar 3: Share and evaluate after an activity.

Find out more in their fact sheet.

Upcoming workshops & webinars

  • Stay tuned for more upcoming events to be announced.

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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