From the Desk of DLTV’s President
Whew, what a long term!
This will be our last major newsletter for 2022. Looking towards 2023, we have listened to our members and decided to provide less frequent newsletters that contain more of the news and opportunities that you are wanting to learn more about.
Thank you also to our community for the kind words as we make our staffing changes. This was a difficult period for our organisation. We have had lots of people ring to support us which is greatly appreciated and valued. Lots of organisations are experiencing similar issues as COVID becomes the new normal, but we are confident that 2023 will be an exciting year.
Professional learning news
We are planning to run our flagship DigiCon conference in 2023 and look forward to offering an exciting and innovative experience for our members.
Recently we ran a very successful VCE day at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education with over 80 teachers in attendance. I would like to offer a special thanks to Nathan, our hardworking professional development coordinator, who drove and planned this event.
We also partnered with the Mathematics Association of Victoria to deliver the Victorian Coding Challenge. The final competition days took place over two days and were a great success. Thanks again to Nathan as well as Sanjin Dedic and Danijela Drascovic (MAV) for all their hard work in turning the vision into a reality.
Next year we are planning a series of complimentary professional learning events for our members. Most of these will be face to face on Thursdays, running from 4pm to 5pm. We are excited that these sessions will provide an opportunity for our members and friends to network with like-minded educators and leaders.
If you haven’t renewed or budgeted for membership for 2023, now is the time to put this in place. Many schools have already signed up, and we believe that school memberships represent excellent value for money.Read more about memberships.
Remember to keep an eye on our website and socials between now and the end of the year.
Lastly, a thanks to our hard-working Committee of Management who have been plugging some gaps for us until the dust settles after our reorganisation. These volunteers have been doing a fantastic job.
President DLTV and ACCE
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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.