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    • 23 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online webinar: joining details after registration
    • 204
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    Part of our Digital Technologies F-10 webinar series, this session will explore the current landscape of implementing Digital Technologies in Australian schools.

    In this session Simon Collier and Melanie Hughes, ACARA, Digital Technologies in Focus (DTiF) project, will share their insights on the support and leadership of Australian Digital Technologies curriculum implementation. They will interview staff from Victorian schools involved in the DTiF project and discuss the strategies and processes used to support schools.

    Simon has extensive experience as a teacher in Victorian schools and has worked in both Primary and Secondary schools across the state. He is currently a curriculum officer for the DTiF project. Melanie is the Senior project officer for the DTiF project and will provide an overview of the current resources available to support implementation of DT as well as provide unique insights from teachers.


    Agenda

    • DTiF lessons and learnings
    • Available resources
    • School stories & teacher insights
    • Questions


    Who Should Attend?

    • Primary and Secondary teachers and school leaders who are looking for ways to support the implementation of the DT curriculum.


    About the presenters

    Simon Collier, Curriculum Officer, Digital Technologies in focus, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), is responsible for supporting clusters of schools across three states and territories, including Central Victoria, Murray River (New South Wales and Victoria) and Darwin (Northern Territory). Simon is an experienced school leader with a history working in primary and secondary schools across Victoria. He has worked as a teaching and learning leader and curriculum coordinator for 10 years, implementing school-wide and regional initiatives. Simon played a pivotal role in the Skilling the Bay – Digital Technologies project, providing professional teaching and support to both primary and secondary school teachers.

    Melanie Hughes supports the Digital Technologies in focus project across Australia in her role as Senior Project Officer. Melanie is an experienced primary and secondary educator having worked in the public and independent sectors in New South Wales and on a number of cross-sectoral educational technology projects and advisory committees. Melanie’s most recent role was as Education Consultant, Technology across the Curriculum with the Association of Independent Schools NSW, coordinating conferences including annual IT Integration (ICT as a general capability) and Digital Technologies/STEM conferences. Melanie has extensive experience in supporting educators through presenting, developing and delivering face-to-face and online professional learning in Design and Technologies, STEM, Digital Technologies and a wide range of other technology and related curriculum contexts


    This event is made possible by support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training. 


    • 30 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online webinar: joining details after registration
    • 231
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    This session is presented by team members of DET’s, Digital Learning Services Unit.

    The presentation will share a snapshot of the Victorian DET tools and resources that promote effective, engaging learning experiences for students and teachers.

    During this session, team members will shine a spotlight on

    • Strategically planning for ICT
    • Using the Arc platform to access professional learning events and DET software for schools
    • Making the most of Minecraft
    • Getting on board with GSuite or Office 365
    • The wonders of WebEx


      Who Should Attend?

      • Primary and Secondary teachers looking to further develop digital learning opportunities for their students
      • School leaders and digital learning specialists looking for strategies and resources to share with their staff for effective digital learning


      About the presenters

      [Details on presenters coming soon.]



      This event is made possible by support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training. 


      • 6 Aug 2020
      • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (UTC+10:00)
      • Online webinar: joining details sent one day before event
      • 233
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      This webinar explores activities and technologies suitable for the Secondary Maths classroom, bringing in expertise and knowledge from the Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV).

      In this workshop, MAV together with DLTV will showcase a selection of mathematics activities with digital applications. This will include some maths apps, and freely available software with mathematical applications.

      Discussion will focus on algorithmic thinking.

      An additional 10-15 minutes after 4:45pm allows for input from attendees and Question and Answer time.


      How to register

      • Click REGISTER at left to begin registration. Joining details for the WebEx webinar will be sent one day before the event.
      • MAV members are encouraged to register for this event on the MAV website.


      Who Should Attend?

      • Secondary teachers in Mathematics and Digital Technologies.
      • Teachers and school leaders looking for ways to integrate ICT skills and Digital Technologies thinking skills.


      About the presenters

      Danijela Draskovic (MAV) is a secondary Mathematics Education Consultant for the Mathematical Association of Victoria. Danijela has taught mathematics in Independent Schools in Victoria as well as in the UK. She believes that most people can engage and have success in mathematics by approaching the subject in a holistic and meaningful way. Danijela is passionate about exploring the affordances of technology in enhancing teaching and learning by modelling concepts in visual and dynamic ways. She is also an accredited trainer for Texas Instruments.

      Helen Haralambous (MAV) is a secondary Mathematics Education consultant for the Mathematical Association of Victoria. Helen has extensive teaching experience in secondary schools. This includes 32 years teaching secondary school mathematics, in 4 different schools (Boys school, girls school Coeducational and multi campus settings). She has held leadership positions including mathematics faculty coordinator and Leading teacher positions in Numeracy, Curriculum, Student Management and Professional Development. She has worked as an education consultant at the ABS and has co-authored Year 7–10 mathematics textbooks.

      Nathan Alison (DLTV) taught Digital Technologies, VCE Computing and Software Development in Victoria for 11 years before beginning work for DLTV. He brings a background in Computer Systems Engineering and years of hobby coding, as well as a keen desire to help teachers with more complex Computer Science concepts through clear explanations and relevant activities.


      This event is made possible by support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training. 


      • 13 Aug 2020
      • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (UTC+10:00)
      • Online webinar: joining details after registration
      • 233
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      This session highlights free to access resources offered by the Australian Academy of Science, science and mathematics education programs: Primary Connections (F – 6), Science by Doing (7 – 10) and reSolve: Maths by Inquiry (F – 10).

      The webinar provides a snapshot of the three program offerings. It explores the suite of resources suitable for face-to-face teaching and learning, including recently added resources that provide teachers flexibility, support and agency to deliver remote learning, as well as online teacher professional learning opportunities.

      Participants are encouraged to ask questions at the conclusion of each program snapshot and are invited to input ideas to inform future development of online maths and science resources aligned to the Technologies curricula.


      Agenda

      • Primary ConnectionsThe approach, Resources (incl. COVID –19 responsive materials: Science for families, Science at home lesson sequences), Online professional learning, Q & A 

      • reSolve: Maths by Inquiry: Inquiry in mathematics, Resources, Online, Professional learning, Technologies in mathematics, Q & A

      • Science by Doing: The program, Resources (includes COVID – 19 responsive resource, insights from distance educators: ‘Starter guide for classroom teachers new to online learning’), Q & A

      • AAS school education programs – Help us shape the future of resources.
      • Additional 10-15 minutes for Questions


      Who Should Attend?

      • Primary and Secondary teachers and school leaders in Maths and Science.
      • Digital Technologies teachers keen to share and discover connections with Maths and Science learning areas.


      About the presenters

      Kristen Tipet has responsibility for the reSolve: Maths by Inquiry project at the Australian Academy of Science. Kristen has always had a keen interest in mathematics. She worked as a primary school teacher for ten years and then realised that she could influence the way mathematics was taught in schools through consultancy and research. Kristen worked as a mathematics education consultant with the NSW Independent sector of schooling for a number of years delivering professional learning for teachers of Foundation through to Year 10. In her role with reSolve, Kristen develops professional learning and teaching resources for use in schools.


      Angela Gigliotti has extensive experience in primary and secondary science education and tertiary pre-service teacher education. She has worked in Government and Catholic sectors as a teacher and in leadership roles. In her current role at the Australian Academy of Science, Angela liaises with stakeholders to design, develop and facilitate teacher professional learning drawing from contemporary research and teacher input.


      Claudette Bateup is Director of Education at the Australian Academy of Science. Claudette’s career has focussed on facilitating effective teaching and learning experiences for educators and their students. Beginning her professional life as a primary school teacher, she has led national programs in science education and worked in settings spanning government, science research organisations, universities, the museum sector and the Australian Academy of Science.



      This event is made possible by support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training. 


      • 20 Aug 2020
      • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (UTC+10:00)
      • Online webinar: joining details after registration
      • 232
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      This session provides guided starting points and highlights key resources at the Digital Technologies Hub, the largest online portal and resource library supporting the Australian Digital Technologies curriculum.

      Most DigiTech teachers are aware of the Digital Technologies Hub, but may be unsure how to make the most of the site. The similarities between the Victorian and Australian curricula make it a highly useful resource for Victorian teachers. 

      DLTV will be joined by Martin Richards, content manager at the Digital Technologies Hub, to discuss the best starting points for both Primary and Secondary teachers, and to shine a spotlight on new resources.


        Who Should Attend?

        • Primary and Secondary teachers and learning leaders.
        • Digital Technologies and STEM teachers.


        About the presenters

        Martin Richards is a Content Manager at Education Services Australia (ESA) and heads the team that develops the Digital Technologies Hub. Martin has lead the development of resources to support teachers to implement Digital Technologies. In his most recent work, Martin has collaborated with experts in the field of Artificial Intelligence to develop innovative lessons to enable teachers to deliver this exciting area into their classrooms. In his extensive experience in education, Martin has had a range of roles including a teacher, education consultant and Manager of eLearning/Online for Department of Education.


        Daryl English has always been fascinated by the ways Digital Learning can enhance the educational outcomes of students. He has held a range of eLearning related positions, as a teacher of ICT, Ultranet Coach, 1:1 Project Officer for the DET, and as an eLearning coach. His most recent and exciting work was as Assistant Principal 21st Century Learning at a large P-9 College in Melbourne’s West. Daryl is a highly skilled presenter in the field of Digital Education including presentations at BETT Singapore, Edutech Sydney, Future Schools Melbourne, Digicon, ACMI and many other venues across Victoria and NSW.


        This event is made possible by support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training. 



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