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Advancements in technology have profoundly impacted contemporary art, encouraging artists to incorporate technology as part of their art or enable them to manipulate materials in new ways. In doing so, we see a shift in the emphasis from traditional applications of the technology onto more expressive qualities, often allowing for different kinds of innovation.
This is one in a series of free, afternoon workshops across galleries throughout Victoria. The primary focus of these workshops will be in first learning basic block coding (visual programming language) then using it to interface with micro:bits (popular classroom electronics) to program artworks that move, light up in response to user input. By exploring these concepts contextually within galleries we hope to help demystify technology integrations and boost teacher confidence in using them in a visual art setting. The workshop will be largely hands-on learning with opportunities for reflection on classroom practice.
About the facilitator
Who Should Attend?
Primary teachers of the Arts and Technologies
Learning leaders and Digital Technologies specialists
APST standards addressed in this workshop:
Digital Technologies curriculum strands addressed:
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This event is funded by Google Educator PD grants.
Part of a series of hackathons for STEM and Digital Technologies teachers.
Whether for a Year 7 Makerspace class or a VCE Innovative Project, there’s many ways electronics can be used to address the Digital Technologies learning area in Years 7-12.
This day has two main goals:
At each hackathon, participants are invited to bring along tools and examples from their own schools to share. The day includes a presentation, a team challenge and opportunities for networking.
Teachers of Years 7-12, including VCE
Digital Technologies specialists and learning leaders
Standard hackathon day outline
About the facilitators
Sanjin Dedic is a robotics engineer and an experienced educator in the field of Digital Technologies. Throughout his teaching career Sanjin has been at the forefront of the latest educational technologies, in 2013 he brought Arduino, 3D printing and the make movement ethos into the classroom, he since authored Python curriculum in use by dozens of Victorian schools and co-authored a book on the BBC micro:bit, both aimed at students in Years 7-10. He currently teaches at the King David School in Melbourne and works with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria, Teacher Training Australia and The Digital Technologies Hub to share the latest in educational technology and pedagogical approaches with fellow teachers.
Nathan Alison 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 year, our November VCE conference returns to a face-to-face format, hosted at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in Parkville (with thanks to Melbourne University).
This is a collaborative professional learning day for teachers of VCE Applied Computing. Join with your colleagues and share knowledge about course plans and resources; approaches to teaching and preparing assessment tasks.
The day will include breakout sessions for Applied Computing Units 1&2, Software Development Units 3&4 and Data Analytics Units 3&4.
Whilst we are encouraging everybody to first register for this premium face-to-face event, we also invite our remote and rural members to join this special mailing list that will allow us to gauge interest in a hybrid or online option once we have more details. We will keep you posted as this develops.
Who Should Attend?
Current and future teachers of Applied Computing Units 1 & 2, Data Analytics and Software Development Units 3 & 4.
The conference is an opportunity to:
The DLTV VCE Subcommittee has structured the day to best cater to meet the needs of those who are new to VCE Computing as well as experienced teachers. We especially look forward to preservice and graduate teachers joining us on the day.
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