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Part of our Online Teaching webinar series, this session highlights Learning From Home resources from the Australian Children's Television Foundation, as well as FUSE.
Peter Maggs from the Australian Children’s Television Foundation will provide a brief snapshot of freely available ACTF resources that can be used for online learning. This will include clips, TV shows, teaching toolkits, cast webinar videos and curriculum activities. Peter will also try to answer any questions teachers may have.
FUSE is the Victorian Department of Education and Training’s curated repository of curriculum-aligned resources suitable for flexible and remote delivery. It provides resources for all teachers, as well as parents and carers, to support remote learning. FUSE is also a terrific place to search for appropriate and educationally sound materials that will support your face to face teaching as students return to school.
Who Should Attend?
Primary and Secondary teachers and learning leaders
School librarians and resource centres
About the presenters
Peter Maggs is Head of Education at the Australian Children's Television Foundation. Peter has been an eLearning consultant to education departments, cultural organisations and those engaged in digital learning for over 25 years.
Peter's main role has been to empower teachers and students to become creative and collaborative digital participants.
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.
The second in our Digital Technologies F-10 webinar series, this session identifies connections between Numeracy / Mathematics and the Digital Technologies curriculum.
There are many connection points between these two learning areas, from Algorithmic Thinking to Geometry to Data. Teachers of Mathematics and DigiTech can benefit from an understanding of where they intersect, and activities that can be used to integrate skill learning.
Explore activities involving coding, simulations, turtle graphics and data. Further online resources will also be suggested.
Primary and Secondary teachers of Digital Technologies.
Primary and Secondary Maths teachers.
Catherine Newington is the ICT Educator Specialist at Australian Computing Society. She leads the ACS national program to support schools to implement the Digital Technologies Curriculum. Working with schools she creates resources that target the curriculum and support content knowledge growth. Lessons promote skills such as authentic learning, global connections, critical and creative thinking, collaboration and student driven learning. These resources are available for free via the ACS ICT Educators Community of Practice.
Catherine is a registered teacher with over 12 years’ experience in the classroom including 5 years as learning and teaching leader. She holds a postgraduate degree specialising in Education Technologies. This has tightened her knowledge of how pedagogical practices influence the potential of technology in education.
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 event was made possible by support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training.
During this session students will learn about different career paths in cyber security by hearing from professionals working at the Australian Signals Directorate.
The webinar will feature three professionals with varied backgrounds and experiences providing context of their pathways into the field, skills they utilise, projects they work on and advice for students. The last part of the webinar will allow for a Q&A.
Please note: this is a student webinar open to Australian teachers and students from Years 7 to 12.
Australian Secondary school students in Years 7-12 (accompanied by teacher / parent).
Digital Technologies, Computing and Careers teachers and learning leaders.
The third in our Digital Technologies F-10 webinar series, this session identifies connections between Literacy / English and the Digital Technologies curriculum.
While they may seem at first like different worlds, storytelling helps bridge the gap in both Primary and Secondary classroom settings. Yes, even with coding!
Examine links like procedural texts, and deconstructing and reconstructing stories. Then explore activities and projects like choose-your-own-adventure games, stop-motion animation and immersive storytelling with AR/VR. Further online resources will also be suggested.
Primary and Secondary English teachers.
This industry partner workshop explores Adobe Spark, highly relevant for teachers looking for quick and powerful tools to make posters, videos and webpages for themselves and their students during this time of online learning.
Adobe Spark is a set of free digital creativity tools from Adobe that are being used to enhance creativity in classrooms around the world. Available for iOS and via a web browser, students and teachers are able to use Adobe Spark to make posters, videos and web pages quickly and easily. Design ideas are provided as part of the software which aims to allow students to add content quickly to construct their learning. This online workshop by Dr Tim Kitchen from Adobe will show you all about it and how it is making a positive difference to learning & teaching both online & face to face across the globe.
Primary and Secondary teachers looking for simple, powerful digital tools for themselves and their students.
About the presenter
Following over twenty years of teaching and education leadership experience in Melbourne, Dr Tim Kitchen is currently Adobe’s Senior Education Specialist for Asia Pacific, instructing educators in the use of digital technologies for the classroom and online.
Part of our Digital Technologies F-10 webinar series, this session explores the coding in Python of a program that uses Natural Language Processing to give responses according to human sentiment.
In this webinar designed for Secondary teachers, you will learn how to simulate conversations using some basic programming structures in Python and a library called TextBlob which performs sentiment analysis measuring both emotion (positive vs negative) and bias in user responses. By the end of the webinar, you will have seen the journey of building a Python chatbot through 8 simple programs. This knowledge will be easily transferable to the classroom as it comes with tutorials and assessments that are posted on the Digital Technologies Hub.
In 1950, Alan Turing defined what it would take for a computer to be considered intelligent. It would be a system could converse with a human via text messages and appear to be entirely human. With the latest Python Natural Language Processing libraries we are closer to fulfilling this vision.
Secondary teachers of Digital Technologies.
Teachers of Upper Primary looking for new challenges to extend students.
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 maker movement ethos into the classroom, and he has 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.
This industry partner workshop explores Premiere Rush, a simple to use video production tool from Adobe that allows teachers and students to use their phone, tablet device or their laptop/desktop to capture and edit moving and still images as well as audio to help tell a video story or share an idea in an engaging and creative way. It is a step up from Adobe Spark Video but nowhere near as complex as Adobe Premiere Pro.
With so many classes happening online, Video literacy has become more important than ever and when we do get back to face to face teaching, video is such a great way to communicate. This online workshop by Dr Tim Kitchen from Adobe will go through the process of making a video story with Premiere Rush. To make the most of this session, go to your Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App on your laptop and download Premiere Rush or ask your IT support to load it for you. Otherwise, you can download the mobile version via the Apple &/or Google Play Store.