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Please note, this workshop has been postponed due to the effects of the July 2021 lockdown. We will advise when it has been rescheduled.
This workshop brings together Primary and Secondary teachers and school learning leaders to focus on the thinking skills at the heart of the Victorian Digital Technologies Curriculum, explore links to other learning areas and get hands on with physical tech.
Who Should Attend?
Primary and Secondary teachers looking to improve their understanding of the Digital Technologies curriculum,
Teachers and curriculum leaders looking for ways to connect DigiTech into their classroom through other learning areas.
About the presenters
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.
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.
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.
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This event was made possible by support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training.
Bridging the gap from blocky coding to text programming can be daunting for many teachers.
Attendance to this grant-funded event is free. In this full-day workshop:
Who Should Attend?
Secondary teachers and learning leaders of Digital Technologies and STEM.
Upper Primary teachers looking to prepare and extend students.
Sanjin Dedić 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. 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.
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 is funded by Google Educator PD grants.
Are you an educator interested in Cybersecurity?
In this webinar, Tim Edwards will provide a brief overview of the Australian Signals Directorate’s CyberEXP online career awareness program.
This will include background information on ASD’s mission, a program overview, importantly its application in the classroom, the instructor dashboard and resources for teachers.
Tim will also share information about the Cyber Teacher professional development program and other resources from LifeJourney.
Secondary teachers and curriculum leaders seeking to find ways to connect Digital Technologies and ICT to relevant career paths.
About the presenter
Tim Edwards is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for LifeJourney International, joining the organisation in 2016. His primary focus is working with corporate, university and government partners to develop innovative programs that inspire the next generation to pursue careers in STEM. Tim is passionate about helping students understand STEM career pathways. Tim serves as the Project Manager for the Australian Signals Directorate CyberEXP program.
Tim previously served as Chief Program Officer at STEMconnector, a US based consortium of companies, universities, non-profit organizations and government entities committed to furthering the STEM movement. Tim’s first real job was as a Community Health & Economic Development volunteer with the US Peace Corps in Uganda.
Tim earned a master’s degree in international relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Humboldt State University. Interests include being an awesome husband and father, in addition to sport, current affairs, technology and music.
Tim Edwards will provide a brief overview of the Australian Signals Directorate’s CyberEXP online career awareness program.