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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.
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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.
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
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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.
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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 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.
Primary Connections: The 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
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.