Modifying the A-D and F-2 Digital Technologies curriculum for a range of abilities.
DLTV, AASE Vic, and DTAC Wangaratta are excited to announce a ‘hands-on’ DigiTech workshop for mainstream, special, and severe developmental educators (technology leaders, teachers, and support staff) to see examples of how technology can be adapted to suit diverse learners.
All educators are welcome to get ‘hands-on’ experience with robots and digital tools, as well as resources and lesson ideas targeted at Levels A-D and F-2. There will be a panel of special education and technology experts ready to answer your questions.
Who Should Attend?
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About the presenters
Clark Burt is currently the Digital Technologies teacher at Ashwood School, a school for students with mild intellectual disabilities. He is a former lecturer and tutor at The University of Melbourne, RMIT, and Federation University. Clark is also undertaking his PhD at the University of Melbourne in using multimedia to teach vocabulary to students with literacy learning difficulties. Originally a computer programmer, Clark has been teaching in Secondary, Tertiary, and now Special schools since 2004. He has worked with the Victorian Department of Education developing the Digital Technologies curriculum for levels A – D and has assisted the development of the ‘Digital Literacy’ component of the ABLES program.
Celia Coffa is an experienced educator, eLearning Coach and Google Certified Innovator. In 2015 Celia was awarded the DLTV Educator of the Year Award for her dedication, advocacy and innovation in digital learning and teaching across her school and beyond. Celia is currently working as the Victorian Project Officer for the University of Adelaide CSER (Computer Science Education research) Group. Click here for more about CSER.
Matthew Harrison is an experienced educator, researcher and entrepreneur with a keen passion for utilising technology to enhance children's social learning and creativity. He has taught in Australia, South Korea and the United Kingdom at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Matthew is currently co-ordinating the Autism Intervention and Digital Thinking programs at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education, focusing on inclusive education and the creative use of digital technology as teaching and learning tools. He is currently completing a doctorate examining how cooperative videogames can be used as spaces for developing social skills in children with autism and Down syndrome.
We are grateful to Google who, thanks to their CS Educator PD Grants, has provided funding so that we can host 2-4 workshops across Victoria.