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Panel discussion: Overcoming challenges for integrating Digital Technologies at school

  • 2 Sep 2020
  • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Online webinar: joining details after registration


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Are you responsible for teaching Digital Technologies in a primary or secondary school? Or are you a teacher looking to integrate Digital Technologies into your curriculum area? Are you in a leadership position at a school facing challenges to implement or integrate the curriculum?

Join a panel discussion where we will discuss:

  • The challenges leaders face to integrate the Digital Technologies Curriculum and how to overcome them.
  • How to support teachers to develop knowledge of the Digital Technologies curriculum when it is not their expertise or they have never taught the subject area before
  • Resources to help teachers find links with the Digital Technologies Curriculum.

Our panel comprises:

  • Paul Dillon (host): Mallee Rising launchpad for rural entrepreneurs
  • Catherine Newington: ICT Educator Specialist at the Australian Computer Society
  • Daryl English: DigiTech Educational Leader
  • Nathan Alison: Professional Learning Coordinator, Digital Learning & Teaching Victoria (DLTV)
  • Kevin Daly (moderator): Manager, Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV)

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers.
  • School leaders looking to support the implementation or integration of Digital Technologies Learning Area at their schools.

About the presenters

Paul Dillon is founder & CEO of the Mallee Rising launchpad for entrepreneurs. Paul brought his young family back to his hometown of Swan Hill in rural north west Victoria in 2014, 25 years after leaving it to chase opportunities, including 9 years managing the online presence of Allianz Global Assistance. He now guides the digital transformation of regional businesses and opened the Mallee Rising coworking space in 2017. His goal is to develop an ecosystem that supports entrepreneurs and innovators, to develop entrepreneurial behaviour and STEM skills in local youth for the jobs of the future, and promote innovative use of tech in agriculture and food production.

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. 

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.

This event is connected with the Digital Innovation Festival 2020.

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