Whether playing a game, flying a drone, or just being on social media, today’s students are constantly interacting through the digital world. They engage heavily with technology in and outside of school, and teachers need to be harnessing this engagement to improve learning in all classrooms. We are no longer in the era of DigiTech being taught just in the computer lab.
Participants in this full day workshop will explore why Digital Technologies is a vital area for their students, will develop their ability to articulate the Digital Technologies and Digital Literacy curricula and be an exemplar of change within their school. A detailed curriculum walk-through with practical activities to enhance concepts will be undertaken. Opportunity for deeper investigation relevant to the particular audience will be provided.
Pedagogical models will be used as a self and whole school reflection tool for participants. Excellent support resources will be identified and shared. How Digital Technologies and Digital Literacy can be addressed across subject areas will be a feature of the workshop. This workshop is specifically designed to expand and sharpen knowledge, skills and dispositions of the Digital Technologies curriculum and best practice pedagogy for teachers of students in the Primary Years.
Who Should Attend?
Primary teachers from all learning areas
Digital Technologies specialists and learning leaders
About the presenters
Daryl English 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 and FutureSchools.
Catherine Newington is the ICT Educator Specialist at Australian Computer Society. She leads the ACS national program to support schools to implement the Digital Technologies Curriculum. 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.
APST standards addressed in this workshop:
Digital Technologies curriculum strands addressed:
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This event is funded by Google Educator PD grants.