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.
- clarify how ICT capabilities are different from Digital Technologies,
- dive into Computational Thinking and Systems Thinking to gain a better grasp of these core skills,
- discover and share how the DigiTech curriculum and Design Thinking can connect to other learning areas,
- try your hand at coding with robots and electronics appropriate for the year levels you teach,
- identify a range of online and offline resources to help you deliver Digital Technologies in your classroom.
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
John Pearce tutors at Deakin University, having spent more than thirty years teaching in primary schools. John’s ongoing interest in the use of ICT across the curriculum has seen him present at local, national and international conferences. Lately he has become interested in the digital curriculum including coding and Makerspaces with a particular emphasis on the classroom implications around these themes.
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 was made possible by support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training.