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VCAA Specialist Teacher Webinar Series


Select the title of the webinar to watch a recording of the session. You might also like to explore some other great video resources from the VCAA team at their website. 

VCAA Digital Technolgies Video Resources

Digital Devices in the Digital Technologies curriculum (F-10)Sean Irving (VCAA Specialist Teacher)

June 2018

This session is for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-10 wanting to support the use of digital devices in their classrooms. They will become familiar with the use of the devices, computational thinking, use across the strands and approaches to teaching with them. This session is suitable for all F-10 teachers.

Outline:

§   Use of devices to support curriculum implementation

§   Computational thinking

§   Strands

§   Approaches to teaching

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Programming in the Digital Technologies curriculum (F-10)Daryl Croke and Richard Fox (VCAA Specialist Teachers)

March 2018

This webinar is for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-10 exploring programming languages for the first time. The session provides an overview of the Creating Digital Solutions strand, the importance of the ways of thinking and taking the step from creating an algorithm to application with a programming language. There is also  a discussion of a variety of programming environments, various applications and resources. Suitable for all F-10 Digital Technologies teachers.

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Digital Technologies: Evaluation of 2017 and planning for 2018 (F-10) Darrel Branson and Richard Fox (VCAA Specialist Teachers) & Phil Feain (VCAA)

February 2018

This webinar will introduce teachers to the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-10. They will become familiar with the curriculum in terms of teaching, through the content descriptions and assessment through the achievement standards. The webinar will include: examples of curriculum planning, online resources, using digital devices to support the curriculum and suggested activities. This webinar will be suitable for teachers with a basic or limited knowledge of the curriculum who will be teaching it in 2018.

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Digital Technologies: Evaluation of 2017 and planning for 2018 (F-10)Darrel Branson and Richard Fox (VCAA Specialist Teachers) & Phil Feain (VCAA)

This webinar looks at what the Specialist Teachers have seen and learned this year as well as planning for Digital Technologies in 2018. Content of the session includes: examples of how the curriculum can be mapped, methods of delivery, discussion of plans and units as well as potential connections across the curriculum. This session is suitable for teachers with a basic knowledge of the curriculum and teachers who are implementing Digital Technologies in 2018. 


Creating Digital Solutions: Programming languages in the Digital Technologies curriculum (F-10) | Megan van der Velden and Eduard Schaepman (VCAA Specialist Teachers) & Phil Feain (VCAA)

October 2017

This session for  F- 10 explores programming languages. It provides an overview of the Creating Digital Solutions strand, the importance of the ways of thinking and taking the step from creating an algorithm to application with a programming language. There is also be a discussion of a variety of programming environments, various applications and resources.

Presentation Link: Creating Digital Solutions 19th October 2017 Final.pdf

Curriculum Planning for Digital Technologies (F-10) | Steve Allen, Daryl Croke & Phil Feain (VCAA)

September 2017

This webinar will introduce participants to planning for the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-10. They will become familiar with the curriculum and scope and sequence. Content of the session includes: examples of how the curriculum will be mapped, discussion of sample activities and units as well as potential connections across the curriculum. This session is suitable for teachers with a basic knowledge of the curriculum. Curriculum leaders are also strongly encouraged to view. Presentation Link: VCAA DigiTech Webinar 14 September 2017 complete.pdf

Introduction to the Digital Technologies curriculum (F-10) | Eduard Schaepman, Darrel Branson & Phil Feain (VCAA)

August 2017

This webinar will introduce participants to the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-10. They will become familiar with the curriculum as a continuum. Content of the session includes discussion around: ways of thinking, strands, key terms, content descriptions, achievement standards, levels and some examples of how to approach the teaching. This session will be suitable for teachers with little or no knowledge of the curriculum who are implementing this semester. Presentation link: VCAA Presentation August 24, 2017.pdf

Exploring the Primary Digital Technologies curriculum with VCAA | Megan Van der Velden & Phil Feain

May 2017

VCAA Digital Technologies Specialist teacher Megan Van der Velden and Phil Feain take you into the terminology and the big ideas in the Digital Technologies curriculum for the Primary years. Find out more about the development of concepts such as algorithms and computational thinking from Foundation to Level 6.


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