Announcements: from the Desk of the President 

Upcoming webinars and events: online PL, including for VCE teachers

Partner News: Guide to accidental laptop damage (Acer)

DLTV resources for teaching Digital Technologies: Where to find them

The Inclusive Classroom: An online weekly series on Microsoft accessibility

Other PL opportunities: from Adobe


From the desk of DLTV President Ben Gallagher

Hi and a warm welcome back to Term Four.

We have decided not to attempt face-to-face PL this term as we feel schools will be keen to have a settled, uninterrupted term. That said we are revisiting our successful webinar series.

Our aim is to run at least six webinars throughout the term. Generally, these will be on Thursdays at 4pm with a 30-minute presentation and 10 minutes for questions and answers. As has been our practice in the time of remote learning and COVID these will be free of charge, so I hope you will support us by participating.

Our DLTV team have been working hard on several projects. All of these have been kindly funded by the Department.

In November we will be publishing our two Connecting Learning to Work projects which have a focus on Digital Technologies and ICT careers. The first will provide material and resources aimed at exploring careers in Digital Technologies and ICT and what the future of these careers might look like. The second will be focused on encouraging girls to pursue careers in Digital Technologies and ICT.

Our other major project is supplying modules of content for the Teaching Excellence Program through Bastow.

Our VCE subcommittee is also busily preparing for our one VCE Applied Computing Teachers' Conference and Exam Prep webinar, the latter of which is coming up this very week.

Preparation for our virtual DigiCon conference is well under way, our Conference Subcommittee is now meeting fortnightly under the leadership of Jo Blannin. We will have dates shortly but are currently looking towards the end of January 2022. Similar to our successful ACCE conference earlier this year the format will be across a Mon-Thu 4pm to 6pm.

Keep an eye on your inbox later this week as we will be emailing you about renewing your membership or for those non-members encouraging you to join us in 2022.

Remember we’re always here for our membership and can only provide content, workshops, conferences, etc. if we have a strong member base.

Finally, I hope the first few weeks of term go well for you and your school.

As always reach out if we can support you in any way.

Cheers, Ben


VCE Exam Prep: Data Analytics and Software Development

7 Oct 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cost: free

Presenting teachers will show how they break down past exam questions with their students, as well as talk about some of the essential knowledge and common mistakes made in exams.

The session is ideal for graduate and new teachers getting up to speed with their first VCE exam, as well as experienced teachers keen to discover insights and techniques from their peers.

More info and book

Making DigiTech and ICT mainstream

21 Oct 2021, 4:00 PM – 4:40 PM
Cost: free

In this webinar, Catherine Newington from the Australian Computing Society will show you practical examples for addressing both the Digital Technologies curriculum and ICT capabilities in Primary and Secondary classroom contexts. Catherine will showcase samples of lesson ideas taken from a series she has produced for DLTV in cooperation with other subject associations, DigiTech and ICT Across The Curriculum.

More info and book

Sparking Creativity in any learning area with Adobe’s free tools

28 Oct 2021, 4:00 PM – 4:45PM

Cost: free

This online workshop by Dr Tim Kitchen from Adobe will show you all about Adobe Spark, a set of free creativity tools that are being used to enhance creativity in classrooms around the world. Available for iOS and via a web browser, students and teachers are able to use Adobe Spark to make posters, videos and web pages quickly and easily..

More info and book

VCE Applied Computing Teachers' Conference

5 Nov 2021, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

$45 for DLTV members, $55 for non-members

This year's VCE Applied Computing Teachers' Conference will again take place online.

Presentations are delivered in the form of short, sharp sessions (~40 minutes) throughout the day:

  • core sessions from experienced teachers sharing their knowledge and classroom practice for VCE Applied Computing Units 1 & 2, Data Analytics Units 3 & 4 and Software Development Units 3 & 4,

  • topical sessions on tools, ideas and areas relevant to VCE Applied Computing teachers.
More info and book


We're still looking for teachers to fill some slots in the day!

If you are interested in sharing your approach and classroom practice in a core or topical session, please contact Nathan.

DLTV provides a small presenter's fee in recognition of your time.

PARTNER NEWS: Acer whitepaper

Students have accidents, and by proxy, so do their essential tools.

This is especially true when it comes to laptops, which, due to their portability, are susceptible to damage from varying conditions – whether that’s in the schoolyard, between classes, or at home.

This whitepaper acts as a guide for principals or heads of IT on the topic of accidental damage. It discusses some of the challenges schools and students face in these situations and provides expert advice on managing them effectively.

Learn more about some best practices on preventing and limiting laptop damage, starting from the point of purchase.

Download the whitepaper

TEACHING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES: Finding the recent resources from DLTV

Over 2021, DLTV has been publishing a number of free online resources designed to support teachers of Digital Technologies.

In case you missed them, use the button below to access the index page and find:

  • virtual workshops - growing, self paced PL for teachers and school leaders
  • school case studies - how different schools are implementing Digital Technologies
  • across the curriculum - articles made in collaboration with other learning area subject associations
  • webinar recordings - our YouTube library of webinars recorded in 2020-2021
  • older resources that are still relevant

Many of these resources are still growing, with the new Connecting Learning to Work projects coming soon.

Access Digital Technologies teaching resources

ONLINE WEEKLY SERIES: Microsoft accessibility

Are you interested in learning about Microsoft Accessibility tools to create an inclusive classroom and learning experience for your students?

Microsoft is proud to partner with National Disability Coordination OfficerProgram (NDCO) for this #free webinar series: #TheInclusiveClassroom for university, vocational education & training and high school educators.

Join us to improve your knowledge of Microsoft accessibility features and embed use of these in your inclusive teaching practice.

Click here to register now.


Adobe Creativity Challenge for Victorian students

Victorian students in Years 5 to 9 are welcome to take part in a special digital Creativity Challenge event running from Nov 10 to 17.  Find out more and promote to your Vic Edu networks via -

Adobe Creative Educator Program – for all teachers

All teachers, even if they are not regular Adobe users,  should do at least level 1 of the Adobe Creative Educator Program. Find out more via –

If you would like to be guided through Level 1, register for a free Be a Creative Educator Course with Dr Tim Kitchen via

Adobe in Education Events site

Lots of new and exciting professional learning opportunities for 2022 are soon to advertised on the Adobe in Education Events site - 

Adobe Max

This year, Adobe Max is a gain free and virtual with over 5 million expected registrations. Find out more via

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