Announcements: from the Desk of the President 

Workshops Term 3: online opportunities for professional learning

Digital Technologies virtual modules: launched today 

VCE news: DLTV trial exams to be released this week

DLTV school case studies: inspiring school stories 

Object-oriented Programming: new online course for Australian Teachers

Partner news: Acer and DLTV partnership

Inspiring Women in Tech: Free webinar

Cyber Teacher webinars: from LifeJourney and ASD

Cybersecurity careers: Secondary student webinars

Upcoming Adobe webinars

Upcoming Apple webinars


From the desk of DLTV President Ben Gallagher

Hi all, sadly Melbourne remains in lockdown for a bit longer and remote learning is once again the norm. If we at DLTV can help in anyway please doesn’t hesitate to contact us, we know this is a very trying time for teachers, parents and students as well as the greater community.

There are many sites and organisations supporting remote learning with suggestions, resources and ideas, including some of our major industry partners such as Google, Microsoft and Adobe. As well there are lots of sites with ideas on virtual tours and resources, all very worthwhile exploring to add some extra scope to your remote learning experience for your students. Simply do a search on remote learning.

At DLTV we are looking to yet again try to return to face to face in term four but if this doesn’t eventuate, we are now busily planning how we can swivel to virtual delivery. We are also currently promoting webinars which we think might be of interest to you.

Recently our major industry partner ACER computers produced a great video with our Vice President Matt Harrison and then wrote a Whitepaper based on these materials. It is fantastic to see a charity like us and a major player in the DigiTech education space explore how we can both benefit students and learning by working more collaboratively. I would strongly encourage you to read the paper and watch the video. A big shout out to Matt from DLTV and Rob from ACER for contributing so heavily to this.

Everyone tells me that they have been enjoying Edutech and the quality of the presentations, several of our committee and myself were involved in the program, so DLTV were once again well represented.

Speaking of our Committee would like to welcome our newest member Emily Rochelle from Melbourne University. You can read more about her and the rest of our hard-working Committee here.

All these educators are volunteers with a strong sense of “putting back” for education.

Before the end of term keep an eye open for our 8.1 Journal it is in the final stages of production and should hit your inbox shortly or you will be able to download it at our website.

 In this newsletter we launch our virtual modules and encourage members to explore this terrific resource. We are promoting our latest Case Studies and the also the virtual component of our Google grant, which has a strong focus on coding. As we know all teachers have professional learning commitments for maintaining their Victorian Institute of Teaching registration, so we hope these opportunities are helpful in these trying times.

Cheers Ben


Due to the extension of lockdown we have postponed all face-to-face Professional Learning. We will revisit our offerings in Term 4. In the meantime why not check out DLTV's online offerings? We have recently developed two major online modes of Professional Learning. Try;

Or, because you can't visit colleagues in other schools, go to our Case Studies for some inspirational reports of work being done with the Digital Technologies curriculum in other locations across the state. 

Launched today

Hot on the heels of our Object-Oriented virtual workshop, DLTV is pleased to announce the release of a major resource that's been keeping us busy during 2021.

Our new virtual modules, Digital Technologies in your school, are designed to help you and your school get oriented for delivering Digital Technologies, with an emphasis on pedagogy and challenges for delivery.

The modules include informative and discussion videos, activities to complete, and opportunities for reflection. Those undertaking the modules can book to attend a live session to discuss the material with others.

We didn't want to reinvent the wheel by providing a basic introduction to Digital Technologies curriculum, though we do provide links to recommended starting points.

5 of the 10 planned modules are now available, with others to be released progressively.

This resource was made possible with support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training.

    Go to the Virtual Workshop

    VCE NEWS: DLTV trial exams for 2021

    DLTV will release two fresh trial examinations on Wednesday 25th August.

    • VCE Applied Computing: Data Analytics Units 3 & 4
    • VCE Applied Computing: Software Development Units 3 & 4

    These will be announced via a short extra newsletter on the day and will be linked in our online shop.

    Also, purchasers of our VCE Resource Kit will receive an email on 25th August with a final, free update to this resource, including:

    • corrections to the Unit 2 Semester Examination 2020,
    • corrections to one of the Software Development Trial Exams 2020,
    • two small sets of additional questions to support use of the 2020 trial exams from 2021-2024.

    re: online delivery of assessments

    If your school is considering undertaking online delivery of any assessments, DLTV recommends consulting the latest advice from the VCAA available here.

    You will be aware that, once supplied to any student in digital form, the integrity of materials such as practice SACs and trial examinations can be compromised for the purposes of assessment.

    We always advise modifying any commercially purchased materials before use, and this applies to our own trial examinations and other resources. We acknowledge that your school will have methods for ensuring accountability of student work.

      DLTV CASE STUDIES: schools implementing Digital Technologies

      DLTV has been collecting a growing set of school snapshots over 2020-2021. Each case study explores a school's story so far implementing the Digital Technologies curriculum.

      • biggest successes and challenges
      • level band overviews in a common format
      • a spotlighted unit of work
      • video interview segments
      • input from DLTV and the Australian Computing Society

      We are grateful for the time and effort made by teachers and DigiTech leaders at the participating schools. Every school is at a different point on this journey.

      Go to the Case Studies

      A virtual workshop just released

      DLTV is excited to share this new, free online resource for Secondary teachers, which we developed over 2021.

      Object-oriented Programming is often seen as an ambitious goal for both teachers and students. It is our aim to show how the concepts can be introduced in a way that is clear, fun, and addresses curriculum concepts for Secondary years around structured data.

      Based on a successful full-day workshop, this resource includes:

      • informational videos at the start of each new major concept
      • tutorial videos for Python (JavaScript coming soon)

      This resource was made possible with funding from Google Educator PD Grants.

      Go to the virtual workshop

      BASTOW: Teacher Excellence Program (TEP)

      The Teaching Excellence Program (TEP), the flagship of the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership, is a one-year program for up to 500 teachers per year. Applications are now open for teachers across Government, Independent  and Catholic sectors and will be based in the Melbourne CBD as well as many regional Victorian Centres. Applications are also sought for Master Teachers to assist with the facilitation of the  course.

      This program will deepen teaching excellence for Victoria’s highly skilled teachers, advancing their professional expertise through access to the latest research in the science of learning and discipline-based pedagogical content knowledge.

      The TEP will:

      • enable the development of high-quality teaching in the discipline areas
      • research, develop, explore and test new and emerging professional practice 
      • provide access for highly skilled teachers across the state and sectors from all subject areas and schools.

      Applications close on September 15.

      PARTNER NEWS: Acer and DLTV partnership 

      Acer has published an article outlining the benefits our partnerships offers both parties.

      Digital learning and teaching are critical components of a contemporary education. This is why the organisation Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV) exists — to support Victorian teachers and schools in providing the best possible education to students. It’s also why Acer is a major industry partner to DLTV, because this objective aligns with Acer’s vision for the continued growth of the education sector. 

      “DLTV has a proud history in supporting Victoria teachers and students. We originally started as two separate groups focused on digital learning that were founded in the 1980s, then these groups merged to form DLTV in 2012,” explains DLTV Vice President, Matthew Harrison. “We have a vibrant network of life members from both founding organisations who continue to support the next generation of digital educators.” Matt continued, “We aim to be a transformative community, where innovative teachers can come together, build connections, and learn from each other,

      Rod Bassi, Oceanic Sales Director at Acer, notes that the partnership is a “win win” for both organisations.

      “DLTV is a truly unique organisation that exists to provide leadership, support, services, programs and resources to all members,” he says. “While there are other organisations in other states that offer similar assistances, we believe that DLTV deliver these exceptionally well in Victoria, and that what they offer is sincerely engaging and meaningful to schools.”  

      The full article plus can be found here

      An excellent video can be found at  

      Don't forget the Acer buyers guide which includes White-paper articles and case study videos. To view the full buyer's guide go to:

      INSPIRING WOMEN IN TECH: Virtual Workshop 

      Meet and interact virtually with five women who have inspiring jobs in technology 

      Each of the speakers will use graphics as they:

      • Explain what they do in their job on a typical day
      • Share what they like about their work
      • Provide a summary of their career journey summary since leaving school
      • Speak about challenges faced along the way & how they tackled them
      • Provide a word of advice to young female students embarking on their career journey

      There will an opportunity to send in questions to the speakers toward the end of the session. To register for this free event go to

      CYBER TEACHER: Virtual Workshop 2021

      LifeJourney is pleased to announce the 2021 edition of our Cyber Teacher online workshop series! 

      The Cyber Teacher course is a key component of the Australian Signals Directorate’s CyberEXP program. The workshops feature Australian teachers discussing their experiences teaching cyber security in the classroom, perspectives from industry professionals and a briefing on learning resources around the country. 

      Term 4 10th November 4:00 - 6:00pm AEST

      CAREERS IN CYBER SECURITY: Secondary student webinar

      During this session students will learn about different career journeys in the cyber security field by hearing from professionals working in the field. The webinar will feature three professionals with varied backgrounds and experiences providing context of their pathways into the field, skills they utilise, projects they work on and advice for students. The last part of the webinar will allow for a Q&A. 

      9 September, 2021  1:30-3:00pm AEST

      Registration Link: 

      ADOBE WEBINARS: Upcoming and Virtual

      Add these upcoming Adobe webinars to your calendar.

      2021 APAC Adobe Education Summit

      Be a Creative Educator Course 

      Be guided through the Adobe Creative Educator program

      Next opportunities:

      • Mon 30th Aug, 4 PM to 6.30 PM (AEST)
      • Wed 15th Sept, 4 PM to 6.30 PM (AEST)
      • Mon 18th Oct, 4 PM to 6.30 PM (AEST)
      • Tue 16th Nov, 4 PM to 6.30 PM (AEST)

      Inject Creativity Live

      YouTube Show on the Adobe for Education YouTube Channel

      Live very other Wednesday at 6.30 PM

      APAC Adobe Education Summit

      Live, free and virtual education event

      Wednesday 29th September, 2021


      iPad in the Early Years Classroom

      Part 2 - Music with iPad Thursday, 26 Aug, 2021

      Register Here -

      In this hands-on session, you’ll experience engaging lesson sequences that introduce skills and techniques in music through soundscapes.  

      Reimagining Learning for Today's World - Secondary Educator Workshops

      Session 1 - Infuse Creativity into Literature with iPad

      Monday  23 & 30 Aug, 2021 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm (AEST)

      Register Here -

      Join us to discover how the built-in features of iPad help secondary students make connections to content through creativity. 

      Session 2 - Cultivate Inquiry in History with iPad Tuesday 24 & 31 Aug, 2021

      3:45 pm - 4:45 pm (AEST)

      Register Here -

      These hands-on sessions delve into how the creative tools on iPad encourage inquiry and provoke curiosity of ancient pasts in new ways.

      Session 3 - Engage Science Learners with iPad 

      Wednesday 25 Aug, 01 Sep., 2021

      3:45 pm - 4:45 pm (AEST)

      Register Here -

      These hands-on sessions will explore ways students can analyse, visualise, capture, and represent science understandings through creative expression.

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