Announcements: from the Desk of the President 

DLTV Case Studies: inspiring school stories 

Object-oriented Programming: new online course for Australian Teachers

VCE News: Trial Exams on the way

Workshops Term 3: DLTV pivots to webinars plus face-to-face

Partner News: Acer's Term 3 Buyers Guide

DATTA VIC: Design & Technologies in Minecraft

NCSS Challenge: Student competition

Cyber Teacher webinars: from LifeJourney and ASD

Cybersecurity careers: Secondary student webinars

Upcoming Adobe webinars

Immersive activities: from Google

Creative Educator Startup: Tinker Steps

EduTECH 2021: Virtual Conference August 17 and 18

Upcoming Apple webinars


From the desk of DLTV President Ben Gallagher

Stop the Press - below is what we were going to say!

We will monitor the changing situation - good luck to all.

Hello everyone. It is wonderful to be back face-to-face with the kids and other staff. Well done all those parents who quickly returned to remote learning. Rapid lockdowns are a reality for the foreseeable future and DLTV has an important role in supporting schools and parents to feel ready in the event that we need to return to this mode of teaching and learning. The global pandemic will continue to impact all of us but we want to ensure that you have the resources that you need to minimise the impact on you and your students.

As you may be aware, with a few notable exceptions we had to postpone our face-to-face professional learning for the entirety of August. Understandably this was in part because many teachers were directed not to leave their schools and we were being instructed not to attend schools. We were as disappointed as you, but we are optimistic that we can reboot starting in September.

We still consider face-to-face professional learning as having an important place in our programs. Our members have told us they value the opportunities to form connections not just with the DLTV team, but also the other members that these in-person events afford. Our strategy in Term 3 is to review our position on our workshops every fortnight, to ramp up our virtual asynchronous content and to provide more live webinars with some of our education leaders and industry partners.

With that in mind the ability to swing to virtual events becomes increasingly important. In this newsletter 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.

If you have any queries please contact our manager Kevin Daly at

Our 8.1 Journal will arrive in your inboxes very soon. It promises to be an action packed edition and from what our hard working journal committee tell me it will also be a great read. Please feel free to forward it onto your colleagues, and many thanks to our industry partners who help to make our DLTV Journal possible.

As always please don’t hesitate to contact us with any queries or suggestions, and stay safe.

Cheers Ben

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

VCE NEWS: 2021 Trial Exams on the way

DLTV is currently developing a fresh 2021 trial exam for each of the Unit 3&4 courses: Data Analytics and Software Development.

These new papers are expected to be released before the end of August and will be available for purchase in our online shop. 

Keep an eye on our next newsletters for the announcement.

In addition, we will soon be releasing a final, free update to our VCE Resource Kit, which is still available for purchase.

The update will include a couple of corrections to the trial exams included in the kit, as well as a small set of questions that can be used to augment those papers, which were written for the 2020 Adjusted Study design. Purchasers will be notified of the update by email.


Digital Technologies and Cyber regional day (face-to-face)

25 Aug 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
The Hive @ South West TAFE, Warrnambool

This full day face to face event hosted in Victoria's South West Region brings together teachers and curriculum leaders to discover ways to implement Digital Technologies and ICT capabilities in Primary and Secondary schools, as well as a virtual session on cybersecurity careers and classroom resources.

Catherine Newington from the Australian Computing Society will give practical examples for addressing both the Digital Technologies curriculum and ICT capabilities in Primary and Secondary classroom contexts. 

Sam Kingsley from The Brainary will show you practical examples of how robotics hardware and software can be used in classrooms and across learning areas.

All participants will receive a USB with worthwhile resources and have post workshop access to contact Catherine and Sam for further support after the event.

Finally, Tim Edwards will present virtually to provide a brief overview of the Australian Signals Directorate’s CyberEXP online career awareness program. This will include background information on ASD’s mission, a program overview, importantly its application in the classroom, the instructor dashboard and resources for teachers.

More info and book

Cybersecurity: careers and the classroom (webinar)

25 Aug 2021, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Online webinar: joining details after registration

If you are attending the Warrnambool full day seminar you do not need to book for this session.

Are you an educator interested in Cybersecurity?

Tim Edwards will provide a brief overview of the Australian Signals Directorate’s CyberEXP online career awareness program.

This will include background information on ASD’s mission, a program overview, importantly its application in the classroom, the instructor dashboard and resources for teachers.

Tim will also share information about the Cyber Teacher professional development program and other resources from LifeJourney.

More info and book Online Webinar

Getting started coding with Python and JavaScript (FREE face-to-face)

1 Sep 2021, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM @ Western Heights College Geelong

Bridging the gap from blocky coding to text programming can be daunting for many teachers.

Attendance to this grant-funded event is free. In this full-day workshop:

  • Learn the basics of writing programs in two programming languages popular in Australian classrooms: Python and JavaScript.
  • Explore strategies for teaching programming, with fun tasks and learning sequences.
  • Discover a range of free resources to bring Python or JavaScript to the classroom, including some hands-on coding with the micro:bit.
More info and book

PARTNER NEWS: Acer Term 3 buyer's guide

Acer’s term Buyers’ Guide has some great content inside.


  • Technology Spotlight: Loreto College Coorparoo Case Study
  • Digital Developments (Why a partnership between Acer and Digital Learning & Teaching Victoria Benefits Teachers)


  • Case Study - Manaiakalani Education Trust (Creating Equal Learning Opportunity)
  • Acer x UTS Behaviour Lab (Artificial intelligence and analytics to better understand student learning behaviours)

To view the full buyer's guide go to:

DATTA VIC: Design & Technologies in Minecraft

Join Datta Vic's PD sessions to find out more - various dates in August & September Register at

DATTA Vic is working with the Department of Education and Training to develop a schools' design challenge using Minecraft: Education Edition, which will be launched in term 4. Join us for this webinar (you have a choice of 4 dates in August and September) which introduces you to:

  • Design and Technologies Minecraft project resources
  • a hands-on guide to using Minecraft as a teaching tool
  • digital tools for teaching the design process and STEM

You'll find more details about the webinars HERE.

The PD and the challenge are free and open to all. The challenge is most suitable for students of Year 5/6 and 7/8. Minecraft Education Edition is free for all government schools and used widely in the Catholic and Independent sectors - click HERE for more details on how to access it.

NCSS CHALLENGE: Student competition

It's not too late to join the NCSS Challenge. Get your whole school or your class involved to join this fun and friendly competition where students learn to code as they go along.

Students are supported throughout the competition to help them learn and deeply understand the content.

For more information on streams, content, and curriculum links visit:

CYBER TEACHER: Virtual Workshop Series 2021

LifeJourney is pleased to announce the 2021 edition of our Cyber Teacher online workshop series! The workshops are designed to build a foundation understanding of the cyber security field for secondary teachers and careers advisors in Australia.

The Cyber Teacher course is a key component of the Australian Signals Directorate’s CyberEXP program. The workshops will be available every term and will 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 3 18th August 4:00 - 6:00pm AEST

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


Why not try these activities from Google with your class during lockdown?

Arts and Culture

Google Arts & Culture features content from over 2000 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the experience of immersing yourself in Art and Culture to wherever you are.

Virtual Art puzzles

Looking for a fun collaborative activity to share with students, colleagues or friends and family?  Check out gaming experiments from the Google Arts & Culture Lab.  You can do a collaborative virtual puzzle of an iconic piece of art, or complete a visual or cultural crossword.

Parisian Rooftops

Or why not do a 360 degree tour around 5 Parisian rooftops from the comfort of your couch.


Introducing Tinker Steps – a 3D printing service designed for busy teachers.

Tinker Steps is an innovative 3D printing service designed by teachers for the Australian classroom. It combines project management and instant printing quotes for student projects ,keeping class projects under set budgets. Our service offers schools large volume 3D printing capabilities without the need to buy and maintain multiple expensive printers. We’ll handle all the stress of printing and let you focus on teaching.  

As a Melbourne start–up, we’re looking for some Victorian pilot schools both primary and secondary who have a 3D printing class project in mind for terms 3 or 4 in 2021. We’re offering free printing of up to 25 models, with a 4 hr print allowance for each model. That’s up to 100 hrs of 3D printing for free! All we ask is some honest feedback on the service and a $30 fee.  If you are interested and want to be a pilot school, please get into contact with us at or visit the website at We’re here to help schools take their first steps into tinkering.

EduTECH 2021: Virtual Conference 17th & 18th August

EduTECH 2021 virtually brings you your chance to connect, learn and network with the entire Education industry at scale. This year, EduTECH celebrates its 10-year anniversary!  

Attendees will hear insights from more than 150 leading stakeholders across a series of presentations, panel discussions and fireside chats.  Browse the full agenda here

Attendees can browse through the virtual exhibition hall and explore the latest products, services and technologies from market leaders. Check out the full list of Exhibitors here

EduTECH is your chance to see product and technology demos and to network with 10,000+ industry peers and colleagues. Click here to register for your FREE virtual pass now. 

We look forward to welcoming you virtually on the 17-18 August. 


iPad in the Early Years Classroom

Part 1 - Drawing with iPad Thursday, 19 Aug, 2021

2 session to choose from - 3:30 pm & 5:30 pm (AEST)

Register Here -

Explore how iPad can nurture creativity and wonder with Everyone Can Create.  In this session, we’ll get hands-on with the drawing guide, exploring how students can use drawing skills in the classroom using free apps available on iPad.

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

2 session to choose from - 3:30 pm & 5:30 pm (AEST)

Register Here -

Explore how iPad can help students creatively express themselves through music with Everyone Can Create.  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 16, 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 17, 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 18 & 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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