Guest Blogger: Joedy Wallis, ICTEV
We are pleased to announce that the merger of ICTEV and VITTA was voted on by members on Wednesday (ICTEV) and Thursday (VITTA) last week and that members accepted the motion to merge the two Victorian teacher associations to form the new association Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTVic). The new association will commence on 1 January 2014.
Thank you for your enthusiasm and support during this year for the merger.
Both organisations have a proud history of providing leadership and innovation in ICT education and we are certainly excited about the opportunities that the new organisation will be able to offer members especially in terms of preparing as for the Digital Technologies national curriculum.
We are delighted at the prospect of expanding our thinking and exploring innovation and quality education resources and networking opportunities. We are now fully engaged in developing a calendar of events including conferences and professional learning opportunities.
The knowledge is in the network and we want to build upon that to service pre-service teachers to principals in and target early years to careers.
Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria as your professional teachers’ association is set for an exciting inaugural year ahead and we have a very positive vision for the future of ICT in education for all Victorian school. We want you on board!
How will it work? Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria will come into effect on 1 January 2014. VITTA and ICTEV are offering exactly the same membership categories and membership fees to current members who like to renew this year for 2014. Your ICTEV or VITTA renewal will automatically be rolled over to Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria on 1 January 2014. DLTVic Membership Renewal information
Nominations for the ICTEV Educator of Year close on Friday 25 October
The ICTEV Educator of the Year award is a state award intended to recognise the importance of the work of Victorian teachers who contributing to the use of information and communication technologies in their schools.