April 21, 2017
by Jillian Brown

Apple Technical Webcast Series 

The new Technical Webcast Series provides regular updates on relevant and topical Apple technical and deployment guidance that you can watch in the comfort of your own workplace or home.

The topic for April and May is What’s New for Education: Enabling the Classroom

This autumn brings exciting updates for education. The entire platform has been updated with macOS 10.12.4, iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2, 

During this webcast you will walk through exciting new features for education including the new features available in Classroom 2.0, zero-touch Apple TV deployment, and new management features available with mobile device management (MDM). 

You can register for an upcoming webcast here – http://myevents.apple.com/edu/au/

Once you have registered, you will be provided with details for connecting to the webcast. Please note, all webcasts take place in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings time.

The Technical Webcast Series is your regular touch point for Apple deployment updates.

April 20, 2017
by Jillian Brown

Adobe ‘Have a Voice’ – EOI closes Friday 28th April

Adobe and Department of Education, Learning and Teaching Branch are pleased to announce the EOI date for Adobe ‘Have a Voice’ has been extended until Friday 28th April.

Groups of students are invited to create a video story (maximum of two minutes), animation (maximum of one minute) a website/web page or poster about a topic or issue that is important to the group of students (minimum of two per group) using at least one Adobe product.

The Showcase

Schools can enter a maximum of five entries for the official end of year Showcase, however they can have as many groups create a project as they like. Each school will need to determine which groups will represent the school.

Selected entries will also be promoted on the DET FUSE site and by Adobe Education publications.

Click here to access the online expression of interest form.

The Expression of Interest form must be submitted by no later than close of business on Friday 28th April, 2017.

Stay informed about future Adobe in Education professional learning opportunities for teachers in Australasia via: http://bit.ly/adobeEDU-events

Join the Australasian Adobe Professional Learning Group on EdEx to say in touch with Adobe in Education https://edex.adobe.com/group/apac-pl/

Check past Adobe in Education active use activities via http://timkitchen.net/ and CreateEdu TV http://bit.ly/CreateEduTV

April 19, 2017
by Jillian Brown

Term Two 2017 – ICT Planning Workshops

These full-day workshops walk school leaders and staff through the process of developing a long-term school ICT Plan that:sipsTOOL

  • address the learning and teaching goals of the school
  • develop a sustainable ICT plan that meets the needs of the school community
  • ensure a coherent team approach to ICT planning involving school leaders, ICT  co-ordinators, curriculum co-ordinators and technical support staff.

The ICT Planning tool can be accessed via https://www.edustar.vic.edu.au/SIPS (Department credentials required to login).


Corio: Friday, 28 April 2017
Venue: Northern Bay College- Trade Training Centre
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/april-28th-ict-planning-workshop-corio-tickets-33483670560

Berwick: Friday, 5 May 2017
Venue: Jean Russell Centre, Nossal High School
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-5th-ict-planning-workshop-jean-russell-centre-nossal-high-school-berwick-tickets-33485152994

Horsham: Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Venue: Horsham Secondary College Trade Training Centre
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-10th-ict-planning-workshop-horsham-college-trade-training-centre-tickets-33516346294 

Ballarat: Friday, 12 May 2017
Venue: Ballarat Regional Office
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-12th-ict-planning-workshop-ballarat-regional-office-tickets-33484040667

Moe: Thursday, 18 May 2017
Venue: SEV Regional Office, Moe
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-18th-ict-planning-workshop-moe-regional-office-tickets-33484984490

Flemington: Friday, 19 May 2017
Venue: Debney Meadows Primary School
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-19th-ict-planning-workshop-flemington-tickets-33484333543

Croydon: Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Venue: Melba College- Junior Campus Library
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-24th-ict-planning-workshop-croydon-2-tickets-33483578284

Frankston: Friday, 26 May 2017
Venue: Neville Rohan Centre, Mt Erin Secondary College
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-26th-ict-planning-workshop-neville-rohan-centre-mt-erin-secondary-college-frankston-tickets-33484620401

Swan Hill: Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Venue: Swan Hill College FLO Campus
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-31st-ict-planning-workshop-swan-hill-tickets-33516478690

Croydon: Friday, 16 June 2017
Venue: Melba College-Junior Campus Library
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/june-16th-ict-planning-workshop-croydon-3-tickets-33483613389

Bendigo: Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Venue: Bendigo Regional Office
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/june-21st-2017-ict-planning-workshop-bendigo-regional-office-tickets-33484573260

Flemington: Friday, 23 June 2017
Venue: Debney Meadows Primary School
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/june-23rd-ict-planning-workshop-flemington-tickets-33484623410

Shepparton: Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Venue: McGuire College
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/june-28th-ict-planning-workshop-shepparton-tickets-33483506068

April 18, 2017
by Jillian Brown

Digital Technologies curriculum overview (free webinar)

20 Apr 2017, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Online- via Adobe Connect

In this session the Digital Technologies specialist teachers from VCAA will explore the F-10 Digital Technologies curriculum.

The first half of the session (from 4.30-5.00pm) will feature an overview of the Digital Technologies curriculum in the primary years, with a focus on the three strands and ways of thinking. We will also explore how to link Data and Information to the Mathematics curriculum.

From 5.00pm onwards we will explore the 7-10 Digital Technologies with an overview and examples of activities related to content descriptors.

Presenters:  VCAA Digital Technologies Specialist teachers Sean Irving (Primary) & Daryl Croke (Secondary)

April 13, 2017
by Jillian Brown

Robogals – Girls in ICT Day Breakfast

Thursday 27th April, 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: Engineers Australia Innovation Hub, Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, VIC

Food and Beverages will be provided

Robogals Melbourne would like to cordially invite you and your female students to our Girls in ICT Breakfast on the 27th of April.

The event will be held for the benefit of female secondary aged students to learn more about future careers and pathways in STEM and ICT. It will feature a panel of speakers from established figures in STEM industries, and workshop for the students to have the opportunity to talk directly to female role-models in relevant areas.

If you’re interested in attending/sending students, please forward the names of up to 4 girls in Year 11-12 and a supervising teacher (if necessary) along with their dietary requirements to melbourne.partnerships@robogals.org. Places are limited so please RSVP ASAP.

This event will be free of charge and provides an opportunity to promote careers in STEM fields for your students.

If you represent a school in a rural area or require assistance in transportation for your students, please don’t hesitate to reach out to email melbourne.partnerships@robogals.org, as it is possible that Robogals will be able to cover the transportation costs for attendees.

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