AFL are supporting the Tigers to provide a series of virtual sessions to schools in their ‘Catchment Area’. Recently, 21 schools, 700 students engaged with Alex Rance and Steve Morris prior the Dreamtime at the G game. Students discussed the importance and relevance of the dreamtime round, reconciliation and equality with Steve and Alex. Students got a glimpse of the “Dreamtime Jumper”.
Thara Brown, Korin Gamadji Institute educator performed an acknowledgement to Country, followed by students from various schools connected. Mount Beauty classroom teacher, Sarah Hinde, inspired by the session, created the following reflection task for her Year 7 Humanities students.
Richmond Footbal Club is looking at providing more virtual sessions next term. The AFL is supportive and watching closely, hopeful to expand the offerings around various clubs. Special thanks to Richmond West Primary School for the use of their Polycom facilities.
Don’t miss out on virtual learning opportunities. It is not just for rural schools.
Gary Stager, returns to Australia for a series of exciting hands-on workshops across Regional Victoria. Learn to learn and teach with Hummingbird robotics, littleBits, Scratch, Snap!, Turtle Art, wearable electronics, Arduino, digital paper craft, programmable toys, and other exciting new materials in a project-based context.
Adobe Education, Winthrop & Computelec invite you to meet Ben Forta, Adobe’s Senior Director of Education Initiatives.
When: 6 June Time: 3pm to 5pm Venue: TBC (we will confirm the venue with you by the 26th May 2017) Cost: FREE
RSVP: 5PM, 19 May
Ben is Adobe’s Senior Director of Education Initiatives. He is a best-selling author, with over 750,000 books in print based on coding, an educator, blogger, public speaker and internationally regarded super geek. This event will go through some of the results of a recent international study on the importance of enhancing creativity when teaching Generation Z.
The New Success will be the subject of the second lecture on 11 May 2017 at the Melbourne Exhibition and Conference Centre. Charles Fadel from the Center for Curriculum Design will deliver the lecture, which will consider what skills we need to succeed in the 21st Century.
Charles Fadel is best known as the pioneer of the idea of 21st Century Skills. He is the Founder of the Center for Curriculum Redesign and Chairs the Education Committee advising the OECD.
Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Australia, will introduce the Lecture and discuss why the New Success matters for the economic and social wellbeing of Australia.
When: Thursday 11th May – 6:30pm to 7:30pm Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Cost: $20 – Adults; $10 concession/groups Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do you go from playing Bronson in Round the Twist to directing Neighbours when you’re only 20, before moving on to direct Dance Academy, Chris Lilley’s Angry Boys, Jack Irish, and Modern Family in the USA? This webinar will provide Years 5-12 students with the opportunity to ask Jeffrey about his amazing career and how he went from being a child actor to a successful international television and film director. Read more…
There is no cost involved for schools to participate, but numbers in the webinar will be limited.
The Leigh Hobbs “Author Talk” on was shown today on ABCme – it was very exciting as included as part of the program was footage from a Polycom session with the Sydney Opera House and the following Victorian Schools:
Conducted via Zoom video conference software, ACMI education staff will introduce students to the sketch comedy genre and walk them through the scriptwriting process. Students will collaborate with others from around the country, and will be guided in using the Sketch-o-Matic website – a digital sketch comedy writing tool inspired by the You’re Skitting Me television series.
The video conference sessions will be held on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30pm – 2:15pm AEST on the following dates:
Series 1 – June 6, 13 and 20.
Series 2 – August 1, 8 and 15.
This virtual learning opportunity links to content in a number of Australian Curriculum learning areas, including:
Plan, create and communicate ideas and information, including collaboratively online, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols. (ACTDIP022)
Developing a set of ‘rules’ about appropriate conduct, language and content when communicating online, and using these rules as a basis for resolving ethical dilemmas.
Using a range of communication tools to share ideas and information, for example participating in collaborative online environments.
Rehearse and perform devised and scripted drama that develops narrative, drives dramatic tension, and uses dramatic symbol, performance styles and design elements to share community and cultural stories and engage an audience. (ACADRM037)
Using available software and applications to plan for playbuilding and to create scripts.
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