May 25, 2017
by rcrellin
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Richmond Football Club – Dreamtime at the G, virtually

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.

  • Have you been to the Aquarium?
  • Have you visited the Sydney Opera House ?

Visit http://lv2vl.global2.vic.edu.au/ to see more opportunities or contact a Virtual Learning Coach for hands on support.

May 15, 2017
by rcrellin
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Invent to Learn with Gary Stager

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.

Find out more

What will be covered:

  • How new tools and technology can reinvigorate Project-Based Learning
  • Best classroom practices for integrating maker technology
  • How to plan engaging projects based on the TMI design model
  • How to choose the technologies with the maximum learning impact
  • How to make the case for making, tinkering, and engineering

May 12, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Special event on Creativity in Education

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.

Register interest via – http://bit.ly/ben-melb17 and please share this with your colleagues and wider networks.


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

If you haven’t already, please join the Australasian Adobe Professional Learning Group on EdEx to stay 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

May 10, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Australian Learning Lecture presents Charles Fadel

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 May6:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: $20 – Adults; $10 concession/groups
Contact: info@all-learning.org.au

Bookings are open.

 

May 9, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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ACTF webinar – Meet Jeffrey Walker

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation is presenting Jeffrey Walker in a Webinar for upper primary and secondary students

Date: Thursday, 15th June

Times: 11.30am – 12.30pm (AEST)

Year Levels: Years 5 – 12 (upper primary and secondary students)

Email to Register: education@actf.com.au

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.

May 5, 2017
by rcrellin
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Virtual learning opportunities driving literacy

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:

  • Bridgewater-on-Loddon PS
  • Tempy PS
  • Dederang PS
  • Mooroopna PS

The program is available on ABC iview now, but will only remain on iview until 4th June 2017 http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/author-talk-leigh-hobbs/ZW1071A001S00

How can you get involved?

YABBA  is a fantastic virtual program, free for all Victorian Government Primary Schools, so if you haven’t signed up for this project as yet, why not?

You can join in with online sessions with Authors, vote on most popular books. You DO NOT need a Polycom unit to participate and technical support available upon registration.

Our next author session is on 16 May with Sally Rippon. Leigh Hobbs with be talking with students again on 8 August.

Find out more:

May 4, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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NGV Code: Put Your Smile on Your Dial :)

Using Scratch, this activity gives you the steps to code a clock that reflects the current time of your location with the hour, minute and second hands.

And then the fun part – every hour the clock face will change to something of your choosing for a short time before returning back to normal. This could be your face, an emoji, your cat…anything!

In the example provided, an emoji and a very happy child has been selected for the clock faces.

This program uses a range of coding techniques in Scratch including show and hide, sprites and costumes, and control and operator blocks.

What will you come up with? Share your creations with National Gallery of Victoria on Twitter:@NGVEducation

 

 

May 1, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Virtual Learning Opportunity: Comedy Scriptwriting Workshops

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will run two series of comedy scriptwriting workshops this year. Open to schools Australia-wide and pitched at Year 5 and 6 students, each series of three workshops is generously supported by Department of Education and Training.

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:

Digital Technologies

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.

Drama

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.

For enquiries and registrations, please contact ACTF Education Coordinator Lily Pavlovic: Lily.Pavlovic@actf.com.au

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