July 22, 2019
by creidy
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The Digital Innovation Festival is heading Back to School

During the Victorian Government’s Digital Innovation Festival (DIF), schools can register to have a STEM/Digital Innovator come to their school and speak to their students.

This is an opportunity to highlight career paths, demonstrate some of the exciting and surprising applications of technology, and breakdown stereotypes of ICT.

The DIF is a unique initiative to develop, demonstrate and promote technology innovation across every sector of the economy and society.

The Back to School program is a new addition to the festival, introduced to encourage students, parents and teachers to engage with technology innovation and build awareness of the many career opportunities associated with technology. The program brings DIF to your school community and overcomes the logistics of school excursions to the festival.

How to get involved

First, register your interest in the DIF Back to School program https://difback2school2019.eventbrite.com.au

Second, select your preferred option for program participation:

  1. Nominate alumni to come back to school – invite an ex-student to return to the classroom and speak about their ICT/Digital technology career and pathway.
  2. Let DIF source you a speaker to suit your curriculum – note your topics of interest such as cyber security, software development, artificial intelligence etc. and DIF will match you with a relevant speaker.
  3. Host an iAwards finalist – the prestigious iAwards program is the centrepiece of the Digital Innovation Festival and brings technology innovators from across Australia to Melbourne for the National iAwards ceremony. DIF can arrange a finalist to come and share their story, project and path to success.

Register for the Back to School program at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/digital-innovation-festival-back-to-school-program-tickets-66138531127

For more information, contact the Digital Learning Team via digital.learning@edumail.vic.gov.au

For more information on the DIF, visit https://dif.vic.gov.au/

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