April 23, 2018
by rcrellin

Virtual Classroom – National Privacy Week

Keeping your online self-safe – virtual classroom

  • Audience: Years 3, 4 and 5
  • Friday 18 May, 9:30am
  • Tuesday 22 May, 9:30am (repeat)

Celebrating the National Privacy week, this session is a call to action for students to keep their online self-safe by creating and updating their personal approach to online safety.

The online presentation will assist students to:

  • apply digital information security practices, and
  • apply personal security protocols

With the help of classroom teachers, the presentation will feature polling and interactive questions.

This 40min presentation will be a guided experience for classrooms with complementary resources aligned to the theme. Other related resources are available from the website.

More from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner

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April 19, 2018
by rcrellin

DigiTech professional learning

Check out the range of sessions to support teachers with the Digital Technologies curriculum.

VCAA specialist teachers are delivering  face-to-face and online sessions covering different aspects and levels of the Curriculm. Sessions are being held at: Burwood, Moe, Berwick, Ballarat, Hawthorn, Preston, Shepparton, Altona, Swan Hill.  Find a session near you or register for a webinar

Digital Teaching and Learning Victoria (DLTV)

CSER: DigiTech Champions Workshop – Secondary, 25 July Scienceworks

Code Club Teacher Training Bendigo – 03 May

Digital Technologies Hub professional learning webinars – various topics

Find out more about the Digital Technologies Curriculum




April 10, 2018
by rcrellin

Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School 7-14 July

The Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School is on again for 2018!

Following the successful 2016 and 2017 programs, four Victorian universities are again collaborating to bring you the Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School (VIEWS).

VIEWS is a week-long program offered by The University of Melbourne, RMIT University, Swinburne University and Monash University where students experience first-hand the work of engineers, meet Indigenous engineering professionals, discover pathways into engineering and explore four university campuses.

This is an exciting initiative that will change your students perspective on engineering and open up a world of possibilities.

Applications for this program are now open and close on Friday May 25th at 5pm.

Places in this program are strictly limited, so get in early as this is an opportunity not to be missed!

For more information on the program and a registration form for your students please visit: http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/engage/indigenous/views

April 5, 2018
by rcrellin

Adobe Have a Voice: Making a Difference

The aim of this project is to support FISO through building a positive climate for learning, with a focus on Practice Principle 3; Student voice, agency and leadership empower students and build school pride.

The task is to work as a group of students to produce a video story or animation and selected works will be aired in the end of year showcase.

Find out more and register.

Find out more about the Adobe Creative Cloud offerings through eduSTAR

Upcoming Adobe Professional Learning



March 27, 2018
by rcrellin

Story Camp – free holiday writing program

Do you have big dreams of writing a novel, penning a or publishing your own zine? Or do you have something to say, but you’re not quite sure how to get it out into the world?

This is your chance to learn from some of Australia’s most exciting and inspiring storytellers in a free workshop series* for 12- to 15-year-olds.

Story Camp workshops:

  • Spoken word
  • Zines
  • Fiction writing

10–12 April 2018
3–5 July 2018
2–4 October 2018

Find out more: https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/story-camp

March 23, 2018
by rcrellin

NGV Triennial Tuesdays – virtual classroom

Triennial Tuesdays is a free program providing you and your students with the opportunity to take a peek inside the NGV Triennial from your own classroom.

Each week one of the NGV Educators will introduce a new work from the Triennial, live from the exhibition via Skype in the Classroom.

Featuring the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries, the NGV Triennial surveys the world of art and design, across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives. This celebration of contemporary art and design practice takes place over all four levels of NGV International. Explore cutting-edge technologies, architecture, animation, performance, video, painting, drawing, fashion design, sculpture, tapestry, photography, and gaming, as well as key curatorial themes of Movement, Change, Virtual, Body and Time.

The exhibition offers students and teachers the unique opportunity to look at the world and its past, present and future through the eyes of some of the most creative artists and designers working today.

Please visit the Exhibition online here

Find out more and register

March 16, 2018
by rcrellin

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence – Facebook Live

Facebook has been a  partner for many years in the National Day of Action against bulling and violence. This year they wanted to have a conversation about what parents can do to help their children have a safe and successful experience online. Facebook Live brought together a panel of journalist & mum Jessica Rowe, tech investor & dad Daniel Petre and headspace clinician Vikki Ryall.

National Day of Action against Bullying – A conversation for parents

Join a live discussion with Jessica Rowe, Daniel Petre and Vikki Ryall from headspace about what parents can do to help their children have a safe and successful experience online. Hosted by Mia Garlick, Director of Policy, Facebook Australia & NZ as part of the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence for 2018.#TakeaStandTogether #BullyingNoWay #NDA2018

Posted by Facebook on Thursday, 15 March 2018

Further resources can be found at:

  • https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/NationalDay
  • https://www.headspace.org.au/
  • https://www.esafety.gov.au/



March 9, 2018
by rcrellin

Tech Fest 2018

Tech Fest is a series of interactive programs held across the state from 19 March to 8 April, delivered collaboratively by the Victorian Government’s 10 Tech Schools.

Celebrating all things, science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), Tech Fest will give students, teachers and families the opportunity to discover more about their local Tech School, while getting first-hand experience of the innovative programs they deliver.


  • Monash Tech School – The Future of Work Panel
  • Banyule Nillumbik Tech School and Whittlesea Tech School – Public Art Project: Interactive Art Installation
  • Wyndham Tech School – Design Challenge
  • National Gallery of Victoria – Launch of Tech Fest


  • Yarra Ranges Tech School – Open Day for Partner Schools
  • Geelong Tech School – Geelong Tech School Thinktank


  • Ballarat Tech School – Techy Brekky


  • Casey Tech School – STEAM
  • Maker-challenges @ Casey Kids Carnival


  • Banyule Nillumbik Tech School and Whittlesea Tech School – Public art project: The Urban Projection Project
  • Banyule Nillumbik Tech School and Whittlesea Tech School – Public art project: The Science of Music


  • Bendigo Tech School – Tech Futures Day
  • Bendigo Tech School – Exhibition of Tech School Design Competition entries and winners


  • Geelong Tech School – STEM in Sport
  • Gippsland Tech School – Addressing Australia’s Recycling Crisis
  • Bendigo Tech School – Social Robotics Workshop for Teachers


  • Ballarat Tech School – Tech Hang

March 7, 2018
by rcrellin

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

Virtual Classroom

Imagine a future free from cyber bullying

These sessions ask students to imagine a school, in the near future where students use technology without fear of bullying and harassment – a place where students feel empowered to solve online bullying issues together and where teachers and students work together to ensure safe online spaces for all.

This presentation deliverd by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner will assist students to:

  1. Identify how the actions of bystanders, friends and family can prevent and/or stop online bullying and harassment.
  2. Propose strategies for managing the changing nature of relationships including dealing with cyber bullying and building online friendships.
  3. Propose ways to share information about local services young people can access for help with cyber-bullying issues.

The session will run on Adobe Connect for approximately 40mins. The session will be capped at 150 connections. A reminder with the room link will be sent in the morning of your session.

Audience: Years 4, 5 and 6 students

Dates and Times

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Test Adobe: You can test your Adobe Connect connection at any time at the DET test room.
Find out more and register

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