June 19, 2018
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Kids Conference 2018

This years Kids Conferece will be held 20th November 2018 at Australian Catholic University.

Do you think your kids would like to present?

The Kids’ Conference 2018 Workshop to be held on Tuesday 28th August hosted by The Royal Society of Victoria with Cultural Infusion.

This workshop aims to provide prospective facilitators and student presenters with an opportunity to bring History, Science Geography or English project ideas and develop them in preparation for the Kids’ Conference on 20th November 2018 at Australian Catholic University.

Please note places are strictly limited. Up to 5 students and 2 teachers per school can participate in the workshop program.

There will also be a dedicated session for teachers to support their facilitation role as a PD component of the workshop.  Please find attached a Guide, Flyers and please follow this link for further information: http://www.acu.edu.au/about_acu/faculties,_institutes_and_centres/education_and_arts/kids_conference

Registrations for this workshop open on 25th June and close on 7th August 2018.   You can register up to two staff and your nominated students (5) for the Workshop.

If you are unable to attend this workshop, but would like further information about the Kids’ Conference initiative, please feel free to contact Stephen Spain Convenor: stephenspain@acu.edu.au

 

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June 15, 2018
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Mars2020

Our Guest blogger is Mark Gleeson from the Victorian Space Science Education Centre

Attention all potential interplanetary travellers!

Meet Adrian Brown. He’s the Deputy Program Scientist for Mars 2020, and his fields of research include astrobiology and remote sensing spectroscopy. He’s also an expert on Mars.

For one hour he will transport you to the Red Planet, and you will have the chance to fill the shoes of a Mission Controller from NASA.

Adrian completed his PhD studies at the Australian Centre for Astrobiology. If you are interested in his PhD research on hyperspectral mapping of ancient hydrothermal systems in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, you will find the web site, and many linked resources, here.

Session Details

Mars2020 – A behind the Scenes Look at the first aircraft carrier to Mars

Tuesday 10 July, 7:00 – 8:00pm

VIctorian Space Science Centre

400 Pascoe Vale Road

Strathmore

Find out more and register

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June 14, 2018
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MSEdumeet

Prepare for an amazing day of learning, inspiration and play.

Microsoft Australia will be holding our brand new series of Educational Meets aka “MSEduMeets” across the country this year, aiming to accommodate a fantastic day of fun while learning, inspiring and playing with like-minded educators.

WHEN: Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 | 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM

WHERE: National Gallery of Victoria

First up, join one of the Learn sessions, run by teachers, for teachers, that will explore Microsoft technologies such as Minecraft, OneNote, Windows, Office 365, Teams for Education, STEM, and/or Skype in the Classroom. During this session you will explore a range of strategies, ideas and tools.

Then prepare for the Ignite sessions where teachers will showcase (in no more than 7 minutes) the amazing work they are doing in their classrooms and schools with Microsoft technologies. You will then have the opportunity to speak to at least one of those teachers during round-table Q&As.

We wrap it all up in the Play session where you will have a series of challenges to complete. There will be something for everyone from surviving the night in Minecraft to inventing with Micro:bit to 3D modelling, plus much more!

Find out more and register at: https://aka.ms/msedumeets

 

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June 12, 2018
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Bringing the best children’s television into your classroom

Victorian DET teachers and students have access to some of the best Australian-made children’s television and curriculum resources developed by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation in the FUSE portal.

Make the most of the content by attending free professional learning at the fantastically creative offices of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation in Fitzroy.

Primary Teachers – download flyer

Secondary Teachersdownload flyer

 

 

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May 11, 2018
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Cyber Victoria Schools Challenge Awards 2018

 

Details
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Federation Square, Melbourne
Wednesday, May 30, 2018,
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
This is a FREE event.
REGISTER AT: https://goo.gl/2kS2zt

Event Info
http://dayofstem.org/cyber-victoria/cyber-victoria-awards-may-30th/

Cyber Victoria Schools Challenge
http://www.dayofstem.com.au/cybervic.html

More information:
http://philipdalidakis.com.au/pdw/cyber-skills-for-every-victorian-classroom/
http://philipdalidakis.com.au/pdw/melbourne-well-on-its-way-to-being-cyber-ready/
 

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May 1, 2018
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C3DIS Data Science Conference

C3DIS aims to build a national community of practice of scientists, researchers, and computing, data and information management specialists from publicly funded Australian research organisations.

Teacher and Student Engagement

Teacher Integrated STEM & Data Science Workshop

Date: Tuesday 29 May 2018

Time: Workshop: 09:30am – 4:30pm

STEM Data Visualisation Competition for Year 10-12 Students

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Find out more and register

Data Intensive Science: From Astronomy to Zoology

An evening with four notable scientists exploring how science has changed: from empirical, to theoretical, to modern day computational and data exploration techniques. Each change has lead us to an increased understanding of the world around us, and has driven the development and use of revolutionary technologies.

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018

Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Find out more and register

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April 23, 2018
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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

Register your class now

 

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April 5, 2018
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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

Videos

 

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March 27, 2018
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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

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