March 23, 2018
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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

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March 16, 2018
by rcrellin
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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/

 

 

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March 9, 2018
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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.

20/03/2018

  • 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

21/03/2018

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

22/03/2018

  • Ballarat Tech School – Techy Brekky

24/03/2018

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

26/03/2018

  • 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

27/03/2018

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

28/03/2018

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

12/04/2018

  • Ballarat Tech School – Tech Hang
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March 7, 2018
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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

Find out more

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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March 6, 2018
by Jillian Brown
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SOLO Taxonomy – Additional training announced in Mt Waverley

An additional ‘SOLO Taxonomy in the Classroom’ workshop has been announced for Mt Waverley on Monday 19th March!

Where: Mt Waverley Primary School
When: Monday 19th March, 8:45am – 3:30pm
Register NOW

The SOLO Taxonomy in the Classroom’ workshop will be facilitated by Pam Hook. Pam is one of the leading advocates for the SOLO taxonomy and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to share.

SOLO Taxonomy in the Classroom aims to provide schools with further tools, ideas and practical strategies to help teachers plan and implement the SOLO taxonomy in their classrooms..

The SOLO Taxomomy (Biggs & Collis 1982) has provided a valuable vehicle to identify and support deep learning opportunities in many NPDL schools. It has shown the relationship between surface and deep learning and the importance of scaffolding learning for both.

** it is expected attendees to this workshop will have previously attended the SOLO Taxonomy in the Classroom workshop or have a good understanding of SOLO and its application to learning and teaching

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March 1, 2018
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Teaching Coding and Physical Computing with Gary Stager

Learn how a project-approach to computer programming, robotics, and physical computing can serve a diverse student population while developing your own skills. This workshop will explore powerful ideas from computer science and engineering that may be employed in the solving of problems across the curriculum. A review of software and hardware options will be explored in addition to two focused programming and robotics activities. Participants will also have experience with the BBC Micro:bit and other low-cost “microcontroller development boards” offering great potential for learning through making, tinkering, and engineering in the classroom.”

This session is aimed at upper primary and secondary teachers in Victorian government schools.

Dates and Venue:

Gary S. Stager, Ph.D., is an award-winning teacher educator, speaker, consultant, and author who has spent the past 35 years helping schools around the world embrace technology as an intellectual laboratory and vehicle for self-expression. He is an expert at helping educators prepare students for an uncertain future by supercharging learner-centered traditions with modern materials and technology. No stranger to Australia, Gary led PD in the world’s first laptop schools, earned a doctorate in science & mathematics education at The University of Melbourne, and has worked at government and independent schools across the nation since 1990. Gary has taught preschool through doctoral students, studied in Reggio Emilia, and was part of a project that won a Grammy Award.

When Jean Piaget wanted to better understand how children learn mathematics, he hired Seymour Papert. When Dr. Papert wanted to create a high-tech alternative learning environment for incarcerated at-risk teens, he hired Gary Stager. This work was the basis for Gary’s doctoral dissertation and documented Papert’s most-recent institutional research project.

He is a long-suffering Richmond Tigers supporter whose latest book is Invent To Learn – Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, has been called “the bible of the maker movement in schools.” Gary has worked across Australia for the past 27 years. You may read more at http://cmkfutures.com/gary

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February 22, 2018
by Jillian Brown
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SOLO Taxonomy- ‘in the Classroom’ and ‘Master Class’

Pam Hook returns to Victoria for an exciting offer of SOLO workshops: ‘SOLO Taxonomy in the Classroom’ and ‘SOLO Master Class’, a new offering for educators who have previously attended the ‘in your Classroom’ workshop. Pam Hook is one of the leading advocates for the SOLO taxonomy and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to share.

SOLO Taxonomy in the Classroom aims to provide schools with further tools, ideas and practical strategies to help teachers plan and implement the SOLO taxonomy in their classrooms.

The SOLO Master Class is designed for educators who have previously attended the ‘SOLO Taxonomy in the Classroom’ workshop. This workshop will equip attendees with further tools, ideas and practical strategies to support learning design.

The SOLO Taxomomy (Biggs & Collis 1982) has provided a valuable vehicle to identify and support deep learning opportunities in many NPDL schools. It has shown the relationship between surface and deep learning and the importance of scaffolding learning for both.

 

New workshop:

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February 22, 2018
by rcrellin
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Digital Technologies Workshop

Melbourne, 27-28 February

The Australian Computing Academy (ACA) is delivering a Commonwealth funded project developing resources that will be freely available to students and teachers across Australia to learn about programming and related concepts in Digital Technologies.

This workshop helps teachers better understand the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, and introduces freely available resources for use in the classroom.

Find out more and register

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February 20, 2018
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Mustangs FC Cast Q&A Webinar

23 March 2018, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Mustangs FC Cast Webinar for Upper Primary & Secondary Students 

On March 23 students from schools throughout Australia will have a unique opportunity to be part of a live Q&A webinar with Mustangs FC cast members Emmanuelle Mattana (Marnie), Ashleigh Marshall (Liv), Molly Broadstock (Bella) and Gemma Chua-Tran (Anusha).

Students will be able to ask questions to Emmanuelle, Ashleigh, Molly and Gemma about acting, advice they might have, and being involved in a ground-breaking series like Mustangs FC. This event is open to Years 5-9 students.

Places will be limited in the webinar, so check the details below to register or find out more.

Mustangs FC Cast Webinar Details

Date:  Friday, March 23
Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm (AEDT)

Years: 5 – 9
For More Details or to Register Email: education@actf.com.au

 

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February 15, 2018
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Science and Mathematics Specialist Centres

The network of six Victorian Science and Mathematics Specialist Centres engage students and teachers across the state in contemporary, experiential science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM curriculum. The Centres’ programs are available to all Victorian students and their teachers, whether it be an on-site visit to the Centres, or participating in a virtual program, or having Centre staff coming out and visiting schools through the outreach programs. The Centres are for all Victorian students from Prep–12 with priority given to rural/regional and disadvantaged schools.

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/learningdev/vicstem/Pages/centres.aspx

The Centres regularly run professional learning. The following programs are currently available:

Professional Leaning at VSSEC 

Professional Learning at Ecolinc – contact Linda Flynn, Director, flynn.linda.e@edumail.vic.gov.au, to register your interest.

‘Hands on STEM’

Date:                     Thursday 13th March / Wed 14th March

Venue:                 Ecolinc, 17-23 Labilliere St, Bacchus Marsh

Audience:           Primary Teachers

Intent:                  This PD day is for Primary Teachers and will involve a keynote and a range of workshops designed to provide teachers with ‘hands on’ activities that they can take back and implement in their classrooms.  We will also have a couple of primary schools that will showcase good practise examples. The aim of the day is to improve teacher STEM knowledge and practice.http://www.ecolinc.vic.edu.au/pdtraining

 

‘Using Science to teach Maths’. 

Date:                     Wed 23rd May

Venue:                 Ecolinc, 17-23 Labilliere St, Bacchus Marsh

Audience:           Primary & Lower Secondary Teachers.

Intent:                  This day is geared to Primary and lower Secondary Teachers and looks at a cross curricular approach. The day will follow a similar format with a keynote and workshops.  The idea behind this is to use science and scientific concepts to teach mathematics skills.

 

Environment & Sustainability Symposium

Date:                     Monday 18th June

Audience:           Primary & Secondary Teachers

Intent:                  The Symposium will involve a range of high quality experts in the Environment & Sustainability field who will deliver keynotes and workshops. The aim is to broaden knowledge and understanding around key environmental issues that are part of the Victorian Curriculum and VCE.

Find out more…

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