July 28, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Beginner’s Guide to Digital Technologies through CSER Online Courses

August 29 2017
Scienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood VIC

Register NOW! https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/beginners-guide-to-the-digital-technologies-curriculum-tickets-35450719055

Beginner’s Guide to the Digital Technologies Curriculum

We are excited to offer a further opportunity to attend a collaboration between CSER Adelaide and Museums Victoria – Scienceworks.

Visit Scienceworks and find out about the new range of Digital Technologies programs now available to teachers, provided free-of-charge by the University of Adelaide, Computer Science Education Research (CSER) Group

Summary
9am to 10am  – Hear about the wonderful work of the Scienceworks STEM team – led by Mei Liu (MV Senior Programs Officer – STEM).  Hands on activities.
10am to 1:30pm (including break for morning tea)  Workshop – led by Celia Coffa  This session is designed to explore the Digital Technologies curriculum for teachers of Prep – Year 8, using the CSER MOOC resources. We will be working through the some elements of  F-6 Digital Technologies course, including :

  • Signing up to a course and joining Google+ Community
  • Introducing the Digital Technologies Curriculum
  • Finding connections to other subject areas
  • Exploring online and hands on resources

The afternoon will be free to explore the wonders and excitement of Scienceworks exhibitions at your leisure. For access to paid Planetarium or Lightning room public shows please book online on the Scienceworks website or in person on the day with your MVTeachers card.

 Register NOW! https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/beginners-guide-to-the-digital-technologies-curriculum-tickets-35450719055

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July 26, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Day of STEM

Day of STEM is a national initiative designed to raise the National IQ for STEM careers by inspiring the next generation of students through a self-guided interactive, online STEM awareness experience called LifeJourney.

Click Here to Register Now: http://dayofstem.com.au/optus.html?oId=4691

The program delivers free online national cyber security education courses for students to experience a day in the life of Optus’ cyber experts to understand the skills and activities involved in a cyber-attack, and the critical importance in helping Australian organisations combat the growing volume of cyber threats.

The program is available free of charge for all students, parents, teachers and schools in Australia and is recommended for students in Year 7 – University. Part 1 of the program takes approximately 60 minutes of class time to complete, with up to two hours homework available.

By running the Optus Cyber Security Experience with your students in class, you’re not only providing high quality learning resources to your students, you’re also on your way to become a certified Cyber Teacher. This professional development opportunity for Australian teachers includes interaction with our Cyber Teacher mentor and an adaptive learning course that helps prepare you to introduce cyber security into your school.

Upon completing the initial part of the Optus Cyber Security Experience, students can participate in a dynamic set of Cyber Challenges that measure their cyber aptitude and help them to develop baseline knowledge and skills needed to start a career in cyber security.

Click Here to Register Now: http://dayofstem.com.au/optus.html?oId=4691

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July 26, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Term Three – ICT Planning Workshops

These full-day workshops walk school leaders and staff through the process of developing a long-term school ICT Plan that:

  • address the learning and teaching goals of the school
  • develop a sustainable ICT plan that meets the needs of the school community
  • ensure a coherent team approach to ICT planning involving school leaders, ICT  co-ordinators, curriculum co-ordinators and technical support staff.

The ICT Planning tool can be accessed via https://www.edustar.vic.edu.au/SIPS (Department credentials required to login).

Bendigo: Wednesday 9th August 2017
Venue: Bendigo Regional Office
Booking Link: Register here

Moe: Friday 11th August 2017
Venue: Moe Regional Office
Booking Link: Register here

Ballarat: Friday 11th August 2017
Venue: Ballarat Regional Office
Booking Link: Register here

Corio: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Venue: Northern Bay College Goldsworthy Road Campus
Booking Link: Register here

Flemington: Wednesday 18th August 2017
Venue: Debney Meadows Primary School
Booking Link: Register here

Lakes Entrance: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Venue: Lakes Entrance Secondary College
Booking Link: Register here

Flemington: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Venue:
Debney Meadows Primary School
Booking Link:
Register here

Horsham: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Venue: Horsham College (Trade Training Centre)
Booking Link: Register here

Frankston: Friday 25th August 2017
Venue: Neville Rohan Centre, Mt Erin Secondary College
Booking Link: Register here

Berwick : Tuesday 29th August 2017
Venue: Jean Russell Centre, Nossal High School
Booking Link: Register here

Wodonga: Thursday 31st August 2017
Venue: Wodonga Senior Secondary College
Booking Link: Register here

Eltham: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Venue: St Helena Secondary College
Booking Link: Register here

SheppartonWednesday 13th September 2017
Venue: McGuire College
Booking Link: Register here

Blackburn South: Wednesday 15th September 2017
Venue: Aurora School
Booking Link: Register here

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July 25, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Secondary School Software Suite

The Department is currently updating its eduSTAR Secondary School Software Suite to provide Victorian government secondary schools with comprehensive, up-to-date digital tools and software to support the implementation of the Victorian Curriculum and achievement of Education State targets.

From the start of Term 3, 2017 Victorian government secondary school teachers and students in Years 7 to 12 will have access to the following software.

Adobe Creative Cloud Apps and Design and Web K-12 Collection

Secondary Schools who have opted-in to access the Adobe Creative Cloud Apps and Design and Web K-12 Collection can now deploy this software to their school and student-owned devices. If your school did not opt in – it’s not too late, please contact Brooke McNamara: mcnamara.brooke.l@edumail.vic.gov.au

The Department has licensed this software for secondary schools from the start of Term 3, 2017 until the end of March 2019. (Use of the software after this time will require a new Agreement.)

WHY WOULD YOU USE THIS SOFTWARE?

This software can be used to support the implementation of the Victorian Curriculum, VET and VCE. It can be used across a range of Learning Areas for the creation of documents, animations, audio, videos and websites. In addition, this software has specific relevance to learning and teaching of The Arts, Technologies and Critical and Creative Thinking. 

HOW DO YOU ACCESS THIS SOFTWARE?

Instructions have been provided to all school’s Specialist Technicians on how to deploy this software to school-owned and student BYO devices through the eduSTAR Software Catalogue: www.edustar.vic.edu.au/software

New versions of the eduSTAR Secondary School Software image (v7.1) will be issued over Term 3 and will contain Acrobat Pro and Photoshop by default.

Due to the size of the software, the other titles have been split into packages for download.

The full list of the software packages are provided on the following pages.

WHERE CAN YOU ACCESS SUPPORT TO USE THIS SOFTWARE? 

Adobe for Education DigiPub provides an overview of each software title, ideas on how it can be used in learning and teaching and links to resources including user guides and tutorials. Go to: http://www.digipubs.vic.edu.au/program/adobe-in-education/home

Adobe Education Exchange provides free online professional learning courses, teaching materials and access to Adobe’s online community of creative educators. Go to: https://edex.adobe.com/

Professional learning sessions will be held in each region during Term 3. To register your interest in attending these sessions email: digital.learning@edumail.vic.gov.au


FIND OUT MORE:
Contact Digital Learning at: digital.learning@edumail.vic.gov.au


SOFTWARE PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD DESKTOP APPS FOR SCHOOL OWNED COMPUTERS

System requirements: Win 7, 8 or 10 and Mac OSX 10.10 or later.
https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/system-requirements.html

ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD DESIGN AND WEB APPS FOR STUDENTS BYOD

System requirements: Win 7, 8 or 10 and Mac OSX 10.10 or later
https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/system-requirements.html

 

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July 24, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Steve Morrill – Cyber Teacher Australia Tour

LifeJourney, the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) and Day of STEM partners are delighted to announce Steve Morrill, a leading US educator in Cyber Science, is coming to Australia for the first time to facilitate a series of professional learning opportunities for Australian teachers.

Steve is in Victoria at the following FREE events.  Register now

July 26: Online Webinar
Steve Morrill, Cyber Science and Technology educator
Why Cyber is STEM Digital Technologies Hub
4:30pm to 5:30pm
To register:https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/500500275962816770

July 27: Quantum Victoria and La Trobe University
Steve Morrill Cyber Science and Technology educator Masterclass
Why Cyber is STEM
1:30pm to 4:30pm
To register: admin@quantumvictoria.vic.edu.au

July 28: Principals Breakfast at La Trobe University CBD
Free Presentation and Breakfast
Level 3, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000
7:30am to 9:30am
To register: F.Kelleher@latrobe.edu.au

August 3 : Deakin University Downtown
2 Collins Square, 727 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008
4:00pm to 6:30pm
Steve Morrill Cyber Science and Technology educator Masterclass Cyber Science is Cool
To register: http://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/events/cyber-master-class

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July 24, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Microsoft FREE Professional Learning

Get more out of your Microsoft tools with this free Professional Learning:

  • Build a collaborative classroom with Office 365
  • Discover OneNote in the classroom
  • Internationalising the curriculum with Skype
  • Accessibility and Inclusivity in the classroom

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/microsoft-and-det-digital-learning-14372009735

9:00am Wed 2nd Aug: Discover OneNote in the Classroom

9:00am Fri 4th Aug: Build a Collaborative Classroom Using Office 365

9:00am Fri 25th Aug: Discover Office 265 – Mirboo North

9:00am Tues 29th Aug: Building a Collaborative Classroom Using Office 365

9:00am Wed 6th Sept: Discover OneNote in the Classroom

9:00am Tues 26th Sept: Building a Collaborative Classroom Using Office 365 (school holidays)

9:00am Wed 27th Sept: Internationalising  the Curriculum with Skype in the classroom (school holidays)

9:00am Wed 4th Oct: Discover OneNote in the Classroom (school holidays)

9:00am Fri 6th Oct: Accessibility and Inclusivity in the Classroom using Microsoft Tools (school holidays)

For more dates visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/microsoft-and-det-digital-learning-14372009735

Virtual Events

Troy will run two sessions are part of our snapshots series.

  • 3 August – Digital Storytelling on any device with Sway: Sway makes it quick and easy for teachers and students to create and share their unique digital stories. The brilliance of Sway is in its simplicity and ease of use. Add your content, and Sway will bring it to life with interactive content. By the end of this session you will be able to create your own Sway presentations and teach your students to do the same.
  • 31 August – Internationalising the curriculum with Skype in the classroom: Skype in the Classroom is an online community that enables thousands of teachers to inspire the next generation of global citizens through transformative learning over Skype. This session shows you exciting ways to bring the world into your classroom: Virtual Field Trips, Skype Lessons, Skype Collaboration, Mystery Skype and Guest Speakers.
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July 21, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Creative Learning Partnerships 2018

 

INFORMATION SESSIONS: Free Information Sessions For Creative Professionals And Teachers

Creative Learning Partnerships provides the opportunity for Victorian primary and secondary schools to partner with a creative professional or arts and cultural organisation. It involves school communities in creative partnership projects while providing students, teachers and creative professionals with diverse and challenging learning experiences.  The program generates innovative ways to engage students across the curriculum from Foundation to Year 10.

See flyer for dates and locations.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED

REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.CREATIVE.VIC.GOV.AU/CLP

New Program to bring Creativity to the classrom and beyond

The Andrews Labor Government is giving classrooms across Victoria access to the state’s leading creative practitioners, injecting creativity right across the curriculum.
Creative Learning Partnerships is a new program that will provide more opportunities for Victorian schools to tap into the strength of the state’s creative industries.

The program is an expansion of the Artists in Schools program, which saw Victorian artists work with students on projects ranging from theatre and dance performances to public sculpture projects.

Download the Media Release, below.

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July 20, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Snapshots

Snapshots are short online sessions covering a range of topics to help you use ICT across the curriculum.
Join us every second Thursday in Terms 3 & 4 at 3:45 – 4:15pm.
Facilitated by the DET Virtual Learning Team.

  • 20 JulyShare and embed videos with FUSE and Global2
  • 3 AugustDigital Storytelling on any device with Sway
  • 17 AugustGlobal2, setting up and using student blogs
  • 31 AugustInternationalising the curriculum with Skype in the classroom
  • 14 SeptemberGoogle Apps for Education

More information: http://diglearning.global2.vic.edu.au/draft-professional-learning/snapshots/

 

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July 20, 2017
by Jillian Brown
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Register NOW for DigiCon

27 & 28 July 2017

Melbourne – Australian Catholic University

Register now for DigiCon, the annual Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria’s (DLTV) professional conference that celebrates and highlights the coming together of enthusiastic, passionate and inspiring educators to build a community of digital learning and teaching where delegates learn from each other.

Designed by teachers for teachers the two day conference has speakers sharing about STEM, Digital Technologies Curriculum, emerging technologies and plenty more.

Register Now      View the Full Schedule here.

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