April 27, 2017
by Jillian Brown

Discover the Digital Technologies Curriculum

Exploring the Digital Technologies Curriculum – Mildura

Wed. 7 June 2017, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm AEST

Henderson College, 807 Cowra Ave Mildura

Discover CSER OnLine courses (MOOC’s), explore Digital Technologies curriculum content, work through some example activities and explain the other resources offered by CSER to support teachers to develop skills and knowledge in this area.

To register https://csermildurajun72017.eventbrite.com.au

Unpacking the Digital Technologies Curriculum

Tue. 13 June 2017, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm 



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

To register, visit https://cserscienceworksjune13.eventbrite.com.au

Kickstart your Digital Technologies learning

Tues 4th July 2017, 9:15am – 3:15pm

DLTV, 61 Blyth St Brunswick

DLTV are happy to collaborate with University of Adelaide, Digital Technologies Project (CSER) to present a free workshop day to begin to unpack the Digital Technologies Curriculum.

Learn how the Digital Technologies curriculum can be integrated into your classroom practice, explore plugged and unplugged activities that expose the key concepts and thinking styles. Learn how to get further help from an online course and community designed to share resources and support.

To register, visit https://dltv.vic.edu.au/event-2521550


April 27, 2017
by rcrellin

Technology is changing the way teachers teach and students learn. Please join us and other education leaders to explore how Apple technology and new learning experiences are changing the education landscape, making learning more accessible, relevant and personal.

Here’s some of what you’ll experience at this event:
  • Hear from visionary leaders who have created a learning environment with Apple where students excel.
  • Find out how iPad and Mac combined with engaging digital content can help you facilitate new approaches to learning and teaching.
  • Experience a variety of educational apps, Multi-Touch Books and learning resources — and see how they can support your school’s technology program.
  • Discover the essential elements for creating an enhanced learning experience with Apple.

You’ll leave the event excited and ready to lead your school toward a new and engaging learning environment.


3 May, 2017

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Catholic Leadership Centre,

576 Victoria Parade

East Melbourne, VIC 3065

Register Now


April 25, 2017
by Jillian Brown

NGV Digital Creatives

What has code got to do with art?

Artists excel at finding innovative ways to use available materials and tools. Traditional materials – like paint, stone, clay and film – all have unique properties and processes to which the artist adds their own stamp to express ideas. Coding is a tool of the digital age. Like traditional art tools it has its own and characteristics and can be used to understand, to communicate and to create new things. The language of code is a language of logic, mathematics, problem solving and computational thinking, but also a language that invites creativity in its application.

In NGV’s Art/Code/Create workshops students learn the basics of Scratch – a free visual programming language – through projects inspired by works of art from the NGV Collection.

For details, download the Digital Creatives brochure.

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April 24, 2017
by Jillian Brown

ePotential Digital Learning Survey

Did you know ePotential has been redeveloped to facilitate self-assessment of a teacher’s current capability to incorporate digital technologies into their teaching and learning?

ePotential supports teachers to develop their confidence and capability to incorporate digital technologies into their practice.

The ePotential resource includes:

  • online surveys – teaching, non-teaching and special settings
  • a continuum
  • links to practical, teacher generated resources, aligned to the continuum

The redeveloped ePotential: Digital Learning Survey questions have been informed by the:

  • previous ePotential Survey questions and Continuum
  • AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  • Victorian Curriculum: Technologies and ICT General Capability and
  • UNESCO ICT Competency Standards for Teachers.

The respondent’s answers will place them on a phase along the ePotential Continuum for each key area depending on their level of integration of digital technologies into their teaching and learning.

Access ePotential Survey here http://epotential.education.vic.gov.au/index.php?

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April 21, 2017
by Jillian Brown

Apple Technical Webcast Series 

The new Technical Webcast Series provides regular updates on relevant and topical Apple technical and deployment guidance that you can watch in the comfort of your own workplace or home.

The topic for April and May is What’s New for Education: Enabling the Classroom

This autumn brings exciting updates for education. The entire platform has been updated with macOS 10.12.4, iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2, 

During this webcast you will walk through exciting new features for education including the new features available in Classroom 2.0, zero-touch Apple TV deployment, and new management features available with mobile device management (MDM). 

You can register for an upcoming webcast here – http://myevents.apple.com/edu/au/

Once you have registered, you will be provided with details for connecting to the webcast. Please note, all webcasts take place in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings time.

The Technical Webcast Series is your regular touch point for Apple deployment updates.

April 20, 2017
by Jillian Brown

Adobe ‘Have a Voice’ – EOI closes Friday 28th April

Adobe and Department of Education, Learning and Teaching Branch are pleased to announce the EOI date for Adobe ‘Have a Voice’ has been extended until Friday 28th April.

Groups of students are invited to create a video story (maximum of two minutes), animation (maximum of one minute) a website/web page or poster about a topic or issue that is important to the group of students (minimum of two per group) using at least one Adobe product.

The Showcase

Schools can enter a maximum of five entries for the official end of year Showcase, however they can have as many groups create a project as they like. Each school will need to determine which groups will represent the school.

Selected entries will also be promoted on the DET FUSE site and by Adobe Education publications.

Click here to access the online expression of interest form.

The Expression of Interest form must be submitted by no later than close of business on Friday 28th April, 2017.

Stay informed about future Adobe in Education professional learning opportunities for teachers in Australasia via: http://bit.ly/adobeEDU-events

Join the Australasian Adobe Professional Learning Group on EdEx to say in touch with Adobe in Education https://edex.adobe.com/group/apac-pl/

Check past Adobe in Education active use activities via http://timkitchen.net/ and CreateEdu TV http://bit.ly/CreateEduTV

April 19, 2017
by Jillian Brown

Term Two 2017 – ICT Planning Workshops

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

  • 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).


Corio: Friday, 28 April 2017
Venue: Northern Bay College- Trade Training Centre
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/april-28th-ict-planning-workshop-corio-tickets-33483670560

Berwick: Friday, 5 May 2017
Venue: Jean Russell Centre, Nossal High School
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-5th-ict-planning-workshop-jean-russell-centre-nossal-high-school-berwick-tickets-33485152994

Horsham: Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Venue: Horsham Secondary College Trade Training Centre
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-10th-ict-planning-workshop-horsham-college-trade-training-centre-tickets-33516346294 

Ballarat: Friday, 12 May 2017
Venue: Ballarat Regional Office
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-12th-ict-planning-workshop-ballarat-regional-office-tickets-33484040667

Moe: Thursday, 18 May 2017
Venue: SEV Regional Office, Moe
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-18th-ict-planning-workshop-moe-regional-office-tickets-33484984490

Flemington: Friday, 19 May 2017
Venue: Debney Meadows Primary School
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-19th-ict-planning-workshop-flemington-tickets-33484333543

Croydon: Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Venue: Melba College- Junior Campus Library
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-24th-ict-planning-workshop-croydon-2-tickets-33483578284

Frankston: Friday, 26 May 2017
Venue: Neville Rohan Centre, Mt Erin Secondary College
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-26th-ict-planning-workshop-neville-rohan-centre-mt-erin-secondary-college-frankston-tickets-33484620401

Swan Hill: Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Venue: Swan Hill College FLO Campus
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/may-31st-ict-planning-workshop-swan-hill-tickets-33516478690

Croydon: Friday, 16 June 2017
Venue: Melba College-Junior Campus Library
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/june-16th-ict-planning-workshop-croydon-3-tickets-33483613389

Bendigo: Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Venue: Bendigo Regional Office
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/june-21st-2017-ict-planning-workshop-bendigo-regional-office-tickets-33484573260

Flemington: Friday, 23 June 2017
Venue: Debney Meadows Primary School
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/june-23rd-ict-planning-workshop-flemington-tickets-33484623410

Shepparton: Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Venue: McGuire College
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/june-28th-ict-planning-workshop-shepparton-tickets-33483506068

April 18, 2017
by Jillian Brown

Digital Technologies curriculum overview (free webinar)

20 Apr 2017, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Online- via Adobe Connect

In this session the Digital Technologies specialist teachers from VCAA will explore the F-10 Digital Technologies curriculum.

The first half of the session (from 4.30-5.00pm) will feature an overview of the Digital Technologies curriculum in the primary years, with a focus on the three strands and ways of thinking. We will also explore how to link Data and Information to the Mathematics curriculum.

From 5.00pm onwards we will explore the 7-10 Digital Technologies with an overview and examples of activities related to content descriptors.

Presenters:  VCAA Digital Technologies Specialist teachers Sean Irving (Primary) & Daryl Croke (Secondary)

April 13, 2017
by Jillian Brown

Robogals – Girls in ICT Day Breakfast

Thursday 27th April, 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: Engineers Australia Innovation Hub, Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, VIC

Food and Beverages will be provided

Robogals Melbourne would like to cordially invite you and your female students to our Girls in ICT Breakfast on the 27th of April.

The event will be held for the benefit of female secondary aged students to learn more about future careers and pathways in STEM and ICT. It will feature a panel of speakers from established figures in STEM industries, and workshop for the students to have the opportunity to talk directly to female role-models in relevant areas.

If you’re interested in attending/sending students, please forward the names of up to 4 girls in Year 11-12 and a supervising teacher (if necessary) along with their dietary requirements to melbourne.partnerships@robogals.org. Places are limited so please RSVP ASAP.

This event will be free of charge and provides an opportunity to promote careers in STEM fields for your students.

If you represent a school in a rural area or require assistance in transportation for your students, please don’t hesitate to reach out to email melbourne.partnerships@robogals.org, as it is possible that Robogals will be able to cover the transportation costs for attendees.

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