May 23, 2019
by creidy

Young Women Creating Impact

Are you interested in careers using digital technologies and screens? Building enterprise and leadership skills? Join this free ACMI videoconference for secondary school students and their teachers at 11.00am on Monday 27 May 2019.

Find out how you can make a difference, create opportunities and have impact in a world dominated by digital technologies and screens. Hear from Gemma Pepper, a young woman building the enterprise and leadership skills needed to confidently make choices and decisions about the future, along with women leaders who support the social entrepreneurship and learning of young people. Facilitated by ACMI, this interactive videoconference will inspire and encourage young school-age women to see the value of engaging in the Tech School Student Start up Accelerator Program. Join the panel for 30 – 40 minutes of discussion including plenty of time for students to ask questions and share their own ideas.

Gemma Pepper is co-founder of Audioplay and an alumni of ACMI Xcel, ACMI’s business accelerator designed for scaling creative tech start-ups. Since completing the accelerator in 2018, Gemma’s start-up Audioplay has won the PAUSE Festival Creative Business Cup, taken part in the United States’ famous SXSW festival and helped discuss the importance of play at the invite-only LEGO Idea Conference in Copenhagen. Gemma works across diverse creative projects; including theatre, festivals, new media, policy/program development and community cultural development. Gemma is an experienced producer and creative producer having previously worked as Producer for Stalker, Marrugeku,  Big Dance (Australia) 2014 for Sydney Dance Company and Creative Producer of the Enlighten festival in Canberra 2011-2014. Most recently Gemma has been Executive Producer for Erth (Sydney, 2014-16) and continues to produce the works of Side Pony Productions (Perth).

To register for the videoconference, send an email booking request to  ACMI will provide a confirmation email that will include details about who to contact if you have questions.

May 10, 2019
by creidy

Virtual excursions direct to your classroom

Ecolinc is now offering exciting video conferenced events for schools. Browse STEM Linc to discover adventures, including:
Wednesday 15 May  Great Barrier Reef Live Dive
Tuesday 18 June Under the Sea with Questacon
Thursday 25 July Under the Sea with Questacon

Full details, including links to DET tutorials on using your school’s new Cisco virtual conferencing equipment, are available here

May 7, 2019
by creidy

Join the Digital Schools Network

Cisco is seeking 15 schools to form part of its Digital Schools Network. These schools will form part of an international group of schools connected through Webex technology.

The network – which includes members from India, Singapre and Japan – will provide student cultural experiences. Member schools will also be able to access free virtual classes run by universities, where students can learn about cyber security, entrepreneurial skills and STEM.

Teachers from member schools will be provided with professional learning and access to a bank of virtual excursions aligned to the DET curriculum. Teachers can also participate in professional Digital Badging program, with credentials provided by the Centre for Interactive Learning and Collaboration.

Cisco will run Education Through Leadership programs thoughout the year for network members.

A mixture of regional and metro schools will be selected. The 15 selected schools will be will be provided with additional Webex training to help them navigate the team space.

Expressions of Interest close Friday 17 May 2019.

Contact for more information.


May 3, 2019
by creidy

Don’t miss professional learning

On Wednesday 8 May and Tuesday 28 May, will hold professional development sessions in Critical and Creative Thinking and the Digital Technologies Curriculum, designed to help educators harness the program’s newest features., from Linkedin, is an internationally reputed online learning resource, featuring video courses taught by experts across software, design and business skills – and it’s available to teachers and secondary students free through the Department.

The program’s newest features include curriculum-aligned playlists and individual school administration rights, which boost’s effectiveness as both a teacher professional development and a student learning tool.

Professional development

Wednesday 8 May
Use to support Critical and Creative Thinking

Tuesday 28  May
Use to support teaching the Digital Technologies Curriculum

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