From the Desk of DLTV’s President
Ben Gallagher

Hi and a warm welcome back to Term Four.

We have decided not to attempt face-to-face PL this term as we feel schools will be keen to have a settled, uninterrupted term. That said we are revisiting our successful webinar series.

Our aim is to run at least six webinars throughout the term. Generally, these will be on Thursdays at 4pm with a 30-minute presentation and 10 minutes for questions and answers. As has been our practice in the time of remote learning and COVID these will be free of charge, so I hope you will support us by participating.

Our DLTV team have been working hard on several projects. All of these have been kindly funded by the Department.

In November we will be publishing our two Connecting Learning to Work projects which have a focus on Digital Technologies and ICT careers. The first will provide material and resources aimed at exploring careers in Digital Technologies and ICT and what the future of these careers might look like. The second will be focused on encouraging girls to pursue careers in Digital Technologies and ICT.

Our other major project is supplying modules of content for the Teaching Excellence Program through Bastow.

Our VCE subcommittee is also busily preparing for our one VCE Applied Computing Teachers' Conference and Exam Prep webinar, the latter of which is coming up this very week.

Preparation for our virtual DigiCon conference is well under way, our Conference Subcommittee is now meeting fortnightly under the leadership of Jo Blannin. We will have dates shortly but are currently looking towards the end of January 2022. Similar to our successful ACCE conference earlier this year the format will be across a Mon-Thu 4pm to 6pm.

Keep an eye on your inbox later this week as we will be emailing you about renewing your membership or for those non-members encouraging you to join us in 2022.

Remember we’re always here for our membership and can only provide content, workshops, conferences, etc. if we have a strong member base.

Finally, I hope the first few weeks of term go well for you and your school.

As always reach out if we can support you in any way.

Cheers Ben

Acer and DLTV Partnership

Acer has published an article outlining the benefits our partnerships offers both parties.

Digital learning and teaching are critical components of a contemporary education. This is why the organisation Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV) exists — to support Victorian teachers and schools in providing the best possible education to students. It’s also why Acer is a major industry partner to DLTV, because this objective aligns with Acer’s vision for the continued growth of the education sector. 

“DLTV has a proud history in supporting Victoria teachers and students. We originally started as two separate groups focused on digital learning that were founded in the 1980s, then these groups merged to form DLTV in 2012,” explains DLTV Vice President, Matthew Harrison. “We have a vibrant network of life members from both founding organisations who continue to support the next generation of digital educators.” Matt continued, “We aim to be a transformative community, where innovative teachers can come together, build connections, and learn from each other,

Rod Bassi, Oceanic Sales Director at Acer, notes that the partnership is a “win win” for both organisations.

“DLTV is a truly unique organisation that exists to provide leadership, support, services, programs and resources to all members,” he says. “While there are other organisations in other states that offer similar assistances, we believe that DLTV deliver these exceptionally well in Victoria, and that what they offer is sincerely engaging and meaningful to schools.”  

The full article can be found here

Hot on the heels of our Object-Oriented virtual workshop, DLTV is pleased to announce the release of a major resource that's been keeping us busy during 2021.

Our new virtual modules, Digital Technologies in your school, are designed to help you and your school get oriented for delivering Digital Technologies, with an emphasis on pedagogy and challenges for delivery.

The modules include informative and discussion videos, activities to complete, and opportunities for reflection. Those undertaking the modules can book to attend a live session to discuss the material with others.

We didn't want to reinvent the wheel by providing a basic introduction to Digital Technologies curriculum, though we do provide links to recommended starting points.

5 of the 10 planned modules are now available, with others to be released progressively.

This resource was made possible with support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training.

DLTV Case Studies - Implementing Digital Technologies

DLTV has been collecting a growing set of school snapshots over 2020-2021. Each case study explores a school's story so far implementing the Digital Technologies curriculum.

  • biggest successes and challenges
  • level band overviews in a common format
  • a spotlighted unit of work
  • video interview segments
  • input from DLTV and the Australian Computing Society

We are grateful for the time and effort made by teachers and DigiTech leaders at the participating schools. Every school is at a different point on this journey.

Go to the case studies

DLTV is excited to share this new, free online resource for Secondary teachers, which we developed over 2021.

Object-oriented Programming is often seen as an ambitious goal for both teachers and students. It is our aim to show how the concepts can be introduced in a way that is clear, fun, and addresses curriculum concepts for Secondary years around structured data.

Based on a successful full-day workshop, this resource includes:

  • informational videos at the start of each new major concept
  • tutorial videos for Python (JavaScript coming soon)

This resource was made possible with funding from Google Educator PD Grants.

Go to the OBJECT ORIENTED Programming

    This resource was made possible with funding from Google Educator PD Gra

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