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2024 DLTV Annual General Meeting

DLTV's Annual General Meeting will be held on the 12th of June 2024.

To see all the details and register for the event, please click here.

From the desk of DLTV’s President 

Dr. Jo Blannin 

Dear Members,

I hope this message finds you well and reinvigorated for the year ahead. Before I get into our plans for 2024, I want to take a moment to reflect on the remarkable achievements of our Committee last year, especially the DigiCon event we held in November 2023. It was a fantastic event that showcased the innovation and dedication of educators in digital technologies. We are also proud to have collaborated with our partners, ACMI and Games for Change for the event.

I would like to thank our dedicated committee, whose tireless efforts made DigiCon not just a possibility, but a resounding success. A special thanks goes to Dr. Matt Harrison, the conference chair, whose leadership, vision, and hard work were crucial in ensuring it was such an impactful event. Thank you.

Looking ahead, we are currently in the exciting phase of planning for this year. We aim to build on the momentum from last year, starting with a series of online events titled "TeachMeets." These sessions are designed to facilitate sharing, learning, and networking among our members, focusing on practical, innovative teaching strategies that you can apply in your classrooms. Details of these events will be shared soon, and I encourage everyone to participate actively.

In closing, I want to reiterate my appreciation for your continued support and engagement with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria. Together, we are making a meaningful difference in the educational landscape, facing the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead together. I’m looking forward to a year of growth, collaboration, and innovation.

Warm regards,

Dr Jo Blannin

President, Digital Teaching and Learning Victoria

Digital Teaching Skills Series

The Digital Teaching Skills Series of videos and resources provide insights and suggestions from experienced educators and leaders on ways in which Digital Technologies can enhance student learning across a variety of curriculum areas. 

The series includes:

  • Module 1: Coding in the Mathematics Classroom

  • Module 2: AI-enabled tools and the English classroom

  • Module 3: Electronics and Coding in the Visual Arts

  • Module 4: Emerging Technologies, AR/VR and GIS for Geography Learners

  • Module 5: The Digitisation of the Science Classroom

Introducing the Next Level Collaboration Program

DLTV have partnered with Next Level Collaboration (NLC) to run a Teacher Training Program so you can run these programs in your school. NLC is a research-based program for children aged between 8 to 15 years old that uses their interest in gaming to meaningfully develop collaborative skills, confidence and friendships. NLC is proudly a neurodivergent-led organisation.

STEM Professionals in Schools

CSIRO's STEM Professionals in Schools has established an online initiative which aims to give teachers in regional and remote schools greater opportunity to access STEM professionals from a wide range of careers.

What’s involved in this initiative?

The STEM Professionals in Schools team run three online webinars over an 8 week period to connect a STEM professional with a teacher. The webinars help the partnerships get started, plan, and evaluate online activities:

  • Webinar 1: Introduce participating STEM professionalsand teachers.
  • Webinar 2: Develop and plan for a partnership activity.
  • Webinar 3: Share and evaluate after an activity.

Find out more in their fact sheet.

Upcoming workshops & webinars

  • Stay tuned for more upcoming events to be announced.

ONLINE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

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

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.

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