Case studies - Digital Technologies school implementation
These snapshots from 2020-2021 provide examples of how a range of Victorian schools are implementing delivery and assessment of the Digital Technologies learning area.
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Mackellar Primary School is an Apple Distinguished School with a deliberate approach to empower classroom teachers to take ownership of the DigiTech curriculum with regular coaching from specialists within a dedicated STEM space.
Pakenham Springs Primary School has begun utilising relevant learning technologies and setting aside dedicated staff, resources and time for the delivery of the Digital Technologies learning area. Their current approach also looks for opportunities to integrate skills and knowledge with other learning areas.
St John's College, Preston has timetabled Digital Technologies classes in the Secondary years, access to appropriate tools, and a growing understanding of the curriculum content by leading teachers. Encouraging and supporting the classroom teachers in the Junior school is a challenge that is just beginning.
Vermont Secondary College manages Digital Technologies classes for very large cohorts in the early secondary years with planned scope and sequences and training for classroom teachers. The school is in the latter stages of transitioning from a legacy IT program to a Digital Technologies implementation.
Older format case studies
The following case studies were prepared in an earlier format.
Christ the King Primary School takes a whole school approach to designing rich learning tasks, using design thinking to solve real world problems.
Kew High School takes a cross curricular approach when implementing the Digital Technologies curriculum. Bernie McGrath explores how the curriculum was designed with a STEM model.