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Careers in IT: Informing and spurring students at your school

  • 2 Dec 2020
  • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Online webinar: joining details after registration


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Are you looking for ways to encourage students towards Digital Technologies and senior computing studies at your school?

Many students and parents have preconceptions about what it's like to work in IT, but there are roles and paths to suit a diverse range of talents and abilities.

In this webinar for teachers, co-presented by Australian Computing Society (ACS):

  • discover tools and resources to inspire and inform students and parents, like the Interactive Career Wheel,
  • hear insights from technology recruitment leader and former IT Manager Adam Goodes, 
  • learn about resources that will help you start the conversation about IT careers at school level.

Who Should Attend?

  • secondary Digital Technologies and senior Computing teachers,
  • career teachers,
  • school leaders.

About the presenters

Catherine Newington is the ICT Educator Specialist at Australian Computing Society. She leads the ACS national program to support schools to implement the Digital Technologies Curriculum. Working with schools she creates resources that target the curriculum and support content knowledge growth. Lessons promote skills such as authentic learning, global connections, critical and creative thinking, collaboration and student driven learning. These resources are available for free via the ACS ICT Educators Community of Practice.

Catherine is a registered teacher with over 12 years’ experience in the classroom including 5 years as learning and teaching leader. She holds a postgraduate degree specialising in Education Technologies. This has tightened her knowledge of how pedagogical practices influence the potential of technology in education.

Adam Goodes, is the CEO of Find a Job, a full-service technology recruitment company servicing clients in Melbourne and Regional Victoria, Australia. As a previous IT Manager of a government organisation, Adam brings together a unique blend of real IT and recruitment experience…a rarity in the recruitment world. His 20+ years’ experience allows him to draw upon his large network of 10,000+ IT professionals and provide an exceptional IT recruitment service. Adam is also the host of ‘The Goodes Oil’, a podcast show that interviews Australia’s IT leaders including Chief Information Officers and Chief Technology Officers.

Nathan Alison taught Digital Technologies, VCE Computing and Software Development in Victoria for 11 years before beginning work for DLTV. He brings a background in Computer Systems Engineering and years of hobby coding, as well as a keen desire to help teachers with more complex Computer Science concepts through clear explanations and relevant activities. 

This event is made possible by support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training. 

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