Announcements: from the Desk of the President

Webinars and workshops: register for Professional Learning in Semester Two

Teaching Excellence Program: our involvement with the VATL

VCE news: Trial Exams released

Civics and Citizenship Conference: Dan Donahoo presenting

Re-assemble Art Education Conference: back in 2022

Participate in research: teacher knowledge about mental health

EduTECH 2022: two weeks to go


From the desk of DLTV President Ben Gallagher

Hi everyone,

Our in-person workshops funded through Google Educator Grants are up and running, which is very exciting. Some of these workshops, such as those focused on the Digital Technologies and Contemporary Art at the NGV are fully booked with a significant wait list. Other workshops have had less people available to attend so we are having to cancel or postpone. We understand that this is a difficult time for schools to engage in professional learning, and we are acutely aware that the limited number of causal relief teachers can make it challenging for school leaders to release teachers.

We will assess our professional learning and how we’re going during this term, and will adjust accordingly to best meet your needs. We may also be able to bring adapted workshops to individual schools, so please contact DLTV’s Manager Kev if this is a priority for your school.

To help navigate the issues that schools are facing, we are also implementing a program of more professional learning where we come to you. Hopefully this will help in the current situation. View the flyer here.

EduTECH (10 & 11 Aug) will soon be upon us and we are looking forward to re-engaging with educators, so make sure your drop into our stand and say hello to our team. Many of our industry partners will also be there so please support them. While I’m talking about our industry partners, we had a great welcome event for most of supporters here at DLTV HQ last Wednesday afternoon. It was really lovely for them to all to meet each other and some of our committee.

Again, just a reminder about membership. During COVID DLTV have made many of our resources free for educators but as the year progresses we will be starting to put things behind a members-only wall to ensure our financial sustainability. With that in mind, it’s probably important to budget for your membership for 2023. School membership still definitely represents the best value for members. Access more information about joining here.

We know many teachers are currently missing out on professional learning, and many specialist teachers are being used to backfill classes. Some schools are even returning to forms of remote learning. If this is an issue for you please send us a line and we’ll be happy to see how we can help.

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


Ben Gallagher

President DLTV and ACCE

(Australian Council for Computers in Education)

Semester Two is full of PL opportunities

While we are aware of the difficulties getting out for in-person professional learning, DLTV is continuing to offer face-to-face opportunities for those who can attend.


Everyone's a DigiTech teacher:
Primary workshops

when:  9:30am - 3:30pm, various dates

where:  venues around Melbourne

cost:  free

A series of full-day workshops rolling out across venues in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Participants will explore why Digital Technologies is a vital area for their students, will develop their ability to articulate the Digital Technologies and Digital Literacy curricula and be an exemplar of change within their school. A detailed curriculum walk-through with practical activities to enhance concepts will be undertaken.

Pedagogical models will be used as a self and whole school reflection tool for participants. Excellent support resources will be identified and shared. How Digital Technologies and Digital Literacy can be addressed across subject areas will be a feature of the workshop.

Choose an option below (more to be announced):

2 Aug 2022 - Williamstown

Science week sessions: DigiTech and Science + DigiTech and Maths

when:  1:30pm - 3:30pm, 16 August 2022

where:  KIOSC, Swinburne University of Technology, 369 Stud Road, Wantirna

cost:  free

As part of celebrating Science Week at KIOSC, DLTV presents two 1-hour sessions on the opportunities for addressing Digital Technologies together with Science, as well as with Mathematics.

Come and attend either or both sessions.

More info and book

Digital Technologies in Contemporary Art

when:  1pm - 4pm, various dates

where:  venues around Victoria

cost:  free

A unique series of afternoon workshops rolling out across galleries throughout Victoria. Advancements in technology have profoundly impacted contemporary art, encouraging artists to incorporate technology as part of their art or enable them to manipulate materials in new ways.

Participants will learn basic block coding (visual programming language) then use it to interface with micro:bits to program artworks that move, light up in response to user input. By exploring these concepts contextually within galleries we hope to help demystify technology integrations and boost teacher confidence in using them in a visual art setting. The workshop will be largely hands-on learning with opportunities for reflection on classroom practice.

Choose an option below:

25 Aug 2022 - Shepparton Art Museum
1 Sep 2022 - Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
13 Oct 2022 - Incinerator Gallery Essendon

Digital wellbeing is more than online safety

when:  4pm - 5pm, 11 August 2022

where:  online webinar

cost:  $10 per attendee

Co-presented by DLTV and ACHPER (The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation).

The ubiquity of digital technology in our students, and our own lives, has reached a point where, "just don't use it" doesn't make sense anymore.

Come along and hear from Daniel Donahoo and our ACHPER colleagues about recent research with families and schools to inform your practice in new ways.

More info and book

Breaking down the V9 Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies and Digital Literacy

when:  4pm each week, 17 Aug to 19 Sep 2022

where:  online webinar series

cost:  free

Co-hosted by DLTV and Grok Academy, this series of short, weekly webinars will discuss the way the Digital Technologies learning area has evolved with the introduction of Australian Curriculum V9 in 2022, and also explore the general capability: Digital Literacy.

Register once and attend as many sessions as you like for free.

More info and book

Gaming for social connection: lunch time gaming clubs to create inclusive school communities

when:  4pm - 5pm, 18 August 2022

where:  online webinar

cost:  free

Led by Dr Matthew Harrison, this session explores the fundamentals of starting an inclusive gaming group in your school. We can use carefully selected games and 'Gamer Culture' as a starting point for strength and interest-based support programs that will help all students to develop communication skills, find friends with common interests and develop a sense of belonging to their community.

This webinar will provide an introduction to 'digital games-based support programs' and is accessible to people with all levels of gaming knowledge.

More info and book

Physical tech hackathons

when:  9:30am - 3:30pm, various dates

where:  DLTV Training Centre, 61 Blyth Street, Brunswick

cost:  free

A series of hackathons for STEM and Digital Technologies teachers. At each hackathon, participants are invited to bring along tools and examples from their own schools to share. Each day includes a presentation, a team challenge and opportunities for networking. Participants will use a Design Thinking framework to make solutions.

So far, two events are available: The first focuses on student product prototyping with two of the most classroom-friendly tools: MakeDo cardboard building and micro:bit, for teachers of Years 5-10. The second focuses on robotics used in Primary classrooms.

Choose an option below:

26 Aug 2022 - Cardboard and code: Years 5-10
8 Sep 2022 - Primary years robotics

VCE Applied Computing Teachers' Conference

when:  9am - 3:30pm, 3 November 2022

where:  Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Parkville

cost:  $165 DLTV members, $210 non-members

This year, our November VCE conference returns to a face-to-face format, hosted at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in Parkville.

This is a collaborative professional learning day for teachers of VCE Applied Computing, Data Analytics and Software Development. Join with your colleagues and share knowledge about course plans and resources; approaches to teaching and preparing assessment tasks.

More info and book

DLTV contributes to this initiative

DLTV is proud to have been involved in writing learning modules for leading Technologies teachers undertaking the Teaching Excellence Program through the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership (VATL), as well as assisting with on-site workshops when appropriate.

From the VATL:

Applications are currently open for the 2023 Teaching Excellence Program. The TEP provides a dedicated professional learning pathway for highly skilled teachers who want to deepen their knowledge and practice and enhance their impact in the classroom. To find out more and apply, visit the Teaching Excellence Program webpage.

The TEP is fully subsidised by the Victorian Government for government, Catholic and Independent school participants. Schools may be eligible for a variety of travel and accommodation subsidies as well as CRT funding.  

In very exciting news, we are opening the doors to our inspiring, new and heritage-listed buildings as a part of Open House Melbourne 2022.

This free, community-focussed event is an opportunity to explore the architectural past, present and future of the Academy’s East Melbourne and North Melbourne sites. Each site showcases our modern professional learning facilities, while preserving the history of the building and celebrating education in Victoria.

Please feel welcome to join us on 30 and 31 July for the event and to mark 150 years of public education in Victoria.

VCE NEWS: trial exams released

DLTV is pleased to announce the release of our 2022 Trial Exams.

  • 1 x exam for VCE Applied Computing: Unit 3 and 4 Data Analytics
  • 1 x exam for VCE Applied Computing: Unit 3 and 4 Software Development

These can now be purchased at the DLTV online shop, and a

re priced at $60 each for DLTV members and $120 each for non-members.

If you or your school is a DLTV member, remember to log in to the website first and then access the Members Shop for the discounted rate.

DLTV's 2021 trial exams and VCE Resource Kit are also still available for purchase.

CIVICS AND CITIZENSHIP CONFERENCE: Dan Donahoo to speak on Digital Citizenship

Dan Donahoo is facilitating several sessions for DLTV over 2022, including the upcoming webinar Digital wellbeing is more than online safety (11 Aug).

Dan will also be presenting on the topic of Digital Citizenship at the Civics and Citizenship National Conference hosted by the Victorian Commercial Teachers Association.

From the VCTA:

The Victorian Commercial Teachers Association is hosting a Civics and Citizenship National Conference in Melbourne. Covering many aspects of the curriculum and including high profile speakers and practising educators, the program has been designed to include deep dives into issues as well as sessions that will support those yet to step into the civics and citizenship curriculum.

Date: Friday 2nd September

Location: Melbourne Polytechnic (Preston Campus)

Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided in the conference fee. Dietary requirements included and COVID-safe practices are in place.

For enquires please contact or phone 03 9419 9622.

Web link, including how to enrol:


Art Education Victoria is excited to announce their annual conference will go ahead in person on Saturday 27 August 2022. This event is in partnership with RMIT University School of Art and will be hosted at RMIT's city campus. The theme for this year's conference is Sustainability: creating our futures.

They are thrilled to announce our keynote speaker for 2022 will be Australia’s foremost contemporary visual artist Patricia Piccinini. The program will deliver breakout sessions, Q&A’s and opportunities to network and connect with peers and art teachers during the event.

Access more info and registration.

DLTV is also connecting with art this year through our workshop series on Digital Technologies in Contemporary Art. See our Workshops and Webinars page to find one at a Victorian art gallery nearest you.

EduTECH 2022: only two weeks to go

DLTV will have a booth at EduTECH 2022, taking place in Melbourne at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 10 & 11 August.

Nathan Alison will be delivering a talk on AI teaching resources alongside Martin Richards from the Digital Technologies Hub.

DLTV's Industry Partners will be present in the exhibition space.

Also, the folks at Grok Academy are running two events at EduTECH that they'd like you to know about:

DT Applied launch

DT Applied provides school teachers with resources to support the teaching of industry relevant applied DT skills and dispositions, and to inform students of career opportunities in the technology sector.

Registration Link:

Are you Cyber curious?

A cyber networking event for people interested in changing careers -

Registration Link:

More about EduTECH:

With two years of pent-up demand and an eagerness to upskill and reconnect in-person, the education sector is extremely excited to be returning to a face-to-face event format.

In partnership with Global Victoria and the Victorian Department of Education, EduTECH brings together the entire education lifecycle and hosts 10,000+ education and training professionals under one roof over two days to learn, debate, exchange ideas, be inspired and network.

For an additional 50% off your in-person Delegate pass, use discount code DLTV50 to save!

Visit the EduTECH 2022 website to register.

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