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Digital Technologies and Coding

Primary

Face-to-face

Online

On demand1

Secondary

Face-to-face

Online

On demand1

Combined

Face-to-face

Online

On demand1


1 Not available

Note: Teachers are advised that registrations will remain open until 7 days prior to the scheduled session. Having a registration cut-off enables the provision of accurate and timely information by the VCAA to venues, caterers, Specialist Teachers and to those teachers who have registered. Teachers who are unable to register because registrations have closed may wish to register for another session on another date.

Primary – Face-to-face

Introduction to the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-6)

This full-day workshop will introduce participants to the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6. They will become familiar with the curriculum as a continuum, ways of thinking, strands, key terms, content descriptions, achievement standards, levels and curriculum planning with some examples of how to approach the teaching. This workshop will be suitable for teachers with little or no knowledge of the curriculum.

Outline:

  • Introduction to the curriculum
  • Key concepts and activities
  • Curriculum mapping and planning

Participants are required to bring laptops and/or any relevant digital devices.

Moe
Wednesday
13 June
9:00am-3:30pm
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Devices in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-6)

This full-day workshop will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6 wanting to support the use of digital devices in their classrooms. They will become familiar with the use of the devices, computational thinking, use across the strands and approaches to teaching with them. This workshop will be suitable for all F-6 teachers.

Outline:

  • Use of devices to support curriculum implementation
  • Computational thinking
  • Strands
  • Approaches to teaching

Ballarat
Wednesday
30 May
9:00am-3:30pm
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Hawthorn
Thursday
21 June
9:00am-3:30pm
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Primary – Online

Introduction to the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-6)

This webinar will introduce participants to the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6. They will become familiar with the curriculum as a continuum. Content of the session includes discussion around: ways of thinking, strands, key terms, content descriptions, achievement standards, levels and some examples of how to approach the teaching. This webinar will be suitable for teachers with little or no knowledge of the curriculum.

Outline:

  • Introduction to the curriculum
  • Ways of thinking
  • Strands
  • Levels
  • Overview

Online
Monday
4 June
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Visual Programming Languages in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-6)

This online session will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6 exploring visual programming languages for the first time. Algorithms and the programming environments of various apps and resources will be discussed. This session will be suitable for all F-6 teachers.

Outline:

  • Brief overview of the curriculum
  • Overview of Creating Digital Solutions strand
  • Algorithms
  • Programming environment
  • Apps and Resources
  • Approaches to teaching

Online
Thursday
24 May
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Assessment in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-6)

This online session will introduce participants to assessment in the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6. They will become familiar with scope and sequence, content descriptions and how they link to the achievement standards, indicative progress and the development of rubrics. This session will be suitable for all teachers of Digital Technologies.

Outline:

  • Brief overview of the curriculum
  • Scope and sequence
  • Content descriptions
  • Achievement standards
  • Rubrics
  • Indicative progress

Online
Monday
28 May
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Digital Technologies Curriculum Unplugged (F-6)

This online session will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6 exploring the curriculum with limited access to digital devices. Teachers will learn about powerful and proven techniques to reinforce the understanding and thinking that underpins the curriculum. This session will be suitable for all F-6 teachers.

Outline:

  • Brief overview of the curriculum
  • Exploration of the curriculum
  • Unplugged activities
  • Teaching without devices
  • Resources
  • Approaches to teaching

Online
Thursday
21 June
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Secondary – Face-to-face

Devices in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (7-10)

This full-day workshop will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from 7-10wanting to support the use of digital devices in their classrooms. They will become familiar with the use of the devices, computational thinking, use across the strands and approaches to teaching with them. This workshop will be suitable for all 7-10 teachers.

Outline:

  • Use of devices to support curriculum implementation
  • Computational thinking
  • Strands
  • Approaches to teaching

Swan Hill
Thursday
7 June
9:00am-3:30pm
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Secondary – Online

Introduction to the Digital Technologies Curriculum (7-10)

This webinar will introduce participants to the Digital Technologies curriculum from 7-10. They will become familiar with the curriculum as a continuum. Content of the session includes discussion around: ways of thinking, strands, key terms, content descriptions, achievement standards, levels and some examples of how to approach the teaching. This webinar will be suitable for teachers with little or no knowledge of the curriculum.

Outline:

  • Introduction to the curriculum
  • Ways of thinking
  • Strands
  • Key terms
  • Levels
  • Overview 

Online
Monday
18 June
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Curriculum Planning for Digital Technologies (7-10)

This online session will introduce participants to planning for the Digital Technologies curriculum from 7-10. They will become familiar with the curriculum and scope and sequence. Content of the session will include: examples of how the curriculum can be planned, discussion of sample activities and units as well as potential connections across the curriculum. This session will be suitable for teachers with a basic knowledge of the curriculum. Curriculum leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.

Outline:

  • Brief overview of the curriculum
  • Discussion of scope and sequence
  • Planning the curriculum
  • Suggested activities
  • Cross-curricular connections

Online
Monday
14 May
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Transition from Visual Programming Languages to General-Purpose Programming Languages in the Digital Technologies Curriculum (7-8)

At level 5 to 6 students can demonstrate programming using visual program platforms such as Scratch or Code.org. However, at level 7 to 8 students are required to use text-based programming. This webinar will cover teaching techniques for transitioning students from using “drag and drop” visual programming to text-based general-purpose programming.

Outline:

  • Overview of Creating Digital Solutions strand
  • Algorithms
  • Suitable programming
  • Environments
  • Comparisons
  • Approaches to teaching

Online
Thursday
31 May
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Transition from General Languages to Object-Oriented Languages in the Curriculum (9-10)

At level 7 to 8 students can demonstrate programming using general-purpose text-based programming. However, at level 9 to 10 students are required to use object- orientated programming. This webinar will cover the teaching techniques for transitioning students from using general-purpose programming languages to more powerful and complex object-oriented programming.

Outline:

  • Overview of Creating Digital Solutions strand
  • Algorithms
  • Suitable programming environments
  • Comparisons
  • Approaches to teaching

Online
Thursday
14 June
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Combined – Online

The Data and Information Strand (F-10)

The Data and Information strand of the Digital Technologies curriculum at Levels F-10 seeks to inform students about the world of data. Students learn about data, patterns, numbers, binary and data compression. They learn to collect, store and validate data, visualise data and how to plan, create, manage and communicate ideas. This session will introduce the thinking behind the Data Information strand of the Digital Technologies curriculum. It will provide suggested approaches to teaching and example student activities.

Outline:

  • Brief overview of the Data and Information strand
  • Unpacking content descriptions
  • Achievement standards
  • Suggested activities

Online
Thursday
17 May
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Digital Devices in the Digital Technologies curriculum (F-10)

This online session will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-10 wanting to support the use of digital devices in their classrooms. They will become familiar with the use of the devices, computational thinking, use across the strands and approaches to teaching with them. This session will be suitable for all F-10 teachers.

Outline:

  • Use of devices to support curriculum implementation
  • Computational thinking
  • Strands
  • Approaches to teaching

Online
Thursday
7 June
4:00pm-5:00pm
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