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Digital Technologies and Coding

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.


Primary – Online

Digital Technologies - Lets Program Together (3-6)

Teachers will be introduced to the micro:bit visual programming environment. Presenters will work through interactive examples to demonstrate how the micro:bit can be used to support student learning in the Creating Digital Solutions strand at Levels 3-6. Presenters will be using the micro:bit online editor and simulator. This session will be suitable for teachers in years 3-6. No prior programming experience necessary.

Outline:

  • Background to the micro:bit
  • Background to visual programming
  • Student learning in the Creating Digital Solutions strand
  • Approaches to teaching
  • Resources

Online
via Adobe Connect
Thursday
8 November
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Digital Devices in the Digital Technologies curriculum (F-6)

This online session will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6 exploring the curriculum through the use of digital devices. Teachers will learn how to address specific curriculum content through the use of various digital devices. This session will be suitable for all F-6 teachers.

Outline:

  • Background to the micro:bit
  • Exploration of the Digital Technologies curriculum
  • Teaching with digital devices
  • Resources to get you going
  • Approaches to teaching

Online
via Adobe Connect
Thursday
15 November
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Secondary – Face-to-Face

Planning and assessment in the Digital Technologies curriculum (7-10)

This full-day workshop will introduce participants to planning and 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, the development of rubrics and learning activities. This workshop will be suitable for all teachers.

Outline:

  • Overview of the curriculum
  • Scope and sequence
  • Content descriptions
  • Achievement standards
  • Rubrics
  • Indicative progress
  • Student learning activities

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


Secondary – Online

Digital Technologies - Programming Languages (7-10)

This online session will be for teachers of the Digital Technologies curriculum from 7- 10 exploring programming languages for the first time. The session will provide an overview of the Creating Digital Solutions strand, the importance of the ways of thinking and taking the step from creating an algorithm to application with a general-purpose programming language and an object-oriented programming language.

Outline:

  • Overview of the Creating Digital Solutions strand
  • Ways of thinking
  • From algorithms to programming languages
  • A look at some common programming environments (general-purpose and object-oriented)

Online
via Adobe Connect
Thursday
22 November
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Combined – Online

Introduction to the Digital Technologies Curriculum (F-10)

This webinar will introduce participants to the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-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
  • Levels
  • Overview

Online
via Adobe Connect
Thursday
18 October
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Digital Technologies - The Strand (F-10)

The Digital Technologies curriculum includes three strands at Levels F-10. Students learn about digital systems, data and information and creating digital solutions. This session will introduce teachers to the content in each of the strands. It will provide suggested approaches to teaching and example student activities..

Outline:

  • Brief overview of the Digital Systems strand
  • Brief overview of the curriculum
  • Brief overview of the Data and Information strand
  • Brief overview of the Creating Digital Solutions strand
  • Content descriptions
  • Achievement standards
  • Suggested approaches and activities

Online
via Adobe Connect
Thursday
25 October
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Curriculum Planning and for Digital Technologies (F-10)

This webinar will introduce participants to planning for the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-10. They will become familiar with the curriculum and scope and sequence. Content of the session will include: examples of how the curriculum will be mapped, 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
  • Mapping the curriculum
  • Suggested activities
  • Cross-curricular connections

Online
via Adobe Connect
Thursday
1 November
4:00pm-5:00pm
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Digital Technologies: Evaluation of 2018 and planning for 2019 (F-10)

This webinar will look at what the Specialist Teachers have seen and learned in 2018 as well as planning for Digital Technologies in 2019. Content of the session will include: examples of how the curriculum can be mapped, methods of delivery, discussion of plans and units as well as potential connections across the curriculum. This session will be suitable for teachers with a basic knowledge of the curriculum and teachers who are implementing Digital Technologies in 2019. Curriculum leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.

Outline:

  • Brief overview of 2018 implementation of Digital Technologies
  • Planning for curriculum delivery
  • Cross-curricular connections
  • Mapping the curriculum

Online
via Adobe Connect
Thursday
1 November
4:00pm-5:00pm
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