How is your school going to deliver the curriculum?
The agenda focuses on:
- Managing the strategy & planning behind curriculum implementation
- Professional development to build teacher confidence
- Unpacking curriculum language, concepts & content descriptors
- Integrating digital technologies & computational thinking across existing learning
- Adapting pedagogies to enable curriculum implementation
- Ideas for planning units & classroom activities
- James Curran
Writer, Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies; Associate Professor in Computer Science, The University of Sydney and CEO, Grok Learning
- Paula Christophersen
Writer,Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies and Curriculum Manager for Digital Technologies, Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority
- Anna Kinnane
Writer, Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies and Manager (Digital Strategies), Queensland College of Teachers
- Bruce Fuda
Writer, Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies and Former Principal, Gungahlin College
- Meridith Ebbs
NSW Project Officer, Adelaide University and eLearning Integrator, St Columba Anglican School
- 5% Principals, Deputy & Assistant Principals
- 5% Heads of Junior, Middle Years & Secondary School
- 30% Curriculum Developers & Teaching & Learning Leaders
- 30% Heads of Digital Technologies, IT, ICT, TAS, Computing & Computer Science
- 20% Directors and Leaders of eLearning & Learning Technology
- 10% Classroom Teachers
Attend to learn:
- Unpack the curriculum to understand what it looks like in practice
- Strategy & planning for curriculum implementation
- Professional learning to develop teacher confidence
- Ideas, resources, activities for curriculum delivery
- PRACTICAL HOW TO SESSION: Unpacking the curriculum – How do you deliver it in the classroom?
- CASE STUDY: Adopting a whole school approach to planning & delivering innovative curriculum – What will it take in your school?
- Creative timetabling & leadership buy-in for curriculum implementation
- Q & A with Curriculum Writers
- PRACTICAL HOW TO SESSION: Building teacher confidence & capability
- HANDS ON SESSION: How to apply digital technologies to the existing curriculum
- CASE STUDY INSPIRATION: Solving real world problems using digital solutions
- Leveraging existing units of work to meet the outcomes of the digital technologies curriculum
Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies and Curriculum Manager for Digital Technologies, Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority
Paula is the Digital Technologies Curriculum Manager at the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and she is responsible for managing the curriculum in this field from Foundation to year 12. Paula was a co-writer of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies as well as the ICT general capability. She serves on a range of state and national committees in the area of Digital Technologies and has presented at local, state, national and international professional learning programs.
Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies; Associate Professor in Computer Science, The University of Sydney and CEO, Grok Learning
James Curran is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney. His research is in computational linguistics — the field of Artificial Intelligence involved in understanding natural languages, like English and Chinese. James is Director of the National Computer Science School, the largest computer science school outreach program in Australia. Last year, over 9,000 students and teachers participated in the 5-week NCSS Challenge. James is a co-founder of Grok Learning, an edtech startup aims to children everywhere to learn to code.
James was a writer on the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, the new national computing curriculum. He has won Faculty, University and national awards for university teaching excellence; and AIIA iAward, and an Engineering Australia (Sydney Division) Excellence award (Education and Training). Last year, he was named ICT Leader of the Year by the ICT Educators of NSW and the Australian Council for Computers in Education.
John Monash Science School
Neil Carmona-Vickery is a secondary school leader with a passion for blending human, physical and online resources in schools to enrich both learning and teaching. He brings to the table a rich history of projects and initiatives spanning three schools. Furthermore, he has an understanding of how schools might identify key challenges and develop solutions to create contemporary and engaging curriculum.
At John Monash Science School, Neil leads the implementation of emerging technologies that support and enhance curricula. His most recent work, which he co-leads, is the Scientific Convergence and Innovation in Schools Cluster (SCISC) Project – a virtual enterprise designed to gather Australias most influential scientists and entrepreneurs to promote STEM in schools throughout Regional and Rural Victoria.
Good News Lutheran School
What People Are Saying
A good focused program that has provided usable resources and increased understanding of the curriculum.Teacher Manager ICT, Dept Education Tas
The Implementing the Digital Technologies Curriculum Conference was a highly recommended conference in order to get prepared for implementing the learning area into the curriculum in 2017. The quality and knowledge of the speakers was excellent. I left the conference feeling inspired to return to work to share the ideas and implement new ideas.Teacher, St Francis Xavier's School
Criterion host positive and informative conferences. The Implementing the Digital Technologies Curriculum was informative and helpful especially with the writers of the curriculum sharing insights into the meaning of some of the areas.Head of Middle, School Australian Christian College
I came, I saw, I left digitized and excited for the future of Digital Technologies in Australia.Faculty Leader Information Technology, Ignatius Park College
I attended the August 2016 conference and now have a much clearer idea of where we need to be heading with Digital Technologies and how we can implement into our teaching and learning programmes. There was a diverse and engaging range of presenters who had worthwhile and valuable resources and advice to share.Caroline Carruthers, Design Technology Teacher
Date: 14 Nov 2016 By: Omar Mubin & Muneeb Imtiaz AhmadOmar Mubin, Western Sydney University and Muneeb Imtiaz Ahmad, Western Sydney University Robots are increasingly being used to teach students in the classroom for a number of subjects across science, maths and language. But our research shows that while students enjoy learning with robots, teachers are slightly reluctant to use them in the classroom. In …
Date: 21 Sep 2016 By: Jessica FarrellyWith events on topics including STEM Education, the Digital Technologies Curriculum, School Learning Space Design and Learning Differentiation, we strive to practice what we preach when it comes to cutting edge developments in the education sector. As schools move away from book-focused, desk-orientated learning, we design our conferences to reflect the latest advances in teaching …
Date: 12 Jul 2016 By: Jessica FarrellyOur most recent Improving STEM Education & Skills Outcomes conference took place in Sydney this June. Gathering Principals, Teachers and Heads of Science, Maths and Technologies from across Australia, the agenda focused on how schools can design and implement a transdisciplinary STEM curriculum. Feedback from our delegates Here’s just a snapshot of what attendees had …
Date: 11 Jul 2016 By: Karin Verspoor, Associate Professor, Department of Computing and Information Systems, University of MelbourneKarin Verspoor, University of Melbourne The world is increasingly embracing digital technology, and so too are our schools. But many girls are still missing out on developing IT and programming skills. IT classes in schools mostly focus on basic skills, such as how to use email or spreadsheets, or use tablets to access online quizzes …