Delivering the
Embedding computational thinking in teaching and learning
Conference Date
7th & 8th March 2017
Location
CQ Functions Melbourne
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Overview


How is your school going to deliver the curriculum?
From 2017 schools across Australia are mandated to begin implementing the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. Programming, systems, design, computational and algorithmic thinking will be key components of learning for the future. Students need to grasp problem solving and computational thinking, they need to look at a problem in way that a computer can help them solve it. While teachers need to know how to apply this to the context of their school. Recognising how your school will deliver the curriculum is crucial.

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
Thank you to our consultation panel:
  • 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
Who will attend?
  • 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
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Key Speakers

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Paula Christophersen
Writer
Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies and Curriculum Manager for Digital Technologies, Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority
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James Curran
Writer
Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies; Associate Professor in Computer Science, The University of Sydney and CEO, Grok Learning
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Neil Carmona
Head of Information Systems & STEM
John Monash Science School
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Jane Batham
Digital Learning Coordinator
Good News Lutheran School

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What People Are Saying

  • A good focused program that has provided usable resources and increased understanding of the curriculum.

    Angela Cooke
    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.

    Christina Jacob
    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.

    Brett Costin
    Head of Middle, School Australian Christian College
  • I came, I saw, I left digitized and excited for the future of Digital Technologies in Australia.

    Bruce Denny
    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
    Caroline Carruthers, Design Technology Teacher

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