Leadership Events

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

A number of opportunities are available for students to take a leadership role in their school’s digital learning planning and implementation.

Kids' Congress

Kids' Congress began in New Zealand as an award-winning technology and learning conference for 9-12 year olds. Kids' Congress has run several times in the Loddon Mallee region and Anglesea PS students organised a Kids’ Congress at Grovedale College in Geelong.

The conference challenges the digital generation and their teachers to take part in fun, problem-solving workshops using cool software and technology. What's unique about this event is that it's run by kids, for kids.

Each event's host school picks a class of students to take on the enormous task of organising and managing the event including venue hire, website management, information and marketing, database management, equipment provision, budget and catering. The kids committee get a real buzz from doing this valuable and rewarding real-life work experience.

Students work in small groups facilitated by their peers. Usually the Kids' Congress focuses on an essential question to provide a curriculum context and students showcase their work in the final session.

Online student events

The Global Education Conference is a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world. This year's conference will take place Monday, November 16 through Thursday, November 19, 2015. Sessions are held around the clock to accommodate participant time zones. Along with their teachers and/or parents, students participating in global collaborative projects can submit proposals in the student strand of the conference. For more information, see: Global Education Conference

Digital Demons

The Department and Melbourne Football Club joined together for a cybersafety project called Digital Demons– Playing by the Rules, attended by more than 100 Year 9 students from across the state. Demons players Jack Watts, Lynden Dunn and Jared Rivers joined the discussion about how young people and elite football players can behave safely and responsibly online. Students identified the most important issues surrounding cybersafety for young people and discussed the actions they could take in their schools.

Students from Eaglehawk Secondary College used the process they experienced in the Digital Demons Program to survey their school and to develop social media guidelines and an Acceptable Use policy for their school.

For more information, see: Digital Demons resource package

Adobe Youth Voices

Adobe Youth Voices is the Adobe Foundation's signature philanthropy initiative empowering young people to 'Create with Purpose'. It aims to empower youth in under-served communities around the globe with real-world experiences and 21st-century tools to communicate their ideas, exhibit their potential and take action in their communities.

Since 2006 Adobe Youth Voices has inspired youth to develop creativity through youth-led media-making. Key features and achievements of the initiative are:

  • empowering youth to comment on their world using digital tools
  • offering a proven model to engage youth in their education and futures, adding value to K-12 education
  • a global network of 1200+ sites in 55 countries
  • engaging 150,000+ young people and 4,000+ educators since 2006
  • thousands of youth-produced media on topics of global relevance

For more information, see: Adobe Youth Voices

For more information, please contact: digital.learning@edumail.vic.gov.au