Professional Learning

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

This Professional Learning page contains information about professional learning opportunities.

Digital technologies information webinars

To support teachers with getting started, the Department has partnered with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV) to present three introduction webinars for Victorian teachers. Teachers will need to report against this new curriculum by 2017, which is why it is important to start learning about classroom implementation early. To find out more follow the registration links. All sessions will be at a beginner level and will assume little prior knowledge. Make sure you register early to avoid disappointment; there is no cost to participate.

Introducing the Digital Technologies Curriculum in the Victorian Curriculum
This webinar was held on Tuesday 20 October 2015. To access the webinar recording and resources, see: Introduction to Digital Technologies webinar

The Digital Technologies Curriculum: Getting Started in Years 7–10
This webinar was held on Thursday 19 November 2015. To access the webinar recording and resources, see: Implementing Digital Technologies in Secondary webinar

The Digital Technologies Curriculum: Getting Started in the Primary School

This webinar was held on Tuesday 24 November 2015. To access the webinar recording and resources, see: Digital Technologies in Primary webinar

For further information or enquires, please contact Penny Rowe at rowe.penelope.m@edumail.vic.gov.au or 03 9651 3017.  

Further professional learning opportunities

Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV) – DLTV provides professional learning opportunities for teachers focusing on the areas of teaching and learning with digital technologies and on the curricula in this field, including the Victorian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. The association has a full calendar of events including those directed solely on the new Digital Technologies curriculum.

Computer Science Education Research Group (CSER) – CSER at Adelaide University has developed online courses to assist teachers in addressing the new Digital Technologies curriculum. The courses introduce the key concepts that underpin the Digital Technologies curriculum. They start from a beginner level, and provide example classroom activities that help teach principles of computational thinking. There are courses aimed at both primary and secondary levels and are both free and open to anyone who wishes to learn more. Teachers will need to set up a Gmail account to login and register. 

Digital Careers – Digital Careers is a national organisation working towards promoting and educating students about the diverse range of career options in the field of digital technologies. They also support teachers through the provision of helpful resources.

Computational Thinking Course for Educators - Google has developed a free online course aimed at secondary teachers; however it can be completed by any interested educator, teaching the core principles of computational thinking and how they can be integrated into a variety of subject areas. It includes topics such as exploring and developing algorithms, finding patterns and applying computational thinking to real-world problems.