Professional learning

From 2018 – 2020, the curriculum officers will continue travelling around Australia and presenting professional learning workshops. These workshops can be accessed below.

 

This workshop will assist you to:

  • understand the purpose and intent of the Digital Technologies curriculum
  • understand the key concepts of the Digital Technologies curriculum
  • understand the achievement standards and how they relate to the content descriptions
  • identify ways to collect evidence of students’ learning
  • recognise the progression of concepts across the bands and how they intersect with other curriculum learning areas
  • understand computational thinking through hands-on activities
  • become aware of resources to support the Digital Technologies curriculum
  • identify opportunities to assess thinking skills in the Digital Technologies curriculum.

This workshop will assist you to: 

  • apply the thinking skills embedded in Digital Technologies and establish links to the general capabilities 
  • understand, apply and develop teaching strategies for addressing project management  
  • understand the basics of visual programming 
  • understand the interactions between hardware and software 
  • apply this knowledge to develop a unit of work.

This workshop will assist you to: 

  • reflect on your school’s preparedness to implement the Digital Technologies curriculum 
  • become familiar with the expectations of the Digital Technologies curriculum  
  • explore resources to support the development of teaching, learning and assessment plans  
  • evaluate current planning practices and consider your school’s unique situation in relation to the introduction of the Digital Technologies curriculum 
  • collaborate with others to share ideas for teaching, learning and assessing 
  • conduct targeted evaluation, planning and analysis for implementation 
  • develop an action plan to facilitate planning for your school’s implementation of the curriculum.

This workshop will assist you to:

  • develop a deeper understanding of computational thinking as described in the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies
  • understand how classroom activities could incorporate computational thinking strategies
  • consider how the activities in the workshop could be incorporated into your classroom context.

This workshop will assist you to: 

  • increase your understanding of effective assessment practices for Digital Technologies 
  • develop a better understanding of consistent teacher judgement (CTJ) 
  • review an assessment task  
  • annotate student work samples to indicate evidence of achievement, and moderate judgements  
  • draft an assessment plan for Digital Technologies for a band or year level 
  • develop a quality assessment task  
  • engage in professional dialogue with colleagues.

This workshop will assist you to: 

  • reflect on your school’s preparedness to implement the NSW Technology Mandatory Years 7–8 syllabus with a focus on Digital Technologies
  • become familiar with the expectations of the NSW Technology Mandatory Years 7–8 syllabus
  • explore resources to support the development of teaching, learning and assessment plans
  • collaborate with others to share ideas for teaching, learning and assessing
  • conduct targeted evaluation, planning and analysis for implementation
  • develop an action plan to facilitate planning for your school’s implementation of the curriculum.

Find and register for workshops around Australia