Thursday, 20 March 2014

Digital Technologies - designing model courses (Years F-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10)

Contact: Ken Price, TASITE (Tasmanian Society for Information Technology in Education)
e: info@tasite.tas.edu.au   w: www.tasite.tas.edu.au

Date: Terms 1 and 2, 2014        
Location: online and/or face to face (TBA)

Intended Audience: ICT coordinators, Computing teachers, curriculum coordinators (P-10)

A number of teachers have indicated that there could be a considerable value in having a "model course" design for Digital Technologies. This model course could be used as a basis for schools and individual teachers to implement their own version.

This could result in benefits such as:
  • less replication between year levels,
  • ease of sharing within and between schools,
  • better support for teachers who are asked to teach Digital Technologies but are not skilled in all the content areas,
  • support for a small number of programming environments resulting in better support structures,
  • making life easier for experienced teachers who can benefit from one another's specialist interest areas.
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TASITE is considering how this process can be supported. Initially we'd like to coordinate groups of teachers who are willing to help build up a framework of activities and resources based on the Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies curriculum document (currently awaiting approval by Ministers).

If you'd like to be involved in the development of a model course for Years F-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 or 9-10 , please let us know.