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)
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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.
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.