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Saturday, March 12

11:45am AEDT

Australian Secondary Curriculum: Digital Technologies

The Australian Curriculum: Technologies will shape the future of Technologies learning in schools, ensuring that all students benefit from learning about and working with the traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies that shape the world in which we live. The Technologies learning area draws together the distinct but related subjects of Digital Technologies and Design and Technologies. Digital Technologies empowers students to shape change by influencing how contemporary and emerging information systems and practices are applied to meet current and future needs.

This presentation will focus on providing an update on the current status of the Digital Technologies curriculum, the key ideas of the curriculum, implementation plans and an overview of industry engagement and support.

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Julie King

Curriculum Lead Technologies, Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority
Julie King is the Curriculum Lead, Technologies at the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). She oversees the development and writing of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies F-10. She has worked as a teacher, distance education writer, curriculum advisor... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:15pm AEDT
R3 C3.1

12:15pm AEDT

Secondary Technology Education in NSW
As well as outlining the current situation in regard to NSW technology-related curriculum revisions, our speakers will be outlining the upcoming Technology/STEM projects and initiatives in the pipeline that affect NSW Secondary schools.  There will be time for questions in this session.

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Alesha Bleakley

Senior Curriculum Officer, Technology Education, Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards
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Mark Tyler

Inspector, Technology Education | Curriculum and Assessment Standards, Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW
I recently joined the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) as the Board Inspector, Technology Education. I have worked previously with BOSTES as the Supervisor of Marking for Industrial Technology (Practical), HSC Judge and Senior Marker and have developed... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2016 12:15pm - 12:45pm AEDT
R3 C3.1

12:45pm AEDT

DigiTech Stage 4 Resources
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Katrina Falkner

Associate Professor and Head at School of Computer Science, the University of Adelaide.
Katrina Falkner is an Associate Professor and Head at School of Computer Science, the University of Adelaide. Katrina is a leading researcher in computer science education. In 2010, she established the Computer Science Education Research (CSER) Group at the University of Adelaide... Read More →
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Rebecca Vivian

Research Fellow, The University of Adelaide
Rebecca has a background in Education, with a Bachelor of Education with Honours in Primary School Teaching and a PhD in Education. Rebecca is an instructor and lead researcher on the Computer Science Education Research (CSER) Group's K­12 MOOC Program and Rebecca is an advocate... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2016 12:45pm - 1:15pm AEDT
R3 C3.1

2:00pm AEDT

iSTEMming your school

Linking industry needs with schools and tertiary institutions, the ME Program has increased STEM participation in the Hunter Region to above the NSW average level in a number of subjects for students completing a Higher School Certificate (HSC).

Hunter Schools who have been actively engaged in the program for a number of years have experienced increased participation in STEM subjects well in excess of 50%. ME Program schools are now three times more likely to complete HSC Engineering Studies compared to the NSW average and 14% of ME Program students will select Metals and Engineering for their HSC compared with the state average of 3%.

The innovative curriculum known as Integrated STEM which was developed by the ME Program embeds engineering, avionics, robotics, systems integration, electronics, 3D printing, statistics, surveying, coding and CAM into the curriculum. Schools endorsed to run the iSTEM initiative will exceed 60 schools in 2016.

In this this presentation participants will learn about the benefits of an integrated approach to STEM education and models which can be used to introduce it in your school. Links to resources and how to gain endorsement for the iSTEM curriculum will also be discussed. 

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Scott Sleap

Dr Scott Sleap is the ME Program Director at Regional Development Australia – Hunter. Previously he was a Head Teacher of Industrial Arts & Teaching and Learning at Maitland Grossmann High School and has over 20 years’ experience as an educational leader.  Scott completed his... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm AEDT
R5 C3.10

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