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National Science Week – August 12-20

The annual National Science Week is here!  National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of Science and Technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres. These events attract a wide audience from children to adults, and […]

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New CSER Digital Technologies Guide for Maker Spaces!

Building on our work in the CSER MOOC courses, and with the support of our CSER communities, the CSER Team has developed a new Guide for Maker Spaces! Maker Spaces are a wonderful way of encouraging creativity and innovation, while also exploring learning opportunities with technology and other learning areas. In this guide, the CSER […]

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New 9 & 10 MOOC – Project-based approach to Game Development

Years 9 & 10 Digital Technologies: Explore! Digital Technologies involves learning about how we can create new technologies, as well as use them. This course will guide you through the fundamentals of the content descriptors and achievement standards in the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies for Teachers of Years 9 & 10. We take a project-based […]

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The Next Steps 7&8: Making Apps MOOC is live!

Please click here to enrol! The MOOC explains the fundamentals of digital technology and computational thinking specifically addressing the learning objectives of the Australian Digital Technologies curriculum for Teachers of Years 7 & 8. The MOOC explores the design and development of a classroom project around application development, covering a range of Digital Technologies related […]

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Orchard Grove Primary School: Leading school professional development with ‘PL-in-a-Box’

Leeanne King, Assistant Principal, Orchard Grove Primary School in Blackburn South, Victoria, has been passionate about using technology in schools for many years.  The arrival of the Digital Technologies curriculum was an exciting opportunity to build their staff capacity and their confidence in implementing the new curriculum. After participating in the Foundations – Year 6 […]

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Young ICT Explorers Competition

The CSER Digital Technologies Education team is pleased to be working with The Smith Family to support schools in low socio economic areas to participate in the Young ICT Explorers competition. The competition encourages school students to become creators and innovators of digital technology. It is a project-based competition encouraging students to develop a project using […]

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Free webinar: Building teacher capacity in Digital Technologies

Dr Rebecca Vivian and Lauren Stanhope will co-present in a special webinar on behalf of CSER for Education Service Australia (ESA) as part of their Digital Technologies Hub. The webinar will be held on Wednesday the 1st of March, 2017 at 4:00-5:00 ACDT. Find information about the webinar below. It starts with teachers: Building teacher capacity […]

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Your Stories: Tim Collins – Industry to Digital Technologies Educator

We recently received a wonderful email from a Western Australian teacher, Tim Collins, who shared his experience so far in our Digital Technologies course. He has kindly agreed for us to share his story with you. We feel Tim’s story might encourage and inspire others who share a similar experience! Tim Collins, Maylands Peninsula Primary School. My name is […]

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PL-in-a-Box for Demystifying Digital Technologies – Linda McIver

Linda McIver, a Computer Scientist and Educator at the John Monash Science School, shared how she used our PL-in-a-Box materials and content from the CSER F-6 MOOCs to run a professional learning session recently. I ran a PD recently for a Primary School whose staff were trying to wrap their heads around the new Digital Technologies Curriculum […]

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Digital Technologies Professional Learning: Humpty Doo Primary

Sue Carter, Northern Territory Digital Technologies Project Officer, is conducting a range of professional learning opportunities for teachers to assist with their knowledge and understanding of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. In this article she shares her experience of running a full day professional learning event with staff at Humpty Doo Primary School. Planning Digital […]

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