Digital Technologies in focus (DTiF)
As a part of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, ACARA has been funded to support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies in some of Australia’s most disadvantaged schools.
One hundred and sixty schools with a low index of community socio-educational advantage (ICSEA) rating have been invited to participate in the project. From July 2017, leaders and teachers from these schools took part in workshops to support the implementation of Digital Technologies subjects within their schools.
Eight Digital Technologies specialists (also known as curriculum officers) support clusters of schools, providing digital technologies expertise to primary and secondary school teachers.
In 2018, the Digital Technologies specialists will conduct regional professional learning workshops with teachers and school leaders. These workshops will be customised to the specific needs of participating schools, with webinars and online mentoring complementing face-to-face events.
The 160 low-ICSEA schools participating in the Digital Technologies in focus project are located
in clusters around Australia
Want to know more?
Contact: Julie King, Project Lead, Digital Technologies in focus
The DTiF team
Meet the DTiF team: (from left to right):
Martin Levins, Beth Claydon, Peter Lelong, Shane Byrne, Deanne Poole, Simon Collier, Steve Grant, Kim Vernon, Julie King, Pam Furney, Sarah Hobson