The Digital Technologies curriculum forms part of the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. The new curriculum area enables students to become confident and creative developers of digital solutions, through the application of information systems and specific ways of thinking about problem solving.
The DigiTech Start-Ups Initiative will provide 150 Victorian government secondary schools with teacher-based professional learning and once off funding of $10,000 to plan and purchase resources to support the implementation of the Digital Technologies Curriculum in their school through:
- stimulating best practice models of implementation which engage teachers and students with the Digital Technologies curriculum
- sharing ideas and strategies to implement the Digital Technologies curriculum, within and among schools, and
- providing practice exemplars e.g. sample projects, case studies and lesson plans that can be used by other schools to support implementation of the Digital Technologies curriculum
Reimbursement of Funds
Schools will required to submit claims for reimbursement of up to $10,000 through the Schools Targeted Funding Portal.
Information about the Schools Targeted Funding Portal is provided here: https://edugate.eduweb.vic.gov.au/edrms/keyprocess/stfg/Pages/default.aspx
Edumail login details are required to access this information e.g. edu001\S123456
Professional Development Sessions
Successful schools are required to release two teachers to attend at least one day of professional learning across regions in Term 1, 2018. Digital Learning Teaching Victoria (DLTV) will deliver these days and work to support schools with their implementation of the Digital Technologies curriculum.
What can the money be spent on?
The once off funding of $10,000 must be used to purchase resources that support implementation of the Digital Technologies curriculum.
It can not be used for CRT Coverage.
Resources can be selected from a pre-approved list – see: Tool Ideas, and/or schools are encouraged to submit other ideas for approval to their Regional representative and/ or Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV) during or after their professional learning day.
Retrospective purchases can not be included in this funding.