Digital Careers Events (Vic and Tas) - July 2015 - Digital Careers

Digital Careers Events (Vic and Tas) – July 2015

July

This newsletter was originally sent via email 26/06/15 by Shannon Dooley Digital Careers Event Coordinator (Vic & Tas).

Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,

We’ve had a busy few months here at Digital Careers engaging with parents, teachers and students alike. We’ve successfully exhibited at the VCE & Careers Expo at Caulfield Racecourse, WRICA at the Werribee Learning Centre, Big Day In at RMIT and at the Western Victorian Career Expo in Longernong.  We were also invited to exhibit and share our love for technology at the Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo and Big Day In in Adelaide. It is now safe to say that the expo season has now finished, which means we can concentrate on other events such as the Young ICT Explorers Competition (see below for details).

We hope we can continue to inspire, engage and inform you with helpful links, events and resources to assist with the Digital Technologies curriculum. We’re also keen to hear what great things schools and students are doing in the technology space and also how Industry can help. Please email Shannon.dooley@nicta.com.au with your initiatives and ideas!  

Finally, for all those going on school holidays shortly, we wish you a wonderful well deserved break!

 

Young ICT Explorers competition 2015

Registrations for the Young ICT Explorers competition close today (26 June)!!

We are on the hunt for creative kids from year levels 3 to 12 to put forward their best Information, Communications and Technology project.

Teachers can register their school and students can participate in teams or individually.  Parents can also register on behalf of their child if they wish to do a project outside of school.

Project submissions are required to be uploaded by the 21st July (Vic/Tas).

The judging event will take place for Tasmania on the 22nd August at the University of Tasmania, Activities Centre, Room 336 Sandy Bay, Hobart and in

Victoria on the 29th August at Monash University Caulfield, Room 1.16, building H, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East. For other locations and more information please visit the Young ICT Explorers website.

 

Newsletters and Mailing lists

From time to time we come across some interesting newsletters, links and mailing lists which we think you’ll find useful. Here are a few of interest if you are not already signed up to them:

Victorian Education Mailing List

Vic Gov Digital Learning News

TASITE: Tasmanian Society for Information Technology in Education

Tas Gov Infostream Education Notices

 

Upcoming events

GovHack 3-5 July, Free, Read more..

DLTV Conference, 24-25 July Read more..  

STE(A)M Conference for Tasmanian Teachers, 17 August, $45 Read more..

National ICT Career Week 27 July – 2 August Read more.. 

National Computer Science School Challenge 3 August – 6 September, $20  Read more..  

As new events cross our desk we’ll put them up on our website, so be sure to check the events page for the latest.

 

Resources

Innovation Toolbox

If you haven’t already checked out Intel’s Innovation toolbox, you are definitely missing out! Download a Teacher’s guide to the Intel Galileo and Set up your own Maker Space in the classroom. You can also find classroom activities, case studies, videos and much more.

 

Social Media

Please like or follow us on Facebook,  Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for cool links to articles, new technologies, awesome resources and the latest on what we’re up to!  

 

For more information please check out our Digital Careers website.  To unsubscribe please send a blank email with ‘unsubscribe’ as the subject heading to Shannon.dooley@nicta.com.au. This communique is intended to be bi-monthly.

 

Digital Careers contributes to increasing the number and quality of ICT graduates in Australia while building a robust and sustainable ICT capability for the future digital economy. Operating as a collaborative initiative of industry, research, primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions (universities and TAFE), and government, Digital Careers is focused on reducing the critical shortage of Australian ICT professionals by raising awareness and interest in ICT careers and growing and diversifying the pool of tertiary students preparing for a career in the ICT industry.

 

Photo credit: Photo by Shannon Dooley at the Western Victorian Career Expo booth in Longernong.

 

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