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ICT Educators

Teachers around Australia have one common goal - improve and inspire the education of the next generation of digital users.

ICT Educators

ACS understands the vital role that digital technologies play in education. With the introduction of the Digital Technologies Curriculum, ACS is committed to supporting all teachers to drive high quality computing education across teaching practices.

ACS aims to help educators to unpack the F-10 Digital Technologies Curriculum and create lessons plans that are aligned to the curriculum. Our lessons promote skills such as authentic learning, global connections, critical and creative thinking, collaboration and student driven learning.

ICT Educators Community of Practice

ICT Educators Community of Practice is the forum for Teachers to discuss creative ways to implement the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum, share ideas and teaching practices, ask questions and provide tips and guidance to the community of educators.

To be part of the conversation and share ideas with your peers register to join the ACS’ ICT Educators Community of Practice:

 
 

ICT Educator Teacher & Education Resources

 

To inspire and support teachers in the provision of Digital Technologies Curriculum, ACS has released a bank of resources for ICT Educator which go beyond the student activity focus and unpacks the Digital Technologies Curriculum. These resources have been designed to provide maximum support for teachers and range from Digital Technologies Curriculum mapping guides, Teacher topic resources, and Student Learning Activities. Explore the range of ICT Educator resources to support lessons for years F-8.

 

“The support that our school is being provided with is absolutely fantastic and is giving us the confidence that we are covering the curriculum and the teacher resources are providing those of us that want to expand our skills base the confidence to do so. Please keep going with the teacher resources!”

-          Primary School Teacher, Mill Park, Melbourne

 

Digital Technologies Curriculum Mapping Guides

 

ACS acknowledges that not all states and territories in Australia are directly using the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum.

 

When resources have been written in accordance with another curriculum, these documents will help you map activities and content descriptions to the curriculum your school will be implementing.

 

The information found in these documents has been directly taken from the respective curriculum authorities. More information on the curricular can be found on the respective curriculum authority website.

 

*Note: Within the NSW Curriculum, digital technology is embedded within the Science and Technology Curriculum. Any subject matter that does not relate directly to Digital Technology has been removed for the purpose of this website.

 

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Teacher Topic Information

Unpack the Digital Technologies Curriculum with the assistance of resources which extend on concepts and easily accessible through posters and short videos and focus areas at each year of schooling. Teacher Topic Information enables teachers to grasp the concepts needed to teach the Digital Technologies Curriculum. Just like students in today’s classroom, ACS teacher resources inform multi-model learning.

 

Student Learning Activity 

Student Learning activities and lessons plans available promote collaboration, creativity and inform multi-model learning for teachers. These resources have been developed for implementation to the classroom, and available for F-8.

 


ICT Educator Teacher & Education Resources

 

To inspire and support teachers in the provision of Digital Technologies Curriculum, ACS has released a bank of resources for ICT Educator which go beyond the student activity focus and unpacks the Digital Technologies Curriculum. These resources have been designed to provide maximum support for teachers and range from Digital Technologies Curriculum mapping guides, Teacher topic resources, and Student Learning Activities. Explore the range of ICT Educator resources to support lessons for years F-8.

 

“The support that our school is being provided with is absolutely fantastic and is giving us the confidence that we are covering the curriculum and the teacher resources are providing those of us that want to expand our skills base the confidence to do so. Please keep going with the teacher resources!”

-          Primary School Teacher, Mill Park, Melbourne

 

Digital Technologies Curriculum Mapping Guides

 

ACS acknowledges that not all states and territories in Australia are directly using the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum.

 

When resources have been written in accordance with another curriculum, these documents will help you map activities and content descriptions to the curriculum your school will be implementing.

 

The information found in these documents has been directly taken from the respective curriculum authorities. More information on the curricular can be found on the respective curriculum authority website.

 

*Note: Within the NSW Curriculum, digital technology is embedded within the Science and Technology Curriculum. Any subject matter that does not relate directly to Digital Technology has been removed for the purpose of this website.

 

[documents to be provided for upload]

 

Teacher Topic Information

Unpack the Digital Technologies Curriculum with the assistance of resources which extend on concepts and easily accessible through posters and short videos and focus areas at each year of schooling. Teacher Topic Information enables teachers to grasp the concepts needed to teach the Digital Technologies Curriculum. Just like students in today’s classroom, ACS teacher resources inform multi-model learning.

 

Student Learning Activity 

Student Learning activities and lessons plans available promote collaboration, creativity and inform multi-model learning for teachers. These resources have been developed for implementation to the classroom, and available for F-8.

 

 

Computer Education in Australian Schools Survey

 

As Australia’s peak body for the ICT profession, the mission of the ACS is to grow the ICT profession so Australia is not constrained by a lack of skilled workers.

Developing Australia’s future workforce requires schools cultivate digital capabilities however Australian schools are seeing a drop in students’ interest in technical subjects and a decline in performance in STEM subjects.

At a time when Digital Technologies and ICT teaching are going through one of the biggest revolutions in history, ACS would like to assist in providing a sound basis for public policy and government funding to develop the tech talent pipeline from Australian schools.

 

ACS is surveying Australian Schools to establish a benchmark for the state of Digital Technologies and IT education and teaching.

The survey covers four areas:

  • Curriculum
  • Access to equipment
  • Staff
  • Reporting to Parents/Guardians

With the review of the National Technologies Curriculum in 2021, we hope the data collected through this survey will contribute to the picture of teaching, resourcing and implementation of the Digital Technologies Curriculum. For more detail, see the survey rationale.

Primary Schools
Access Survey
High Schools
Access Survey

With the permission of the Principal (see letter to principal), completion of the survey will require a key staff member (e.g. Digital Technologies Coordinator or Head Teacher) to gather the data (e.g. by allocating 15-20 minutes during a staff meeting) in order to complete the online survey.

Print a copy of the relevant survey to facilitate data gathering:

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Access Survey
Junior High Schools
Access Survey

A report of the data gathered will be produced however any conclusions or recommendations will, of necessity, be dependent on the participation rate and the amount of data collected.

We will not be collecting any information on or from individual students, or identifiable information on teachers. Schools can choose to remain anonymous or provide contact details to be used to provide a copy  of the final report. We will not be using data that can identify individual schools in any public reports.  All data will be handled in accordance with ACS’ privacy policy . The Privacy Policy is based on the Australian Privacy Principles contained in Schedule 1 in the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 which amends the Privacy Act 1988.

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Access Survey

 

Survey closing date:

Friday 18 December 2020.

 

 

 

 

TEACHER & EDUCATION RESOURCES

Unpack the Digital Technologies Curriculum concepts with ease. ACS created targeted resources that unpack the concepts within each year level (F-10). This means teachers who are new to digital technologies can have a starting point to gather understanding around the topic and is expected at their level. 

LAUNCHING IN 2021: Digital Deck

Expanding on our Teacher information resources, ACS is in the process of creating a suite of presentations that further dives into the concepts found within the Curriculum.

These provide you with information unpacking the concept and information on how the classroom activiites translate to Career Pathways as a job in IT. Look out for those (5-6, 7-8 and 9-10) coming ready to start the school year in 2021!

Curriculum Mapping Guides and state Authority Groups

ACS acknowledges that not all states and territories in Australia are directly using the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum.

ACS has documents will help you map activities and content descriptions to the curriculum your school is implementing.

F-2 Digital Technologies Curriculum Mapping Guide
3-4 Digital Technologies Curriculum Mapping Guide
5-6 Digital Technologies Curriculum Mapping Guide
7-8 Digital Technologies Curriculum Mapping Guide
9-10 Digital Technologies Curriculum Mapping Guide

The information found in these documents has been directly taken from the respective curriculum authorities. All curriculum authority departments in Australia are subject to copyright. They make no warranties regarding the correctness or accuracy of resources created by ACS. 

 

ACARA

Copyright: All the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) material is copyright. ACARA makes no warranties regarding the correctness or accuracy of ACS resources. The current Australian Curriculum and related content can be accessed directly at https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/

 

Victoria

Copyright: All Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) material is copyright. The VCAA makes no warranties regarding the correctness or accuracy of ACS resources. The current Victorian Curriculum and related content can be accessed directly at www.vcaa.vic.edu.au

 

NSW

Copyright: All  New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) material is copyright. NESA makes no warranties regarding the correctness or accuracy of ACS resources. The current NESA Syllabuses and related content can be accessed directly at https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/

 

WA

Copyright: All Western Australian School Curriculum and Standards Authority material is copyright. The School Curriculum and Standards Authority makes no warranties regarding the correctness or accuracy of ACS resources. The current Victorian Curriculum and related content can be accessed directly at

https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/

TESTIMONIAL

Primary School Teacher

Mill Park, Melbourne

"The support that our school is being provided with is absolutely fantastic and is giving us the confidence that we are covering the curriculum and the teacher resources are providing those of us that want to expand our skills base the confidence to do so.

Please keep going with the teacher resources!"

Questions?

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