Digital Technologies in your school

Virtual Workshop


This set of professional learning modules is designed to help you and your school get oriented for delivering Digital Technologies, with an emphasis on pedagogy and cross-curricular opportunities.

Who made this?

This resource was developed in 2021 by professional learning providers and teachers at Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), the subject association for Digital Technologies teaching in Victoria.

Since the Digital Technologies Victorian Curriculum contains almost identical content descriptors to the Australian Curriculum (up to V8.4), these modules will reference both whenever possible. The topics and content are relevant to teachers and schools in other states.

Is this for Primary or Secondary?

The content in this resource is designed to benefit teachers of classes from Foundation through to 10. Many principles are universally relevant.

By default, examples will be framed for the middle years (5-8), but other examples will be provided where relevant.

We're not here to reinvent the wheel

You'll find targeted, relevant online resources for content knowledge linked throughout these modules, including from these Australian sources:

How it works

Self-paced component

Prior to the live component, you are requested to undertake a minimum of 5 of the modules below in your own time.

NOTE: This resource is still in development, so choice is limited until more modules are published.

Each module is designed to take 45-60 minutes, and includes:

  • a short pre-survey

  • informative videos

  • an activity (online or "unplugged")

  • a wrap-up with links to further resources

  • a final assessment

Live component

This virtual workshop is designed to conclude with a live online discussion in the form of an online meeting with other participants.

The discussion will invite participants to share their thoughts on the workshop content and how they might apply the principles in their own schools. Please complete the self-paced component of the workshop first.

Ready to book in?

If you haven't already booked in for the live online discussion, please visit DLTV's available events to find a date that is convenient for you.

Let's get started

SECTION 1: Big picture

Choose a minimum 1 module from this section.

Module 1A: DigiTech as a continuum

A wide view of the content descriptors from Foundation to Level 10, to see how the knowledge and skills develop.

Module 1B: Digital Technologies vs ICT

Understand the difference between ICT capabilities and the Digital Technologies curriculum, and what this means under Victorian and Australian (up to V8.4) curricula.

Module 1C: The 3 Ways of Thinking

Explore how the key mindsets of Design Thinking, Systems Thinking and Computational Thinking can be brought into the classroom.

SECTION 2: Dip into concepts

Choose a minimum 1 module from this section.

Module 2A: Working with data

Beyond counting the cars in the school carpark, explore multiple ways to acquire, manipulate and secure data, and present information.

Module 2B: Coding intentionally

Consider the breadth of tools and resources available to help students design and code algorithms, and how best to scaffold and challenge students without letting the tool determine all the learning.

Module 2C: Systems and impact

Explore ways of teaching those topics that can seem less hands-on:

  • information systems and how they connect,

  • how numbers, text, sound and images are made digital,

  • the impacts of digital solutions in our world.

SECTION 3: Delivery

Choose a minimum 1 module from this section.

Module 3A: Building a culture of tech in your school

How does your school make decisions about technology choices? What is your guiding pedagogical approach and philosophy? Explore a range of aspects to consider before you can fully equip staff to deliver both ICT skills as well as the Digital Technologies curriculum.

Module 3B: Cross-curricular connections for Digital Technologies

Examine ways for algorithms, data and systems thinking to be connected to Maths, Science, Literacy and other learning areas.

Module 3C: DigiTech and diverse learners

Examine how Digital Technologies instruction can be differentiated for diverse learners.

Module 3D: DigiTech and inclusion

Explore initiatives and strategies for creating a digital technologies classroom that encourages girls towards STEM careers and integrates indigenous perspectives.