Digital Technologies in focus (DTiF)
As a part of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, ACARA was funded to support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies in some of Australia’s most disadvantaged schools. The Digital Technologies in focus (DTiF) project has been designed to encourage whole-school and inter-school collaboration, supported by curriculum officers.
One hundred and sixty schools with a low index of community socio-educational advantage (ICSEA) rating are participating in the project. Since July 2017, leaders and teachers from these schools have been taking part in workshops to help them implement Digital Technologies. Visit the Australian Curriculum website for more information about the project.
Digital Technologies curriculum officers support clusters of schools, providing expertise to primary and secondary school teachers.
Due to the impact of COVID-19 travel restrictions, the project will now continue until June 2021. Digital Technologies curriculum officers will continue conducting professional learning workshops and mentoring with teachers and school leaders. Professional learning is customised to the specific needs of participating schools, with webinars and online mentoring complementing face-to-face events.
Other school can also request workshops for other schools can be requested. Visit the 'Professional learning workshops' page to see the workshop options.
Quick facts about the DTiF project
- 160+ schools
- 2,300+ teachers
- 30,000+ students
- 10 workshops offered Australia wide
- 10 project focus clusters
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
For more information, visit the DTiF page on the Australian Curriculum website.