Michael Fullan: New Pedagogies for Deep Learning

Check out “Michael Fullan: New Pedagogies for Deep Learning” on acmi educators lounge

Time: October 29, 2014 from 9:15am to 11:30am

Location: ACMI
Organized By: DEECD, Christine Evely ACMI Education Manager

Event Description:
How can we mobilise and foster new pedagogies for deep learning in schools   and leverage the power of digital learning?

Join MC Tony Mackay and Michael Fullan to discuss New Pedagogies for Deep Learning; a global partnership focused on implementing deep learning goals   across whole education systems to enable new pedagogies accelerated by technology.

New Pedagogies for Deep Learning engages students across the globe to develop   skills to be lifelong learners; creative, connected and collaborative problem   solvers who can successfully participate and innovate in our increasingly connected world.


See more details and RSVP on acmi educators lounge:


Student email in Victorian Government schools

I was asked today how to create student email accounts for Global2 from a teacher in a Victorian site. I supplied the following advice and ask if you could share it widely as it also applied to filtering in Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) schools.

At your school, you have your DEECD internet provider iiNET (formally Netspace).

Whoever manages that service  at your school, possibly the school technician, the ICT coordinator or the Principal has the ability to logon online to create email accounts for any or all of students in your school.

They can even use a file from CASES to generate them quickly. Once you find who has the access password etc… you will be guided through. You can contact education@netspace.net.au and they will assist you but it really is pretty easy.

One of the Urban Myths of DEECD school internet  is that DEECD manages school internet including the internet filtering.

It is provided and paid for by DEECD but each school is able to manage who sees what at their school. Many schools have set up different access for teachers and students.

The DEECD Reference for schools from the website provides a process which includes your staff evaluating the site for its educational value when allowing access to your students and establishing agreed behaviours particularly with any social media sites included.



Premiere screening of the latest Cybersmart resource #GameOn on CEM

There are now more than 720 events & activities on the Connected Educator Calendar  with more on the way.  Game On

One exciting event you are all invited to is the  premiere screening of the latest Cybersmart resource #GameOn. .
The film will be introduced by Kayne Tremills from ABC3 before the premiere screening of the film. Kayne will also present a short outro.
Topics covered in the film include: • Sharing passwords • Selfies and Safe social networking • Online friends • Excessive gaming • Free downloads
Post screening classroom activities will be available for teachers to download from the Cybersmart #GameOn webpage in the week prior to the screening. These activities will focus on safe social networking, selfies and online balance.

This 25 minute presentation is directed at upper primary school students in Years 5/6 and lower secondary students in Year 7. Full details

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) – Cybersmart

Tip for users – The video is currently password protected. The password will come off on the

CEM- Google Hangout: Technology in Australian Museums

cemHere is just a sample of the events on tomorrow on Connected Educator Month’s PD Calendar (On the right hand side). One I want to highlight is  4-5pm on October 8 (Australian Eastern time).

 Google Hangout: Technology in Australian Museums 

 Angela Casey from the National Museum of Australia, Chris Nobbs from the South Australian Museum and Cameron Hocking from Melbourne Museum will chat about technologies they have been using with students in their museum settings. Participants will be invited to ask questions and perhaps share their experiences.

Connected Educator Month starts tomorrow with 450 events already

Pre-launch activities 

Are you ready for the kickoff of Connected Educator Month? Here’s a dozen things you can do before the launch http://connectededucators.org/12-things-to-do-before-connected-educator-month-2014-launches/ #ce14

Theme feature with ASCD

Get to know our 2014 Themes: Educator Professional Development & Learning with @ASCD http://connectededucators.org/get-to-know-our-2014-themes-educator-professional-development-learning-led-by-ascd/ #ce14 #ceoz14 #cenz14 #cenor14

NZ & Australia kickoff

Launch week! Connected Educator Month will kick-off first ‘Down Under’: New Zealand & Australia http://connectededucators.org/launch-week-connected-educator-month-2014-will-kick-off-first-down-under-in-new-zealand-and-australia/ #ce14 #cenz14 #ceoz14


Updated free Starter Kit

Check out the updated, free Connected Educator Starter Kit for 31 days of connected learning activities! http://connectededucators.org/cem/cem-getting-started/ #ce14



The Connected Educator Month calendar has over 450 events, w/ many more added daily! Create your schedule at http://connectededucators.org/calendar #ce14


Get involved in Connected Educator Month

Over the next month Global2 will promoting Connected Educator Month events. People can check out or set up an Australian/NZ event at http://connectededucator.vic.edu.au/ 

Here are some things to consider:

Book club

“All Call” for Connected Educator Month Book Club #ce14 Do you have a book you want to lead a book club around? http://connectededucators.org/book-club/

Get involved
Wondering how you or your organization can get involved in Connected Educator Month this year? Check this out: http://ow.ly/BENT0  #ce14

Chat with Arne Duncan
Mark your calendar! #ce14 Twitter chat co-hosted with Secretary Arne Duncan October 16 at 6pm EDT. #plpnetwork #edchat Spread the word.

Updated free Starter Kit

Check out the updated, free Connected Educator Starter Kit for 31 days of activities! http://connectededucators.org/cem/cem-getting-started/ #ce14


The Connected Educator Month calendar has over 300 events, w/ dozens more added daily! Create your schedule at http://connectededucators.org/calendar #ce14

iPads for Learning online professional learning short courses

The Department’s Virtual Conference Centre is providing a number of iPads for Learning online professional learning short courses for teachers and leaders who are using iPads in their teaching and learning.

There will be four short courses, each focusing on a different aspect of using iPads:


  • iPads for new users
  • Publishing with iPads
  • iPads for creating, finding and sharing content
  • iPad: Workflows

These short courses will contain three sessions, with each one hour session building upon the previous session’s learning. All of the courses will be supported with materials accessible via the Department’s iTunes U campus.

For Full details go to http://diglearning.global2.vic.edu.au/?p=1141

Download this information as a PDF iPads_for_Learning_Short_Courses

Tips and support kit for running your Connected Educator Month (CEM) event

For teachers who want to run OR participate in the Connected Educator Month activities this October go to http://connectededucator.vic.edu.au/

I have created some tips for running your Connected Educator Month (CEM) event for those keen to have a go!

  • Plan with your audience needs in mind. Think about what stories and ideas will motivate them, build on prior knowledge and help develop their practice. What new information might they need to understand your ideas? How can you find out about your learners’ strengths/needs?
  • Design resources that will include all needs/preferences:  at the very least, provide clear audio and visuals, attend to cultural needs/preferences), provide a link to the documents so people can access them at another time.
  • Provide invitations and space for questions to help participants weave the learning into their own next steps.
  • Consider the guidance that underpins Universal Design for Learning to help you design effective, inclusive learning.

Be clear about the learning outcomes:  

Consider the  Global themes for 2014 for CEM

Choose your online format and tool

Select a format and technology platform that will reach your audience and best support them to engage with your learning focus. You might choose:

CEM Ideas

  • a synchronous event (e.g. webinar, Twitter chat, an open house guided tour of an online space),
  • an asynchronous (online discussion in your blog, new online resource, video using a tool like https://todaysmeet.com/
  • a blend of both  (e.g. face-to-face workshop with online chat or Google doc).

Some resources available to CEM Victorian Educators

 Virtual Conferencing Connecting to learn – for students and teachers

Blackboard Collaborate  Register as a user of the Virtual Conference Centre by completing the Virtual Conference Centre Moderator Registration Form 

Polycom Vic Gov

Microsoft Lync Vic Gov


Google Hangouts on Air [free, with a Gmail account]

To record any session, check everyone is OK for it to be recorded and shared. If so share the link
Global2  All department educators, staff members, strategic partners and all Victorian P-12 educators are able to register and create their own blog in http://global2.vic.edu.au/

This could be a ‘live’ blog during an event, or a blog (or blog series) posted a time(s) that suit you.

Running an online Twitter chat - and check out #community chat  from @scootle

Managing shared Google docs [collaboration and creation]

Eventbrite for organising

100 Tools for Learning

Promoting your event

  • Pledge the event  so it appears on the Connected Educator global calendar
  • Share with your audience using your usual communication channels (newsletter, social media, your own networks).
  • Tag/label everything with #cenz14 - and #cem14 and #ceoz14, to reach a global audience – and your own hashtag too, if you have one.
  • Build in a few loyal friends/followers who will support you and kick the event off.

Virtual Conference Centre coaches are available to assist prepare for a virtual conference. Download the Web Conference Coaching Program Overview (docx – 131.16kb)


Use the CEM Evaluation form

Google form for registrations: Open this link, go to File > Make a Copy, add to your Drive, and edit for your event(s)

Evaluation form for all CEM events: Please share this with your participants – and/or adapt for yourselfOpen this link, go to File > Make a Copy, add to your Drive, and edit for your event(s)

Google Drive a great resource for Connected Educator Month

Google Drive is a cloud storage service that allows you to store your documents, photos, videos, and more online. From Drive, you can also use Google Docs, Google Sheets, forms and other applications to create and edit various types of files. The power is in the sharing.

Connecting with others, whether it be your co-teacher or teachers from across the globe is made easy. Here is some simple steps to follow  developed by the Goodwill Community Foundation and the video outlines that all important sharing capacity.

I would recommend sharing this with some of your staff who may not be so comfortable with the idea of online tools but are OK using the Office tools such as Word and Powerpoint.

The Google Form is a great addition for assessment and surveys results come right back to you in real time…organised!!!

ACMI Screen It’ s 10th Birthday …..calling all young film makers

Screen it is ACMI‘s national moving image competition for primary and secondary students. Screen It is designed to encourage and foster the next generation of young moving image makers.

This year is Screen It’s 10th Birthday! To help mark this special occasion, entrants will need to to create works responding to the theme: Reflection



Fancy yourself a filmmaker? Think you can match Shaun Tan in the animation stakes? Want to show off your skills as a videogame developer? Then get ready to enter this year’s Screen It competition for your chance to create something amazing and win some awesome prizes!

Entry Categories

  • Primary School
    • Animated Film
    • Live Action Film
    • Videogame

    Secondary School

    • Animated Film
    • Live Action Film
    • Videogame

    An overall best school entry is awarded in addition to awards for each primary and secondary category.

    Haven’t Registered Yet?

    Register now online to receive Screen It materials. Registration is free and ensures you receive all our Screen It updates, including access to comprehensive online resources and interactive production tools to assist you with your entry. See full Details at ACMI Screen it