Educator PD: Calling All Teachers

event date: 
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm

Are you keen to bring fresh and engaging, curriculum-focused, real-world learning to the classroom? Join a new Victoria-wide network to help develop teaching and learning resources to activate the untapped potential of videogames in the classroom. Game Lessons is designed to support teachers to create, access and share well-designed lesson plans for impactful and meaningful learning experiences.

ACMI is pleased to offer you the chance to be a founding participant in the new videogame-centred project Game Lessons. Begin by participating in a Game Lessons Professional Development Day where you can build on and share your expertise. Employing a Community of Practice approach, Game Lessons provides expert support, resources and professional learning networks and fosters a cross-disciplinary learning community, building capacity to deliver more effective teaching and learning programs.

Teachers please note - you don’t need to be ‘a gamer’ to engage with the opportunities videogames offer for learning across the curriculum.

When: 9.30 – 2.30pm, Thursday 30 August 

Where: Warrnambool Art Gallery, 26 Liebig Street VIC 3280

Cost: FREE

Curriculum areas: Primary and Secondary teachers across all learning areas

Participants are required to bring their own devices (i.e. a laptop)

Tea and coffee provided

Principals please note: some funding towards CRT costs is available . Contact Vincent [dot] trundle [at] acmi [dot] net [dot] au for information.

Facilitators

Vincent Trundle Vincent is the Digital Education Producer at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). Vincent strives to improve education practice around screen, digital and media literacy with the goal of building inquisitive, creative and social individuals. For over a decade Vincent has championed videogame education including developing programs for teachers and students around two major international videogame exhibitions, leading ACMI's national Screen It competition for students’ games, animations or films, and organising Australia's first major Games in Education conference. He was the creator of ACMI’s Games Net - a major Department of Education funded program bringing students together in online teams to develop videogames with industry mentors. Vincent now leads a new initiative collaborating with teachers to develop cross-curriculum videogame focused teaching resources into a searchable database.

Roland Dempster Roland works as an Education Deliverer at the Australian Centre of the Moving Image (ACMI) engaging with teachers and students from Prep – Year 12 to explore screen, media and digital literacy via innovative talks, workshops and videoconference programs and online resources. Roland graduated from Deakin University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Education (Media) and a Bachelor of Arts (Photography). In 2012 he received a Master of Communication (RMIT). His thesis explored how formal aesthetics shape the way we read photojournalistic images. Roland also teaches several subjects at the Photography Studies College, and in a freelance capacity produces a range of architectural, design and lifestyle work. In addition, he is building his artistic practice through a range of projects exploring abstraction and experimental photographic methods.

Bookings

This event is FREE but bookings are required. Please contact WAG Education Officer Agostina Hawkins via phone 03 5559 4949 or vemail ahawkins [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au to book your place.