New Thinking: New Possibilities STEM Webinar Series, webinar 4 – ACARA v 9.0 Digital Literacy and Technologies: What’s New?

9th August, 2022 @ 4:00 pm


09/08/2022 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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This session will focus on the key changes to v9.0 of the Australian curriculum. We will look at why the ICT capability is now defined to as Digital Literacy and how this has resulted in a new structure. Unpacking the key changes to both Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies will demonstrate where achievement standards and content descriptions have been refined, reorganised or removed and includes exploring the new sub-strand of Privacy and Security in Digital Technologies.

Kim Vernon, Curriculum Specialist, Technologies, ACARA

Kim Vernon is the Curriculum specialist, Technologies at ACARA. She was a key member of the review of the Australian Curriculum for Digital Technologies and Digital Literacy. Kim was also a member of the Digital Technologies in focus project, from 2017-2021, supporting schools across NSW to implement the Digital Technologies curriculum from an action research perspective. She has extensive experience in the field of early childhood / primary education, specialising in Digital Literacy education. As lead consultant, Kim supported the Ministry of Education, Singapore to implement their playmaker program of non-screen-based coding/programming into 200 preschools. She is passionate about change in technology, focusing on curriculum integration support. For many years, Kim has worked with leadership teams, teachers, students and industry to support the introduction and inclusion of digital tools across all areas and all year levels of the UK and Australian Curriculum. Her most recent studies of a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security, provides a strong research base for supporting privacy and security in the Australian Curriculum.

Other webinars in the series:

23 August, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm: Students Creating Virtual Worlds for Learning: A collaborative Research Project
1 November, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm


Target audience – STEM professionals, teachers and school leaders

Delivery mode – Zoom

Presenters – Kim Vernon, Curriculum Specialist, Technologies, ACARA


For registration enquiries please contact Emily Metelmann.

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Bookings are closed for this event.