A member of your leadership team should fully engage with the curriculum to gain an insight into its intent, structure and content. It may also be useful to consult with other schools who have demonstrated experience and is already implementing this curriculum. Ideally as teachers engage with the curriculum they also familiarise themselves with relevant approaches to assessment.
AITSL’s Teacher Performance and Development Framework highlights what is required to build a comprehensive and effective approach to high performance and development culture of teacher quality, feedback and growth for all teachers. Consider your own context and investigate the most coherent models to support your staff.
Consult with teachers and leaders who have demonstrated expertise at your school such as early adopters and those with a passion for Design and Technology. Continue building a good base understanding of the intent and content of the Design and Technology curriculum.
Teachers may be interested to reflect on their own practice and assess their technological (T), pedagogical (P) and content knowledge (CK) necessary to design relevant learning programs. The TPCK model is a useful way to think about this.
Develop teacher expertise. Consider providing some focused professional learning for two to three staff members at your school. The CSER MOOCs from Adelaide University are an excellent, flexible option. These CSER resources may also be relevant:
View the recorded webinars on the Digital Technologies Hub.
Consider investigating a workshop with the Australian Computing Academy.
Refer to workshops and professional learning opportunities as part of ACARA’s ‘Digital Technologies in focus’ project.
Connect with your state or territory’s Digital Technologies subject association. Access opportunities for Professional Learning that may be on offer.