Connect with DigiTech

10th Mar 17 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


'Connect with DigiTech' professional learning day for Primary & Secondary Educators

The ‘Connect with DigiTech’ professional learning day aims to support primary and secondary curriculum leaders and teachers to embrace the digital age and to implement the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies and Literacy and ICT Capabilities as an integral part of a purposeful, connected curriculum that answers the concerns of over-crowding, is futures-driven, student-focussed and challenge-based.

Program: 'Digital Literacies for Futures Thinking' Opening Keynote by Dr Chris Walsh, ALEA National Vice-President and Professor of Education, Technologies & Literacies at the James Cook University. 'Tech Market' with teachers from Prep to Year 12 demonstrating a variety of apps, coding programs and digital devices currently used in their classrooms. Meet humanoid 'Renee Pepper' and 'Baxter', the industrial robot. ‘Connecting Digital Literacies and Technologies with the Key Learning Areas’ breakout rooms for Primary and Secondary Teachers. 'Project Based Learning' Closing Keynote by Brendan Donnelly, CQUniversity, School of Engineering and Technology.

Venue: CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea Campus Rennie Fritschy Engineering - Building 24.

Directions: Turn off the Bruce Highway onto Boundary Road, turn left opposite the City Superclinic, travel through the roundabout, there is a car park behind the Rennie Fritschy building. View the online map

Download the flyer for all the details.

Standard registration $150

ALEA Institutional member registration $100

ALEA Individual member registration $75

Student registration $50

NOTE: The 'Connect with DigiTech' pd day is a joint CQU, ALEA and DET Fitzgerald SS project. We are offering discounted registration for ALEA members. Please consider taking out ALEA membership before 10 March, not only to receive this discount, but also because ALEA members have access to the latest literacy research, teaching practices, strategies and resources. Where time, cost, distance and access are issues, membership of a professional teacher association, like ALEA, is an excellent way to help Queensland teachers fulfil their ‘Teacher identified’ QCT Continuing Professional Development requirements. For membership information visit

RSVP: Janelle Stuart at by Wednesday 8 March 2017. Places are limited. Please include dietary considerations. Please indicate the level of registration for each participant. An invoice will be issued.

Event Location: CQUniversity, Mackay Campus

Registrations Open: 10th Feb 17 3:00 PM

Registrations Close: 8th Mar 17 5:00 PM

Price: AU $ 150


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