Open Conference Systems, 10th DATTArc, 2018

Font Size: 
Connecting with Regional members
Larry Spry

Building: Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre
Room: AMDC502 Learning Themes
Date: 2018-12-08 11:05 AM – 11:55 AM
Last modified: 2018-11-14


This presentation reviews a PD process implemented in 2018 that focussed on supporting involvement of our isolated regional members in curriculum development in Design and Technologies, establishing effective networks between regional and city educational sites & to support innovative and current practice in the teaching and learning of D&T in the secondary setting.

The "West Coast and Northern Areas D&T Hub Group" have been meeting on an annual basis for decades now.  Each year a school hosts visitors in the regional area to come a share ideas, link with colleagues and connect with DATTA SA representatives and make connections as a network of schools and communities.

DATTA SA has always been a part of the 3-day event with Executive members attending, presenting updates of curriculum development, workshop and updating pedagogy practices especially around WPS aspects

Through the support of the grant of $4000 from Educators SA to enable the planning, hosting and release of teachers for the event 30 teachers attended the 3-day event. This was a great opportunity to connect with Executive members, share ideas in relation to curriculum, programs and approaches to teaching, support programs such as F1 in schools and submarine program , focus on sTEm and flipped classroom approach to teaching & learning.

This presentation reviews a successful planning process and highlights the key components in relation to networking and reviews the significant role Associations play in promoting learning areas



DATTA, Associations ,networking ,Design and Technologies ,learning ,networking

Conference registration is required in order to view papers.