DLTV is a relatively new organisation that formed out of the Victorian IT Teachers Association and ITC in Education Victoria.
The conference is aimed at primary and secondary educators, but ITC experts, tertiary educators and any others interested are welcome.
“We see principals, school leaders, ITC coordinators, IT coordinators, digital technology teachers, technicians, we have tertiary educators that come along as well, and then people from the ITC industry or people who are working in other areas that mesh technology and education. So it’s a really nice mix,” Hocking says.
So far, DLTV has announced Rebecca Spink and Tony Brandenburg as keynote speakers.
Spink is assistant principal at Aitken Creek Primary School and won the Primary Teacher of the Year award in 2013.
She is also involved in developing and cofounding Code the Future, an organisation which connects experts in the tech industry with schools.
Brandenburg has worked as a consultant with United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and has provided consultancy support for Ministries of Education in South East Asia and the Middle East.
Thirteen-year-old William Grame, whose groundbreaking invention, a 3D printed diabetes test strip, saw him win the Little Big Idea Competition in 2015, is also speaking.
“We’re [going to] see a student, who is using technology in such an interesting way, and really kind of solving a problem that, you know, it’s a problem that people are facing, so he’s kind of applied his own life to it,” Hocking enthuses.