Design & Technologies Week 2023
Thanks to everyone who participated in Design & Technologies Week 2023! It was fantastic to celebrate our learning area with you all!
We have big news coming for Design & Technologies Week 2024 - watch this space!
MINECRAFT CITY CHALLENGES
DATTA Vic have produced some new resources for our members for D&T Week 2023.
Our Minecraft Melbourne Design Challenges provide an immersive and engaging design experience for your students that links directly to the requirements of the Design and Technologies learning area, as well as providing everything you need to facilitate a student-centred approach.
Through these resources, your students can engage - individually or collaboratively - in tackling some of the biggest issues of our time: food and energy security, sustainability and health & wellbeing. These all link to the current United Nations: Sustainable Development Goals and also introduce the concept of Solarpunk, which can help to facilitate their approaches to designing and building preferred futures for the city of Melbourne.
AN ACTIVITY A DAY FOR D&T WEEK 2023!
To celebrate Design & Technologies Week 2023, DATTA Vic published a new resource on each day of the program. They range from simple workshops to engaging units of work. You can download them all at the link below;
· Introduction to Design
· The Elements & Principles of Design - Focus on Indigenous Design
· Invention Trivia Challenge
· The Design of the Boomerang
· Design Factor Speed Dating
DATTA Vic offered two main programs for Design & Technologies Week 2023.
On the 18th October, our Special Members' Event and AGM took place at Abbotsford Convent, and we explored how we can appropriately celebrate First Nations knowledge in Design & Technologies teaching and learning, as well as hearing how your professional association has been supporting our members.
On the 19th of October, we launched our Industrial Design Students as Technicians in Schools Program, a major initiative which seeks to improve the quality of D&T education while tackling the critical shortage of teachers in our learning area.
Thanks to everyone who joined us.
If you need some more ideas for activities, the Design & Technologies Week website is filled with resources to help you engage your students - including design challenges, engineering activities, virtual tours, STEM projects industry podcasts and much, much more! This site is live all year round, and is a great resource for teachers!
Thanks to the Department of Education for their support for this initiative through their Strategic Partnership Program