Afternoon Study Tour

ACEC 2010

on Tues - TourPM in room Afternoon Study Tour

Tour bus will leave from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South at 12.30pm. Bus will return back to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre at approximately 4.30pm.

Dallas Primary School and Kindergarten

Dallas Primary School and Kindergarten opened in 1963, provides education from Kindergarten to Year 6. There are approximately 270 students with 120 children attending the onsite Kindergarten. The school merged with Upfield Primary School as part of the Broadmeadows Regeneration Project. The school has a strong community focus and strives to meet the particular needs of a diverse population. The majority of students at the school have language backgrounds other than English. There are fourteen different ethnic groups represented at the school with the largest groups being Turkish and Arabic. Dallas Primary School and Kindergarten's leadership team has worked to develop 'layers of responsibility' so that all members of the school community ultimately contribute to an eLearning culture in the school. The school was selected by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to be involved in the Microsoft Catalyst Partners in Learning Program because of the excellent integration of ICT throughout the curriculum. Dallas Primary School and Kindergarten was recently announced as a Pathfinder School in the Microsoft Innovative Schools Program. Pathfinder Schools, of which there are only 30 globally, have demonstrated strong school leadership with a proven record of innovation and successful change implementation.

Manor Lakes P-12 / Specialist College

Manor Lakes P-12 / Specialist College is a brand new school that opened in 2009. The college has just over 850 students from P-8 and in the Specialist Learning Centre. The student needs are diverse and expectations are high. Manor Lakes P-12 Specialist College strongly believes that the use of ICT will help prepare students for work in the 21st century and to become life-long learners. As part of the eLearning vision, the college has implemented a 1:1 Laptop Program for year 7s and 8s which will extend into Year 9. The program helps to facilitate a personalised and constructivism approach to learning. The students think, plan, inquire and create using the laptop as a tool. Teachers work alongside students and build their own capabilities within a supportive learning environment. They support the students in cyber citizenship and help them interact in safe and meaningful ways.

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2010, A. (2010). Afternoon Study Tour In D. Gronn, & G. Romeo (Eds) ACEC2010: Digital Diversity. Conference Proceedings of the Australian Computers in Education Conference 2010, Melbourne 6-9 April. Carlton, Victoria: Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACEC). Retrieved from,

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