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Design and Technology Week 2019

Launching Design & Technologies Week 2019!
DATTA Australia are delighted to launch the third
National Design & Technologies Week
14-20 October 2019!
This D&T Week, we will be celebrating the engaging and challenging work that schools undertake in our learning area every day.

Design &Technologies Week aims to help you to:

  • Promote Design & Technologies as a key delivery area of STEAM teaching and learning
  • Showcase the creative, innovative and challenging work currently taking place in the Design & Technologies learning area
  • Encourage schools, parents and students to value Design & Technologies related courses and career paths
  • Engage with the wider community and to forge new perceptions about Design & Technologies
  • Prepare our students for a future transformed by technological advances

At a time when Design & Technologies education is facing many challenges, as well as significant possibilities, we hope that you will all engage with this initiative. Take this opportunity to plan and deliver an exciting and fun week of Design & Technologies-based activities at your school.

To support you we have created a website filled with ideas for classroom and extra-curricular activities – including makerspaces, competitions, STEM challenges, incursions, and much more.

This is a DATTA Australia initiative and is supported by your local state organisation. Our events page will be updated with all state-based activities as they are announced, so make sure you check in regularly!
Make sure you register your school on the Design & Technologies Week website to receive updates about new resources and events, and to go in the running to win some great prizes!
So how can your school get involved?
  • Register your school on the website
  • Explore the D&T Week website to get great ideas and free resources  
  • Start planning your Design and Technologies Week events
  • Contact your State DATTA Association to see if they have events planned, or offer to run/organise an event
  • Should you be unable to participate during official D&T Week (14-20 October) please schedule around it – we just want you to get involved!
  • Save the date and spread the word – inform colleagues, friends and family about Design & Technologies Week
Please don’t forget to take lots of pictures and videos – we would love to see what activities you run for D&T Week! You can post these on our DATTA Australia Facebook Page and by sharing these you’ll be helping to inspire others.

We hope you see the potential that Design & Technologies Week has to improve perceptions of our learning area in our schools and communities.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to working with you for National Design & Technologies Week 2019!

Peter Murphy
President, Design and Technology Teachers’ Association of Australia
03 9349 1538
admin@datta.vic.edu.au

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