Far North Queensland

FAR NORTH QLD CHAPTER

The Far North Queensland Chapter of QSITE hosts, brokers and sponsors a wide range of ICT events and activities for teachers and students.  It develops and shares resources for teachers from all educational sectors in all areas of education from Prep through to Tertiary.

Our geographical area is quite vast and includes Cairns, the Atherton Tablelands, the Cassowary Coast, Cooktown and the Daintree and north to the Cape, Gulf and Torres Strait.

QSITE FNQ LogoSparky “under a palm tree” is the mascot of the QSITE- Far North Queensland Chapter.  Ours has been a collegial and well-functioning group ever since the Chapter concept was developed within QSITE many years ago.   Our Chapter strives to annually conduct a variety of technology workshops and information services to assist in promoting the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies within FNQ classrooms. We strive to provide teachers in our remote area of the state with up to date information, teaching ideas and classroom resources. We continue to use the geography of cyberspace to reach QSITE members and professionals in our area.

The Far North Queensland Chapter sustains a pleasing level of membership (both personal and institutional).  We strive to raise the profile of QSITE in Far North Queensland schools, as well as taking a leadership role in celebrating the best practice of Far North Queensland teachers and students.

The Chapter conducted what has been widely praised as the biggest, best and most successful ACCE National Computer Conference in Cairns in 2006.  Our Chapter regularly hosts a one day “Technology in the Tropics” mini conference for educators each year which attracts around 200 participants.

Our Chapter also hosts and sponsors three annual FNQ robotics championships which includes Sumo, the Grand Prix and RoboCup.  There has been an exponential growth in the popularity of these events and we regularly host over 100 students to these on a Saturday morning.  The growth of schools entering students is also very pleasing.

Our small Chapter’s history also boasts numerous past winners of annual State QSITE awards from Educator of the Year, Leader of the Year and Emerging Leader of the Year.  We also have had ISTE Award winners and a state Life member.

We always welcome newcomers to FNQ to our proactive group.

Communication

President: Mark Holland mholl45@eq.edu.au

Secretary/Treasurer: Kylie Jones kjone106@eq.edu.au

Workshops and PD organiser: Leigh Howser lhows3@eq.edu.au

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Upcoming Far North Qld Events

Cyber Education Masterclass July 23 at Cairns SDE

Introduction to Arduino Workshop July 29 at Bentley Park SC

Domabotics Intro to EV3 Workshop July 31 at Cairns SDE

Domabotics Beyond the Basics EV3August 1 at Cairns SDE

Introduction to Scratch DomaboticsAugust 2 at Cairns SDE

Grand Prix Robotics Competition September 2 at Bentley Park SC

Technology in the Tropics ConferenceOctober 16 at Cairns Colonial Club

 

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June 2017

LEGO Education EV3 Workshop – Atherton

19 June @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Atherton State School, 28 Armstrong St
Atherton, Qld 4870 Australia
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LEGO Education EV3 Workshops - Registrations LEGO Education, in conjunction with QSITE (Far North Queensland Chapter), are pleased to announce two identical LEGO EV3 Workshops to be held in the Cairns and Atherton. Workshop Overview: The LEGO Education EV3 workshop is a hands-on experience for…

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July 2017

CyberEducation Master Class

23 July @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

23 July @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Cairns School of Distance Education, 26-62 Hoare St Manunda, Qld 4870 Australia QSITE and LifeJourney present Steve Morrill, internationally renowned Technology and Cyber Science Educator. Steve Morrill is currently the Director of Technology & Cyber Science at Loyola Blakefield in Towson Maryland. Prior to joining Loyola Blakefield. Steve spent 13 years managing and teaching technology in higher education. Steve is transforming…

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Introduction to Arduino Workshop

29 July @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bentley Park College, 47 McLaughlin Rd
Bentley Park, QLD 4869 Australia
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Bentley Park College & Google CS4HS   proudly supported by QSITE FNQ Chapter presents… An introduction to Arduino Workshop What is Arduino? Arduino is an open source microcontroller kit for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical world.…

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Domabotics Robotics and Programming Workshops for Teachers

31 July @ 9:00 am - 2 August @ 3:00 pm
Cairns School of Distance Education, 26-62 Hoare St
Manunda, QLD 4870 Australia
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Workshop details: Venue: Cairns School of Distance Education Time: workshops run from 9am-3pm Introduction to Robotics: EV3 - 31 July Find out how to excite and inspire your students and discover how to integrate robotics into your curriculum. Learn practical ideas and activities to run…

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