Who is running this?
The Australian Computing Academy (ACA) is delivering a Commonwealth funded project developing resources for students and teachers across Australia to learn about programming and related concepts in Digital Technologies.
This 2-day workshop helps teachers better understand the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, and introduces freely available resources for use in the classroom.
The workshop runs from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm on both days.
Who Should Attend?
- Primary and secondary teachers looking to improve their understanding of the Digital Technologies curriculum
- Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum
What will the workshop include?
- Case studies showcasing existing practice, and school-wide scope & sequence, incorporating ACA resources
- Hands-on experiences with free, classroom-ready resources that target the Digital Technologies curriculum
- Introduction to various programming tools available, including visual and text-based programming, and object-oriented approaches.
- Deep dive into Blockly and Python programming, covering coding aspects of years 5-6 and 7-8 curriculum, focusing on defining and decomposing real-world problems, designing algorithms and implementing programs.
Is there a cost?
Tickets are $100 for the two-day event. Members of State and Territory IT/Computer Science associations can access discounted tickets for $60 using discount codes provided by your local association – contact them for more details.
What should I bring?
Bring yourself and a laptop. We’ll organise the rest, including lunch and morning tea both days, as well as lots of classroom-ready resources to take away.
The Australian Computing Academy is an initiative of, and funded by, the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.