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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March 2019

QSITE AGM

1 March @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Garden City Library Brisbane City Council, Cnr Logan Road and Kessels Road
Upper Mt Gravatt, Queensland 4122 Australia
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QSITE Annual General Meeting When: 1 March 2019 Where: Garden City Library; Westfield Shopping Centre, Cnr Logan and Kessels Roads, Upper Mt Gravatt Time: Commencing at 6:15 pm No parking fees apply to entry after 5.30pm Presenter for the AGM evening is Dr. Jason Zagami Dr Jason…

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QSITE FNQ Regional Sumo Competition

30 March @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Mary’s College Woree, 53 Anderson Rd
Woree, QLD 4870 Australia
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FNQ Sumo Robotics Challenge 2019 Details: QSITE (The Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education) - Far North Queensland Chapter extends an invitation to local High Schools and Primary Schools to enter the 2019 FNQ Sumo Robotics Challenge competition. Prior experience is not necessary. Sumo…

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May 2019

Introduction to Robotics: EV3

13 May @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Introduction to Robotics: EV3: A Domabotics event proudly supported by QSITE Where: Cairns School of Distance Education - L Block Conference Room Time: 9am - 3pm Find out how to excite and inspire your students and discover how to integrate robotics into your curriculum. Learn…

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Beyond the Basics: EV3 Workshop

14 May @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cairns School of Distance Education, 26-62 Hoare St
Manunda, QLD 4870 Australia
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Beyond the Basics: EV3: A Domabotics event proudly supported by QSITE Where: Cairns School of Distance Education - L Block Conference Room Time: 9am - 3pm You're confident making your robot mover around and react to sensor input, but looking to push your EV3 kit…

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Introduction to Scratch Programming

15 May @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cairns School of Distance Education, 26-62 Hoare St
Manunda, QLD 4870 Australia
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A Domabotics event proudly supported by QSITE Where: Cairns School of Distance Education - L Block Conference Room Time: 9am - 3pm Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. As young people…

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