Dig Tech Skills Expo #2 – Fraser Coast Campus
To familiarise school teachers/educators and preservice teachers from across the SE QLD region with technologies and skills that may be used in the Digital Technologies curriculum.
A range of 2 x workshops of 90mins each will be delivered by presenters from the University of the Sunshine Coast and Kaye North from Code Club Australia (formerly the STEM Champion for the North Coast Region)
Session 1- 9am – 10:30am:
Developing a unit of work and marking guide (Primary/Secondary) – In this session we will explore how to develop your own unit of work that incorporates all necessary components of the curriculum including the achievement standard, content descriptors, cross curriculum priorities, general capabilities and expanding it into a series of lessons. We will then step through the 4C process to develop a matching marking guide. This workshop is great for anyone new to developing their own unit as well as for those who would like a refresher of the process.
Early Childhood coding and robotics (Prep – Year 3) – In this workshop you will learn about how to teach computational thinking by using coding and robotics as well as how robotics aligns to the Digital Technologies curriculum in Prep to Year 3. You will participate in unplugged activities before engaging in a rotation of activities using a range of robotics eg. Code-a-pillar, Mouse bot, Bee-Bot, Blue-Bot, Dash, LEGO Spike Essential, LEGO We Do.
Microdrones in the curriculum (Years 5 – 9) – Sarah Atkins from She Maps will run participants through a drone challenge using microdrones and will discuss the curriculum links between drones and the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.
Session 2 – 10:30am – 12noon:
Make your classroom a Coding Club! (Primary/Secondary) – Code Club Australia has been supporting educators and volunteers for over 10 years to bring coding to every Aussie kid. Do you want to make coding fun and easy? Then come and see how Code Club can support you to do this. Code Club is completely free to all teachers and it provides you with over 100 coding projects with step by step instructions for kids. In this session we will look at who Code Club is and spend the session with hands on exploration of coding projects that are all curriculum aligned. Your path is your own whether you want to explore Scratch, Python, HTML, app development or using Micro:Bits! Participants in this session will have a chance to win an Osmo for their classroom.
Story Creation using Scratch Jnr (Prep – Year 3) – This is a hands-on workshop where you will use the app Scratch Jnr to creat simple algorithms and sequence a story into Scratch Jnr aligned with the Digital Technologies curriculum and the Digital Literacy General Capability.
(Small groups of 20 max. Tickets are strictly limited) To register click here
Session times are 9am -10:30am and 10:30am – 12noon. Please bring your own water and snacks as the campus is closed and there will be no food available on campus.
These professional development activities are funded via a grant provided by Google in partnership with Mountain Creek SHS. There are funds available to support teachers in rural and remote locations to attend, please contact the host for further information.
* Please note that we will be delivering a series of Dig Tech Expos in Fraser Coast in 2022 but the workshops will not be repeated, ie. this will be the only opportunity to participate in these specific workshops this year.