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Teach coding free online with the DT Challenges - Primary

4 May 2020
Monday  

Online

An introduction to the ACA's DT Challenges for primary students: learn how to enrol students, use the challenges, and teach programming.

In this free webinar, Nicola O'Brien and Sujatha Gunja from the ACA will provide an introduction to our DT Challenges for primary students.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • how to create an account, enrol students in challenges, and access the challenges
  • about what the DT Challenges include, and how they are aligned to the Australian Curriculum:Digital Technologies
  • where to find additional support as a teacher, including accessing answers, teacher notes, lesson plans and related resources
  • features of the challenges which support students' learning such as narration and live tutoring.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary teachers and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using the Australian Computing Academy's resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.

ACA Webinars

For the past 3 years, the Australian Computing Academy has been providing comprehensive professional development for teachers, supporting the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. We are pleased to be able to continue this work in a modified online mode whilst we are facing current social distancing requirements.

Over 7 hour-long webinars, we will provide an overview of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies and explore some of the key concepts of the curriculum - Data Representation, Digital Systems, Specification and Computational Thinking, and Algorithms. We will also take a look at assessment and Cyber Security.

You may attend one or all of the seminars, it is up to you! If you have been unable to attend one of our PD workshops in person this is a good opportunity to take part. It is also a great chance for a refresher on the curriculum if you have already attended one of our in-person workshops.

Is there a cost?

No.

What do I need to attend

  • computer with internet connection, microphone and sound
  • web browser to access Zoom - we will send you the Zoom ID and password closer to the workshop
  • it's preferable to create a verified teacher account for Grok Learning, following the instructions here: aca.edu.au/start, before the webinar.

Who is running this?

The Australian Computing Academy is a centre within Sydney University which provides the intellectual, technical, and practical leadership needed to fulfil the ambitious goals of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.

The ACA collaborates regularly with education, industry and the broader tech community to champion a deeper understanding of Digital Technologies and their applications in a range of fields, including computer science, data science and cyber security.

The Australian Digital Technologies Challenges and workshops are an initiative of, and funded by, the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

ACA Webinar Schedule

This is one of 7 online workshops. Please use this EventBrite page to register for the workshop on 4 May - Teach coding free online with the DT Challenges - Primary.

To register for the other workshops, please click the links below.

Registration for each workshop is essential.

4 May, 4-5pm AEST

Teach coding free online with the DT Challenges - Primary

Teach coding free online with the DT Challenges - Secondary - register here

11 May, 4-5pm AEST

Cyber Security - register here

18 May, 4-5pm AEST

Teaching Data Representation - register here

25 May, 4-5pm AEST

Teaching Digital Systems - register here

1 June, 4-5pm AEST

Teaching Specification & Computational Thinking - registration opening soon

8 June, 4-5pm AEST

Teaching Algorithms - registration opening soon

15 June, 4-5pm AEST

Digital Technologies Assessment - registration opening soon

Register for the webinar