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Teaching Digital Technologies with Scratch

17 August 2020
Monday  

Online

Join the Australian Computing Academy for a webinar exploring using Scratch in the classroom to teach Digital Technologies.

Join Nicola and Penny from the ACA in this free webinar to learn about using Scratch to teach Digital Technologies.

Using examples covering years 3 to 6, the presenters will show Scratch projects aligned to the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. They will also discuss scaffolding within Scratch projects, purposeful creation and tips and tricks to cover key programming concepts when using Scratch.

For more information about the AC:DT please visit our Understand the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies site.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary teachers (Years 3-6) 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.

The webinars will be recorded and made available on our website.

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

To find out more about our webinars, and for the full schedule please visit our website.

Registration for each workshop is essential.

Past webinars

Our past webinars are available to watch online on our Resources for Teachers page.

Teach coding free online with the DT Challenges - Primary - watch online

Teach coding free online with the DT Challenges - Secondary - watch online

Teaching Cyber Security - watch online

Teaching Data Representation - watch online

Teaching Digital Systems - watch online

Teaching Specification & Computational Thinking - watch online

Teaching Algorithms - watch online

Q&A with the curriculum writers - watch online

Assessing Digital Technologies (Primary) - watch online

Assessing Digital Technologies (Secondary) - watch online

Teaching Digital Technologies with the NCSS Challenge - watch online

Understanding Coding Concepts - watch online

Register for the webinar