The Academy is running 1- and 2-day in-person professional development workshops for teachers around Australia.
These workshops will explain the key concepts and vocabulary in the Digital Technologies curriculum, point teachers to a wide range of practical activities and resources to support their teaching, and introduce teachers to the DT Challenges, and provide accreditation.
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 Academy 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 the Years 5-6 and 7-8 curriculum, focusing on defining and decomposing real-world problems, designing algorithms and implementing programs.
Who runs these workshops?
The workshops are delivered by Academy educators who are developing the DT Challenges. They are a mix of academics, teachers, and specialists in digital technologies.
Is there a cost?
These workshops are currently free to attend.
Workshops in the future may involve a fee to cover catering costs.
What should I bring?
Bring yourself and a laptop. We'll organise the rest, including lunch and snacks both days, as well as lots of classroom ready resources to take away.