Last call for presenters.

Today is the last day to submit your abstract to be a presenter atConferece Logo 2016

Thank you to all those who have already done so and those who sneak it in by 9:00 tomorrow morning.

 

Professional Learning.

EdTechSA take great delight in being able to offer these upcoming professional learning events.

Tuesday May 24th: iPad Game Development.

What: Spotlight session

Led by: Chris Robinson

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Where: Aberfoyle Park High School, download map

Details: This workshop is about my students and their journey from learning the Python language for the first time through to the final result which was having their iPad apps published worldwide on the App Store. This is a beginner workshop and no previous programming experience is required. Bring your iPad and learn how to get started with Python and build your first game. We will be developing on the iPad using an app called Pythonista, so no computer is required.

Cost: EdTechSA Member $20.00, Non-member $40.00

 

Friday June 3rd: Unpacking the Digi Tech Curriculum

What: Spotlight session

Led by: Paula Christophersen

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Where: Immanuel College, Margaret Ames Centre (senior building on map)

Details: This session focuses on what the Digital Technologies curriculum is about – it’s key features, intentions and constructs. It will explore the key elements of the curriculum, including the concepts, aims, band descriptions, content descriptions and achievement standards and how they fit together. This session will essentially focus on what the curriculum entails, and how is developmentally sequenced from Foundation to year 10.

Cost: EdTechSA Member $20.00, Non-member $40.00

 

Saturday June 4th: Delivering the Digi Tech Curriculum

What: Workshop

Led by: Paula Christophersen

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Where: Immanuel College

Details: This workshop session will focus on:

  • Approaches to whole-school planning in order to develop coherent Digital Technologies teaching and learning programs
    • Approaches to developing units of work that incorporate, where appropriate, connections to other learning areas

The workshop will consider a range of key questions that affect the nature of the programs being offered in your school. It will also involve a range of plugged and unplugged activities to assist in developing units of work ready for implementation. As part of addressing the concern over a crowded curriculum, the workshop will also identify logical connections to other learning areas and how they can be incorporated into learning activities.

Cost: EdTechSA Member $55.00, Non-member $90.00

 

Thursday June 16th: Teach Kids to Code

What: Spotlight

Led by: Jackie Chambers

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Where: Woodend Primary School

Description:
The best reason why your students need to learn how to code is not for building websites or mobile apps, but for problem solving, critical thinking, understanding and making use of all the information surrounding us.
Now that we are warming up to the idea that we must teach computer science or “coding” in our schools, the next question is “Where do you start?”
In this workshop we will explore the Digital Technologies curriculum and look at ways of developing skills. Starting with sequencing we will look at how Bee-Bots and Pro-Bots can be used to support emerging programming skills. The use of iPad tools such as Kodable, LightBot, Tynker and online visual programs Scratch will be examined in addition to unplugged activities all linked to the Australian Curriculum outcomes.

Cost: $20 Members, $40 Non-members

Note: Please bring your laptop and iPad

 

EdTechSA is very proud to be able to play a role in the ongoing Professional Learning of South Australian educators. It was wonderful to see so many new faces at our sold out Maker Projects and the Digital Technologies Curriculum spotlight session last week. Thank you to Associate Professor Katrina Falkner & Dr Rebecca Vivian for leading the session and to the University of Adelaide for allowing us to use their facilities. We look forward to hearing how the ideas from the night are spreading through the teaching community.