Title: Years 7 & 8 Digital Technologies: Next Steps Making Apps
Presenter: Dr Claudia Szabo
Bio: Dr Claudia Szabo is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science. She has an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering, and a PhD in distributed systems from the National University of Singapore. She is the 2017 recipient of the South Australian Science Excellence Award – STEM Educator of the Year. She is passionate about STEM education and in particular about ensuring that these educational opportunities are available to all and that career pathways into STEM and accessible to under-represented groups.
Abstract: This workshop will present an introduction to the CSER Years 7&8 MOOC and an overview of its lending library and associated lessons. We will explore the design and development of a classroom project around application development, and discuss the range of Digital Technologies related skills from the Australian Curriculum.
Target Audience: Secondary school teachers, Years 7/8
Title: Year 9 & 10 Digital Technologies: Explore!
Presenter: Associate Professor Nick Falkner
Bio: Nick Falkner is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide. He is an award-winning teacher and conducts research into a number of areas: computer network design and development, network security, privacy preservation, the Internet of Things and educational research, with a focus on increasing student participation, retention, and enthusiasm. He is working in a number of projects to increase participation in STEM and digital technologies.
Abstract: This workshop will introduce the 9&10 MOOC, along with the key concept of Objects and provide some worked examples and in-workshop activities to increase attendees’ knowledge in this area. We will explore how we can use the game-based design approach to drive student projects, as well as going through exercises to practice identifying and developing game ideas for students. This will be placed in the context of the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum.
Target Audience: Secondary school teachers, Years 7-10.
When: Tuesday 7 November 2017
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Where: Immanuel College Function Centre, Novar Gardens
Note: Please bring your tablet/laptop