Professional Learning

EdTechSA is proud to present the Thinking Spaces series of professional learning events.

The Thinking Spaces series is about considering the spaces in which we learn, be they virtual, physical or simply making space in our minds for new possibilities.

We invite you to attend any of the following events and make space in your diary for learning with us.

Thinking Spaces runs from May until September 2021.

Thinking Spaces Series:

Changing the World One Micro:Bit at a time

About the Event

Learn how to use block coding to programme a Micro:Bit and unleash the power of possibility back into your STEM lessons.

This workshop will be a basic introduction to Micro:Bits.

Emma Fowler
Workshop – 2 September 2021

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Thebarton Community Centre,
corner of South Road and Ashwin Parade

Members FREE  and Non-members $30

Emma Fowler

Emma Fowler

About the Organiser

Emma is a future-focused educator and leader, who is committed to supporting schools to prepare for their digital transformation. She believes that every child deserves an education that is worth having and is dedicated to making sure that happens. A contemporary educator and leader who combines a skill-based curriculum with innovative uses of tech to ensure maximum engagement by ALL students.
Thinking Spaces Series:

Stage 2 Digital Technologies Information Moderation via ZOOM

About the Event

An online session for Stage 2 Digital Technologies teachers where you can share students work to get feedback from peers.

Fiona Clayton
Thursday, 16 September 2021

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Online Consultation – Webinar via Zoom

Members FREE  and Non-members $30

Fiona Clayton

Fiona Clayton

About the Organiser

Fiona is the Head of eLearning (R-12) at Torrens Valley Christian School where she has been for the last five years. In that time she has been responsible for the implementation of the new Australian digital technologies curriculum. More recently she has been working with the SACE Board on the implementation of the new Stage 1 and 2 Digital Technologies curriculum. Having come into the teaching profession after an 8 year career in programming, she comes with industry experience which has helped in the classroom to motivate and engage her students.

Term 3 Holidays Two Workshops for Students in Years 1-8

Tech Heads Kids STEM Workshop

Workshop 1
Thursday 30th September
9:30am – 1:00pm

Torrens Valley Christian School

EdTechSA Members kids:  $30 per workshop

Non-Members kids:   $40 per workshop

Includes Morning Tea

Workshop 2
Monday 4th October
9:30am – 1:00pm

Thebarton Community Centre

EdTechSA Members kids:  $30 per workshop

Non-Members kids:  $40 per workshop

Includes Morning Tea

Download printable Oct-Hol-Workshop-Flyer

EdTechSA – Kids Workshops

 

Thursday 30th September 2021 – Torrens Valley Christian School

9:30am – 1:00pm (morning tea included)

Times Years 1-4 Years 5-8
9:45am – 10am Welcome
10am -11am Spheros SPIKE Primes
11am – 11:15am Morning Tea
11:15 – 12:15pm Ozobots Microbits
12:15 – 1:00pm Drones

 

Monday 4th October 2021

9:30am – 1:30pm (morning tea included)

Times Years 1-4 Years 5-8
9:45am – 10am Welcome
10am -11am Makey Makey CoSpaces/VR
11am – 11:15am Morning Tea
11:15 – 12:15pm Ozobots AR/Reality Composer
12:15 – 1:00pm Drones

 

About the Organisers:
Fiona Clayton

Fiona Clayton

About the Organiser

Fiona is the Head of eLearning (R-12) at Torrens Valley Christian School where she has been for the last five years. In that time she has been responsible for the implementation of the new Australian digital technologies curriculum. More recently she has been working with the SACE Board on the implementation of the new Stage 1 and 2 Digital Technologies curriculum. Having come into the teaching profession after an 8 year career in programming, she comes with industry experience which has helped in the classroom to motivate and engage her students.

Emma Fowler

Emma Fowler

About the Organiser

Emma is a future-focused educator and leader, who is committed to supporting schools to prepare for their digital transformation. She believes that every child deserves an education that is worth having and is dedicated to making sure that happens. A contemporary educator and leader who combines a skill-based curriculum with innovative uses of tech to ensure maximum engagement by ALL students.
Karen Butler

Karen Butler

About the Organiser

Karen is an educator who has worked in primary schools for many years as a teacher and as a leader. She has worked for the Computer Science Education Research (CSER) team at Adelaide University delivering professional learning associated with the Digital Technologies subject in the Australian curriculum through the CSER MOOC. Karen is currently a Curriculum Manager for the Department of Education writing the Technologies curriculum for South Australia for years R-6. Karen is particularly interested in gender and curriculum, having completed a Masters of Education Studies in the area.   She wants to empower girls and women to take their place in the growing digital economy.  She is also President of the teacher association EdTechSA. She is passionate about bringing digital technologies into the everyday discourse and practice of teachers and students. She wants to demystify what is sometimes seen as specialised knowledge and excite a love of computer science for everyone.

Thinking Spaces Series:

Create a Virtual World with CoSpaces

About the Event

Have you ever wanted to create your own virtual world? All this is now possible with CoSpaces. Come and learn how to use block coding to create a virtual world.

This workshop will be a basic introduction to CoSpaces.

Emma Fowler
Workshop

EVENT POSTPONED

Thebarton Community Centre,
corner of South Road and Ashwin Parade

Members FREE  and Non-members $30

Emma Fowler

Emma Fowler

About the Organiser

Emma is a future-focused educator and leader, who is committed to supporting schools to prepare for their digital transformation. She believes that every child deserves an education that is worth having and is dedicated to making sure that happens. A contemporary educator and leader who combines a skill-based curriculum with innovative uses of tech to ensure maximum engagement by ALL students.
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