Coding and Robotics P-6

New Date Announced: 18 May 2017 Cairns – SOLD OUT!

About the Course

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With the Digital Literacy Curriculum, it is important to learn how to teach coding and how to integrate it into our teaching.

Learn about coding and computer programming with fun, easy-to-use iPad apps and web resources that encourage critical thinking skills and make learning fun and relevant for students from K-6. This course introduces coding concepts and pedagagogy for teachers of K-6 school students with activities that include problem-solving, sequencing, designing, mathematical and computational skills and simple code presented in fun and interactive ways that engage young students.

Will also include an introduction to robotics and resources for use in education. Experience robotics in action with Sphero SPRK, Dash and Dot, Lego WeDo 2.0 and more, and imagine the fun and learning it could bring to your classroom!

Lesson plans and a Scope and Sequence linked to curriculum outcomes provided. Hands-on time to experiment with apps.

Learn how to use iPads as an effective teaching and learning tool in the 21st Century classroom with creative tasks, collaboration and higher-order thinking linked to many curriculum areas, but with a strong emphasis on STEM subjects.

Bring an iPad to get the most out of the day in a hands-on environment. You may also like to bring a laptop for web-based resources.

Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.3.2 and 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

“Thanks Bev , it was a great day full of practical ideas that aren’t expensive, that I can start implementing straight away.”

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 FAQs

How much does it cost?

From $295 per person (GST exempt), depending on travel required. If your school prefers to pay by cheque, I can send an invoice.

What should I bring to the event?

An iPad with wifi capabilities, preferably with the most recent IOS update. You will be sent a list of suggested apps to install after you have registered.  A laptop is also recommended.

Is it aimed at beginners with iPads?

This not an introduction to the iPad, but an introduction to coding and is suitable for teachers that are beginners to the concept of computer programming and robotics or would like to learn about new educational ideas and resources available. You will get take home digital resources to refer to when you need them. Some of the lesson ideas come with demonstration videos that take you through the process step-by-step. 


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