About the Course
This is a 2 hour beginner’s introduction to coding in the classroom for teachers of Primary school students using easy-to-use iPad apps that develop programming and coding skills 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.
Apps include puzzle and game style apps that develop computational thinking and logic, and apps that use visual blocks for coding, allowing students to create simple games. Coding can be linked to so many curriculum areas beyond the obvious Mathematics and Science.
You will have the opportunity to see robotics such as Sphero and Lego Mindstorms EV3 in action and see how you could use it in your classes to make learning fun.
This is a short course enabling teachers to see the opportunities of Coding with iPads in K-6. There is also a full day 5 hour course available.
Completing An Introduction to Coding with iPads K-6 will contribute 2 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.6.2 and 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
How much does it cost?
From $90 per person (GST exempt), depending on travel required. If your school prefers to pay be 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.
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. 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.
Will there be catering?
As this is a short after-school course, there will be no break, but tea and coffee will be provided and some light refreshments.
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