Wednesday 21st March - Thursday 22nd March 2018

 

About

One of five parallel conferences running at the National FutureSchools Expo.

This conference focuses on the Professional Development for teachers of Australia's new digital technologies curriculum, with a focus on how to teach children to code.

 

Why?

The Digital Technologies Curriculum will lay the foundations for a new generation of Australian’s who will give the term ‘Digital Natives’ a whole new meaning. But, what challenges does THIS generation of teachers face in delivering this new subject, and how are we going to overcome them?

Teaching Kids to Code is a fresh, new part of the FutureSchools experience – a conference designed to explore these challenges and to give K-12 teachers a forum to collaborate and engage with fellow teachers across Australia who are doing great work in pushing STEM, computational thinking and coding beyond the classroom…

 

Who Should Attend?

  • K-12 Teachers with an interest in coding and robotics

  • ICT Integrators/Facilitators/Coordinators

  • ICT Managers and Directors

  • Computing Teachers

  • STEM Teachers

 

Why Attend?

  • Understand the rationale behind computational thinking and its application in and outside the school

  • Discover practical approaches and apps for teaching very young students to program

  • Equip yourself with tools and websites that can help older students learn to hack code 

  • Learn first-hand from teachers across the country who are delivering the digital technologies curriculum and coding in their schools

  • Get involved with hands-on practical workshops and find the best approaches in how to teach coding

  • Gain useful tips on how to engage students and motivate them to learn programming

 

Attendance at National FutureSchools Expo counts towards PD/professional learning activities which you can record with your relevant state teacher registration board.

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AGENDA


Speakers

 

Sir Ken Robinson
Internationally recognised authority in creativity and innovation in education, and New York Times best-selling author

Dr Therese Keane
Deputy Chair, Department of Education
Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Catherine Ball  
CEO,
Remote Research Ranges

Nat Bradshaw
Senior School Mathemtics and Information Technology Teacher,
Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School

A/Prof James Curran
Director,
Australia Computing Academy

Phil Feain
Curriculum Manager - Digital Technologies,
Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

 

 

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