The Australian Computing Academy (ACA)
As part of its support for the Digital Technologies curriculum, the Australian Government Department of Education and Training is providing national professional learning for several aspects of Digital Technologies. These are being managed through teacher professional associations – in Tasmania, TASITE http://tasite.tas.edu.au/
The first part of this professional learning consists of two-day free events in the South, North and NorthWest.
· Monday/Tuesday October 23/24: Hobart https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/digital-technologies-workshop-hobart-tickets-36131905502?aff=es2
· Thursday/Friday October 26/27: Launceston https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/digital-technologies-workshop-launceston-tickets-36133220435?aff=es2
· Monday/Tuesday October 30/31: Burnie https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/digital-technologies-workshop-burnie-tickets-36133488236?aff=es2
Who Should Attend?
· Primary and secondary teachers looking to improve their understanding of the Digital Technologies curriculum
· Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum
What will the workshop include?
· Case studies showcasing existing practice, and school-wide scope & sequence, incorporating ACA resources
· Hands on experiences with free, classroom-ready resources that target the Digital Technologies curriculum
· Introduction to various programming tools available, including visual and text-based programming, and object-oriented approaches
· Deep dive into Blockly and Python programming, covering coding aspects of years 5-6 and 7-8 curriculum, focusing on defining and decomposing real-world problems, designing algorithms and implementing programs.