The workshops will focus on the interaction between computers and the physical world (using sensors, actuators, data collection and data analysis).
We will be using the Micro:bit and Arduino platforms (with a few variations)
These workshops are funded by GOOGLE and the Educator PD Grants Program
Please register for this free event on one of the following dates;
Computer Science Education Professional Development Workshops
STEM + Makers + Digital Technologies
RDA Hunter and the ME Program, in partnership with Google Australia, will be running four, one day workshops in October 2018. Please see Eventbrite for the dates of the other three Identical workshops in October. There is a separate registration for each workshop.
The workshops will focus on the interaction between computers and the physical world – using sensors, actuators, data logging and data analysis. The skills required for engaging education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are the same skills required for Maker Projects, from simple toys and games in junior school to complex scientific and engineering projects in senior years.
The workshops are targeted towards TAS, Science and Mathematics faculties for years 7-12.
A variety of demonstrations and exercises, allowing hands on practice, will be provided during the day.
These demonstrations will allow teachers time to experiment and build confidence in what is possible in their classroom. Teachers will see various classroom activities and student projects and how these relate to student skills and knowledge in the Digital Technologies Curriculum, the new STEM subject curricula and to many digital technology aspects of the Science, Mathematics and Engineering curricula over years 7-12.
Online resources will be provided linking classroom activities, curriculum, equipment selection and operation and troubleshooting.
Email correspondence with participants after registration will outline the days requirements.
These workshops are funded by GOOGLE under the Educator PD Grants Program and by RDA Hunter.