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Coding and Robotics K-6 (Cairns 18 May 2017)
Thu. 18 May 2017, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm AEST
Learn about coding and computer programming with fun, easy-to-use iPad apps, web resources and robotics that encourage critical thinking skills and make learning fun and relevant for students from K-6.
About the course
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.
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What should I bring to the event?
iPad preferably with the most recent IOS update and the suggested apps and a laptop (optional).
What apps will I need?
You will be sent an email prior to the course with a list of suggested apps that will be used on the day, most of which will be FREE apps.
There are no refunds for tickets, but a ticket for a subsequent course will be offered.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Contact via www.bevbabbage.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone 0419 254 805