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Scratch and Chat

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Sydney CBD

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Sydney, NSW

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Spend a day with other teachers interesting in learning to use Scratch better in the classroom.

Our day will include:

  • Lots of hands on Scratch programming
  • Planning a project that includes Scratch for your classroom
  • Tinkering with Makey Makey and Scratch
  • Checking out the Code Club resources

Our day

  • 10:00 Morning tea and arrival, introductions
  • 10:30 What have you done in your classroom already? What are your needs?
  • 11:00 Activity: Scratch to Python: Is this the next step?
  • 12:00-1:00 Break for lunch (BYO Lunch)
  • 1:00 Activity: Makey Makey and other hardware: Bringing scratch into the real world
  • 2:00 Activity: WoofJS.. Bridging the gap between Blocks and Text
  • 2:45 Register for materials and final questions.

What we need you to do before training:

  1. Register via this page
  2. Email, or print and bring with you, a letter of nomination from your principal. This should include:
    • Your name as nominated teacher attending
    • Name of elected alternate should you become unavailable.
    • A pledge to register for materials
    • Write on your school letterhead complete with postal address.
  3. Nominate an alternative attendee should your circumstances change (please name them in your principal's letter)
  4. Bring your own laptop (Chromebooks, PCs and Macs are all fine!)
  5. Optional: please bring any hardware you might have (Makey Makey, Robots, Etc)

For NSW Educators - Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.3.2, and 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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