You Can Teach Coding – Primary Teachers
This workshop is designed for Primary Teachers
This workshop is a great introduction to the Digital Technologies Curriculum and gives an excellent insight for Primary School teachers on how they can infuse it into their current curriculum planning.
Flow of the workshop
Digital Technologies Curriculum and Coding
This session addresses what the Digital Technologies curriculum is requiring of teachers and why Coding (and computational thinking) is so important for the future we are preparing students for.
Beginning with Scratch
The Australian Curriculum calls for the students to develop their capacity to use a General Purpose Programming Language. However, you cannot begin there with students as they first need to develop their understanding of computational thinking and the structures of coding. Scratch is a widely used, easy to understand, yet powerful approach for starting students (and teachers) in the world of Coding.
This session shows how teachers can teach students HTML easily as a tool for producing websites and presentations. Teachers will be taken through step by step the fundamental structure of HTML and how they can lead students through building a website.
Unpacking and Planning the Digital Technologies Curriculum
The last session of the day creates the opportunity for the participants to collaboratively unpack the Digital Technologies curriculum and discuss how they could begin to embed Coding into all subjects
Dr Adrian Bertolini
Adrian is the Founder & Director of Learning of Intuyu Consulting. He is one of Australia’s foremost thought leaders on practical and real education that empowers and develops resilient, independent learners. Whilst his journey began as an engineer and Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering at RMIT University, Adrian has worked across Australia, with students and teachers in primary, secondary and tertiary environments, to create authentic learning structures and experiences. He redeveloped the ruMAD? (aRe yoU Making A Difference) program for the Education Foundation and it is now acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent inquiry-based learning models in the country.