First Nations Australians histories and cultures in Digital Technologies - Workshop
Join us for this special event, a collaboration with Stronger Smarter Institute (SSI) and the CSER STEM Professional Learning team, supported by Google, 'Building teacher capacity to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples histories and cultures into Digital Technologies'.
On Tuesday 27th September, 4:00pm ACST, join Jesse King and Toni Falusi via webinar for this interactive workshop. Register free via the Eventbrite page.
The session will demonstrate approaches to leverage the three-dimensional design of the Australian Curriculum by authentically incorporating General Capabilities and the Cross Curriculum Priority: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures through the Digital Technologies subject area. Specific topics of data, algorithms and programming for Years 3-4 and Years 5-6 bands will be used as examples. Although we focus on these year levels as a scope for this specific workshop, teachers will be invited to reflect on how they could adapt lessons for their own year levels.
This session responds to two distinct needs in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education (ACARA, 2022):
- that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are able to see themselves, their identities and their cultures reflected in the curriculum of each of the learning areas, can fully participate in the curriculum and can build their self-esteem
- that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority is designed for all students to engage in reconciliation, respect and recognition of the world’s oldest continuous living cultures.
Lesson ideas will include both ‘plugged’ and ‘unplugged’ options to cater for different levels of access to technology.
Participants will receive a resource take-away sheet and Padlet board used during the session for sharing resources and ideas, to support them in their continued learning.
CSER and SSI would like to acknowledge Google Asia Pacific for funding this workshop via a Google ‘Educator Grant 2022’.