In 2018 there was an amazing demand for workshops from teachers and schools wanting to prepare for the 2019 launch of the NSW digital technologies syllabus. Last year Meridith Ebbs (NSW Project Officer) and Toni (ACT/NSW Project Officer) and #spotbot travelled throughout NSW both physically and virtually to deliver more than 103 events to almost 2000 teachers from 976 schools.
Computer Science doesn’t have to be taught only with computers. There are many engaging activities that can promote computational thinking and provide an introduction to algorithms in an “unplugged” way!
Year 3/4M from St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School in Humpty Doo, Northern Territory, investigated push and pull forces in their Science unit in Term 4, 2018. Digital Technologies were utilised to engage the students and to develop their understanding and abilities across both learning areas.
On behalf of the CSER Digital Technologies Education team, we’d like to wish our wonderful community of educators and partners a safe and happy holiday season. To wrap up the year, we would like to share some 2018 program highlights with you all!
We’re going to highlight some unit plan ideas generated by participants in our MOOC that might inspire a unit plan for your own classroom for 2019!
By CSER Project Officer, Suzanne Carter,
working with Holly Harlow, Classroom Teacher at Jabiru Area School.
We are seeking to appoint an additional QLD-based member to our enthusiastic team of Digital Technologies Project Officers, based across Australia.
CSER Project Officers support the online courses (MOOC’s) across Australia with face to face professional learning sessions. The sessions bring the Digital Technologies curriculum to life, highlighting and introducing required skills as well as exploring opportunities for integration across the curriculum.
Assessment is a hot topic at the moment! At CSER, we’ve seen a great deal of interest in professional development around assessment, as schools are starting to move from implementation to reporting phases of Digital Technologies curricula.
While our Project Officers are busy travelling to major cities and remote locations to deliver K-12 Digital Technologies professional development to teachers all around Australia, lifelong learning is an ongoing process and our team are always keen to up-skill to ensure teachers have the latest and most up-to-date professional development experiences in their workshops!