Dig Tech Expos 2021 - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dig Tech Expos 2021

USC in partnership with Mountain Creek SHS was successful in gaining 2021 Google Educator PD Grants to deliver Dig Tech Expos for educators in the region. All educators are invited to attend including teachers, preservice teachers, home school educators, and librarians.

Due to Covid 19 and restrictions on travel, we have decided to offer a range of FREE webinars for educators in Term 4, 2021, delivered by expert teachers.

The aim of the webinars is to equip attendees with the skills and knowledge required to deliver the Digital Technologies curriculum.

Registration for each webinar is via the links provided below:

Date and time

Topic

Registration link

Thursday 21 October
4 – 5pm

Digi Tech – Designing a unit plan

Explore how to develop your own unit plan for Digital Technologies. Using the Australian Curriculum we will go step by step through starting with an idea through to having a written unit plan that addresses the achievement standard, content description and elaborations as a basis for a series of lessons that work up to an assessment task. The focus of the unit plan will sit around the needs of your school and will explore many places to find resources and external partners to engage with students as well as have some tips and tricks shared to ensure the success of the unit of work.

Register online

Thursday 28 October
4 – 5pm

Developing a scope and sequence for Digital Technologies

The Technologies curriculum is a complex one that requires skills to be developed before engaging our students with units of work and assessment. This session will explore the ins and outs of the Digital Technologies curriculum and the flexible approaches that schools can have to teaching. We will address the required levels of planning expected for a school, and how we can use this to develop a scope and sequence to ensure our students have the skills needed to be successful in this curriculum.

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Thursday 4 November
4 – 5pm

Developing a Guide to Making Judgement

Be taken step by step through the process, as set out by the Ed QLD Assessment and Moderation Hub, of how to design a school based guide to making judgement. We will look at the 4C’s that make up our assessment and participants will have an opportunity to start creating their own.

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Tuesday 9 November
4 - 5pm

Collect, explore and sort data: Integrating Digital technologies and Mathematics P-6 

Data is defined similarly in the Australian Curriculum for Mathematics and Digital Technologies, so why aren’t we bringing them together? In this session, we will explore opportunities to integrate these two learning areas through engaging digital technology-based statistical investigations that are age and stage-specific. Investigations will centre on big questions, such as: 

  • Prep-Year 2: Was the big bad wolf a good friend? 
  • Year 3 & 4: Where is my ozobot going? 
  • Year 5 & 6: How common is my eye colour? 

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Thursday 11 November 4 – 5:30pm

Book Creator early childhood focus P – Year 3

Join Book Creator Ambassador Peter Abt to learn about using Book Creator in the classroom. Explore how to use Book Creator to differentiate learning and create a range of digital texts. Peter will walk participants through a step guide of how to create templates that can be applied to any subject area.

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Tuesday 16 November
4 – 5:30pm

Teaching Binary

This workshop will focus on introducing binary concepts (numbers, colours, text) including practical activities for the classroom. The workshop assumes zero knowledge of the content by participants.

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Wednesday 17 November
4 – 5:30pm

Teaching Binary

This workshop will focus on introducing binary concepts (numbers, colours, text) including practical activities for the classroom. The workshop assumes zero knowledge of the content by participants.

Register online

Thursday 18 November
4 – 5:30pm

Teaching Binary

This workshop will focus on introducing binary concepts (numbers, colours, text) including practical activities for the classroom. The workshop assumes zero knowledge of the content by participants.

Register online

Tuesday 23 November 4 – 5:30pm

Scratch Junior early childhood focus P – Year 3

Join STEAM teacher Peter Abt to explore the process of Coding and the app Scratch Jr. Peter will explore a range of coding strategies and show real world student examples and how they align with the Digital Technology Curriculum. Participants will experience a step by step guide on creating with Scratch Jr and learn how to create a projects for the classroom.

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For more information contact Natalie McMaster