Last week, the CSER team attended the Google Digital Technologies Summit where we heard some fantastic stories from some amazing teachers and educators in CS and Maths. It was a truly inspirational event – thank you Google for bringing us all together!
We also heard some updates from the ACARA team regarding the new digital technologies curriculum, and had a chance to speak to many national and state-based bodies that have a stake in this new curriculum.
And – excitingly – our new collaboration with Google was announced (here: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/google-and-adelaide-uni-partner-free-course-to-develop-new-generation-of-digital-technology-creators/story-e6frg6n6-1226754567327). Over the next few months we will be working with a network of teachers and education specialists, supported by Google, to develop an open, online course for Primary teachers that will address some of the new challenges posed by the new curriculum (for Foundation-6). We are really excited to be working on this project – it is a fantastic opportunity, and we are already meeting some amazing people.
If you are interested in learning more about this project, you can register interest at csdigitaltech.appspot.com. We are very keen on hearing from any teachers who would like to get involved in helping us on this project. We want to make this course as useful as possible, and so are seeking teachers who would be happy to give us feedback on drafts of resources and lesson plans. Please register here for more information: https://csdigitaltech.appspot.com/preview