We are pleased to introduce our newest Project Officer, Laura Ferguson, to the CSER team in Queensland. Laura is based in Brisbane and will continue on the wonderful work of Lauren Stanhope. Lauren remains a key part of the CSER team with a focus on resource development.
Laura brings a variety of valuable experience to the role, having most recently taught Digital Technologies, Design & Technologies and STEM to students at a north Brisbane secondary school. In that role Laura also lead the development of learning programs aligned to the Australian Curriculum. Laura has also worked closely with primary school teachers and curriculum leaders to explore innovative ways to embed digital technologies into units of work and student learning experiences.
In addition to her work in schools Laura has also worked for the Queensland Government as a Project Leader (Online Learning) where she led and coordinated professional learning activities, training online facilitators and developing online, face-to-face and on-demand professional learning resources. In the role of Senior Project Officer (Digital Pedagogies) Laura lead and implemented strategic projects to promote transformational learning and digital pedagogy at both a state wide and national level.
Laura is particularly interested in coding, robotics, VR and gamification with a focus on engaging students to be creators and developers of technology.
We look forward to working with Laura. If you would like to book in a CSER professional development workshop with Laura please register your interest here.
Our CSER MOOCs Google+ Communities have moved to WordPress! We have over 15,000 members across our four CSER MOOC Google+ Communities and we greatly value your contributions. Together the CSER community has generated thousands of posts sharing wonderful insights and suggestions about your learning and teaching practices in the implementation of the Digital Technologies curriculum.
As you would be aware Google+ is being closed by Google on the 2nd of April 2019. After some consideration, we have decided to create a central WordPress site to host all of our MOOC Communities, whereby you can become an active contributor to a shared MOOC Community page! WordPress enables a user to easily create a free account and join our site to become a contributor.
The CSER MOOCs remain unchanged and they are still accessible via the csermoocs.adelaide.edu.au home page. MOOC participation and completion processes are not affected by the changes to our communities. You will continue to be able to access your MOOC progress via your usual login process using your usual email. It will just mean that you post your MOOC activities to the new site instead of Google+.
To aid our transition, we ask you to please immediately cease posting to our Google+ MOOC Communities and join us on our new Community site! You can start posting in the F-6 Foundations Community immediately and our other Communities (F-6 Extended, Years 7&8 and Years 9&10) as of Friday 29th March 2019.
We will be uploading our CSER MOOC Google+ Community content to our new site. We have already uploaded some of our content to our F-6 Foundations page, however, this process takes a little time. We will continue to work on this in the background over the coming months.
Join our new Community site!
To join our new CSER MOOC Communities, you will need to sign-up to our Community at csermooc.blog using a free WordPress Account with your preferred email address. We have prepared instructions to guide you through this process, including a handout and a video playlist.
Whether you’ve completed one of our MOOCs, are working your way through or haven’t started yet – we look forward to seeing you on our new MOOC Communities site where we can continue to build a shared community of resources for K-12 Digital Technologies!
The inaugural Hopper Down Under event takes place on 29 – 31 July 2019 in Brisbane.
This event from the AnitaB org celebrates diversity in technology in the Asia Pacific region. The conference organisers are now calling for presenters. The conference has six thematic tracks, including Education, Research, Careers and Leadership, Technology, Product and Poster. If you would like to apply to present at the conference please follow the ‘Apply to Speak’ tab in the link. Applications close on the 17 April 2019.
The conference organisers welcome proposals for presentations, panels and workshops that share practice, practical implementations, challenges and new approaches. They also welcome proposals for knowledge sharing and professional development. Key topics in the Education Track include: Inclusive pedagogy, supporting varied ability levels, DT project design, systems thinking, AR/VR, AI, Cybersecurity and assessment.
If you would like to register to attend the event, visit the Hopper Down Under website for updates.
CSER Project Officers are based across the country and are available to run free Digital Technologies workshops for your school. Register your interest by following this link. Below are a range of upcoming public workshops.. South Australia, Karen Butler will be running the following public workshops: 16 April 2019, Unplug and Destress, Education Development Centre, […]
Congratulations to CSER Project Officer, Meridith Ebbs, who has received the 2018 ICTENSW Leader of the Year Award! This award recognises significant advocacy, support and promotion of the use of ICT in education and candidates will have demonstrated a distinguished career and proven inspirational achievement in leading the ICT in Education community. This is a fantastic recognition and […]
By Karen Butler, CSER Project Officer – SA Pooraka students from Ms Peters, Mr Chig and Mr Andrews class have been working on sharpening their coding skills and they have shown they are keen thinkers, tinkerers and computer scientists in the making. A skill set that will be required by many future jobs. It has […]
The CSER Lending Library has a broad range of kits available for schools to borrow, including Beebots, Makey Makey, Sphero, micro:bits, Dash & Dot, Bluebots, Ozobots, Arduino, Rule Your Room Kits, iPads and more. The library is open to schools from all sectors (eg Government, Catholic, Independent) across Australia. Kits are delivered to your school […]
The Digital Technologies Hub has updated their website to include some new assessment advice and resources for teachers to use in the classroom and to support the planning and design of assessments. In partnership with the Digital Technologies Hub, we have also put together a Quick-Guide on Assessment for Digital Technologies. This guide brings together […]
CSER Project Officers are based across the country and are available to run free Digital Technologies workshops for your school. Register your interest by following this link. Below are a range of upcoming public workshops.. South Australia, Karen Butler will be running the following public workshops: Feb 25 2019, Plug and Play on the Peninsula, […]
We are pleased to announce that Helen Kardiasmenos has joined the CSER Digital Technologies Education Team in NSW. Helen will be working closely with Meridith Ebbs (NSW Project Officer) and Toni Falusi (NSW/ACT Project Officer) to support schools in NSW. Helen will be primarily working with schools in Sydney and surrounds. Helen brings a wealth of knowledge and […]