CSER Digital Technologies Education

Linda McIver, a Computer Scientist and Educator at the John Monash Science School, shared how she used our PL-in-a-Box materials and content from the CSER F-6 MOOCs to run a professional learning session recently.

I ran a PD recently for a Primary School whose staff were trying to wrap their heads around the new Digital Technologies Curriculum that is intended to be active in Victorian Schools next year. I think the staff would forgive me for saying that they found the language in the curriculum a little daunting.

I based the PD heavily on the PL-in-a-Box slides provided by CSER at the University of Adelaide. I didn’t have anything like the time required to put resources together on my own, so PL-in-a-Box was a heaven sent opportunity to help this school out without spending hours developing supporting materials in my mythical free time.

Read more from “Demystifying Digital Technologies: Part 1“.

Visit Linda’s blog, Compute It Simple, to continue reading about her session and experience. Linda discusses the challenges with the language in the curriculum, and how she worked with teachers to break-down and explore the Digital Technologies using the sequence of content document form ACARA.

Linda McIver

Have you had an experience using our PL-in-a-Box resources or MOOCs for professional learning sessions? Let us know your story! Email us at cser@adelaide.edu.au

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Sue Carter Article ImageSue Carter, Northern Territory Digital Technologies Project Officer, is conducting a range of professional learning opportunities for teachers to assist with their knowledge and understanding of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. In this article she shares her experience of running a full day professional learning event with staff at Humpty Doo Primary School.

Planning Digital Technologies for 2017, the staff at Humpty Doo Primary School participated in a full day professional learning event that included theory, practical activities and registration for the F-6 CSER online MOOC.

The day started out with a little theory on the ten key concepts behind the Digital Technologies curriculum along with understanding Computer Science and Computational Thinking concepts. There was also a need to distinguish the difference between ICT Capability (using technologies) and the new learning area of Digital Technologies (creating solutions). (more…)

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The CSER team is back on board and looking forward to working with you in 2017.

Our dedicated Project Officers continue to work with teachers across the country. To access FREE face-to-face professional learning in your school follow the link.

New in 2017 is our National Lending Library program. For further information or to register your interest follow the link.

 

 

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Our CSER Digital Technologies Education Program is now launching our National Lending Library program, with our first kits available from Term 1, 2017! We will have several classroom kits available in our lending library, including kits built around using BeeBots, Makey Makeys, Spheros, and Ozobots in the classroom. Each kit contains a number of each device […]

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CSER will be hosting a Digital Technologies Workshop at Scienceworks on the 23rd January. Visit Test Lab, the temporary maker space at Scienceworks and then find out about the new range of Digital Technologies programs now available to teachers, provided free-of-charge by the University of Adelaide. Find out more and register here. The event will start […]

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Join us for a 2 day CSER Digital Technologies Immersion Program in Doubleview WA on the 6th and 7th December, hosted by Catholic Education Western Australia, open to all teachers. This two-day event will allow teachers and school leaders to understand the WA Digital Technologies curriculum and prepare for its implementation. Attendees will have time to work […]

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On Saturday 30 October 2016, Steven Payne, WA CSER Project Officer had the pleasure of presenting at the 2016 Relief Teacher Conference in Perth. In his 90 minute session Steven spent time working in the context of the Western Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum and making connections with the CSER Digital Technologies MOOCs. Over 70 relief […]

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CSER’s very own Associate Professor Katrina Falkner has just been announced as the joint winner of the 2017 John Hughes Distinguished Service Award. Awarded by CORE, the Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia, it recognises outstanding service in the IT community. In particular, Katrina was recognised for her outstanding leadership in Computer Science education. […]

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Associate Professor Katrina Falkner and Dr Nick Falkner, together with Peter Lelong, CSER’s Tasmanian Project Officer, have been enjoying the opportunity to work with educators around Tasmania this week. The team have been working with over 180 educators in Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Queenstown. Events have focussed on supporting schools with implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Digital […]

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The Australian Government’s Digital Literacy School Grants (DLSG) are open for the first round of applications. Schools can apply for grants of between $10,000 – $50,000 to support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. We have heard from many schools who are putting a lot of thought into how they could use the grant money […]

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