|Holiday Masterclasses – 2018
The University of Adelaide’s School of Education is offering a series of free masterclasses for teachers during 2018 and I would draw your attention to them. The first of these, STEM and Coding will take place during the coming holiday period on Wednesday 18th April. Click here for a flyer detailing the full Masterclass Schedule 2018.
Student assessment and using data to inform teaching practice – April 30th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Essential Assessment is a provider of an Australian Curriculum Numeracy and Literacy assessment model that delivers a whole school approach to formative and summative assessment for Australian schools.
In this free information workshop, Andrew Spitty will discuss how structured assessment can be used to inform teaching, planning and curriculum and how Essential Assessment provides a whole school-based solution to:
This event is suitable for classroom teachers and school leadership and is offered free of charge and a PD certificate of attendance will be provided.
Click here to register your interest
Integrating Coding and the IoT across the Curriculum – 4 sessions, from May 7th, 4:30 – 6:30pm
A four-session program providing teachers the opportunity to learn how to take students on a coding journey that enhances explorations in multiple subject disciplines. These workshops will show teachers how they can teach students the basics of coding, but progress quickly to the use of more complex devices without the need to master complex coding. Participants will undertake several coding activities so that they themselves might teach them to their students, but most importantly, will take away an understanding of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how they might take students on a coding journey that promotes the transfer of learning across and between subjects.
All participants will receive a kit valued at $100 comprising a Thinxtra Xkit, digital and analog sensors and a comprehensive teacher’s handbook outlining the complete coding journey from an introduction to coding an Arduino UNO through to multiple examples and exercises using several simple sensors and finally, the IoT, using the Xkit connected to the Sigfox LPWAN to collect and analyse real-world data to drive decision-making.
Click here for more information about this course.