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HASS: Think and Create to Interact

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Roll Out Robotics and Electronics to engage students and enhance learning in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Use a variety of digital solutions – activities, programs, physical platforms and resources – to explore and connect with space and time.

Event details

This course is suitable for educators from all phases of education; early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary.

Wednesday 25 July 2018
4pm - 6pm
Building 501, School of Education, Curtin University Bentley Campus.
students looking in wonder at virtual globe

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Learn: tune in to coding; participate in virtual field trips

Create: immersive interactive video; interactive maps; virtual expeditions; 3D and VR content using a simple drag & drop process

Makey Makey: interactive posters, cards and magazines that trigger soundscapes and animations; build a device that acts as a historical radio; work with Google Earth to create controllers for undertaking mapped flight simulations and historical journeys.

About your presenters

Educational Computing Association of Western Australia (ECAWA) provides professional learning for educators in the digital technologies curriculum and runs regular professional learning events in coding, robotics, virtual reality, design and computational thinking to help teachers prepare students for the future.

Yvonne Harrison is Deputy Principal of Singleton Primary School with a specific focus on Digital Technologies mentoring.

A former Level 3 Classroom Teacher, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and Getting It Right Literacy Specialist, she has been teaching for 30+ years.
Yvonne is an active member of the ECAWA Committee, the Editor of LOGIN Light, and a very much in demand presenter.

Yvonne was recently declared the 2018 ACCE / ACS Leader of the Year.

Robin McKean brings a wealth of experience and developed a passion for ICT with opportunities provided as Microsoft Innovative Teacher 2005; 2007; Westfield Premier’s Research Scholar (Technologies) 2006 and the National Award for Quality Schooling; Excellence by a Teacher – Outstanding National Achievement 2006.

As a former Teacher Librarian, Learning Technologies Specialist, Curriculum and STEM Coordinator and most recently Heritage Perth E-learning Consultant, Robin is well placed to promote the learning opportunities provided by the Digital Technologies Learning Area and adding future focus and depth across the Australian Curriculum.