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Digital Technologies: Coding and computational thinking workshop

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The School of Education is delighted to announce an exciting professional learning Digital Technologies Workshop for educators.

Event details

If you are teaching Digital Technologies, then this is the workshop for you!

Thursday, 6 December 2018
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Building 501, School of Education, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102
Standard $70 / Curtin staff/students $35

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This workshop’s core idea is Computational Thinking and the control structures of programming sequence, decision and iterations. It consists of a 2 hour face-to-face, session. Participants will be encouraged to explore coding and then develop classroom plans for their own students.  Involvement will include working in a familiar coding environment (Scratch, Python or any best known to you) to complete your own project, developing confidence with programming or coding

The 2 hour session would allow educators the time to put all other work to one side and concentrate on developing coding and programming skills. They will develop confidence which will flow back into classrooms and an expert will assist with answering questions in a stimulating and constructive learning environment.

Participants will develop confidence with coding and programming and gain ideas for themselves and their workplace and receive a certificate of workshop completion.



About your Presenter

After completing a mathematics degree and graduate diploma in education, Dr Martin Cooper spent twelve years as mathematics teacher with seven as head of a mathematics department. When computers first began to come into schools their natural place was in the mathematics area and this led to a strong and ongoing interest in the use of technology in education. Through pursuing this interest Martin ultimately obtained PhD in mathematics education which examined the development of higher-level thinking in the mathematics classroom through technology use. In the early 2000s Martin’s career shifted to tertiary education and since then he has been researching the use of technology in education and preparing future teachers to use digital technologies effectively in their own classrooms.