One of five parallel conferences running at the National FutureSchools Expo.
This conference focuses on the Professional Development for teachers of Australia's new digital technologies curriculum, with a focus on how to teach children to code.
The Digital Technologies Curriculum will lay the foundations for a new generation of Australian’s who will give the term ‘Digital Natives’ a whole new meaning. But, what challenges does THIS generation of teachers face in delivering this new subject, and how are we going to overcome them?
Teaching Kids to Code is a fresh, new part of the FutureSchools experience – a conference designed to explore these challenges and to give K-12 teachers a forum to collaborate and engage with fellow teachers across Australia who are doing great work in pushing STEM, computational thinking and coding beyond the classroom…
K-12 Teachers with an interest in coding and robotics
Understand the rationale behind computational thinking and its application in and outside the school
Discover practical approaches and apps for teaching very young students to program
Equip yourself with tools and websites that can help older students learn to hack code
Learn first-hand from teachers across the country who are delivering the digital technologies curriculum and coding in their schools
Get involved with hands-on practical workshops and find the best approaches in how to teach coding
Gain useful tips on how to engage students and motivate them to learn programming
Attendance at National FutureSchools Expo counts towards PD/professional learning activities which you can record with your relevant state teacher registration board.
Assistant Principal, Aitken Creek Primary School ; Cofounder & Director of Code the Future and Committee Member, Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria
Acting Deputy Executive Dean - Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
The University of Adelaide
Digital Technologies Curriculum Manager, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Centre and APTA Dorothy Hoddinott medalist
IT, Systems Engineering and Electronics and Mechanical Design Teacher, DATTA Victoria Treasurer/ Robotics Coordinator
International Leader and Author in Learning Space Design
Harvard University and Fielding Nair International