Professional Development

Professional Development for Teachers

Coding Kids works with schools to design and deliver professional development workshops to teachers. Give your teachers the confidence and capabilities to integrate Digital Technologies into their classrooms, in subjects such as science, maths, humanities, and social sciences.

The Digital Technologies Curriculum

  • To enable students to with the skills and confidence to:
    • Create preferred futures
    • Create digital solutions to solve community problems
    • Become active creators of technology, not just passive consumers
    • Apply computational, systems and design thinking to solve problems
  • To help students become ‘… enterprising individuals who can … develop solutions to complex challenges and contribute to sustainable patterns of living’
  1. Computational thinking
  2. Systems thinking
  3. Design thinking
  • Abstraction, which underpins all content, particularly the content descriptions relating to the concepts of data representation and specification, algorithms and implementation
  • Data collection (properties, sources and collection of data), data representation (symbolism and separation) and data interpretation (patterns and contexts)
  • Specification (descriptions and techniques), algorithms (following and describing) and implementation (translating and programming
  • Digital systems (hardware, software, and networks and the internet)
  • Interactions (people and digital systems, data and processes) and impacts (sustainability and empowerment)
IMG_4165

Our Teacher PD Workshops

We run professional development sessions with teachers that are tailored to suit the individual schools’ needs and learning outcomes. Below are a few topics that schools can choose from:

  • Primary schools: Beginners introduction to Digital Technologies curriculum
    • Feel confident with exploring technology
    • Design your own Digital Technologies class activities
    • Learn how to create projects with Scratch, Tinkercad, Python, mBots, Makey Makey, Arduinos, and more!
    • Gain a better understanding of the Digital Technologies curriculum (Foundation to Year 6)
  • Unplugged activities: Introduction to computational thinking, design thinking  and systems thinking
  • Drag-and-drop coding: Learn to program with Scratch and Scratch Jr
  • Circuity – Integrating software and hardware: Building inventions with Makey Makey
  • Programming robots: Learning how to use Ozobot, Sphero, Beebots, Dash and Dot, Edison and more

We offer full day, half day, and weekly 1-hour programs, which can take place over the weekend, after-school and on pupil free days. Coding Kids is proud to deliver PD programs to educators throughout Australia: we have recently travelled as far north as the Torres Strait, and as far west as Thargomindah.

If you have any questions or would like more information on having us run teacher PD workshops at your school, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

20160812_142037

Upcoming Events

Check out our free teacher downloads! Beginners Scratch course lesson plan

Contact us for more information on how to deliver PD workshops at your school.

Always First.

Be the first to find out about the latest programs, promotions and online exclusives.

 


 

Coding Kids is empowering children to be creators, innovators and change makers.