Teacher / Librarian PD Workshops

Technologies & Entrepreneurship workshops - Teacher PD

Book us in for a full-day teacher professional development (PD) workshops at your school. Feel confident in building your own tech or entrepreneurship projects and delivering class activities. No prior experience required!

Build your own digital solutions: Scratch & Makey Makey

Build your own digital solution and integrate it into any unit. Learn to code using drag and drop coding blocks. Scratch is a great way for students in years 3-6 to explore the fundamentals of coding and build their own digital solutions including computer games, animations, interactive stories, music, and art. Makey Makey is an invention kit that integrates easily with Scratch to create your own hardware as part of a digital solution.

Build your own digital solution: Python & Micro:bit

Build your own digital solution and integrate it into any unit. Python is a high-level, general-purpose computer programming language. It has been used in many popular applications: YouTube, Google, Instagram, and Spotify. Learning to code with Python is a great place to start for any beginner. We will learn fundamentals and build a quiz game and text adventure game. We will explore Micro:bits, a tiny programmable computer with built in LEDs and accelerometer, and build prototype digital solutions. Projects built with Python and/or Micro:bits suit students in years 7-10. Micro:bit kits will be provided for use.


Uncover the secrets to innovation and entrepreneurship. Explore design thinking as a process for innovation. Discover lean startup methodology, Business Model Canvas, and experience in building your own startup in less than 5 hours. Test, validate and pivot your way towards a viable business model. This workshop suits both primary and secondary school teachers.

About the presenter

Emily de la Pena, Founder of Coding Kids  and Advance Queensland’s Community Digital Champion, is developing the next generation of creators, innovators and change makers. She often speaks on ABC radio and SBS radio on technology creation, innovation and the changing nature of jobs and industry. She speaks at conferences around Australia including Griffith University’s Cutting Edge STEM - Teacher Professional Learning Day and PyCon - Python in Education Seminar. She runs teacher PD workshops and loves travelling to regional communities to share her passion for STEM. Her work travels have brought her to the Torres Strait, Longreach, Mt Isa, Charters Towers, and more. Emily is on the (Queensland) Premier's Anti-Cyberbullying Advisory Committee. Emily also features in Australia’s Science Channel’s video “STEM Entrepreneurs”.

We have delivered teacher/librarian PD at various organisations:

  • Ipswich Junior Grammar School, St Joseph's Primary School,
  • Queensland State Schools: Oakleigh, Middle Park, Jindalee, and Jamboree Heights
  • Council Libraries: Noosa, Gold Coast, Isaac Region, Bulloo Shire, Torres Shire, etc.

Contact us if you would like to book us in for a full-day teacher/librarian PD workshop at your school. We can arrange an invoice via Purchase Order for payment.

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