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Coding skills and pedagogy

    • 1 Dec 2021
    • 8 Dec 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Online sessions: joining details after registration
    Register

    This pair of online workshops is a guided delivery of the content in DLTV's virtual module set: Object-oriented Programming: Getting started for Australian teachers.

    Discover what Object-oriented Programming is and why programmers use it through a sequence of activities.

    Adapted from a full-day, face-to-face workshop format, course developers Sanjin and Nathan will:

    • revise key General Purpose Coding skills in Python and/or JavaScript, such as functions and lists,
    • introduce objects and class definitions,
    • work through a complete Object-oriented program for a simple text-based battle game,
    • demonstrate how coding environments for graphical games can also facilitate learning of this way of coding.

    IMPORTANT: This workshop is designed to introduce a coding concept for teachers already familiar with the basics of General Purpose Programming in JavaScript or Python. DLTV also runs coding workshops for beginners from time to time, so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.


    Format

    Registration is for a pair of online sessions designed to be attended in sequence over 2 weeks:

    1:30 - 4:30pm on Wednesday 1 Dec 

    and

    1:30 - 4:30pm on Wednesday 8 Dec


    Who Should Attend?

    • Secondary teachers and learning leaders of Digital Technologies and VCE Applied Computing.


    About the presenters

    Sanjin Dedić is a robotics engineer and an experienced educator in the field of Digital Technologies. Throughout his teaching career Sanjin has been at the forefront of the latest educational technologies. In 2013 he brought Arduino, 3D printing and the Maker movement ethos into the classroom. He has since authored Python curriculum in use by dozens of Victorian schools and co-authored a book on the BBC micro:bit, both aimed at students in Years 7- 10. He currently teaches at the King David School in Melbourne and works with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria, Teacher Training Australia and The Digital Technologies Hub to share the latest in educational technology and pedagogical approaches with fellow teachers.


    Nathan Alison taught Digital Technologies, VCE Computing and Software Development in Victoria for 11 years before beginning work for DLTV. 

    He brings a background in Computer Systems Engineering and years of hobby coding, as well as a keen desire to help teachers with more complex Computer Science concepts through clear explanations and relevant activities.


    This event is funded by Google Educator PD grants.

Past events

1 Sep 2021 POSTPONED Getting started coding with Python and JavaScript
18 Aug 2021 POSTPONED Getting started coding with Python and JavaScript
11 Aug 2021 POSTPONED Teaching Digital Technologies and cross-curriculum thinking skills
4 Aug 2021 POSTPONED Getting started coding with Python and JavaScript
29 Jul 2021 POSTPONED Teaching Digital Technologies and cross-curriculum thinking skills
23 Jul 2021 POSTPONED - Teaching Digital Technologies and cross-curriculum thinking skills
11 Jun 2020 Coding with AI: a sentimental chatbot in Python
29 Nov 2019 Getting started with Python and JavaScript
15 Mar 2018 Webinar: Programming in the Digital Technologies curriculum (F-10)
8 Feb 2018 Webinar: Introduction to the Digital Technologies curriculum (F-10)
23 Nov 2017 Webinar: Digital Technologies: Evaluation of 2017 and planning for 2018 (F-10)
13 Nov 2017 Introduction to STEAM-based Computer Game Design
25 Aug 2017 Coding, Makerspaces and the Victorian Technologies Curriculum
16 Aug 2017 Sale: Coding, Makerspaces and the Victorian Technologies Curriculum
15 Aug 2017 Sale: Resources for exploring the digital technologies curriculum
8 Jun 2017 Shepparton: Resources for exploring the digital technologies curriculum
8 Jun 2017 Shepparton: Coding, Makerspaces and the Victorian Technologies Curriculum
7 Jun 2017 Bendigo: Resources for exploring the digital technologies curriculum
23 May 2017 Resources for exploring the digital technologies curriculum
8 May 2017 Robots in the Australian Classroom (free webinar)
1 May 2017 Exploring the DigiTech curriculum through inquiry learning (free webinar)

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