Secondary students are expected to begin using General Purpose Programming languages as they transition away from visual drag-and-drop coding environments such as Scratch and Blockly.
Fundamental concepts such as branching (if-else statements), iteration (loops) and variables will be introduced and applied to solve computational thinking problems.
In addition, participants will briefly explore how these two languages can be used to code for some popular electronics or robotics tools, such as the BBC micro:bit.
The workshop is targeted at teachers of Years 7-10.
By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:
About the presenter
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.