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    • 22 May 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • DLTV Office, 61 Blyth Street, Brunswick, 3056
    • 0
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    This workshop is for teachers who already have a solid grasp of basic programming concepts: variables, iteration (loops) and conditionals (if-else statements).

    It is targeted at Secondary School teachers.


    Object Oriented is a distinct way of organising code. It is required in the Year 9/10 Digital Technologies curriculum, as well as in VCE Software Development.

    This workshop will provide:

    • fun and straight-forward ways to bring this programming paradigm to your students,
    • hands-on practice in both Python and JavaScript (you will be able to choose one or the other),
    • an overview of other languages built for Object Oriented code,
    • a glimpse into Object Oriented code for popular electronics and robotics: Arduino and BBC micro:bit.
    Note, advanced concepts beyond curriculum requirements (such as Inheritance and Polymorphism) will not be practised in this workshop, but will be briefly touched upon.


    Outcomes:

    By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

    • explain the basics of Object Oriented programming and introduce the concept to their students,
    • define an object using Python or JavaScript,
    • instantiate an object multiple times using Python or JavaScript,
    • use the above skills to write and organise code for data management or games.


    About the presenters 

    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.


    Sanjin Dedić has a B.Eng in Mechatronic Systems majoring in Robotics and Computer Vision and spent several years working in industry as an Engineer. He then retrained as a teacher and taught Systems Engineering and Digital Technologies at a secondary level. Recently he has been developing a series of technology programs for G.A.

    T.E.WAYS (gifted and talented education) covering everything from coding, robotics, applied mathematics and microcontrollers. These programs have been delivered to students in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Queensland. As a head of eLearning at Techxellent he has combined his technological expertise with his educational experience to create innovative teacher training programs and resources.

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • DLTV Office, 61 Blyth Street, Brunswick
    • 12
    Register

    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.

    One of the most popular typed languages in schools is Python.

       

    Participants at this event will be given a hands-on introduction to using Python in the classroom, with an emphasis on transitioning smoothly from drag-and-drop coding to general purpose programming.

    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 this language can be used to code for some popular electronics or robotics tools, such as the BBC micro:bit and Edison.

    The workshop is targeted at teachers of Years 7-10. 


    Outcomes:

    By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

    • Describe and illustrate key concepts like data types, variables, loops and if statements,
    • Apply loops and if statements to create programs that draw shapes as well as programs that do mathematical computations (times tables and factorisation),
    • Use string functions to manipulate text and perform capitalisation, concatenation and various other string formatting operations,
    • Use functions to generate random numbers for dice games and guessing games.

    About the presenter

    Sanjin Dedić has a B.Eng in Mechatronic Systems majoring in Robotics and Computer Vision and spent several years working in industry as an Engineer. He then retrained as a teacher and taught Systems Engineering and Digital Technologies at a secondary level. Recently he has been developing a series of technology programs for G.A.

    T.E.WAYS (gifted and talented education) covering everything from coding, robotics, applied mathematics and microcontrollers. These programs have been delivered to students in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Queensland. As a head of eLearning at Techxellent he has combined his technological expertise with his educational experience to create innovative teacher training programs and resources.

    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Online via web conference
    Register

    STEM education offers an opportunity to engage students in authentic and relevant problems, allowing them to make interdisciplinary connections and break down the barriers between its four disciplines. While STEM opens up opportunities for a rich integrated learning approach, it can be a challenge to get started when planning an effective STEM Education program.

    In this webinar, two experienced STEM educators will share their processes for designing a STEM program and explore effective STEM pedagogy. You’ll see how one school has implemented a STEM program, hear about some of the latest research relating to STEM education, and see how the design process is an integral element in engaging students in problem solving activities.

    You can see both of these presenters deliver sessions at DigiCon18, the annual conference of DLTV. 

    About the presenters: 

    Aisha Kristiansen

    Aisha is the Learning & Teaching Leader at Christ the King Primary School in Geelong and is passionate about cutting-edge approaches to education. She is committed to providing the best learning opportunities for students through the use of emerging technologies and the development of strong industry, community and tertiary partnerships. Aisha sees STEM Education and Design Thinking as the cornerstones to future-proofing students. She holds key roles on the CEM STEM Advisory Board, City of Greater Geelong Digital Inclusion Committee and the Deep Learning Project.

    See Aisha's sessions at DigiCon

    http://digicon.vic.edu.au/speakers/aisha-kristiansen/


    Lucas Johnson

    With ten years experience as a primary school teacher and holding a Masters in Education, Lucas is currently working in research and development around STEM in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. Through this role, he has been involved in building partnerships with schools and industry, as well as preparing professional learning opportunities for teachers and leaders of STEM Education. Lucas is passionate about immersing students in authentic community problems that allow them to think critically and creatively, while developing the skills and knowledge to enrich the world around them.

    See Lucas' sessions at DigiCon 

    http://digicon.vic.edu.au/speakers/lucas-johnson/



    • 26 Jul 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 27 Jul 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Australian Catholic University, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy
    Register

    Two day tickets to DigiCon offer great value and ensure you will get all that is on offer.

    Rates: 

    Sign in with your DLTV membership details to access discount member rates

    • DLTV member: $539 (inc GST) 
    • DLTV country member: $440 (inc GST) 
    • DLTV Member Technician, CRT or Retiree: $385 (inc GST) Save $77.00 off the regular price of $385 
    • Non member: $715 (inc GST)  Why not become a member and save even more? 
    DigiCon Festival of Learning July 26 & 27, 2018


    • 26 Jul 2018
    • 8:35 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Australian Catholic University, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy
    Register

    Register for a one day ticket to DigiCon 18 . 

    Rates: 

    Sign in with your DLTV membership details to access discount member rates

    • DLTV member: $330.00 (inc GST)
    • DLTV country member: $275.00 (inc GST) 
    • DLTV Member Technician, CRT or Retiree: $192.50 (inc GST)
    • DLTV Pre-service teacher $82.50 (inc GST)
    • Non member: $495 (inc GST)  Why not become a member and save on your ticket price. 
    DigiCon Festival of Learning July 26 & 27, 2018

    • 27 Jul 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Australian Catholic University, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy
    Register

    Register for a one day ticket to DigiCon 18 . 

    Rates: 

    Sign in with your DLTV membership details to access discount member rates

    • DLTV member: $330.00 (inc GST)
    • DLTV country member: $275.00 (inc GST) 
    • DLTV Member Technician, CRT or Retiree: $192.50 (inc GST) 
    • DLTV Pre-service teacher $82.50 (inc GST)
    • Non member: $495 (inc GST)  Why not become a member and save on your ticket price. 
    DigiCon Festival of Learning July 26 & 27, 2018

    • 10 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • DLTV Office, 61 Blyth Street, Brunswick
    • 12
    Register

    (Due to overwhelming demand, this session is a repeat of the sold out April 27 event)

    Python is an interpreted text based general purpose programming language and is also the only professional programming language that was designed with beginners in mind; it is intuitive and easy to use.

    This workshop is a hands on introduction to Python in the classroom. Participants will be guided through a learning sequence that covers the fundamental programming concepts such as variables, loops and if statements and then apply this knowledge to solve 3 computational thinking problems.

    The workshop is targeted at teachers of Years 7-10. 

    Outcomes:

    By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

    • Describe and illustrate key concepts like data types variables, loops
    • and if statements
    • Apply loops and if statements to create programs that draw shapes as well as programs that do mathematical computations (times tables and factorisation)
    • Use native python string functions to manipulate text and perform capitalisation, concatenation and various other string formatting operations
    • Use the random function to create dice games and guessing games


    About the presenter 

    Sanjin Dedić has a B.Eng in Mechatronic Systems majoring in Robotics and Computer Vision and spent several years working industry as an Engineer. He then retrained as a teacher and taught Systems Engineering and Digital Technologies at a secondary level. Recently he has been developing a series of technology programs for G.A.T.E.WAYS (gifted and talented education) covering everything from coding, robotics, applied mathematics and microcontrollers. These programs have been delivered to students in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Queensland. As a head of eLearning at Techxellent he has combined his technological expertise with his educational experience to create innovative teacher training programs and resources.

    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • DLTV Office, 61 Blyth Street, Brunswick
    • 16
    Register

    This workshop is for teachers who already have a grasp of some basic programming concepts: variables, iteration (loops) and conditionals (if-else statements).

    It is targeted at teachers of Years 7-10.


    In this workshop, attendees will learn how to teach computational problem solving using Python as a tool.

    Outcomes:

    Participants will tackle 3 computational thinking problems. By the end of the workshop, they should be able to:

    • Describe computational problems in terms of clearly defined inputs and outputs (abstraction).
    • Describe the solution to it a sequence of simple steps (decomposition).
    • Define those steps in the form of a flow chart.
    • Write the solutions using Python code.
    • Evaluate the solutions based on the criteria of simplicity, readability and efficiency.

    Python is an interpreted text based general purpose programming language and is also the only professional programming language that was designed with beginners in mind; it is intuitive and easy to use.


    About the presenter 

    Sanjin Dedić has a B.Eng in Mechatronic Systems majoring in Robotics and Computer Vision and spent several years working industry as an Engineer. He then retrained as a teacher and taught Systems Engineering and Digital Technologies at a secondary level. Recently he has been developing a series of technology programs for G.A.T.E.WAYS (gifted and talented education) covering everything from coding, robotics, applied mathematics and microcontrollers. These programs have been delivered to students in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Queensland. As a head of eLearning at Techxellent he has combined his technological expertise with his educational experience to create innovative teacher training programs and resources.

    • 30 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • TBC - within 20 minutes of Melbourne CBD
    • 17
    Register

    This workshop is for teachers who already have a solid grasp of basic programming concepts: variables, iteration (loops) and conditionals (if-else statements).

    It is targeted at teachers of Years 7-10.


    In this workshop, attendees will learn how to import websites, tweets and published books into Python and subsequently analyse the data using a variety of tools.

    Outcomes:

    Participants will tackle 3 computational thinking problems. By the end of the workshop, they should be able to:

    • Install web scraping and Python text analysis modules like Scrapy and TextBlob.
    • Write Python functions and organise them into a module.
    • Analyse tweets, books and blogs for sentiment polarity (the general mood of the text).
    • Analyse tweets books and blogs for objectivity (the precise unambiguous use of language).
    • Deduce general themes of any piece of text using TextBlob functions.

    Python is an interpreted text based general purpose programming language and is also the only professional programming language that was designed with beginners in mind; it is intuitive and easy to use.


    About the presenter 

    Sanjin Dedić has a B.Eng in Mechatronic Systems majoring in Robotics and Computer Vision and spent several years working industry as an Engineer. He then retrained as a teacher and taught Systems Engineering and Digital Technologies at a secondary level. Recently he has been developing a series of technology programs for G.A.T.E.WAYS (gifted and talented education) covering everything from coding, robotics, applied mathematics and microcontrollers. These programs have been delivered to students in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Queensland. As a head of eLearning at Techxellent he has combined his technological expertise with his educational experience to create innovative teacher training programs and resources.

Past events

16 May 2018 Digital Literacy & Creativity in Victorian Classrooms with Adobe
15 May 2018 Digital Literacy & Creativity in Victorian Classrooms with Adobe
9 May 2018 Annual General Meeting 2018
3 May 2018 Webinar: Planning and Assessment in the Digital Technologies curriculum (F-10)
27 Apr 2018 Python for First time Coding Teachers
24 Apr 2018 Webinar: Developing the Digital Technologies Curriculum
15 Mar 2018 Webinar: Programming in the Digital Technologies curriculum (F-10)
5 Mar 2018 VCE Computing Day
8 Feb 2018 Webinar: Introduction to the Digital Technologies curriculum (F-10)
8 Dec 2017 Creativity & computing in education with Linda Liukas
23 Nov 2017 Webinar: Digital Technologies: Evaluation of 2017 and planning for 2018 (F-10)
16 Nov 2017 Miss Makes Code
13 Nov 2017 Introduction to STEAM-based Computer Game Design
19 Oct 2017 Webinar: Creating Digital Solutions: Programming languages in the Digital Technologies curriculum (F-10)
14 Sep 2017 Curriculum Planning for Digital Technologies (F-10)
4 Sep 2017 The DigiTech Curriculum for students with diverse learning needs
25 Aug 2017 Coding, Makerspaces and the Victorian Technologies Curriculum
24 Aug 2017 Introduction to the Digital Technologies curriculum (F-10)
22 Aug 2017 'Everybody Dance NAO’ – A free animation and coding session for teachers.
16 Aug 2017 Sale: Coding, Makerspaces and the Victorian Technologies Curriculum
15 Aug 2017 Sale: Resources for exploring the digital technologies curriculum
1 Aug 2017 Teaching the Digital Technologies Curriculum to Students with Diverse Learning Needs (free webinar)
28 Jul 2017 DigiCon17- Friday registration
27 Jul 2017 DigiCon17- Thursday registration
27 Jul 2017 DigiCon17- Two day registration
4 Jul 2017 Kickstart your Digital Technologies learning
19 Jun 2017 Developing Assessment tasks for Unit 4, Outcome 2 Informatics
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
29 May 2017 Annual General Meeting
29 May 2017 Primary Conference- STEM in the Outdoors
23 May 2017 Resources for exploring the digital technologies curriculum
18 May 2017 Exploring the Primary Digital Technologies curriculum with VCAA (free webinar)
8 May 2017 Robots in the Australian Classroom (free webinar)
1 May 2017 Exploring the DigiTech curriculum through inquiry learning (free webinar)
20 Apr 2017 Digital Technologies curriculum overview (free webinar)
3 Mar 2017 VCE Computing Day


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