Post-conference masterclasses will be held on Friday, 5 October 2018 at offsite locations. Cost to attend the workshops is in addition to the conference registration fee.
Facilitator: Dr Tim Kitchen, Senior Education Specialist and other Adobe Education Leaders
Location: Adobe Sydney Office – Tower 2, Darling Park, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000
You are invited to the amazing Adobe Office to enjoy penthouse views of Sydney as well as some quality Adobe related professional learning from Dr Tim Kitchen and a range of Adobe Education Leaders who are full-time Australian teachers.
We aim to cover the following software, resources and concepts during each session with a mix of hands-on workshopping and demonstrations:
- Photoshop tips & tricks for teachers
- Real time animation with Adobe Character Animator
- Working with the free Adobe Spark tools
- Multimodal Text with Adobe Muse and Adobe Spark
- Video production with Adobe Premiere Pro (Beginners and Advanced sessions)
- Classroom resources on the Adobe Education Exchange
- Tours of the Adobe office in action
COMPUTER SCIENCE PROJECT MASTERCLASS
Facilitator: Australian Computing Academy
Location: School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney – Building J12, 1 Cleveland Street, Darlington NSW 2008
Computing projects are very rarely individual undertakings. It can be a challenge to design authentic collaborative projects for your classroom where students work as part of a team and are assessed as individuals.
This masterclass will give you the opportunity to be part of a project in a day. Utilise the skills you’ve learned throughout the conference and bring your expertise to bear in a project that could be run in your own classrooms. Whether you’re an experienced IT educator, or you’ve had little exposure to programming before, your skills will be stretched as you experience a project designed for a differentiated classroom built around the Digital Technologies curriculum.
This masterclass is led by the Australian Computing Academy, including authors of the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum. The Australian Computing Academy (ACA) is a Commonwealth funded project developing resources that will be freely available to students and teachers across Australia to learn about programming and related concepts in Digital Technologies.
Facilitator: Karen Binns, Apple Teacher and Alexander (Sandy) Bush, RoboCup Junior Australia
Location: University of New South Wales – High Street, Kensington NSW 2052
RoboCupJunior Australia is a project-oriented educational initiative that supports local, regional and international robotic events for young students. This workshop will engage participants in a hands-on investigation of the workings of the Mindstorm EV3 robot.
Learn the basic requirements to design, build and program a LEGO Windstorms Rescue Line robot. The workshop will cover the rules and how to build an Australian Curriculum classroom unit based on this challenge. It will also cover the skills and procedures related to programming a robot to compete in this challenge. We will also look briefly at the Maze, Soccer and On Stage Challenges that are run concurrently at the RoboCupJr competition.
Whether you want to compete or just learn more about the competition, come and join us for a morning of exploration lead by a group of enthusiastic students and their teachers.
This workshop will be a hands-on robotics session for all levels of users. Depending on the level of experience, you can learn the basics of programming an EV3, or investigate the use of other sensors.
Participants in this workshop will need to bring a laptop with the EV3 software downloaded from the Lego website: https://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms/downloads/download-software. Please make sure that you are able to connect a USB device to your laptop.