Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshops will be held on Tuesday, 2 October 2018 at offsite locations. Cost to attend the workshops is in addition to the conference registration fee.

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Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Form


COMPUTER SCIENCE…WITHOUT COMPUTERS?!

Facilitator: Professor Tim Bell
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Google Head Office – Level 5, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Price: $140.00 per person

“Computer Science Unplugged” is a fun and engaging way to delve into the topic of computer science, without using computers at all, and definitely no programming! Instead, there are games, puzzles and magic tricks that engage students with deep concepts behind the technology that is right under their noses. In this workshop you will get to participate in the activities as a student, and get guidance on how to use them in your own classroom. These activities do not require a lot of technical knowledge to use in the classroom, and have been used in primary and secondary schools all over the world. The activities will link to several curriculum areas, including technology, maths and even language. All of the material is free and open-source. No computers needed – it’s unplugged!

Tim Bell is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Canterbury. His “Computer Science Unplugged” project is being widely used internationally with the supporting materials (books and videos) having been translated into over 20 languages. Tim has received many awards for his work in computing education including the ETH (Zurich) ABZ International Honorary Medal for Fundamental Contributions in Computer Science Education (in 2013) and the 2018 ACM SIGCSE Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education award. Since 2008 he has been actively involved in the design and deployment of the approach to the teaching of digital technologies in New Zealand schools.

Completing the Computer Science…Without Computers?! Workshop will contribute three (3) hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.6; 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


GOOGLE WORKSHOP

Facilitator: Google
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Google Head Office – Level 5, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Price: $140.00 per person

Industry leaders from Google and ACCE 2018 have combined efforts to provide members and associates with a day of Google PD. Visit Google HQ to spend a day looking at solutions built for teachers and students.

It doesn’t matter how big your school or your budget is. Google provides easy tools to engage students anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Who should attend the day at Google HQ? The day will suit any Secondary or Primary teachers who want to find out more about Google Classroom, Expeditions, CS First and other Google Tools for Education.

Completing the Google Workshop will contribute six (6) hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2; 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


MICROSOFT WORKSHOP

Facilitator: Microsoft Australia
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Microsoft Sydney Office – 1 Epping Road, North Ryde NSW 2113
Price: $140.00 per person

Microsoft will be showcasing the technologies you already have or may not even know about to support your teaching of the new Digital Tech component of the K-6 Science and Technology syllabus and the Stage 4 Technology Mandatory syllabus.

We will also look at the way in which our technology connected together with the IST draft syllabus using tools such as:

  • Microsoft Makecode.com
  • Minecraft: Education Edition (for coding, science, engineering and more… games infused learning is not only K-6!)
  • Office tools to support design thinking and collaboration
  • Using Windows and devices to create and develop experiences from built in mixed reality for all to 3D design in Unity
  • We will also have a small mini expo showcase of Australian Partners who can support your STEM journey into space and beyond!

Completing the Microsoft Workshop will contribute six (6) hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2; 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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