Connecting STEM to Computer Coding
Primary School Teachers Years 5-6
A workshop for primary school educators to teach computer coding. Suitable for teachers with no prior knowledge of coding, as well as experienced coders. Focus on using the programming language Scratch (www.scratch.mit.edu). Students use Scratch to build models and games to demonstrate their learning of concepts. Scratch gives teachers a tool for assessment of students’ deductive reasoning.
See what Australian grade 5 students think of Scratch.
In the workshop
- See how coding can relate to a variety of Primary school curriculum.
- Build on a short exercise that you complete before coming to VSSEC.
- Design a lesson plan on the States of Matter and use Scratch to show understanding of the concepts.
Paula is the Digital Technologies Curriculum Manager at the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Passionate about how students learn digital technologies in the evolving classroom, Paula helped develop the Australian Curriculum for both ICT and Digital Technologies.
At A Glance: to be advised
Venue: Victorian Space Science Education Centre, 400 Pascoe Vale Rd, Strathmore 3041
Bring your own device (Laptop)