Grok Academy Events &  FREE PD Sessions at EduTECH

 

 

 

Join Grok and our industry partners for the launch of the DT Applied project, supporting the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.

 

About this event

Wednesday 10 August: 7:45am - 9:10am AEST

Location: Convetnion Centre Foyer

Join us for the launch of our newest project, DT Applied at EduTECH.

DT Applied provides school teachers with resources to support the teaching of industry relevant applied DT skills and dispositions, and to inform students of career opportunities in the technology sector.

Working with industry partners, we are developing technical skills in four key areas which are in demand in the workplace, and covering content in the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies for Years 5-10.

There are four classroom activities, with online and unplugged components covering:

  • Design Thinking
  • User Interfaces/User Experience (UI/UX)
  • Data Analytics
  • Cloud Computing

This launch marks the release of the first activity on Design Thinking which can be used in conjunction with any learning area.

The event will include a panel session with our industry partners.

Light catering will be provided.

 

Who should attend?

Teachers wanting support and resources for teaching Digital Technologies (free unplugged resources will be provided to teachers in attendance).

 

Panellists

  • Accenture : Jonathan Taylor, Managing Director, Accenture
  • Commonwealth Bank : Brendan Hopper, Group CIO for Technology, CBA
  • Grok Academy : Jane Abrams, Head of Education (Product)
  • Grok Academy : Dr. James Curran, CEO, Grok Academy
 
Please note that registration to the DT Applied launch is seperate to registration for EduTECH 2022. Click here to register for the Cyber Security Netowrking Event. 

 

 

 

 

Join Grok Academy and our industry partners for a look at pathways to a career in cyber security at this networking event.

 

About this event

Wednesday 10 August: 6pm - 8pm AEST

Location: Room 219

Are you interested in pursuing a career in cyber security?

Would you like to find out more about cyber security to help your students?

Do you have questions you would like to ask leading cyber experts about this exciting field?

 

Join us for this Cyber Security networking event at EduTECH.

The event will include a panel session, small break-out groups, and a Q&A session.

Light catering will be provided.

 

Who should attend?

  • people interested in a change of careers
  • careers advisors wanting to find out more to help their students

 

Panellists

  • Luke Barker , Head of Cyber Security, BT Australasia
  • Jacqui Loustau , Founder, Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN)
  • Richard Buckland , UNSW Professor in Cybercrime, Cyberwar and Cyberterror
  • Erica Hardinge , Joint Head of Security Behaviours & Influence (Product Owner), ANZ
  • Winston Lewinsmith , Consultant, Security Advisory and Awareness, Group Security, NAB
 
Please note that registration to the Cyber Security Networking Event is seperate to registration for EduTECH 2022. Click here to register for the Cyber Security Netowrking Event. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Don't miss Grok Academy's sessions running on Stand 1316 on the Expo Floor.
 
All sessions count towards Teacher PD
 
 
 
    

Grok Academy, Wednesday 10 August 2022

Panel discussion
Grok Academy
10:40

PRIMM: a pedagogy for programming (primary/secondary)

The curriculum requires the teaching of programming and other DT topics to students of all ages, but few teachers have been taught pedagogical approaches to teach the subject effectively. In this talk, we will present the PRIMM methodology, and explain why it is an effective approach to develop the skills and knowledge in the curriculum to your students.

 

 

 

 

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering using Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking advice on effective pedagogical approaches for teaching programming at their school.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
11:00

Choosing a programming language in high school (secondary)

With so many programming languages in use today it can be hard to know which ones are best suited for the classroom. In this talk we will discuss some of the considerations you need to make to select an appropriate programming language for teaching students, and give you some of our recommendations.

Who Should Attend?

  • Secondary teachers (7-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders looking for advice to design, refine and/or implement a Digital Technologies program at their school.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
11:20

Scaffolding Scratch: keeping kids engaged (primary)

One of the strengths of Scratch is that it provides students with a creative outlet to demonstrate their programming knowledge and skills. This also creates a significant challenge – how do you ensure that the projects students build have the complexity necessary to develop and stretch their capability in Digital Technologies? In this talk, we’ll discuss how we use a concept-driven approach to scaffold learning, and design tasks with sufficient complexity to challenge and extend students.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Lower Secondary teachers (3-7) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering using Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking advice on effective pedagogical approaches for teaching programming at their school. 
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
11:40

Designing engaging Digital Technologies projects (primary/secondary)

In this talk, some of our Champion Teachers will share the projects they use and their pedagogical tips and tricks to deliver engaging Digital Technologies learning in their classrooms.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking for inspiration and ideas for enhancing their Digital Technologies classes.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
12:00

Parsons problems - reading and understanding code (primary/secondary)

By challenging students to fix code, rather than write it, Parsons problems can be a very effective tool to teach how to read and interpret code. In this talk we will outline how to implement Parsons problems in the classroom when teaching Digital Technologies. 

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
12:20

Designing a scope and sequence for Digital Technologies (primary/secondary)

The Digital Technologies subject is designed on the fundamental principle that core concepts are introduced and developed progressively as students move through the curriculum. In this talk, we’ll explain how this principle of design lends itself well to a multi-year scope and sequence, and how this can be used to inform decisions about your teaching programs in schools.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (F-10) looking to design learning programs that span multiple year levels in their schools.
  • School Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators and ICT Integrators seeking to understand the breadth and depth of the Digital Technologies subject.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
12:40

School transformation: a framework for developing digital capability (primary/secondary)

The WA Department of Education has embarked on a project to help schools in WA increase their digital capability – for teaching, learning and administrative functions of their schools. In this talk, we’ll present the research behind the development of their Digital Capability Framework (DCF), and run through the ways the DCF tool helps schools evaluate their digital capability, and set strategic goals for developing it further.

Who Should Attend?

  • School leaders seeking to understand their school’s existing digital capability, and looking to develop this further as part of their strategic agenda.
  • Departmental administrators and leaders looking for tools to help their schools transform their practice to embrace digital tools to improve their effectiveness and productivity.

Dr James Curran
Grok Academy
13:00

Understanding the Digital Technologies curriculum (primary/secondary)

The Digital Technologies subject is more than just programming and networks – it is constructed on the foundation of a series of core concepts that not only define the progression of knowledge and skills students develop from Foundation to Year 10, but by their very nature help students become digitally capable citizens. In this talk, we’ll deep-dive into the principles behind the design of the subject, and the decisions made to ensure it remains relevant as technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace.

For more information about the AC:DT please visit our Understand the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies site.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (F-12) and pre-service teachers interested in developing a greater understanding of the fundamental principles and core concepts of the Digital Technologies subject.
  • Curriculum coordinators and school leaders seeking a greater understanding of the place of Digital Technologies in the broader school curriculum.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
13:20

Web development and its place in the curriculum (secondary)

Web development has been used to teach Digital Technologies for years, but how well does it meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum? Modern web development tools and techniques provide plenty of opportunities to meet the goals of the curriculum, and in this talk we’ll explain the different ways modern web technologies can be used in the classroom.

Who Should Attend?

  • Secondary teachers (7-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using the Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
13:40

Digital Literacy vs. Digital Technologies: understanding the differences (primary/secondary)

Version 9 of the Australian Curriculum has brought with it updates to both the Digital Technologies subject and the Digital Literacy capability (previously ICT). In this talk, we’ll go through the things that make each of these parts of the curriculum unique, and how this can inform the design of learning programs across all Learning Areas.

Who Should Attend?

  • All Primary and Secondary teachers (F-10) – find out how student learning in Digital Technologies can enable rich opportunities in other learning areas
  • School Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators and ICT Integrators seeking to understand the role digital literacy plays in the delivery of effective digital integration across Learning Areas.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
14:00

Teaching object-oriented programming (secondary)

The Australian Curriculum sets out an expectation that students learn the fundamental principles of object-oriented programming (OOP) in Years 9 and 10. In this talk, we’ll lay out the OOP principles students should be learning, and provide strategies and examples of how to teach these principles in the classroom.

Who should attend?

  • Secondary Teachers (9-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and senior secondary programming subjects.

Panel discussion
Grok Academy
14:20

Making with micro:bit: programming the real world (primary/secondary)

Are you looking for a cheap, accessible and flexible hardware solution to support the delivery of your Digital Technologies program? In this talk, we’ll demonstrate the power of the BBC micro:bit, show you how this one resource can be used to build a multi-year digital technology program in your school, and showcase some examples of simple projects suitable for all year levels.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using the Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
14:40

Prerequisites for an effective Digital Technologies programme (primary/secondary)

Delegates are invited to join the Digital Technologies Curriculum authors to hear a range of strategies for rolling out the Digital Technologies subject effectively in your school. Take this opportunity to find out about some of the resources that have been developed specifically to help your staff and support your students as they meet the challenges of the future.

Who Should Attend?

  • School leaders seeking to better understand how they can support the effective delivery of Digital Technologies in their school.
  • Primary and Secondary teachers (F-10) looking to make a case to their school leadership teams to increase the profile of Digital Technologies in their school.

Panel discussion
Grok Academy
15:00

Where students go wrong: debugging programming pitfalls (secondary)

We’ve seen hundreds of thousands of attempts from students solving all kinds of programming problems over many years running the NCSS Challenge and our DT Challenges. Analysis of those submissions has allowed us to understand the most common mistakes students make when attempting to write their own programs, and in this talk we’ll share our insights with you!

Who Should Attend?

  • Secondary teachers (7-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and develop their knowledge of debugging and remediation strategies for common programming pitfalls.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
15:20

Cyber security in the Australian Curriculum (primary/secondary)

Helping students understand the risks of personal information security and data sharing is vitally important in the digital age. In this workshop, we will look at changes to the Digital Technologies subject and Digital Literacy capability (formerly, the ICT Capability) in the Australian Curriculum.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (5-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using the Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
15:40

Assessing Digital Technologies effectively (primary/secondary)

Assessing a student’s understanding and skills in Digital Technologies should be done using a range of tools and strategies, but what works best? And how do you design a task that is achievable for all, but provides opportunities for your high achievers to extend themselves? In this talk we’ll address both of these questions, and present some examples of assessment instruments that meet these goals.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and design effective assessment instruments.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
16:00

STEM: integration strategies for success (primary/secondary)

Many schools choose to deliver Digital Technologies through a combined STEM program, which brings with it real opportunities for rich contextualisation of learning across subjects. It also brings with it significant challenges – how do you ensure every learning area is treated as a first-class citizen in your learning program? We’ll discuss this issue, and present strategies you can use to ensure your STEM program stays on track to deliver on its promise to students. 

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-10) and pre-service teachers looking to understand how to teach digital technologies in an integrated STEM programme.

last published: 11/Aug/22 03:45

Grok Academy, Thursday 11 August 2022

Panel discussion
Grok Academy
09:40

Making with micro:bit: programming the real world (primary/secondary)

Are you looking for a cheap, accessible and flexible hardware solution to support the delivery of your Digital Technologies program? In this talk, we’ll demonstrate the power of the BBC micro:bit, show you how this one resource can be used to build a multi-year digital technology program in your school, and showcase some examples of simple projects suitable for all year levels.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using the Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
10:00

Prerequisites for an effective Digital Technologies programme (primary/secondary)

Delegates are invited to join the Digital Technologies Curriculum authors to hear a range of strategies for rolling out the Digital Technologies subject effectively in your school. Take this opportunity to find out about some of the resources that have been developed specifically to help your staff and support your students as they meet the challenges of the future.

Who Should Attend?

  • School leaders seeking to better understand how they can support the effective delivery of Digital Technologies in their school.
  • Primary and Secondary teachers (F-10) looking to make a case to their school leadership teams to increase the profile of Digital Technologies in their school.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
10:20

PRIMM: a pedagogy for programming (primary/secondary)

The curriculum requires the teaching of programming and other DT topics to students of all ages, but few teachers have been taught pedagogical approaches to teach the subject effectively. In this talk, we will present the PRIMM methodology, and explain why it is an effective approach to develop the skills and knowledge in the curriculum to your students.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering using Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking advice on effective pedagogical approaches for teaching programming at their school.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
10:40

Scaffolding Scratch: keeping kids engaged (primary)

One of the strengths of Scratch is that it provides students with a creative outlet to demonstrate their programming knowledge and skills. This also creates a significant challenge – how do you ensure that the projects students build have the complexity necessary to develop and stretch their capability in Digital Technologies? In this talk, we’ll discuss how we use a concept-driven approach to scaffold learning, and design tasks with sufficient complexity to challenge and extend students.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Lower Secondary teachers (3-7) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering using Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking advice on effective pedagogical approaches for teaching programming at their school. 
Dr Linda McIver
Grok Academy
11:00

Practical data science (secondary)

Data is important in every industry, and increasingly so as our computing systems increase in power and speed. Data is now generated and collected faster than it can be analysed, and being able to make sense of the data in our world is a key part of being able to succeed in our modern world. This talk will show you how to make data exciting and engaging for your students.

Who Should Attend?

  • Secondary teachers (7-12) and pre-service teachers wanting to incorporate data science into their learning programs – not just in Digital Technologies, but in other learning areas as well.
Dr James Curran
Grok Academy
11:20

Understanding the Digital Technologies curriculum (primary/secondary)

The Digital Technologies subject is more than just programming and networks – it is constructed on the foundation of a series of core concepts that not only define the progression of knowledge and skills students develop from Foundation to Year 10, but by their very nature help students become digitally capable citizens. In this talk, we’ll deep-dive into the principles behind the design of the subject, and the decisions made to ensure it remains relevant as technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace.

For more information about the AC:DT please visit our Understand the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies site.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (F-12) and pre-service teachers interested in developing a greater understanding of the fundamental principles and core concepts of the Digital Technologies subject.
  • Curriculum coordinators and school leaders seeking a greater understanding of the place of Digital Technologies in the broader school curriculum.
Dr Linda McIver
Grok Academy
11:20

Workshop - Practical data science (secondary)

Panel discussion
Grok Academy
11:40

STEM: integration strategies for success (primary/secondary)

Many schools choose to deliver Digital Technologies through a combined STEM program, which brings with it real opportunities for rich contextualisation of learning across subjects. It also brings with it significant challenges – how do you ensure every learning area is treated as a first-class citizen in your learning program? We’ll discuss this issue, and present strategies you can use to ensure your STEM program stays on track to deliver on its promise to students. 

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-10) and pre-service teachers looking to understand how to teach digital technologies in an integrated STEM programme.

Panel discussion
Grok Academy
12:00

Assessing Digital Technologies effectively (primary/secondary)

Assessing a student’s understanding and skills in Digital Technologies should be done using a range of tools and strategies, but what works best? And how do you design a task that is achievable for all, but provides opportunities for your high achievers to extend themselves? In this talk we’ll address both of these questions, and present some examples of assessment instruments that meet these goals.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and design effective assessment instruments.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
12:20

Cyber security in the Australian Curriculum (primary/secondary)

Helping students understand the risks of personal information security and data sharing is vitally important in the digital age. In this workshop, we will look at changes to the Digital Technologies subject and Digital Literacy capability (formerly, the ICT Capability) in the Australian Curriculum.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (5-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using the Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
12:40

Choosing a programming language in high school (secondary)

With so many programming languages in use today it can be hard to know which ones are best suited for the classroom. In this talk we will discuss some of the considerations you need to make to select an appropriate programming language for teaching students, and give you some of our recommendations.

Who Should Attend?

  • Secondary teachers (7-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders looking for advice to design, refine and/or implement a Digital Technologies program at their school.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
13:00

Where students go wrong: debugging programming pitfalls (secondary)

We’ve seen hundreds of thousands of attempts from students solving all kinds of programming problems over many years running the NCSS Challenge and our DT Challenges. Analysis of those submissions has allowed us to understand the most common mistakes students make when attempting to write their own programs, and in this talk we’ll share our insights with you!

Who Should Attend?

  • Secondary teachers (7-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and develop their knowledge of debugging and remediation strategies for common programming pitfalls.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
13:20

Teaching object-oriented programming (secondary)

The Australian Curriculum sets out an expectation that students learn the fundamental principles of object-oriented programming (OOP) in Years 9 and 10. In this talk, we’ll lay out the OOP principles students should be learning, and provide strategies and examples of how to teach these principles in the classroom.

Who should attend?

  • Secondary Teachers (9-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and senior secondary programming subjects.

Panel discussion
Grok Academy
13:40

Web development and its place in the curriculum (secondary)

Web development has been used to teach Digital Technologies for years, but how well does it meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum? Modern web development tools and techniques provide plenty of opportunities to meet the goals of the curriculum, and in this talk we’ll explain the different ways modern web technologies can be used in the classroom.

Who Should Attend?

  • Secondary teachers (7-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using the Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
14:00

Digital Literacy vs. Digital Technologies: understanding the differences (primary/secondary)

Version 9 of the Australian Curriculum has brought with it updates to both the Digital Technologies subject and the Digital Literacy capability (previously ICT). In this talk, we’ll go through the things that make each of these parts of the curriculum unique, and how this can inform the design of learning programs across all Learning Areas.

Who Should Attend?

  • All Primary and Secondary teachers (F-10) – find out how student learning in Digital Technologies can enable rich opportunities in other learning areas
  • School Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators and ICT Integrators seeking to understand the role digital literacy plays in the delivery of effective digital integration across Learning Areas.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
14:20

Parsons problems - reading and understanding code (primary/secondary)

By challenging students to fix code, rather than write it, Parsons problems can be a very effective tool to teach how to read and interpret code. In this talk we will outline how to implement Parsons problems in the classroom when teaching Digital Technologies. 

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
14:40

Designing a scope and sequence for Digital Technologies (primary/secondary)

The Digital Technologies subject is designed on the fundamental principle that core concepts are introduced and developed progressively as students move through the curriculum. In this talk, we’ll explain how this principle of design lends itself well to a multi-year scope and sequence, and how this can be used to inform decisions about your teaching programs in schools.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (F-10) looking to design learning programs that span multiple year levels in their schools.
  • School Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators and ICT Integrators seeking to understand the breadth and depth of the Digital Technologies subject.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
15:00

School transformation: a framework for developing digital capability (primary/secondary)

The WA Department of Education has embarked on a project to help schools in WA increase their digital capability – for teaching, learning and administrative functions of their schools. In this talk, we’ll present the research behind the development of their Digital Capability Framework (DCF), and run through the ways the DCF tool helps schools evaluate their digital capability, and set strategic goals for developing it further.

Who Should Attend?

  • School leaders seeking to understand their school’s existing digital capability, and looking to develop this further as part of their strategic agenda.
  • Departmental administrators and leaders looking for tools to help their schools transform their practice to embrace digital tools to improve their effectiveness and productivity.
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
15:20

Designing engaging Digital Technologies projects (primary/secondary)

In this talk, some of our Champion Teachers will share the projects they use and their pedagogical tips and tricks to deliver engaging Digital Technologies learning in their classrooms.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking for inspiration and ideas for enhancing their Digital Technologies classes.
last published: 11/Aug/22 03:45