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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.
Sujatha Gunja, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Bryn Jeffries, Tertiary Product Manager, Grok Academy
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.
Rob Poulter, Senior Educator, Grok Academy
Bruce Fuda, Head of Education (Curriculum), Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
11:00

Workshop - PRIMM: a pedagogy for programming (primary/secondary)

Sujatha Gunja, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Bryn Jeffries, Tertiary Product Manager, Grok Academy
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. 
Penny Player, Educator, Grok Academy
Jane Abrams, Head of Education (Product), Grok Academy
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.
Mark Comas, Digital Technologies Learning Area Leader, St Bede's College
Sally Gridley, Science Learning Area Leader (LAL) Cross-Campus, St Bede's College
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
11:40

Workshop - Scaffolding Scratch: keeping kids engaged (primary)

Penny Player, Educator, Grok Academy
Jane Abrams, Head of Education (Product), Grok Academy
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.
Bryn Jeffries, Tertiary Product Manager, Grok Academy
Rob Poulter, Senior Educator, Grok Academy
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.
Sujatha Gunja, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Bruce Fuda, Head of Education (Curriculum), Grok Academy
Paula Christophersen, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Anna Kinnane, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
12:20

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

Bryn Jeffries, Tertiary Product Manager, Grok Academy
Rob Poulter, Senior Educator, Grok Academy
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.

Anna Kinnane, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Bruce Fuda, Head of Education (Curriculum), Grok Academy
Paula Christophersen, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
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.
Dr James Curran, Chief Executive Officer, Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
13:00

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

Anna Kinnane, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Bruce Fuda, Head of Education (Curriculum), Grok Academy
Paula Christophersen, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
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.
Rob Poulter, Senior Educator, Grok Academy
Penny Player, Educator, Grok Academy
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.
Anna Kinnane, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Dr James Curran, Chief Executive Officer, Grok Academy
Paula Christophersen, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
13:40

Workshop - Web development and its place in the curriculum (secondary)

Rob Poulter, Senior Educator, Grok Academy
Penny Player, Educator, Grok Academy
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.

Sujatha Gunja, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Bruce Fuda, Head of Education (Curriculum), Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
14:00

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

Anna Kinnane, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Dr James Curran, Chief Executive Officer, Grok Academy
Paula Christophersen, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
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.
Rob Poulter, Senior Educator, Grok Academy
Penny Player, Educator, Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
14:20

Workshop - Teaching object-oriented programming (secondary)

Sujatha Gunja, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Bruce Fuda, Head of Education (Curriculum), Grok Academy
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.

Anna Kinnane, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Dr James Curran, Chief Executive Officer, Grok Academy
Paula Christophersen, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
14:40

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

Rob Poulter, Senior Educator, Grok Academy
Penny Player, Educator, Grok Academy
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.
Bryn Jeffries, Tertiary Product Manager, Grok Academy
Jane Abrams, Head of Education (Product), Grok Academy
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.
Sujatha Gunja, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Penny Player, Educator, Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
15:20

Workshop - Where students go wrong: debugging programming pitfalls (secondary)

Bryn Jeffries, Tertiary Product Manager, Grok Academy
Jane Abrams, Head of Education (Product), Grok Academy
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.
Paula Christophersen, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Bruce Fuda, Head of Education (Curriculum), Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
15:40

Workshop - Cyber security in the Australian Curriculum (primary/secondary)

Sujatha Gunja, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Penny Player, Educator, Grok Academy
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.

Sujatha Gunja, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Anna Kinnane, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
16:00

Workshop - Assessing Digital Technologies effectively (primary/secondary)

Paula Christophersen, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Bruce Fuda, Head of Education (Curriculum), Grok Academy
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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.
Rob Poulter, Senior Educator, Grok Academy
Penny Player, Educator, Grok Academy
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.
Anna Kinnane, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Dr James Curran, Chief Executive Officer, Grok Academy
Paula Christophersen, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
10:00

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

Rob Poulter, Senior Educator, Grok Academy
Penny Player, Educator, Grok Academy
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.
Sujatha Gunja, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Bryn Jeffries, Tertiary Product Manager, Grok Academy
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. 
Penny Player, Educator, Grok Academy
Jane Abrams, Head of Education (Product), Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
10:40

Workshop - PRIMM: a pedagogy for programming (primary/secondary)

Sujatha Gunja, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Bryn Jeffries, Tertiary Product Manager, Grok Academy
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 Linda McIver, Executive Director, Australian Data Science Education Institute
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
11:00

Workshop - Scaffolding Scratch: keeping kids engaged (primary)

Penny Player, Educator, Grok Academy
Jane Abrams, Head of Education (Product), Grok Academy
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 James Curran, Chief Executive Officer, Grok Academy
Dr Linda McIver
Grok Academy
11:20

Workshop - Practical data science (secondary)

Dr Linda McIver, Executive Director, Australian Data Science Education Institute
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.

Sujatha Gunja, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Anna Kinnane, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
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.
Paula Christophersen, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Bruce Fuda, Head of Education (Curriculum), Grok Academy
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.
Sujatha Gunja, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Penny Player, Educator, Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
12:20

Workshop - Assessing Digital Technologies effectively (primary/secondary)

Paula Christophersen, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Bruce Fuda, Head of Education (Curriculum), Grok Academy
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.
Rob Poulter, Senior Educator, Grok Academy
Bruce Fuda, Head of Education (Curriculum), Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
12:40

Workshop - Cyber security in the Australian Curriculum (primary/secondary)

Sujatha Gunja, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Penny Player, Educator, Grok Academy
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.
Bryn Jeffries, Tertiary Product Manager, Grok Academy
Jane Abrams, Head of Education (Product), Grok Academy
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.

Sujatha Gunja, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Bruce Fuda, Head of Education (Curriculum), Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
13:20

Workshop - Where students go wrong: debugging programming pitfalls (secondary)

Bryn Jeffries, Tertiary Product Manager, Grok Academy
Jane Abrams, Head of Education (Product), Grok Academy
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.
Rob Poulter, Senior Educator, Grok Academy
Penny Player, Educator, Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
13:40

Workshop - Teaching object-oriented programming (secondary)

Sujatha Gunja, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Bruce Fuda, Head of Education (Curriculum), Grok Academy
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.
Anna Kinnane, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Dr James Curran, Chief Executive Officer, Grok Academy
Paula Christophersen, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
14:00

Workshop - Web development and its place in the curriculum (secondary)

Rob Poulter, Senior Educator, Grok Academy
Penny Player, Educator, Grok Academy
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.
Bryn Jeffries, Tertiary Product Manager, Grok Academy
Rob Poulter, Senior Educator, Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
14:20

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

Anna Kinnane, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Dr James Curran, Chief Executive Officer, Grok Academy
Paula Christophersen, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
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.
Sujatha Gunja, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Bruce Fuda, Head of Education (Curriculum), Grok Academy
Paula Christophersen, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Anna Kinnane, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
14:40

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

Bryn Jeffries, Tertiary Product Manager, Grok Academy
Rob Poulter, Senior Educator, Grok Academy
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.
Anna Kinnane, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Bruce Fuda, Head of Education (Curriculum), Grok Academy
Paula Christophersen, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
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.
Mark Comas, Digital Technologies Learning Area Leader, St Bede's College
Sally Gridley, Science Learning Area Leader (LAL) Cross-Campus, St Bede's College
Panel discussion
Grok Academy
15:20

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

Anna Kinnane, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
Bruce Fuda, Head of Education (Curriculum), Grok Academy
Paula Christophersen, Lead Educator, Grok Academy
last published: 04/Jul/22 10:55