Professional Development

University of Adelaide – CSER Digital Technologies MOOC

Online Modules – Primary & Secondary – Free

The Computer Science Education Research Group, CSER, at the University of Adelaide, have developed a number of open, online courses designed to assist teachers in addressing the new Digital Technologies learning area.   These courses cover an introduction to concepts and example activities that help teach Computer Science and Computational Thinking at primary and secondary levels but include many concepts that will develop STEM thinking.


Computational Thinking for K-6 Online Module – AIS

Online Module – Primary – Cost

This online self-paced module provides a powerful introduction to computer coding and computational thinking for NSW primary school teachers. Through digital storytelling, geometry, maths and more, this course will get you started and bring you up to speed with the latest tools and technologies. Enjoy easy, exciting and engaging tools to hone students’ 21st century design skills while responding to the NSW Syllabuses for the Australian curriculum K-6. Upon successful completion participants will receive 6 BOSTES recognised professional learning hours.


Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching

Online Course – Primary & Secondary – Free

A free online course led by Dylan Wiliam and Christine Harrison, to help STEM teachers get to grips with Assessment for Learning.


 

Makerspace Online Modules – AIS

Online Module – Primary – Cost

Maker Spaces are designed to enliven and invigorate the imagination. Join this online, self-paced module to explore creativity, critical thinking and problem solving in your school-based Maker Space. Case studies will be provided and resources, strategies and know-how shared. This online module will help you to know where and how to find and establish a selection of exciting Maker Space resources at your school. Upon successful completion participants will receive 4 BOSTES recognised professional learning hours.


Next Steps in Games for Learning: Prototype, Design, Play Online Module – AIS 

Online Module – Primary & Secondary – Cost

So you know the basics of games-based learning and you want to take the next steps to designing games for your own teaching practice? In this online module we will examine and deconstruct a range of examples from a variety of educators, how they have created games for learning, what’s involved and why they work. We will also look at how you can put some of the principles of good game design into your personal projects. Bring along your ideas and join us online to design games and build prototypes.