Pedagogies and tools for teaching Digital Technologies in the primary classroom
GTAC is a Specialist Science and Mathematics Centre operated by the Department of Education and Training. We are travelling to the South East Metro region of Melbourne, Wangaratta and Mildura to offer this exciting Professional Learning program.
Primary Government school teachers
Locations and dates:
|Wangaratta West Primary School||26th June, 2018|
|Merbein P-10 College||31st July, 2018|
|Cheltenham Primary School||30th August, 2018|
9.00am – 3.45pm
Our professional learning programs provide the opportunity to trial freely available GTAC student resources working in small groups with colleagues. Each group is supported by a GTAC Education Officer. These resources support the delivery of the levels 5 and 6 Digital Technology curriculum.
Our approach is to provide a sequence of pedagogies that can be applied across different curriculums to promote computational thinking to solve problems.
This sequence is designed to develop student skills in problem solving through the use of observation, planning, action and reflection cycles.
We provide ongoing support through online resources and linking up with you and/or your class using video conferencing.
Explore how digital technologies are being used to improve and save lives here in Victoria
Decomposition of a problem
Breaking a problem down into smaller components and designing a digital solution to solve the problem
Learn some basic digital code as you collaboratively design and trial instructional flow charts to complete simple everyday actions
Using the free, online coding tool 'Snap!' you will apply your knowledge of basic code to write a simple program for a digital device
Trial and troubleshoot your code
Build a digital device and test and troubleshoot your code so it addresses the original problem