2019 Department of Computing Teacher Professional Development Courses

2019 Department of Computing Teacher Professional Development Courses

Department of Computing Professional Development for Computing/TAS Teachers and for primary and non-IT secondary teachers

Advance your skills in the July School holidays with NESA accredited professional development hours delivered by experts from the Department of Computing.

Places are strictly limited so register now to secure your place.

Sponsored by the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub

The 2019 Department of Computing Professional Development Courses offers 2 consecutive one-day courses Completing the two day workshops will contribute 11 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development.

Welcome

The workshops offer two consecutive one-day courses aimed at:

  • High school IT teachers
  • Primary school teachers
  • Non-IT trained teachers
  • Pre-service teachers

The first part of the event on both days will have joint activities. Day 1 will focus on Cybersecurity and include guest speakers and discussion panel. Day 2 will focus on Artificial Intelligence and include a tour of the Simulation Hub and discussion on AI in the classroom. After the joint activities, teachers will attend session specific to their enrollment to learn practical skills and develop educational and fun activities they can do with their students and gain ideas on how to incorporate them in the syllabus.

Morning tea and Lunch are included and will provide a total of 3 hours of networking opportunities to allow teachers to meet one another, discuss concerns, exchange ideas and build supportive relationships.

After successful completion of the course, teachers receive 11 hours of PD (for two days) or 5.5 hours of PD (for one day).

For any queries please contact Jo Aboud (jo.aboud@mq.edu.au)

Fast Facts/Overview

WHEN: 11 - 12 July 2019 (During the Winter break)
WHERE: Macquarie University, North Ryde
PD HOURS: After successful completion of this course, teachers receive 11 hours of PD (two days) or 5.5 hours of PD (one day)
PREREQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODE: Face to Face 
COSTS: $15 a day or $25 for two days (including GST)
REGISTRATION: https://2019_computing_pd_workhsops.eventbrite.com.au/
STAGES: High school IT Teachers, Stage 4, 5 and 6 | Primary school/ non- IT trained teachers: 2, 3 and 4
GETTING TO MQ: https://www.mq.edu.au/about/contacts-and-maps/getting-to-macquarie
Day One Programme Thursday, 11 July 2019 (as of 10/7/2019)

The focus of day one is Cyber Security

Activity descriptions
8:30AMRegistration | Venue: 12 Wally's Walk 801 Function Room
Participants to register and collect materials.
9:00AMWelcome to Country and event opening by Department of Computing Head, Professor Michael Sheng
9:15AM

Keynote, Dr John Selby, Lecturer in Business, Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance, Macquarie University

"Online Browser Privacy"

9:45AM

DISCUSSION | Venue: 12 Wally's Walk 801 Function Room

A discussion on Topic: "Teaching Children to be Cyber Secure".

10:30AMMorning Tea | Venue: 12 Wally's Walk 801 Function Room
11:00AM

Workshop 1 or Option 1: Computational Thinking I: Data Representation Algorithms & Procedures | Primary School Teachers & non IT trained Teachers


Venue: 9 Wally's Walk (09WW) Computer Labs Lab 121

Facilitators: Dr Gaurav Gupta and Mr Damian Jurd

Workshop description:

Teachers will receive an introduction to key concepts relating to representing information as data (e.g. binary numbers, image representation, databases), algorithms (e.g. searching and sorting algorithms), procedures (e.g. programming languages) and cybersecurity through participating in activities they can run with children in their classrooms.

In this part, there will be a series of guided exercises within the topic area incorporating how to select resources that can be used back in the classroom.

11:00AM

Workshop 2 or Option 2: Web App Development | High School Teachers


Venue: 9 Wally's Walk (09WW) Computer Labs Lab 123

Facilitators: Associate Professor Steve Cassidy 

Workshop description:

Teachers will cover concepts relating to the development of modern web and mobile applications including the integration of SQL databases and the use of the Python programming language. We will introduce practical techniques for developing real-world web applications using a methodology that could be adopted by students for their projects.

1:00PMLunch and Networking | 12 Wally's Walk 801 Function Room
2:00PM

Independent Project I - aimed at Primary School/Non-It Trained Teachers

Venue: 9 Wally's Walk (09WW) Computer Labs Lab 121

Facilitators, Dr. Gaurav Gupta

Workshop description:

There will be an independent project making use of the skills learnt in the first part.

2:00PM

Independent Project I - aimed at High School Trained Teachers

Venue: 9 Wally's Walk (09WW) Computer Labs Lab 123

Facilitators, Associate Professor Steve Cassidy

Workshop description:

There will be an independent project making use of the skills learnt in the first part.

4:00PM

END OF DAY ONE

Day Two Programme Friday, 12 July 2019 (as of 10/7/2019)

The focus of day two is Artificial Intelligence

TimeActivity descriptions
8:30AMRegistration | Foyer of 10 Hadenfeld Avenue (10HA)
Teachers to register and collect materials
8:45AM

Tour of the Simulation Hub:

Teachers will visit the Virtual Reality Lab at 10 Hadenfeld Avenue. Teachers will meet in the foyer and the group will be taken to the Simulation Hub.

9:30AM

Venue: 17 Wally's Walk Collaborative Forum

Group discussion:

After a brief introduction to Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom, participants will break into groups to discuss issues and possible solutions that will be shared with the larger group.

10:30AMMorning Tea | 17 Wally's Walk Collaborative Forum
11:00AM

Combined Workshop 3 and 4 Computational Thinking II and Artificial Intelligence

Venue: 9 Wally's Walk (09WW) Computer Labs Lab 121

Facilitators: Mr Sonit Singh

Workshop description:

In this workshop, teachers will learn about artificial intelligence. In this part there will be a series of guided exercises within the topic area incorporating how to select resources that can be used back in the classroom.

1:00PMLunch and Networking | 12 Wally's Walk 803 Function Room
2:00PM

Independent Project II

Venue: 9 Wally's Walk (09WW) Computer Labs Lab 121

Facilitators: Professor Deborah Richards

Workshop description:

There will be an independent project making use of the skills learnt in the first part.

4:00PM

END OF DAY TWO

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