BOSTES Registered Teacher Professional Learning Workshop
Robotics provides a highly engaging medium for creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication – four essential skills for learning and ICT within a curriculum context. This workshop promotes independent learning through an inquiry-based approach where participants are encouraged to collaborate and be creative in solving open ended challenges. Participants will:
- learn the basic features of the robot and programming software;
- build a basic robot and participate in guided and open ended robotics challenges;
- document solutions to challenges and upload to an online community;
- view and respond to digital resources identifying the benefits of robotics in education and record response on a collaborative Google Doc;
- identify links from activities covered in workshop to outcomes in the NSW Syllabuses for the Australian Curriculum and discuss ways robotics resources can be managed and integrated into the classroom.
LEGO WeDo – suitable for K-3
8 September NEW DATE – 3 September 2015
9am – 3:15pm | $220 (inclGST) | MyPL Event ID: 110594
2 December 2015
9am – 3:15pm | $220 (inclGST) | MyPL Event ID: 115238
LEGO Mindstorms EV3 – suitable for Year 4 – Year 12
5 November 2015
9am – 3:15pm | $220 (inclGST) | MyPL Event ID: 115237
Robotics in the Classroom: Bee-Bots & Pro-Bots | Teaching K-2
We are currently taking EOIs for this workshop. Click here to register your interest and we will contact you if a workshop is to be scheduled.
Note: The Pro-Bot software does not support Windows 7 and requires XP or earlier to run. As MacICT works within a NSW Department of Education environment, we are not able to use the associated software and the workshop will look at on-board programming only.
Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 2.6.2, 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Course Presenter – John Burfoot
MacICT Program Co-ordinator
John has facilitated hundreds of robotics workshops to teachers and students across Sydney, including State, Catholic and Independent schools. He has consulted for LEGO® Australia, Moore Educational Pty Ltd, and the Southern Region Catholic Education Office, Sydney. John has presented and spoken at numerous educational conferences, including the Association of Independent Schools of NSW, ICT Educators of NSW and the NSW Priority Schools Program’s Equity Conference at Darling Harbour. He has facilitated MacICT robotics programs since 2011.