Web conference schedule

When Description
27 Apr 2017
3:30 PM
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4:00 PM
Start from Scratch and learn to code - Part 1

Join guest facilitator, Emily de la Pena, Founder of Coding Kids and Advance Queensland’s Community Digital Champion as she demonstrates some of the ways she is helping Queensland teachers and students develop skills required in the new Digital Technologies curriculum. Let’s start from Scratch and learn to code. Play at home, build your first project with Scratch.

Emily will deliver a three-part series on how to build projects in Scratch to develop and strengthen computational and design thinking skills.

Part 1
Let's build two quizzes in Scratch. Learn about logic patterns, algorithms, data storage and making maths fun.

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04 May 2017
3:30 PM
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4:00 PM
Start from Scratch and learn to code - Part 2

Emily will deliver a three-part series on how to build projects in Scratch to develop and strengthen computational and design thinking skills.

Part 2
In the words of Steve Jobs, "Computer science is a liberal arts". Let's create digital artwork and introduce how you can make animated stories with Scratch. Learn about Cartesian coordinates, algorithms, and sequencing.

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10 May 2017
3:30 PM
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4:15 PM
QCT iTunes U - Digital Portfolio

Hear from QCT staff as they showcase the iTunes U public space and demonstrate how to access the digital portfolio templates.  Portfolio templates are available to support all career stages including Graduate, Proficient, Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher. Find out how to use the iTunes U platform to collect, annotate, organise and share evidence of professional practice. 

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11 May 2017
3:30 PM
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4:00 PM
Start from Scratch and learn to code - Part 3

Emily will deliver a three-part series on how to build projects in Scratch to develop and strengthen computational and design thinking skills.

Part 3
Let's build a computer game and make learning about Cartesian coordinates fun. Learn about algorithms, sequencing, branching and looping.

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25 May 2017
3:30 PM
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4:15 PM
Autism Hub

The Department of Education and Training, Autism Hub is building upon the solid foundations of existing autism-specific organisations and support services by becoming a hub dedicated to supporting students, their families and educators access and navigate available strategies, programs and resources. This session will unpack programs being trialled here at the hub,discuss the autism research currently being conducted in partnership with local universities and provide information on upcoming workshops and professional development for educators and parents. You will leave this session knowing how the Autism Hub can make a difference for you!

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30 May 2017
3:30 PM
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4:15 PM
Reading Centre

Join Director Jodie Watts for a short web conference on the work of the Reading Centre and how their work can support the work of schools. Increasing student reading achievement is fundamental to school improvement efforts. The Reading Centre helps schools to build their teachers’ collective capability with respect to the teaching of reading within the Australian Curriculum and through evidence-based practices.

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