Teacher Development

Event Information

For teachers teaching coding - Scratch and Python Years 5-10

June 08, 2020

Course Instructions

Welcome to Teachers Can Code Modules 7 and 10.

Complete each of the following tasks by clicking on the associated link. Most links will only be available when the previous task has been completed.

Task 1 View the Introduction
Task 2 Complete either the Primary Lesson or the Secondary Lesson.
Task 3 Post on  the Forum.
Task 4 Leave your Feedback.
Task 5 Download your Completion Certificate.
Task 6 (Optional) Join our Microsoft Teams Meeting on Tuesday 9th July at 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm.

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Course Overview

1. This course is for Primary and Secondary teachers of Digital Technologies - K-10
2. Course length of 2 hours.
3. Open competition date.
4. Cecil Andrews College DigiTech TDS - Teacher Can Code Modules 7 and 10 - Coding - Authors - John Townley and Melissa Hardy
5. To complete the course participants need to read the Introduction and then complete the Primary Lesson or the Secondary forum, followed by the forum and the Feedback Form.
6 The Teams meeting on Tuesday 9th July at 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm is an optional sharing and networking opportunity

Maker Workshop - Arduino and Pi

3 Days of Hands-On Arduino and Raspberry Pi Making and Coding - Jan 7-9 2019

January 06, 2019

Day 1

Arduino focus day.

Setup and configuration including text and visual coding environments.

Choice of the following projects:

1.       MeArm (small hackable robotic arm – Sorry, I don’t have photos of mine, but just google it- it is very popular and but fiddly for younger students and requires 4 servos and 2 joysticks) We will have the parts available for you to build one.

2.       Hacked toy car (call-out for broken toy RC cars!)(here is a video assessment from two of Leon’s current students which should give you an idea of what you will make. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ag7Bph08aCAXTJyqIkS5j2PReJ10 WbW7/view?usp=drivesdk

3.       “Maxwell” paper and card toy dog (suitable for primary – uses a servo to prick ears and stick out tongue) See Moodle for video - link above.

4.       BYO project to share and work on.

Day 2

Raspberry Pi focus day.

Setup and tour of standard software including Sonic Pi, Mathematica and Minecraft Pi Edition.

Intro to Node-Red visual development environment for IoT projects.

Choice of the following projects:


1.       Twitter sentiment analyser


2.       Home automation 


3.       AI chat bot or image processor. (This is my current obsession, but I have had a busy year (moved to a new school and taught 11 &12 Chemistry for the first time) so I still have some work to do to pull it all together.  😊


4.       BYO project to share and work on – or continue with Arduino project.

(We will have about 13 Raspberry Pis available so I am hoping that some people will bring their own or be willing to share.)

Day 3

Toy focus day.

  1. Recover parts such as motors, gears and speakers from old and broken toys to incorporate into new projects using skills learned on day 1 and 2. (I have a big pile of old toys we can pull apart and explore for parts - this is so much fun!)​

  2. BYO project to share and work on – or continue with Arduino project.

Digitech Teacher Drop In

Presented by Natalie Dowd (Professional Learning, Scitech)

June 12, 2019

Presented by Natalie Dowd (Professional Learning, Scitech)

Session overview:

At this session get a brief overview of the WA Digital Technologies Curriculum and an introduction to making, designing and coding, using the Micro:bit microcontroller board. Opportunity to see how Micro:bit could be integrated into your classroom using collaborative units of work and links to online resources and templates.

When: 14th June 2018, Thursday

Time: 3:30pm- 4:30pm

Where: Cecil Andrews College (STEM Centre)

Last date for enrolment: 5th June 2018

Please contact Amanda Lean (pohgaik.lean@education.wa.edu.au) if you have any questions.

Enrolment for this event is available at https://plis.det.wa.edu.au/?EventID=21292

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Please note that the description on PLiS may not match this as we have updated the event since.

Armadale Robotics Clubs 2018 Event 1

For Club Leaders, interetsted SE Metro teachers, School leaders and Robotics Mentors

April 03, 2018

Introduction to Coder Dojo and FIRST Lego League. The season plan, Curriculum Links and resources.


STEM Program Leadership and DigiTech TDS 2017


May 16, 2017

This event runs from Week 4- Week 10 Term 2 2017 on Wednesday afternoons between 3.00-5.00PM in the Cecil Andrews College STEM Centre. The event is open to teachers in the SE Metropolitan Corridor Schools cluster interested in joining a team of Primary and Secondary Lighthouse Leaders in Digital Technologies. The focus this term is Robotics and FIRST Lego League STEM learning but teachers seeking skills development in other Technologies areas are welcome to attend. We will establish a suitable learning program which matches the Network goals for teacher support, the needs of your school and your individual professional goals.



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South East Metropolitan Schools Network Event


April 23, 2017

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Seville Grove, WA, 6112