An invitation from Sue Urbaniak of the School of Information Technology at Murdoch University is below.
If you wish to attend please respond to Sue as soon as possible firstname.lastname@example.org as places are quite limited.
An IT Teacher PD Day workshop is to be held on Thursday 1 December, 2011.
Feedback from previous attendees indicated that further PD’s should aim at IT Teachers to increase their technical and software knowledge to assist them in teaching their students.
To this aim, the PD on Thursday 1 December will focus on how to engage students in learning about the fundamentals of Computer Systems using the Arduino computing platform. A combination of lecture and laboratory sessions will allow attendees to understand the context of Arduino for students to build simple projects in a class.
The Arduino (see www.arduino.cc) is a cutting edge, cheap, open-source electronics platform that allows devices to be connected to a small prototyping board with a microcontroller. It is flexible and very easy to use, and was designed to allow creative projects to be rapidly created. It is being used at Murdoch with great success to excite students throughout the undergraduate degree program. The aim is to show students how computers can interact with their environment. This event will focus in detail on the first year experience and also highlight its uses in later years.
The workshop will run from 1pm until approximately 4pm.
There are strictly limited places so if you wish to register please do so by return email with your name, school, phone contact details and current email address.
School of Information Technology, Murdoch University
Phone: 9360 6514