Creating the Next Generation of Innovators with Digital Technologies that will STEAM up Your Classroom

Part 1: An Introduction to Physical Computing with Arduino

Presented by Joachim Cohen, Education Outreach Programs Manager of Intel Australia

65% of today's primary school students will end up at jobs that haven't been invented yet.We don’t know exactly what the future holds for our students, but we can equip them with the tools and skills to tackle these eventualities.

Working from a problem/design based approach to learning, this workshop will focus on giving participants an introduction to the world of physical computing using an Arduino compatible board, and then collaboratively designing lesson experiences that engage, equip and inspire.

Participants will also complete a simple project empowering them with the confidence to implement in their classroom.

Participants will gain a window in to online resources to assist the integration of Physical Computing Technologies as well as a problem/design based approach to learning across their school.

This session will have a significant hands-on component, with participants walking away digitally and pedagogically empowered.

Requirements: Each participant will require a computer  with the following software loaded: All software MUST be downloaded and installed before you arrive at the Conference venue.

Intended Audience: All those concerned with the STEM and the Australian Curriculum – Digital Technologies  –  Primary, Middle School, Secondary, Upper Secondary, Network and Technical staff

About the Presenter:

Joachim Cohen of Intel AustraliaJoachim Cohen is a passionate educator, excited by the potential the 21st century connected landscape presents to grow, harness and develop the skills of learners as creators and innovators.

As a school teacher at both Windsor and Queanbeyan High Schools and Teacher Librarian at J.J Cahill Memorial High School, Joachim has enjoyed the challenge of nurturing the abilities of staff and working with students, parents and the community to develop the young leaders of tomorrow.

As a statewide leader in educational technology with the NSW Department of Education and now Australia wide Educational Technology evangelist working on Intel’s Educational Programs, Joachim has broadened his skill set with a focus on professional development for teachers as well as a focus on STEM and educational innovation to ensure the best outcomes for schools, students and teachers.

Joachim hopes to continue to focus on developing and nurturing communities of practice both virtual and physical as well as sharing stories of success to motivate, inspire and connect educators across Australia.

Join Joachim Cohen at the ECAWA 2016 State Conference at ECU Mount Lawley.

70% of Australian employers regard their STEM staff as among their most innovative.