Karsten ScHulzPresented by Karsten Schulz of Digital Careers

Taking the first step in making things with Digital Technologies can be overwhelming for teachers and students alike.

This presentation will focus on:

• practical cross-curricular examples that demonstrate computational thinking and project ideation,
• helping teachers to become mentors and enablers of their student’s learning,
• practical advice on how to engage girls more meaningfully, and keep them engaged in Digital Technologies, in particular during transition from primary to secondary school.
• first steps in Arduino-based development.


Requirements: To get the most from this hands-on workshop please bring your own computer with Arduino IDE installed. Please ensure that this is downloaded and installed before you arrive at the Conference venue.

Intended Audience: All those concerned with the  Australian Curriculum – Digital Technologies,   Primary, Middle School, Secondary, Upper Secondary

About the Presenter:

Karsten Schulz is the Program Director of Digital Careers with offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Townsville.

Karsten holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Queensland, and a BA Electrical Engineering from Furtwangen University in Germany.

Digital Careers is an Australian government backed, independent program aimed at positively engaging students, parents and teachers in digital technology. We want these groups to consider and support careers in digital technology in order to future-proof Australia’s workforce.

We do this by:

– Articulating the full breadth of the digital technology Industry and the opportunities it offers –both for users and creators of technology
– Collaborating with our partners to deliver fun, experiential activities for yrs3-12 students that create positive engagement with digital technology
– Enabling teachers to deliver attractive technology curricula, through training courses, webinars and conferences

Join Karsten Schulz at the ECAWA 2016 State Conference at ECU Mount Lawley.

Digital Careers http://digitalcareers.edu.au/