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Computer Science STEM workshop

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Early computational thinking

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About this workshop

During this seven-hour workshop, you will immerse yourself into the world of computer science and playfully explore algorithms, sequencing and sorting without using a computer. You will collect ideas for age-appropriate computer science experiences and learn how to recognise learning opportunities for computational concepts. This workshop will help you uncover basic concepts of computational thinking and learn how to unlock the world of computers for children.

By the end of this session, you will have an understanding of basic computer science concepts and be equipped with ideas for implementation into your setting.

This workshop aligns with the principles, practices and outcomes of the EYLF, NQF and the Australian Curriculum.

Topic description

Immerse yourself in the world of computer science and playfully explore algorithms, sequencing and sorting without using computers.

This STEM learning opportunity will help you:

  • understand the fundamentals of computational thinking
  • learn how to recognise learning opportunities for computational concepts
  • playfully explore algorithms, sequencing and sorting without computers
  • collect ideas for age-appropriate computer science experiences
  • benefit from the exchange with like-minded educators and reflect on your current practice
  • feel confident in unlocking the wonders of STEM.

You will also receive comprehensive materials with lots of STEM ideas and information about inquiry-based practices.

Who should do this course?

This workshop is designed for early childhood educators and teachers, educational leaders and leaders with managerial responsibilities.

There are no prerequisites for this STEM Computer Science workshop. Prior STEM knowledge is not required.

Something to think about before the workshop:

  • What do I know about the ‘inside’ of a computer?
  • How relevant are technical devices for my everyday life?
  • How relevant are technical devices for the children’s everyday life?
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Good to know

  • Hands-on and interactive
  • Exchange with like-minded people
  • Practical and reflective phases
  • Focus on implementation into practice
  • Aligned with EYLF, NQF and Australian Curriculum
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