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Getting Started with Coding & Algorithmic Thinking in Secondary Science Education

  • 24 Jun 2020
  • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Online webinar: details sent before event
  • 213


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Part of our Digital Technologies F-10 webinar series, this session will explore the possibilities for coding in the Science curriculum.

Using ready-made interactives and simulations, participants will identify how science concepts and skills can be taught through free coding software and inexpensive robotics. The webinar will lead participants through the purpose and motivation for teaching coding in the science curriculum, with examples and definitions of key terms that are linked to the secondary science curriculum. Participants will leave with ideas for curating resources, setting tasks for students, and creating their own coded simulations for use in their science classroom.


  • Leveraging Technology

  • Coding Across the Curriculum

  • Coding & Algorithmic Thinking in Science

  • Robotics in Science Learning

  • Chatbots & AI as Coding

Who Should Attend?

  • Secondary Digital Technologies teachers and learning leaders.

  • Secondary Science teachers and learning leaders.

About the presenter

Dr. Joanne Blannin has taught in 4 countries and in 3 languages. Her many education roles have included curriculum director, bilingual teacher, leading teacher, Department of Education project officer, online teacher, and leadership coach. Having taught in private and public sectors and worked with over 400 schools as a researcher/consultant, Dr Blannin researches effective digital pedagogies & online learning. Joanne is currently Senior Lecturer and Digital Learning Leader at the Graduate School of Education (MGSE) at the University of Melbourne.

This event was made possible by support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training. 

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