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POSTPONED Getting started coding with Python and JavaScript

  • 18 Aug 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Wangaratta Digital Hub, 21a Docker St, Wangaratta


Please note, this workshop has been postponed due to the effects of the July 2021 lockdown. We will advise when it has been rescheduled.

Bridging the gap from blocky coding to text programming can be daunting for many teachers.

Attendance to this grant-funded event is free. In this full-day workshop:

  • Learn the basics of writing programs in two programming languages popular in Australian classrooms: Python and JavaScript.
  • Explore strategies for teaching programming, with fun tasks and learning sequences.
  • Discover a range of free resources to bring Python or JavaScript to the classroom, including some hands-on coding with the micro:bit.


The Australian and Victorian curricula see students transition from block-based coding environments like Scratch to General Purpose Programming by Years 7 & 8. Python and JavaScript are both popular languages at Secondary years, as well as Upper Primary years.

    flyer (PDF)

     Should Attend?

    • Secondary teachers and learning leaders of Digital Technologies and STEM.

    • Upper Primary teachers looking to prepare and extend students.

    About the presenters

    Sanjin Dedić is a robotics engineer and an experienced educator in the field of Digital Technologies. Throughout his teaching career Sanjin has been at the forefront of the latest educational technologies. In 2013 he brought Arduino, 3D printing and the Maker movement ethos into the classroom. He has since authored Python curriculum in use by dozens of Victorian schools and co-authored a book on the BBC micro:bit, both aimed at students in Years 7- 10. He currently teaches at the King David School in Melbourne and works with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria, Teacher Training Australia and The Digital Technologies Hub to share the latest in educational technology and pedagogical approaches with fellow teachers.

    Nathan Alison taught Digital Technologies, VCE Computing and Software Development in Victoria for 11 years before beginning work for DLTV. 

    He brings a background in Computer Systems Engineering and years of hobby coding, as well as a keen desire to help teachers with more complex Computer Science concepts through clear explanations and relevant activities.

    This event is funded by Google Educator PD grants.

    COVID-safe notice

    DLTV follows up-to-date state government health recommendations for all face-to-face events.

    • Social distancing is in place, as required.
    • We supply hand sanitiser and facemasks (if required).
    • All surfaces are cleaned and sanitised before and after events.
    • Records of all attendees and contact details are retained for contact purposes.

    If you have any concerns or questions about an event, please contact us.

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