Teacher Professional Development

Digital Technology

SMART offers introductory digital technologies and computer science workshops for teachers, exploring computational thinking, coding, and robotics.

Thanks to funding support from Google's Educator PD Grants program SMART will deliver six FREE professional development workshops in March 2021 for teachers.

LocationDate & TimeRegistration Link
Newcastle, Callaghan CampusWednesday, 17 March, 2021Click here to register
Central Coast, Ourimbah CampusThursday, 18  March, 2021Click here to register
Taree, Club TareeWednesday, 24 March, 2021Click here to register

Morning sessions focus on digital technology unplugged, afternoon sessions explore robotics in the classroom. Teachers are welcome to register for both sessions for a full-day of digital technology focused PD.

  • Pre-service and undergraduate teachers are welcome to attend.
  • Enquiries are welcome for delivery of repeat workshops at later dates, and in other regions.
  • Workshops can be arranged as after-school sessions and can be delivered at individual schools on request.

Little Scientists STEM Workshops

SMART are a Little Scientists Local Network Partner, and our team are trained to deliver Little Scientists professional development workshops.

Little Scientists workshops focus on planning and implementing enjoyable, inquiry-based STEM learning activities for children aged 3-6 years.

Workshops have a focus on early childhood pedagogy and strong links to the EYLF. In our experience, workshop content aligns well with the outcomes of the NSW Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus.

Enquiries are welcome for delivery of in-service training at your primary school or early learning centre.

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