World of Drones Teacher PDRecommended for Teachers (Years 4 – 6)Drones are already an integral part of society and will play an even bigger role in years to come. Through this professional development workshop, explore how Drones can be used in STEM learning within schools.
We will be exploring the Digital Technologies curriculum and, in particular, algorithms and programming. We will be looking into how Drones fit this particular area of the curriculum beginning with the fundamental concepts involved in designing and implementing algorithms and creating digital solutions and programs. We introduce programming concepts of repetition, sequences, decisions, abstraction and decomposition, which underpin the art of turning an algorithm into something a computer can understand.Areas of learning:• Introduction to Drones and their capabilities to be integrated into STEM learning and the curriculum.• Review of Drone platforms and learning tools to teach Drone coding.• Innovative ideas on how to make Drone coding a fun learning experience for you and your students.
Presenters: • Michael Holmstrom, STEMPunks• Lauren Stanhope, CSER Digital TechnologiesThis program is run with support from Inspiring Australia, in conjunction with the World of Drones Congress 2017.