QSITE Conference 2018 Day 2 Program

creativITy ’18 Program: Day 2

QSITE connects and supports educators, institutions and their stakeholders so they may fully explore the opportunities Information Communication Technologies bring to Queensland education and its classrooms every day.

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QSITE Annual Conference 2018

Program: Day 2

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A more detailed PDF copy of the two-day creativITy ’18 Conference Program is available via PDF. It contains biographies and a brief summary of all the presentations and workshops.

Program – Friday, 6 July

8:30 – 8:45

Level 2 – BR219


8:45 – 9:15

Level 2 – BR219

KEYNOTE: Creating preferred futures through the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies

Both nationally and internationally there is a focus on the importance of developing students’ skills in problem-solving, collaboration, creativity and innovation. In the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, the key ideas, the key concepts and the links to the general capabilities provide opportunities for teachers to enhance students’ knowledge, understanding and skills through thoughtful teaching, learning and assessment plans. Julie will explore the current educational landscape and how best to use the Australian Curriculum and related resources to create a preferred future for students’ education in Digital Technologies.


Julie King

Curriculum Specialist, Technologies
Australian Curriculum, Assessment & Reporting Authority

Julie oversees the development and writing of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies F-10. She has worked as a teacher, distance education writer, curriculum advisor and curriculum developer. Julie has developed and presented a range of professional learning workshops and presentations for technologies educators and professional teachers associations, most recently on the Australian Curriculum: Technologies. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent statutory authority responsible for developing and implementing a national Australian curriculum, the national assessment program and reporting on school performance via MySchool.

9:20 – 10:10

Level 1 – BR110

Keynote Chat: Chat with Julie

Julie King

Level 1 – BR111 – All year levels

Basic video production with Adobe Premiere Pro

To make the most of this session, make sure you have a laptop with Adobe Premiere Pro CC installed.

Tim Kitchen

Level 1 – BR113 – Year 11 and 12

Digital Solutions for QCE

Kylie Docherty

Level 3 – BR328

Mountain Creek SHS: 2013 – now

Graeme Breen

Level 3 – BR327 – All year levels

Game On! The Use of Gamification in the Classroom

Julie-Anne Angell

10:15 – 10:45

Ground Floor

Morning Tea

10:45 – 12:40

Level 1 – BR110 – Years 5 – 6, 7 – 10


Attendees need Computers please, not iPads – devices with a mouse pointer and a USB device is required to use the software we will use here.

Peter Whitehouse

Level 1 – BR111 – Years 7 – 8

Learning to Code with Codesters.com

Hands on coding workshop for Year 7-8 Digital Technologies Participants please bring a laptop or iPad to participate in online activities.

Kylie Docherty

10:45 – 11:35
Level 1 – BR113 – Years Prep – Yr 4; Yrs 5-6

Using ICTs for increasing student engagement

Attendees are welcome to bring along a device (with access to the Internet) to view and access the ICT tools during the presentation.

Belinda Couper

11:45 – 12:40
Level 1 – BR113 – Years 11 – 12

Corona – More Than Just A Beer: A Potential Approach to the Digital Solutions Unit 3 Project

Paul Herring

Level 3 – BR328 – All year levels

Getting creative with Assessment in Digital Technologies

Bring your current assessment instruments, bring your ideas and together we will unpack the achievement standard, identify the types of evidence you should collect while getting creative with engaging assessment tasks for your students.

Ben Paparoulas

10:45 – 11:35
Level 1 – BR327 – Years 7 – 8

Getting Creative with the Digital Technologies Curriculum: Game and Controller Design

Leanne Nott and Marie Moo

11:45 – 12:40
Level 1 – BR327 – All year levels

Photoshop Tips & Tricks for Teachers

To make the most of this session, make sure you have a laptop with Photoshop CC installed.

Tim Kitchen

12:40 – 1:30

Ground Floor


1:30 – 2:20

Level 1- BR110 – All year levels

Digital Systems Hands-on Inside a Computer’s Brain

A/Prof. Karsten Schulz (PhD)

Level 1 – BR111 – All year levels

Pythonator – Making Python Coders out of Gamers

Attendees to this workshop should bring a Mac, Windows or Linux laptop to try these exercises. Android tablets and iPads are not suitable. They should download and install ython 3, PyCharm Edu 2018.1.2 and Minetest prior to attending. Additional instructions on website https://www.triptera.com.au/wordpress/2018/06/17/pythonator-at-qsite

Tim Cummings BE(Hons) BSc. and Caroline Rasmussen

Level 1 – BR113 – Years 11 – 12

In loving memory of Information Processing and Technology

Jason Zagami

Level 3 – BR328 – All year levels

1 Image = 1000 Thoughts

Julie-Anne Angell

Level 1 – BR327 – All year levels

Make Photoshop Puppets come Alive with Adobe Character Animator

To make the most of this session, make sure you have a laptop with Adobe Character Animator, Photoshop CC, Premiere Pro CC and Media Encoder installed.

Tim Kitchen

2:30 – 3:00

Level 2 – BR219



James Curran

Academic Director of the Australian Computing Academy
Associate Professor, School of IT, University of Sydney
Director, National Computer Science School

James Curran is the Academic Director of the Australian Computing Academy and an Associate Professor in the School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney. He is Director of the National Computer Science School, the largest computer science school outreach program in Australia. Last year, over 10,000 students and teachers participated in the 5-week NCSS Challenge. James is a co-founder of Grok Learning, an Edtech startup that aims to teach children everywhere to learn to code. He was a writer on the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, the new national computing curriculum. In 2014, James was named ICT Leader of the Year by the ICT Educators of NSW and the Australian Council for Computers in Education.

James Curran

3:00 –

Level 2 – BR219

Lucky Draw for Prizes and Close

must be present to be eligible for prizes

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