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Technology 4 Learning is bringing the 2019 #monthofcode this November! Kicking off in week 7, you can attend online and face-to-face events to help prepare you to run the Hour of Code with your students and your school in week 9.

What is #monthofcode? 
In preparation for the popular worldwide event Hour of Code in week 9 (9-15 Dec) T4L are hosting a range of online and face-to-face events that will best prepare you to participate or even host your own Hour of Code event. Primary and secondary teachers can learn how to create an app prototype with Keynote, explore Apple Swift Playgrounds, Microsoft MakeCode and discover the computer power of Google Sheets.

The stem.T4L team as well as other areas of the department will be hosting events during week 8 and 9. To find out more and to register visit the stem.T4L Learning Library.

Get prepared!

T4L Live Event - 3.30pm-5pm Monday 25 November

Coding comes direct to you! There's no need for you to go anywhere, just simply tune into our live stream for three express sessions hosted by the T4L Team covering:

  • Microsoft - Tune in to discover the Microsoft MakeCode coding platform where students can use block-based coding and JavaScript to code Micro:bits, Lego EV3, MakeCode Arcade and Minecraft: Education Edition. We will also explore the wealth of resources and courses that can support teachers to introduce computational thinking and MakeCode into their classroom.
  • Google -  Coding is about analysing and solving problems with algorithms using computational thinking. While there are many great coding tools to help your students learn to code, you might be surprised at the coding principles you can learn just using formulas in a spreadsheet. This session will show how you can use some of the code-like formulas in Google Sheets such as IF, VLOOKUP, QUERY, SORT, etc to make your Sheets even smarter, while developing an understanding of the ideas behind code.
  • Apple - In partnership with the NSW Department of Education, and the Apple Bondi Store, we would like to invite you to an exclusive after-school Hour of Code event for you and your teaching colleagues. At this event you will hear from Libby Jones, an Apple Distinguished Educator and an NSW Department of Education teacher, about how she integrates coding into her classroom. You’ll also get hands-on with iPad to explore the app design cycle and create an app prototype in Keynote. Bring your iPad or we’ll provide one.
    Places are limited so please register ASAP

You will walk away with all the resources you need to build your students computational thinking and coding skills to finish 2019 with a bang. Register now to receive the link!

Face-to-face workshops - register below!

Join in person to see Microsoft, Google and Apple at their best! Select your event below but get in quick, further details will be emailed to you closer to the date. 

• Apple – Wednesday 27 November 2019 – Apple Bondi Junction Store, 213 Oxford St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022

What to learn how to design an App?
App design and prototyping is a great way for students to apply their understanding of code and to create something they care about. During this session you will get hands on with iPad to explore the app design cycle and learn how you and your students can create an app prototype in Keynote. Recommended for educators with students ages 5-18. 

• Microsoft – Tuesday 26 November 2019 – McCallums Hill Public School

Learn how to code a basic game with MakeCode Arcade, as well as explore the Code Connection tool built into Minecraft: Education Edition. Teachers will leave the session with a toolkit of resources to help them integrate MakeCode into computational thinking activities in their classroom. Also available online through Microsoft Teams!

• Google – Thursday 28 November 2019 – Google HQ, 48 Pirrama Rd, Sydney NSW 2009

Coding is about analysing and solving problems with algorithms using computational thinking. Join the Google education team at Google HQ for an amazing hands-on event. 

Download the flyer for your school here.

Come to one, come to all, whether you are attending in person or tuning in, these events will help develop your confidence to code in your classroom this December. 



  • In person workshop (Microsoft, Apple and/or Google workshop)

    Please select this ticket if you would like to attend 1 or more in person workshop sessions with Microsoft, Apple and/or Google


Month of Code Locations

Click on the location you're interested in to see the exact location.

T4L Live event

Mon 25 November

Click the image above to join the online sesson on Monday 25 November 2019

Microsoft workshop

Tues 26 November

Location: McCallums Hill Public School

This is an image of the Apple session, location TBC

Apple workshop

Wed 27 November

Location: Apple Store, 213 Oxford St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022

This is an image of the Google session, location TBC

Google workshop

Thurs 28 November

Location: Google HQ,48 Pirrama Rd, Sydney NSW 2009