Supporting Teacher Development Courses for Australian Schools

Our Teacher Professional Development (TPD) workshops will develop your staff as optimisers of student learning and increase their digital capacities. For teachers to become confident in the use of technology in the classroom, they must be familiar with current digital tools.

Robokids TPD is designed to both familiarise teachers with the use of a variety of robots and with coding methods. We offer time and advice in embedding activities into teaching and learning programs and provide you with a list of aligned outcomes for each course.

Robokids Melbourne are running Teacher Development (TD) courses for Prep through to year 8. Our courses reference 4 standards with Victorian Institute of Teaching and The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) national teaching outcomes.

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“Thanks Michele and Melissa – loved it! Such a weight off my shoulders to know that all the teachers had such a great intro to robotics and can get started next term. Very positive vibe here. Hoping to continue working with you this year.”

Robina Joselin – STEM Coordinator | Wakehurst Public School

“Robokids Teacher Professional Learning exceeds staff expectations, schools highly recommend our courses, hands on approach, given time to align to our programs, very well spoken & thorough presenters who showed patience for those staff who initially lacked confidence”.

Learning Coordinator | Oxford Falls Grammar

Professional Development Courses for Teachers Outline

Robots used for teacher development course:

  • Kinder (5 years) – Bee Bots, Botzee and Lego WeDo 2.0
  • Year 1-2 – Lego WeDo 2.0
  • Year 3-4 – Lego Spike Prime
  • Year 5-8 – Lego Spike Prime and EV3 Mindstorms

Costs for 2 hours of teacher training: (after school or within a PD Day)

  • 1 Robot type ie Bee Bots $650 (up to 15 staff each extra staff member $50)
  • 2 Robot types ie Bee Bot and We Do 2.0 Lego $1300 (up to 15 staff each extra staff member $50)
  • 3 Robots types $1950 (up to 15 staff each extra staff member $50)
  • Your staff choose which session they will attend if applicable for a whole school TPL
  • Travel Fees are in addition to these costs if travelling interstate

To ensure a great day of professional development, here is a list of the learning resources we bring;

  • We bring everything!
  • All Robotic equipment, laptops and iPads
  • Staff worksheets for the session
  • Aligned outcomes for each Stage, aligned to ACARA Digital Technology & specific state English Maths & Science Curriculums.

To facilitate sessions effectively on site, we will need;

  • Workspaces with electronic screens
  • A parking spot as we have quite a bit of gear to bring along.

What your staff will need to bring with them;

  • May use their own device if they wish

21st century education provider supporting teachers Australia wide

“Robokids are so welcome here! The several TPL sessions you have conducted here at PCPS have been excellent and I have very positive feedback from my staff about each session. We will no doubt be working together in the near future.”

Scott Campbell – Principal | Point Clare Public School

“Opportunities to collaborate like this, opportunities to build on professional development together. Continued joint PD, collaborative teaching sessions between both schools to build relationships between the two schools. Working together has enabled us to collaborate and share ideas across schools.

Teachers from Footscray Learning Precinct VIC – Footscray PS & Footscray City PS had a combined TPD afternoon.

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Overview to a TPL Session (Can be tailored to specific Staff needs)

  • Introduction to Robotics (15 mins)
    “Why Robotics is a fantastic medium for STEM & 21st Century Education”
  • Break into year level individualised robotic sessions: (1.5 hours)

  • Robotic building instruction – Teachers gain experience and familiarity with the equipment whilst they build a robot.

  • Robotic programming instruction – Teachers gain experience and familiarise themselves with coding methods and meet specific fun challenges.

  • Staff reflection/sharing and validation – Teachers ‘show and tell’ their Robotic creations and are given time to discuss how they can align robotics into their Stage content and curriculum outcomes.