Australia Computer Society Posts

Day of STEM presents at Key Education Conferences

Day of STEM presents at Key Education Conferences

It has been a busy month for Day of STEM at Australian education conferences. Renee Hoareau presented to eager to learn teachers at: 

COMVIEW 2017, Victoria University, Melbourne, November 28 – Victorian Commercial Teachers Association Conference.

Renee presented on fintech and cyber security themes contained in the Day of STEM programs highlighting topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and cryptography.

Date Extension: Cyber Victoria Schools Challenge

Date Extension: Cyber Victoria Schools Challenge

The Cyber Victoria Schools Challenge has been extended until April 30, 2018. Go to www.dayofstem.com.au/cybervic.html

The challenge is a “Call to Action” for all Victorian schools and tertiary institutions to register students and complete the Cyber Security Experience. The Victorian Government will award the Victorian schools and tertiary institutions with the highest rate of participation.

2018 Professional Learning Feb-June 2018

2018 Professional Learning Feb-June 2018

Day of STEM is pleased to announce our topics for professional learning in 2018 (Feb-June) that will be facilitated through free webinars and face-to-face workshops for teachers. Professional learning sessions will be co-facilitated though our education partners across Australia. Stay tuned for specific locations and dates to be announced soon.

Dandenong High School starts a Cyber Club

Dandenong High School starts a Cyber Club

Using the Optus Cyber Security Experience (click here) and Australia 2020 (click here), teachers from Dandenong High School have inspired their students to  build a Cyber Club. Students recently created their own drones to fly (a first for the school).

Exploring Cyber Challenges in the Classroom

Exploring Cyber Challenges in the Classroom

Within the Optus Cyber Security Experience there are a range of cyber challenges found in the “Field Trips” tab of the dashboard that are ready for use in the classroom. The challenges can be completed individually or in pairs, in the classroom or for homework.

  • Requirements: Device with internet connection, individual student registration with the Optus Cyber Security program – REGISTER HERE
  • Age: Suitable for Years 8-12
  • Time: 40 mins for all challenges (can be completed as individual tasks)
  • Answers: Hints are available in the program or a Teacher’s  Answers Guide is available on the Optus Cyber Security teacher dashboard.