Hosted by UQSchoolsNet and AUSCERT at The University of Queensland, the Engaging Minds workshop series aims to support teachers in seamlessly integrating IT and computing into the QLD Education Curriculum, while making the learning process both enjoyable and captivating.

What you will learn

Foundations of AI and its implications through hands-on activities replicable in the classroom.

Interactive sessions led by IT researchers, gaining hands-on experiences, and witnessing the work done in IT and computing-related fields.

Fundamentals of binary coding providing a tangible tool for teaching binary coding in the classroom.

Design Thinking to explore various computing and IT scenarios, collaborating in groups to act out different situations and examine the societal impact of technology.

Fundamentals of cybersecurity, including knowledge about different threats and methods to safeguard against them.

Insights and knowledge from industry experts in computer science and IT.

Who will benefit

  • Teachers and teaching assistants.
  • Regional and remote teachers.

You will receive a certificate of course completion, access to all tools, websites and software used during the PD for teachers and students in the Education QLD Environment, copy of teaching resources and ongoing educational support beyond the PD.

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Course details

Number of attendeesTotal of 50 participants
AgendaTwo day course
AccommodationAccommodation provided for teachers coming from outside of Brisbane at no cost to the participant (please specify that you will require on-campus accommodation in your registration. Breakfast included in accommodation)
  • Fully funded PD covering all participant costs (no out-of-pocket expenses)
  • Travel Note: Participants will need to cover their expenses to travel to and from The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus.
CateringMorning tea, lunch and dinner provided during the course (except for the odd coffee)
Topics covered
  • ICT
  • Using data
  • Teaching & learning strategies
  • Inclusion / diversity
Standards covered
  • Know the content and how to teach it
  • Engage in professional learning
  • Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
Hours of CPD activity14 hours


Delivery mode: In-Person.
Cost: Free event

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"The presentation on AI in education was not only interesting but also highly relevant. The tools discussed are practical and can be easily implemented in the classroom."

"Design thinking stood out to me with its broad applications. The discussions and activities provided a comprehensive understanding of its potential."

"Participating in activities that were either new or previously only read about was amazing. Having knowledgeable individuals explain and guide us made the experience even more impactful."

"Cryptography and wicked design solutions workshops were particularly useful for a primary school setting. The insights gained are applicable and valuable for my educational context."