The Arduino Essentials course is perfect for educators getting started with Arduino. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge to develop projects and lesson plans for introductory Arduino content. It requires no prior experience and focuses on basic programming and electronics techniques. While it is not recommended as a complete training package, the Arduino Essentials course is designed to supplement your existing teaching material and offer a hands-on experience.
Teachers with little/no prior electronics and/or programming experience
Face to face 2-hour onsite at your school.
A minimum number of participants applies.
2-hours during or after school hours.
This course contributes to 2.0 professional development hours.
$149 + GST per person (includes Arduino kit)
Minimum 4 people to book an onsite workshop at your school.
Prices based on Sydney and Newcastle area.
For regional areas please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing.
Once a workshop booking occurs, we will be in contact to book in a date.
Workshops available on a Monday, Thursday or Friday.
- Participants will learn about fundamental electronics concepts such as resistance, current, voltage, and how they interact.
- Participants will learn how to handle electronics correctly to ensure student and device safety.
Introduction to the Arduino Ecosystem:
- Participants will learn about the different types of Arduino boards and how to choose one for their application.
- Participants will learn about microcontroller and computing terminology, as well as methods to engage students with these concepts.
- Participants will learn how to create a project using the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
- Participants will be exposed to C and C++ programming languages within the Arduino IDE to program their board.
- Participants will learn about computing fundamentals such as digital vs. analog signals, binary counting, and logic states.
- Participants will gain hands-on experience using components such as LCD screens, LEDs, resistors, buttons, and potentiometers.
- Participants will prototype circuits using breadboards and engage in troubleshooting methodology, and learn how to provide students with those skills.
Completing Arduino Beginners Short Course will contribute 2 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
6.2.2 Proficient Level – Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice, targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.