Teacher PD

RoboCoast Sunshine Coast Robotics Association delivers teacher professional development in robotics and coding on the Sunshine Coast. All educators are invited to attend our hands-on workshops (teachers, preservice teachers, homeschool educators, library staff, etc).


The Teacher PD workshops are designed by teachers, to cater for beginners through to advanced teachers of robotics. We focus on block coding and Python, using LEGO Spike Prime, EV3, mBot Rangers and mBot2 (for Python Coding) in preparation for competition and setting up robotics clubs.

We provide a range of hands-on workshops delivered by expert robotics teachers from the Sunshine Coast from both Primary and Secondary schools, unless otherwise indicated. The workshops run over 3 sessions of 90 mins each and are capped at 20 teachers per workshop.

Block coding using mBot Rangers
Block coding using LEGO Spike Prime
Block coding using LEGO EV3
Python using mBot2
Preparation for competition
Setting up robotics clubs
Robotics in the Primary curriculum
Robotics in the Secondary curriculum
  • Beginners and Advanced

  • preparation for competition

  • Setting up robotics clubs and programs

  • Robotics in the Primary curriculum

If teachers are at a beginner level, we recommend that they choose 3 x workshops: Beginner block coding, Setting up robotics clubs and programs, and Robotics in the Primary curriculum. Teachers need to have some coding and robotics experience for the Intermediate and Advanced block coding and Python sessions.

We supply all the robots for the workshops, all teachers need to bring is their laptop with the software required for their session downloaded prior to attending. Information on the software required for each session is provided to teachers in the confirmation email and PDF they are sent when they complete the registration.


This PD is supported by a Google Educator Grant.