Dr Gary Stager's 'Invent To Learn' Masterclass: STEMonstrations of innovative practice for teaching Technologies

PL # 11851

  • Starting on 12 Jun 2018
  • Cancellation permitted until 08 Jun 2018
  • Event registrations closed on 11 Jun 2018

Delivery Format :

Event registration is Closed


Key elements:  Digital Technologies, Design and Technologies, PBL, Think-Make-Improve, various robotics equipment, BBC Micro:bit, Hummingbird robotics, KodeKLIX Stem in Practice, wearable technologies, conductive paint, drones, microcontroller development, materials.

Dr. Stager will model best practices for teaching coding, physical computing and computational thinking. Learn how a project-approach can serve a diverse student population while developing your own skills. This workshop will explore powerful ideas from computer science and engineering that may be employed in the solving of problems across the curriculum. Examples of how to engage children in complex problem solving using a variety of materials and new game-changing technologies will be demonstrated. The workshop includes a selection of software and hardware options, in addition to two focused programming and robotics engineering activities.

Engage with the BBC Micro:bit,  Hummingbird Robotics and other low-cost "microcontroller development boards" that offer great potential for bringing making, tinkering, and engineering to life in any classroom.

Gain insight into how to plan engaging projects based on the Think-Make-Improve (TMI) design model – reflecting the expectations of both the WA Curriculum: Technologies subjects. Specific contents will be addressed for primary and secondary audiences.


Jan Clarke (AISWA Staff)

Manager Of Learning Technologies And STEM

Jan Clarke <span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Jan Clarke has been with AISWA since 2008. She has 40 years of primary and secondary teaching experience, including G&T and Computing, HoLA for T&E and Certificate qualifications. She actively incorporated ICT in her teaching for over 30 years and has a strong belief in its potential for student engagement and learning. Jan has a BEd (Curriculum), Grad Dip in Comp Sci (Education) and a Cert IV in WTA. On behalf of AISWA she has: led the roll-outs of all WACE T&E subjects, the ICT Capabilities and K-10 Technologies subjects; represented AISWA for ISA, SCSA and ACARA and various STEM initiatives; supported the DER; collaborated with universities on research projects; delivered keynotes, papers and workshops at national and international conferences; developed and shared many practical ICT-related resources, including internationally published works; and managed the multi-skilled AISWA Tech Team. She takes great pride in supporting WA Independent Schools.

Dr Gary Stager

Dr Gary  Stager

Gary Stager is a recognised pioneer in 1:1 computing, online learning, and computer science for all students. He has taught learners from preschool through the doctoral level and spent 35 years helping teachers around the world embrace technology as way of amplifying the potential of each student. Gary is a popular keynote speaker known across the globe for his fearless advocacy on behalf of teachers and children. Educators leave his presentations energised and empowered to change their practice and the world of the students they serve.

“Some people think outside of the box. Gary is unaware of the box’s existence.”    Futurist, Dr. David Thornburg

"Gary Stager is a unique speaker who never fails to entertain, inform, and inspire. Gary’s offers a unique combination of intellect and wit that provokes conversation and smiles alike. He is a committed educator who comes to a conference ready to roll up his sleeves and work."   – Pete Reilly, President of NYSCATE

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Event Segment

Date / Time

12 Jun 2018 Starts: 09:00 Finishes: 15:00

Delivery Format : In Person

Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre

Location Specifics In the Auditorium. Morning tea and lunch provided. Bring your laptop or tablet. Plenty of parking available and the location is easy access just off the freeway at Powis Street.

PL Hours : 6.00

Learning Area

  • ICT Skills + Integration
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies

School Area

  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Leadership
  • Education Assistants

Event Contact

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