• ICT Skills and Integration
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies

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 teaching experience in both primary and secondary education, including Gifted and Talented and Computing education, HoLA for Technology and Enterprise and management of competency-based certificate qualifications. She has now actively incorporated ICT in her teaching for over 30 years and has a strong belief in its potential for enhancing and extending student engagement and learning. Jan has a BEd (Curriculum), Grad Dip in Comp Sci (Education) and a Cert IV in WTA. In addition to the core business of supporting schools with ICT integration, at AISWA she has: assisted schools with the introduction of all WACE T&E subjects; represented AISWA on panels for SCSA and ACARA; reported on impacts of the DER; collaborated with ECU and UWA on research projects; represented AISWA with papers and workshops at conferences in Australia and overseas; and has developed and shared many ICT-related teaching and learning resources, including internationally published works. She now takes great pride in managing the AISWA Tech Team and the many and varied ways they support 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 and Integration
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies

School Area

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

Event Contact

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