• Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Technologies

STE(A)Ming into (Geraldton) History - What does significance look like?

PL # 12266.
Starting on 7 Jun 2019
Cancellation permitted until 03/06/2019

Event registrations closed on 5/06/2019


A Primary (P-6 focus) hands-on professional learning day using HASS inquiry skills and STEM capabilities. Through significant local stories over time and an interdisciplinary curriculum focus, you will be inspired to create authentic, engaging tasks for your students.

When Historical Inquiry meets Digital Literacy magical learning happens!  Join us for a full-day of hands-on professional and personal learning using HASS skills and iSTEM capabilities, using Inquiry Pedagogy and Digital Storytelling.  We will explore, collect, curate and create while investigating the significance of time, place and people connected to the local sites and stories.  Participants are asked to BYOD iPad and Smart phone as you will be introduced to a range of Apps and digital games in preparation for a full afternoon of creating YOUR digital resource, designed for YOUR students in YOUR classroom and beyond. 

Numbers are strictly limited due to the hands-on nature of this workshop, so please register your interest as soon as possible.  Registrations close Friday, 31 May.  Further details, including the full program for the day, will be sent to registered participants prior to the event.  Registration includes morning tea, lunch and workshop resources.

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Maree Whiteley (AISWA Staff)

Teaching And Learning Consultant - Primary

Maree Whiteley commenced her role as a Curriculum Consultant for the Association of Independent Schools of WA (AISWA) in 2011. Prior to this, she was a primary teacher and Curriculum Leader at St Mary’s Anglican Girls School in Western Australia. Maree has a long history as a Future-focused Educator, firstly as an experienced primary teacher, then curriculum design leader, resource writer and university lecturer. Maree works directly with school leaders, teachers and pre-service teachers at a local, national and international level to bring innovative and practical pedagogies into the classroom, through special projects and whole-school planning. Currently working in the area of Primary Teaching and Learning, with specific expertise within the Humanities and Social Sciences Learning Area, this gives Maree the perfect platform to go beyond the curriculum, exploring areas of global imperatives for our young people, such as ethical and humanitarian issues, critical thinking and cultural competence. Maree continues to enjoy sharing her experience, knowledge and expertise with others in workshops, conferences and in online forums.


Robin McKean


Robin McKean - Digital Technologies Consultant

Robin McKean is the Western Australian CSER (Computer Science Educational Research) Digital Technologies Project Officer with the University of Adelaide.  In this role, she structures professional learning programs within schools (K-10) that are designed to promote motivation and engagement with Digital Technologies in accordance with their key role in Australia’s educational future.  She is an active committee member of the Educational Computing Association of Western Australia and enjoys her role as a Primary Helper for the History Teachers Association

Brette Lockyer

All Saints College

Brette Lockyer

An experienced primary teacher, Brette is currently working in the role of ICT Literacy teacher/Teacher Librarian in the Junior School of All Saints’ College in Perth, Western Australia.

This enables her to work alongside teachers and students to enhance their use of technology in all learning areas, particularly integrated Inquiry. Upon invitation from classroom teachers to form collaborative partnerships, she assists with planning, teaching, assessing and documenting student thinking.

Brette’s current interests are in the use of robots in the Early Years, leading students into thoughtful digital citizenship, exploring AR and VR for inclusivity, and harnessing pop culture to enhance literacy learning.


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Date / Time

Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 15:30


Geraldton Regional Library
37 Marine Terrace, Geraldton WA 6530

Learning Area

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Technologies

School Area

  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)

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