• Gifted Education
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies

STEM in Practice (KodeKLIX) Middle School Project Design Term 1

PL # 12100.


Starting on 28 Mar 2019
Cancellation permitted until 26/03/2019

Event registrations closed on 26/03/2019


STEM in Practice (with KodeKLIX® electronics kits) is a fully curriculum-aligned instant solution for Integrated STEM projects based on Physical Science, Digital Technology and Design and Technology. For Middle School, the Core Activities are an effective resource to ensure all the new students are "on the same page" with basic Technologies skills (coding and computer-control system design) and Science concepts (electronics) and the Extension Activities provide a source of robust problem-solving and concept extension.

This full day hands-on workshop will provide a brief overview of the STEM in Practice Core Activities and mainly focus on the more complex aspects of the EXTENSION ACTIVITIES that are more suited to Middle School projects or G&T students.

The support materials include structured and open-ended activities, tips and curriculum insights for teachers and a student workbook for reflecting on core concepts presented. The STEM in Practice activities are collaborative, student-managed and focused on developing solutions for real-life scenarios.

Overview/playtime includes exploration of:

curriculum links and the curriculum-based print materials
KodeKLIX electronics kits, focusing on EXTENSION kit components  
the block coding app for extension activities
examples of prototype design projects using extension components
some free handouts to try with your class

For more information on Extension components: https://www.ais.wa.edu.au/stem-practice


Peter Crosbie (AISWA Staff)

Assistant Director

Peter Crosbie was appointed Assistant Director in January 2016. This leadership role includes developing AISWA’s capability in STEM and learning technologies and working effectively with teachers and other stakeholders across the state.

Peter has a professional engineering qualification and has extensive industrial and business experience which includes working for defence establishments and a variety of engineering consultancies.

He has worked for many years in the Western Australian education system including 12 years at Hale School as a teacher and Head of Technology. Whilst at Hale School for more than seven years, Peter was an Adjunct Lecturer in Design and Technology at Edith Cowan University Perth. He has been a member of many state and national educational working groups and steering committees. He is the Contact Liaison Officer (CLO) for Scootle in the (WA) Independent School jurisdiction and is responsible for the registration of schools new to Scootle and training of Scootle administrators and teachers.


Jan Clarke (AISWA Staff)

Manager Of Learning Technologies And STEM

Jan Clarke has been with AISWA since 2008. She has teaching experience in both primary and secondary education, including G&T 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 25 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 the 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.


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 15:00


AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)
Suite 5, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Gifted Education
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies

School Area

  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Year 6
  • Year 7
  • Year 8
  • Year 9
  • Year 10

Event Contact

AITSL Standards