• Mathematics
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies

STEM in Practice with KodeKLIX - Switch kids on to electronics, coding and designing

PL # 11934.
Starting on 23 Oct 2018
Cancellation permitted until 22/10/2018

Event registrations closed on 22/10/2018


A great instant solution for INTEGRATED STEM, based on PHYSICAL SCIENCE, DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES and DESIGN & TECHNOLOGIES. Suitable for Years 4-7 in different ways, but absolutely perfect for Year 6 to support Science or Year 7 to ensure all the new students are "on the same page" with basic Technologies skills and Science concepts when they first come to secondary school.

The 2 hour hands-on workshop will provide an introductory overview of the intention and materials in the KodeKLIX® + STEM in Practice materials.

Developed through a government Industry Innovations funded collaboration between AISWA and KodeKLIX®, the program materials address a host of WA Curriculum requirements in science, technologies and maths/numeracy. Other interdisciplinary links provide further learning opportunities.The STEM in Practice materials provide teachers with everything needed to start teaching with  KodeKLIX® electronics and block-based coding. The support materials include structured and open-ended activities, tips and curriculum insights for teachers and a student workbook for reflecting on concepts presented. 

Designed specifically to facilitate student learning and support teachers with extra background knowledge, the STEM in Practice activities are collaborative, student-managed and focused on developing solutions for real-life scenarios. Students embrace engineering principles derived from applying the Engineering Design Process (the 'technology process' in the syllabus). The STEM in Practice materials encourage active designing and problem-solving.

Overview/playtime includes exploration of:

  • curriculum links 
  • the curriculum-based print materials
  • KodeKLIX electronics kits   
  • the block coding app
  • some terminology
  • examples of prototype design projects
  • some free handouts to try with your class

For more information about SiP and some free resources: https://www.ais.wa.edu.au/stem-practice

** Not an AISWA member? No problem! ** To register for this event, FIRST create yourself a free account at www.ais.wa.edu.au --> 'sign in' button --> 'create new account' tab. AFTER you have created an account you will be able to register for this PL, and any other advertised PLs in the future. Sorry, you will not be able to register on the day at Scitech as there are a limited number of places available.


More Information


Jan Clarke (AISWA Staff)

ICT Capability, Technologies And STEM Consultant

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.

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.


Nick Coplin


Nick Coplin

Nick is an engineering industry professional with a passion for electronics and computer control systems. He is well known throughout the Commodore 64 community for the 64HDD and DriveGhost software plus a range of related hardware. With two young children, Nick has a passion to see the younger generation not only play with computers, but to understand how they work and how to control them. KodeKlix along with the original PUP handheld console was launched in 2011. In 2017 he has been awarded an industry-education innovation grant to pursue the development of electronics resources that truly support the Technologies subjects in schools at the primary level.


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 16:00
Finishes: 18:00


SciTech, Magnesium Room (Ground Floor)
City West Centre Sutherland Street &, Railway St
West Perth WA 6005


If using paid parking bays, please have ticket validated immediately at the SciTech information desk to receive FREE parking

Location Specifics

Afternoon tea provided. Paid PARKING TICKETS must be VALIDATED at the SciTech front desk BEFORE the PL in order to get the FREE PARKING benefit. SciTech cannot later reimburse anyone who has paid for their ticket. AISWA will provide equipment needed to participate.

Learning Area

  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies

School Area

  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)

Event Contact

AITSL Standards