• Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies

The STEM in Practice Program: One Day Workshop

PL # 11936.

CANCELLED

Starting on 11 Oct 2018
Cancellation permitted until 08/10/2018

Event registrations closed on 8/10/2018

Description

A great instant solution for INTEGRATED STEM, based on DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES and DESIGN & TECHNOLOGIES.

The STEM in Practice one day workshop is a must for schools wishing to learn more about the program or hire the program equipment from AISWA.

Developed through government funded industry-education collaboration between AISWA and KodeKLIX®, the program materials address a host of Australian Curriculum/WA Curriculum requirements in science, technology and maths subjects. Other interdisciplinary links provide further learning opportunities.

The STEM in Practice materials provide teachers with everything they need to start teaching electronics and coding. Included in the educationally sound support materials are structured and open-ended activities, tips and curriculum insights for teachers and a student workbook for reflecting on concepts presented. The optional extension kit (used with the extension activity book) empowers capable students to develop design solutions using a range of sophisticated electronics components.

Designed specifically to facilitate student learning, the STEM in Practice activities are designed to be collaborative, student-managed and focused on developing solutions for real-life scenarios. Students embrace engineering principles derived from applying the Engineering Design Process (technology process). The STEM in Practice materials encourage active, challenge-based problem-solving.

The one day STEM in Practice workshop will cover the following key areas of the program:

  • Curriculum Overview
  • Exploring STEM in Practice edu support materials.
  • Exploring electronics and coding with KodeKlix and Student Activities 
  • Coding with KodeKlix: An introduction to block coding and  Blockly
  • How to setup Blockly for the SnapCPU
  • Create programs in Blockly
    • Inputs, Outputs
    • Loops, delays
    • Procedures
    • Motors
  • What STEM projects could be developed using the STEM in Practice materials?
  • Review sample STEM in Practice protoype challenges.

More Information

Presenters

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.

 

Segments

Event Segment

Date / Time

11/10/2018
Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 15:00

Address

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

Parking

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

Location Specifics

Morning tea and lunch are provided.

Learning Area

  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies

School Area

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

Event Contact

AITSL Standards