• Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies

The STEM in Practice Program: One Day Workshop

PL # 12711.


Starting on 18 Aug 2020
Cancellation permitted until 15/08/2020
For Members$75
For Catholic Members$100
For Non-Members$125
Registration Close Date 18/08/2020
Register Now Limited Places Available

Registrations open to

  • AISWA Member Schools (non-CEO)
  • Catholic Member Schools
  • Non-Members



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
  • How STEM projects could be developed using the STEM in Practice materials
  • Review sample STEM in Practice protoype solutions.

We ask you do not attend our offices or any AISWA organised professional learning sessions if any of the following affect you:

  1. If you have arrived in Australia from overseas in the past 14 days
  2. If you have had contact with any person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days
  3. If you have any cold or flu symptoms, for example a cough, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath


For Professional Learning sessions undertaken at our premises, AISWA will encourage the following:

  1. Hand sanitising stations and signage to remind all attendees of good hygiene practices.
  2. Encouraging social distancing
  3. Encouraging breaks to be held outside, weather permitting
  4. Where catering is included in your PL, we will ensure good hygiene standards are observed, this includes single serve food items, disposable cups and single use cutlery.
  5. We encourage you to please bring your own water bottle.
  6. We will ensure cleaning of the venue at suitable intervals.


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 Training Room Suite 6A (First Floor)
Suite 6, 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

Location Specifics

Morning tea and lunch are provided.

Learning Area

  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies

School Area

  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
  • Year 7
  • Year 8

Event Contact

AITSL Standards