The STEM in Practice program: One-Day workshop (BUNBURY)

PL # 11820

  • Starting on 22 May 2018
  • Cancellation permitted until 20 May 2018
  • Event registrations closed on 21 May 2018

Delivery Format :

Event registration is Closed



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 challenges.

More Information


Peter Crosbie (AISWA Staff)

Assistant Director

Peter Crosbie <span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

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 <span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Jan Clarke has been with AISWA since 2008. She has 40 years of primary and secondary teaching experience, including G&T and Computing, HoLA for T&E and Certificate qualifications. She actively incorporated ICT in her teaching for over 30 years and has a strong belief in its potential for student engagement and learning. Jan has a BEd (Curriculum), Grad Dip in Comp Sci (Education) and a Cert IV in WTA. On behalf of AISWA she has: led the roll-outs of all WACE T&E subjects, the ICT Capabilities and K-10 Technologies subjects; represented AISWA for ISA, SCSA and ACARA and various STEM initiatives; supported the DER; collaborated with universities on research projects; delivered keynotes, papers and workshops at national and international conferences; developed and shared many practical ICT-related resources, including internationally published works; and managed the multi-skilled AISWA Tech Team. She takes great pride in supporting WA Independent Schools.

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Event Segment

Date / Time

22 May 2018 Starts: 09:00 Finishes: 14:30

Delivery Format : In Person

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar PRIMARY School

Location Specifics Bunbury Cathedral Grammar PRIMARY SCHOOL. Please download the MAP (a document under MORE INFORMATION). The school 'STEM Captains' will meet visitors arriving at this carpark and show them the location. Morning tea will be kindly provided by BCGS. Please bring your own LUNCH. This event is FREE as a special consideration for our AISWA regional schools and their colleagues from other local schools. All participants must still be registered.

PL Hours : 6.50

Learning Area

  • STEM

School Area

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

Event Contact