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Engineering Bootcamp For Primary Teachers

This is not your ordinary professional learning gig. In this 2-day engineering bootcamp,
primary teachers will be putting on their "hard hats" to engineer solutions to some of Perth's local problems. This will see teachers work in small groups learning about engineering and digital technologies but more importantly, each group will also get the opportunity to engineer a solution (ie, a product) that will be critiqued by industry experts (think Shark Tank!).
If this sounds like project-based learning, then you're right on the money! Bring plenty of fun and exciting ideas back to your 2019 classroom!
 
  
What You'll Learn
  • How to integrate Design & Technologies and Digital Technologies into one coherent real-world problem-based learning project.
  • How to use coding/robotics tools such as Makey Makey, Bee-Bot, Sphero, Scratch, App Lap, App Inventor and Lego WeDo/Mindstorm in such learning projects.
  • How to use Lego (or similar) bricks to teach Design & Technologies and Digital Technologies.
  • A simple 4-Step engineering methodology you and your students can apply to solving any problem.
  • How to fulfil the requirements of the Technologies curriculum and how to integrate Maths, English, Science into the project.
  • Tips on teaching gifted children & how to differentiate activities/assessments for gifted students.
  • Why it's so important for students to be exposed to product commercialisation in today's technology-driven world (especially in the era of artificial intelligence).
 
Resources You'll Receive
  • 24 self-paced engineering 101 videos
  • Outlines of real-world problem-based learning projects you can use in your 2019 class.
  • Chance to win $100 shopping voucher.

Who Should Attend

  • Primary school teachers.
  • Relief teachers.
  • Pre-service teachers.

Location

John XXIII College
Mooro Drive, Mount Claremont, Western Australia 6010

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