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Professional Learning - Masterclasses

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Upcoming events

    • 2 Aug 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Banyule Nillumbik Tech School
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    When: Friday 2nd August, 9:30am - 12:30pm

    Where: Banyule Nillumbik Tech School, Greensborough

    Presenter: Maria Bickford-Beers - STEM Communication Officer

    Cost:

    • $99 for members
    • $129 for non-members 
    • $59 for university students/CRT Members/Pre-service teachers

    NB: If you are a partner school with Banyule Nillumbik Tech School, please contact events@datta.vic.edu.au about registering and further information. 

    This is an intimate professional learning session for teachers in design and technologies and art. 

    A Cricut is a die-cutting machine that can cut several different materials for your projects like paper, vinyl, and card stock. The most advanced machines can cut more than 100 materials, such as cardboard, fabric, metal, balsa wood and more.

    Run by Banyule Nillumbik Tech School's STEM Communication Officer, Maria, the session will include learning how to use the Cricut, the associated program, troubleshooting and the basic tools required.

    NB: If you are a partner school with Banyule Nillumbik Tech School, please contact events@datta.vic.edu.au about registering and further information. 

    • 3 Aug 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Overnewton Anglican Community College - Keilor
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    When: Saturday 3rd August - 9.30am - 4pm

    Where: Overnewton Anglican Community College

    Presenter: Jill Livett

    Cost:

    • $209 for members
    • $309 for non-members 
    • $109 for university students/CRT Members/Pre-service teachers

    Morning tea, lunch and all materials will be provided.

    Part of our DATTA Vic Up-skilling Beginners' Masterclasses, this professional learning workshop is for teachers who have little/no experience with wood and are hoping to learn the basics of working with timber, its associated techniques and tools. 

    This session will be led by Jill Livett, Head of Department at Overnewton College, experienced D&T educator and co-author of the Nelson Product Design and Technologies and the Tech by Design textbooks.

    Following this class, participants will have gained new skills and confidence in basic woodworking techniques, and understand how they can be used to engage students in the D&T classroom. Out of field teachers who are delivering the D&T curriculum will find this session particularly useful.

    • 8 Aug 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Yarra Ranges Tech School, Lilydale
    • 25
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    When: Thursday 8 August - 9.30am - 4pm

    Where: Yarra Ranges Tech School, Lilydale

    Presenter: Travis Burroughs

    Cost:

    • $209 for members
    • $309 for non-members 
    • $109 for university students/CRT Members/Pre-service teachers

    Morning tea, lunch and all materials will be provided.

    Part of our DATTA Vic Up-skilling Beginners' Masterclasses, this professional learning workshop is for teachers who have little/no experience with robotics and are hoping to establish their own robotics program or grow an existing one to engage more students.

    This session will be led by Travis Burroughs, Director of Yarra Ranges Tech School. Travis is a renowned STEM educator and a leader in the field of robotics education. He'll be joined by his YRTS colleague Matt Pattison.

    In this fun, hands-on day, participants will:

    • Learn about the simple Thymio robot and how to program to follow lines and avoid walls. This simple robot is a great introduction to robotics and exposes students to code and robotics in a fast and efficient way.  
    • Be introduced to VEX V5, an advanced robotics platform that you can structure a robotics course or club around. You'll gain skills to get started, but also an overview of some of the more advanced sensor and programming features to help you plan to grow your program in the future

    Following this class, participants will have gained new skills and confidence in robotics and coding, and understand how they can be used to engage students in the D&T classroom. Out of field teachers who are delivering the D&T curriculum will find this session particularly useful.

    • 3 Sep 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • St Monica's College Epping
    • 18
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    PARTICIPANTS TAKE HOME FREE STEAM TECH!




    When: Tuesday 3 September, 9am - 1pm

    Where: St Monica's College Epping

    Presenters: Roxanne Sumner, Michael Gowers and Sid Bagh

    Cost: $75 for members

    Note this program is only open to DATTA Vic and SLAV members.

    In schools, makerspaces facilitate free access to interactive digital learning environments, technologies, and tools.This allows all students to explore their interests, to tinker, create and invent.

    DATTA Vic, SLAV and St. Monica's College Epping are collaborating on this hands-on workshop, where we’ll bring Design & Technologies teachers and Library staff together for a morning of inspiration and upskilling.

    Following a presentation by Roxanne Sumner from Siena College, we'll dive into some great, hands-on Makerspace activities, both low and high-tech, that you could easily establish in your own schools.

    All participants will leave with some FREE pieces of technology that they can use back in their school makerspaces. What will you get in our raffle - a Sphero, a Pro Bot, an Ozo Bot, a Makey Makey, a Hummingbird robot, an Edison robot or maybe a Makedo kit?


    Following the workshop, feel free to stay on for an informal tour of the St Monica's Library and STEM Centre.

    IF YOU ARE A SLAV MEMBER, CONTACT slav@slav.org.au FOR YOUR REGISTRATION CODE

    Click HERE to download our flyer to share with colleagues at your schools


    • 10 Sep 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Art Tree Creations - Bayswater
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    When: Tuesday 10th September, 9:30am - 3:30pm

    Where: Art Tree Creations - Bayswater

    Presenter: Scott Thompson - Co-Owner 

    Cost:

    • $370 for members
    • $470 for non-members 

    Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

    Have you needed some quality time to experiment with resin, silicone mould making and new emerging materials to use with your students in class?

    Do you need to understand the safety aspects or how to use these materials in your classroom?

    Would you like to learn about alternate ways of prototyping and model making, especially with materials that give a refined, professional finish?

    Well, this is the professional learning session you’ve been waiting for!

    Join Scott, the co-owner and founder of Art Tree Creations, in his studio in Bayswater, as he takes you through a hands-on learning experience looking at the ‘how tos’ of:

    • Resin and timber slab
    • Jesmonite – the brand of a composite material which is a combination of gypsum (a mineral created from sedimentary rock) and water-based acrylic resin 
    • Using correct techniques to combine these with timber
    • Creating your own silicone mould from start to finish

    All participants will leave with sample pieces they have created which they can have on hand to show their students!  These can help to inspire student creativity when designing and move them away from some of the more conventional production methods!

    Participants will also be given the opportunity to look around at all the other amazing products and sample products ‘Art Tree Creations’ have on offer, that can be used in various way in the Design and Technologies classroom.

    This professional learning experience is directed to all teachers in the Design and Technologies realm – be it primary or secondary. If you’d like to invite teachers from the Visual Arts faculty at your school, this session is also very applicable for them and their students.


    • 23 Sep 2024
    • 9:30 AM
    • 26 Sep 2024
    • 4:30 PM
    • Banyule Nillumbik Tech School
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    FOR OUT OF FIELD EDUCATORS TEACHING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING


    When: 9.30am - 4pm, Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th September 2024

    Banyule Nillumbik Tech School

    Presenter:  Colin Chapman & Anthony Gasson

    Cost:

    Members: $699

    Only open to DATTA Vic members

    DATTA Vic and Banyule Nillumbik Tech School are teaming up again to deliver the Success with Systems Engineering Masterclass program during the September school break.

    Systems Engineering offers a great way to deliver STEM learning opportunities that equip young people with the skills they'll need for a global, technology-driven and flexible future.

    However, Victorian schools are facing barriers to successful delivery, including dropping numbers of student enrolments at VCE and a lack of qualified teachers in the Design & Technologies learning area.

    Our Success with Systems Engineering program has four aims:

    • To upskill teachers from other STEM areas (Design & Technologies, Physics, etc) to deliver engaging and relevant Systems Engineering programs

    • To support schools who are struggling to recruit Systems Engineering teachers

    • To explore ways to attract and retain a more diverse cohort of students in Systems Engineering
    • To offer support to schools to set up VCE Systems Engineering as a senior subject

    Registrations are open now to participate in this teacher masterclass, which will run in the term break from 23-26 September

    Numbers are strictly limited, so register early to ensure your place.

    Morning tea and lunch each day are served, and all resources are provided.

    Feedback from participants of our previous Success with Systems workshops:

    • The masterclass covered all the requirements to be able to know how to begin teaching VCE Systems.
    • A Lot of practical demonstrations and hands-on activities to develop skills for teaching
    • Practical demos tuning us into having a go! The challenges throughout were pitched at the right fundamental level.
    • Great strategies for how to teach complicated topics
    • Was amazing! I learned so much about course content in regards to VCE and I enjoyed learning the components of systems and coding.
    • Very well presented and totally engaging


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