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Upcoming Workshops

    • 24 Apr 2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • 22 Jun 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • Schools in Melbourne Metro

    When: Term 2 - date chosen by school - 4pm - 6pm (date/time negotiable)*

    Where: Your school - within the Melbourne Metro Area

    Presenter: Pat McMahon

    Cost: $600 (for up to 10 teachers)

    *date/time dependent on our facilitator's availability, but we will try to get a time which is as accommodating to you/your school as possible! 

    Only open to DATTA Vic members

      DATTA Vic members - We're delighted to publish details of our new STEM Skills incursion program for term 3 2022.

      This session is running in Term 2 and up to 10 teachers can participate. It is available to member schools within the Melbourne Metropolitan area as detailed here:

      Experienced educator Pat McMahon will visit your school and offer you and your colleagues a hands-on introduction to Arduino – an open-source electronics platform, where single-board microcontrollers and kits are used to build digital devices. Pat will take you through a range of projects, including LEDs, push-button switches, sounders, potentiometers, and ultra-sonic sensors. You’ll discuss the applications for this technology in the classroom and identify new ways to engage your students in STEM

      Are you interested in running STEM Up-skilling Incursions for teachers in your local area? Contact Laura at pl@datta.vic.edu.au to discuss.

      Thanks to the Department of Education & Training for their support for this event through their Strategic Partnership Program

        • 13 Jun 2023
        • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
        • Online

        When:  Tuesday 13th June, 4pm - 6pm 

        Where: Online- Delivered via Webex

        Presenter: Anthony Bacon, Head of Technologies - Mentone Grammar School


        • $75 for members
        • $115 for non-members 
        • $45 for students/CRTs

        Tinkercad is a free web application for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It is the perfect introduction to CAD and is very intuitive. It has been designed with the classroom in mind and is suitable for both primary and secondary students. This professional learning session is suitable for beginners and beginner to intermediate teachers and by the end, participants will have the resources and confidence to use Tinkercad to design products with their students. 

        The session will be facilitated by Anthony Bacon, Head of Technologies, at Mentone Grammar School who came into education after working as an Industrial Designer!

        This session will be centred around developing modelling skills for Laser Cutting and 3D printing. Contemporary CAD/CAM manufacturing in the classroom.

        In this hands-on session, teachers will be learning CAD skills through designing a product and will cover the following learning outcomes: 


        • How to use Tinkercad basics
        • Setting up class accounts
        • How to use for 3D printing and laser cutting


        • Hands on design projects that can be used with students
        • Navigation around Tinkercad
        • Applications of essential tools


        • Participants must set up their own education account on Tinkercad - https://www.tinkercad.com/join -  (Please note that we do not have capacity within the workshop to troubleshoot set up problems, so please let us know ahead if you have issues with the download and we'll do our best to help.)
        • Participants must ensure they have PC/laptop - this workshop does not cover Tinkercad on iPads.
        • It is optional to have a mouse to use with this application.

          Participants will receive the recording, presenter slides and associated resources after the event.

          NOTE: The Webex link for this session will be sent via email a business day prior to the event. 

          Thanks to the Department of Education for their support for this event through their Strategic Partnership Program

          • 19 Jun 2023
          • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
          • Online

          When: Monday 19th June, 4pm - 5pm

          Where: Online

          Host: Jacinta O'Leary


          • $0 for Members
          Only open to DATTA Vic members

            DATTA Vic members - This free, online teach meet is for all teachers under the design and technologies umbrella (Primary and Secondary!) Join us to talk about your projects that worked – or didn’t! – discuss assessment, ask questions and share hints and tips with colleagues.

            You might have a great sustainability project to share, or you’re struggling with a combined Year 11 and 12 class – whatever success or failure you’ve had, this is the place to share!

            If you have a great photo of a product or a scan of a good folio page to show please email Lin at events@datta.vic.edu.au. (Remember to ask your students if they're happy to share their work in this forum.)

            Our online teach meets are designed to offer teachers a safe space to network and share with their colleagues. For this session, there will be no presenters. The floor is open to everyone who would benefit from being part of an active and generous community of practice. So bring along a coffee and get ready to chat!

            Thanks to the Department of Education & Training for their support for this event through their Strategic Partnership Program

              • 3 Jul 2023
              • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
              • Melbourne Museum

              Free professional learning on using museum collections and design thinking practices to enrich schools based design education.

              When: Monday 3rd July,  9.30am - 4.30pm

              Where: Melbourne Museum

              Cost: $0 for members


              This one day, free intensive for years 7-10 Design & Technologies teachers nurtures excellence in design education in Victoria.

              Supported by Creative Futures Ltd this special workshop is free for teachers and jointly facilitated by Museums Victoria Education and DATTA Vic. 

              Teachers will explore the world of the museum, from prehistoric animals through to contemporary stories of First Nations connections to the land, and work together to discover new ways to deliver the Design & Technologies curriculum in their own classrooms, inspiring their students to design for the future while learning from the past.

              Places are strictly limited - to register, visit the Museums Victoria website HERE.

                • 11 Jul 2023
                • 5:00 PM
                • 8 Aug 2023
                • 7:00 PM
                • Online
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