Share your Student STEM projects. LEAD a Teacher Oriented Mini-Master Class. INSPIRE with a Student Oriented DigiDesign Mini-Workshop. SPARK an idea in teaching practice and methods.

We are looking for the brightest Educators, Students, Teachers or Organisations to present, short interactive workshops…Showcase ideas, projects and what’s working so we can spark a revolution!

What workshops are we looking for?

Short, sharp presentations on any STEAM projects that are hands on, interactive, fun – especially new ideas! No waffle! Or you could run one of the 4 Social Justice Design Challenges?

Student Social Justice Design Problem Solvers Challenge

The aim of the Student Social Justice Design Problem Solvers Challenge session is to create an opportunity for student teams to tackle real-life design or STEAM challenges in a supportive way. The proposed challenges can be related to an individual situation (e.g. a child with no hands wishing to ride a bike with his friends – taken from the Big Life Fix with Simon Reeve), a local community challenge (e.g how do we determine if the river water is safe to drink?), a state or even global challenge (e.g. Bee-pocalypse).

  • Each session will have a different real life design or STEAM challenge to solve. Information about each challenge to be aimed at Year 4 – 10 students
  • This session is an opportunity for universities, industry, schools, or community organisations to pose real life design challenges and lead student through the design process to ideate and present possible solutions.

DigiDesign Mini-Workshops

The aim of the DigiDesign Mini-workshop session is for  students/teachers/organisations to share some of their great STEAM and entrepreneurial activities and ideas with students and teachers. What creative and innovative things are you doing in your school / organisation? What do you want to share with others? You could even include videos, experiments, anything that will leave people with ideas to try in their own schools.

  • Workshops must demonstrate hands-on STEAM and / or entrepreneurial activities for Year 4 – Year 10 students
  • Presented by attending students / teachers / universities / sponsors / organisations

Teacher Mini MasterClass

The aim of the Teacher Mini-Masterclass session is for teachers / organisations to share some of their great STEAM and entrepreneurial activities and ideas with teachers. What creative and innovative things are you doing in your school / organisation? What is working that you want to share? You could include videos, experiments, anything that will leave people with ideas to try in their own schools.

  • Presented by attending teachers / universities / industry
  • Mini-masterclasses for teachers to explore specific aspect of embedding STEAM in their curriculum (e.g. App design, Creativity, Circular Design, Integrated STEAM, etc.)
  • Various sessions will address beginning teachers, next step and extending

Some of the sessions at our 2017 conference included:

  • Learning STEAM with Zorb Balls
  • How to Make a Mind (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Setting up a STEAM Program
  • Art and Design using Nudel
  • Using Virtual Reality in STEM
  • Using the BBC Micro:bit
  • Constructing geometric shapes using coding

CONTACT US

Rachel Manneke-Jones

Registration & Bookings
Ph: 0411 270 277
E: rachel@spark-educonferences.com.au

Dr Adrian Bertolini

Conference Co-Ordinator
Ph: 0413 036 382
E: adrian@spark-educonferences.com.au