Engineering Teachers @ Work

Engineering Teachers @ Work Professional Development Program

AKORN is pleased to announce that through a special collaboration with ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA, VICTORIA UNIVERSITY AND PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING ORGANIZATIONS, we are able to offer opportunities to schools to participate in two-day professional development programs for teachers.

Research confirms the teachers need both in-house and external professional development to enhance their capabilities. This curriculum-focused professional learning will explore some of the disciplines of Engineering and provide participants with knowledge, tools and suggested class activities to enable them to take Engineering into their classrooms in line with AusVELS

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Design Like An Engineer

Join us for a fun adventure of STEM learning and hands-on creation! Akorn provide mentoring to help students to develop their BEST idea, prototype and presentation. This program allows depth and breadth for students to refine designs and prototypes, just as a real life engineer does. We challenge students to create strong, robust and holistic solutions to the challenges and needs that they identify.

Participating teachers will be interested in:

  • Promoting student learning and development in Engineering
  • Proving a balance of theory practice
  • Building scientific and engineering literacy
  • Developing programs in line with AusVELS (Australian Curriculum) with an engineering focus.
  • Peer planning
  • Addressing the current shortage of Engineers in Australia

The two-day programs consist of:

Monday – Victoria University – School of Engineering & Science (Electrical Engineering) – Footscray Park Campus  Bldg D
Two sessions offered with each allowing teachers to walk away with a ready to go working product that they can take into their classroom the next day.

  • A – First time participants – Price includes a complete, single set of resources (hardware/software/student activities/documents and suppliers and pricing information) for a full  semester elective in electronics or programming for years 9/10 based around the PICAXE microcontroller.
  • B – Returning participants* – Workshop the construction & programming of two robot vehicles: a short range radio controlled model and an ultrasonic rangefinder guided, obstacle avoiding car. Price includes one of the robots. Participants will also investigate supplier & cost options for implementing the activities in their classrooms. (*must have attended an “A” session in the past to participate in this session)

Tuesday – Umow Lai – Level 4 – 10 Yarra Street, South Yarra

Explore several disciplines of Engineering and their application in the ‘real’ world – including discussion on the necessity for sustainability in design and implementation

To register interest in this program, please contact us via our Contact Us page