The Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS - Powerhouse Museum), hosts the annual Young Creators Conference (YCC). The YCC provides a window into what is really going on with STEAM inside our most creative schools.
WHY ATTEND OUR HANDS-ON STEAM WORKSHOPS?
Despite our best efforts, most kids go through school holding deep-rooted ideas that bear no relation to our modern understanding about the natural/physical world in which we live.
Recent research by Dr Derek Muller (University of Sydney 3) suggests that the conventional, explicit teaching of STEM (science) in NSW schools mostly perpetuates and re-enforces fundamental misconceptions about how the world works. 4)
Attending one of our hands-on workshops might help you make a difference.
ACT NOW: REGISTER NOW FOR HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS:
|WORKSHOP 1. MAAS (Powerhouse Museum)|
|Build fast, fun, accessible interactive devices with lights, music action.|
|WORKSHOP 2. Education Technology Specialists|
|Build Rube Goldberg Inspired, electronic STEAM machines.|
|WORKSHOP 3. CSIRO - Reverse Garbage|
|Incorporate zero cost, reused & recycled materials into STEAM projects.|
|WORKSHOP 4. SMART Technologies|
|See how SMART technologies facilitate innovation, collaboration, gamification & more for STEM|
|WORKSHOP 5. SAAS|
|Practical, fun, workshops, especially for those normally uncomfortable teaching maths/science|
+ “How do you make a video that effectively teaches someone something about science?”
Get hands-on experience with experienced experts using the latest electronic devices. Or, try a maths workshop based on findings from a twelve year longitudinal study of children through year 1 primary school and beyond. Source: 5).
Workshop philosophy 'It is safer to accept any chance that offers itself, and extemporize a procedure to fit it, than to get a good plan matured, and wait for a chance of using it.' - Thomas Hardy