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On-campus workshops

Happy World Teachers' Day 2030

It is World Teachers day in 2030 and you are a teacher. The students, parents, and your teaching colleagues are making you a card to celebrate everything about what makes you an amazing teacher. What will it say? What will it look like? Come and experiment with innovative materials to make your future self a World Teachers' Day card to take home.

Year level
6
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
45 minutes
Curriculum links
Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks (ACAVAM115)
Personal and social capabilities: self-awareness
Location
On-campus

Superheroes

Who is your favourite teacher? What makes them awesome? Join forces with our superhero robots to code your own superteacher and find out all the skills you can learn at uni to become a terrific educator.

Year level
6
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
45 minutes
Curriculum links
Implement digital solutions as simple visual programs involving branching, iteration (repetition), and user input (ACTDIP020)
Location
On-campus

VR expedition: journey through the solar system

Universal design for learning (UDL) is a way of thinking about teaching and learning that gives all students equal opportunity to learn. Come and explore the planets in our solar system through VR and discover your favourite way of learning.

Year level
7
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
45 minutes
Curriculum links
Astronomy: the Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun) (ACSSU078)
Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the sun, Earth and the moon (ACSSU115)
Communicate ideas, findings and evidence based solutions to problems using scientific language, and representations, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS133)
Location
On-campus

Show or tell: what works in teaching

Teachers can talk, demonstrate, use video or other tools to teach students. In this session, students will create short compelling videos using Adobe Spark to tell a story that matters to all.

Year level
8
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
45 minutes
Curriculum links
Investigate the benefits to individuals and communities of valuing diversity and promoting inclusivity (ACPPS079)
Intercultural Understanding – Recognising culture and developing respect
Ethical understanding – exploring values, rights and responsibilities
Location
On-campus

Future School, Earth Mark 2: a VR experience

Teachers don't only teach they also design and shape the future. You’ve been selected to help colonise a brand new planet where a school needs to be designed and built. What will it look like? Get hands on with our VR goggles and create Future School on Planet Earth Mark 2.

Year level
9
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
45 minutes
Curriculum links
Develop and refine media production skills to integrate and shape the technical and symbolic elements in images, sounds and text for a specific purpose, meaning and style (ACAMAM075)
Location
On-campus

Super sleuths

Who knew teachers were detectives?! Test your skills in deciphering secret messages and solving mysteries. You will learn how problem solving skills can help you to become the smartest detective (or perhaps a brilliant teacher)!

Year level
9
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
45 minutes
Curriculum links
Critical and creative thinking - generating ideas, possibility and actions; analysing, synthetizing and evaluate reasoning and procedures
Numeracy – recognising and using patterns and relationships
Logic analysis
Problem solving
Location
On-campus

How to build a human brain in 5 years - or 45 minutes

The human brain is the most complicated machine on the planet and teachers are the only paid professionals that must build brains every day. Did you know that the brain is growing and learning faster in the first five years of life than at any other time? How does this magic happen? Come and build a brain with us, connect it to a real computer and see what happens!

Year level
10
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
45 minutes
Curriculum links
Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal systems to respond to changes to their environment (ACSSU175)
Early childhood learning and development
Teaching and learning with emotions and relationships in mind
Location
On-campus

Lego duck challenge

Ducks fly, swim and come in different shapes and sizes! This Lego challenge will show you that teaching isn't necessarily what it appears to be and that perhaps you do have what it takes to be a great teacher.

Year level
10
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
45 minutes
Curriculum links
Critical and creative thinking - generating ideas, possibility and actions; reflecting on thinking and processes
Personal and social capability - self-awareness
Location
On-campus

Becoming a teacher

Come and find out from our current students what it is really like to study education. You will learn about entry requirements and have the opportunity to ask all the questions you like, to ensure you are well-equipped to follow your path as an Educator.

Year level
12
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
45 minutes
Curriculum links
General capabilities and career education
Location
On-campus

In-school workshops

Mini Olympics

Challenge time! What can you learn from flipping bottles and using dry spaghetti to move objects? Work together in teams to compete in fun 60-second challenges. You might not realise how much you can learn whilst having fun!

Year level
6-7
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
45 minutes
Curriculum links
Personal and social capability – self-management, social awareness and social management
Critical and creative thinking – generating ideas, possibility and actions
Location
In-school

Technology Tyrannosaurus

Embracing the rapid changes in technology is a big part of being a teacher. Test your knowledge of technology relics from the past and try your hand at communicating without words.

Year level
8-9
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
45 minutes
Curriculum links
Analyse and explain how language has evolved over time and how technology and the media have influenced language use and forms of communication (ACELY1729)
Location
In-school