Hands On Technology Workshop - April 2nd - 3rd @ Killara HS
Each workshop runs for TWO DAYS - to book select the workshop you wish to attend for the weekend by using the selection button, top right of this page.
- Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects (CS6 & CC) COST: $350
In this course, participants will be introduced to Adobe Premiere and After Effects CS6 / CC and the world of editing, animation, effects, and compositing. Participants will receive resources that are currently used by Killara High School to help with stage 5 & 6 Industrial Technology Multimedia.
- Art Metal Work Stage 4 and 5 COST: $400
This course is intended for those who have never done silver jewellery before and are looking to introduce it as a stage 4 option in Technology (mandatory). You will learn how to make a plain silver ring, a twisted ring and a pendant in sterling silver. This is taught from metalworking principles and can be taught in a metalwork room with quite basic tools.
- Graphics in the 21st Century – Creo and 3d printing COST: $350
Creo 2.0 Academic is the standard in 3D product design, featuring industry-leading productivity tools. Integrated, parametric, 3D CAD/CAM solutions allow you to design faster than ever, while maximizing innovation and quality to create exceptional products including its use in 3d printing. After teachers complete the training workshop, they are given an unlimited number of licences so that students can use the software in the classroom and at home.
- Introduction to AutoCAD COST: $350
This training course will demonstrate the basics of using AutoCAD to create and print 2D Architecture drawings. During the course you will work through a task suitable for Stage 5/Preliminary Design and Technology focusing on architectural design and drafting.
- Introduction to Maya Modelling and Rendering COST: $350
This workshop will focus on the basics of how to model and render in Maya. Teachers will be taken through the essential tools and skills required to create objects. Finally, we will take you through the rendering process and teach you how to get the most out of your models so they are ready to be displayed or used in whichever format you choose. Maya is used in the top games and film studios and is free for students (and you) to download at home. Participants will receive resources that are currently used by Killara High School to help with stage 5 & 6 Industrial Technology Multimedia. * teachers need to bring Maya installed on a laptop
- Skateboard Construction COST: $499
In this course participants will learn how to use a vacuum bag to make a skateboard and to create and apply a marquetry design to the board. At the completion of the course you will take away on your very own skateboard deck complete with your own exotic marquetry veneer pattern on it. The additional cost covers the supply of a Thin Air Vacuum Press Kit, mould and pre cut Canadian Rock Maple veneers. This will give you a completed deck and the equipment to manufacture boards at school as well as simple but useful moulds for vacuum forming, including projects beyond the skateboard. You will also need to bring your own block plane. As this will be used in the construction of the board.
- Blender COST: $350
This workshop will focus on the basics of how to model and render in Blender. Teachers will be taken through the essential tools and skills required to create objects. Finally, we will take you through the rendering process and teach you how to get the most out of your models so they are ready to be displayed or used in whichever format you choose. Blender is freely available for students and teachers. Participants will receive resources that are currently used by Killara High School to help with stage 5 & 6 Industrial Technology Multimedia.
- Waterbottle Rockets COST: $350
This workshop is aimed at encouraging the use of STEM in high schools through the making of bottle Rockets. This unit is suitable for Tec Mandatory, 9-10 Industrial Technology Engineering or any problem based learning environment (that’s DT+IA). This exciting application allows some difficult to understand engineering concepts like centre of mass/centre of pressure/moment of inertia/ pressure versus volume/ lift, drag and thrust to be demonstrated concretely using a model constructed from recycled PET bottles. Participants will be involved in making bottle rocket designs styles that feature curved, straight and swept back fins. We will also investigate and discuss programming alternatives and management for their own schools use of rocketry in schools. A risk assessment proforma, programming materials including student folios, class notes and discuss engineering concepts are included. See Youtube example here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDIFbPBE6Ts&list=TLa50cql_oLtY * Participants need to bring 2x 1.25 litre bottles to make their bottle rockets.
- 123 Design + 3d Printing COST: $350
123D Design is a free package offered by Autodesk. During this course you will be taken through how the software package can be used to support your students develop their projects in 3D for through to creating stl. file for 3D printing. The aim of the course will be to take you through the 3D modelling process, job setup, tools and accessing online support, leaving you with your ready to print STL file.
- Flash COST: $350
Participants will learn a variety of skills using Adobe Flash including: - Creating shapes, - Grouping and creating symbols, - Tweening, - Cel animation By learning these skills, participants will be able to create an animated robot in Adobe Flash. Participants will also be introduced to basic scripting. Additionally, participants will be given resources to execute a design project for Technology (Mandatory): Media Technologies using the skills learnt from this workshop. Participants will receive resources that are currently used by Killara and Crookwell High School to help with stage 5 & 6 Industrial Technology Multimedia.
- Website Design COST: $350
Learn how to plan, design and then implement a website within Adobe Dreamweaver. Create websites using drag and drop, or using the coding features of Dreamweaver, depending upon your need and interest. Learn how to set up a site from start to finish, including how to upload to the internet, and remap your own website URL. This workshop is particularly relevant for Information and Software Technology, IPT, Industrial Technology and IDT VET teachers.
- Electronics - Stage 5 Electronics or Design and Technology Project – MP3 Amplifier COST: $350
Want to try some electronics but never have? Well then – this is for you! Participants will be constructing a working (hopefully!) 1Watt Stereo Amplifier. It is designed to run from a standard USB power source and will be constructed on prototyping Veroboard . I will supply all necessary components, tools and soldering irons. Participants will need to source and supply their own i) speakers (4-8 ohm) - an old pair of car or multimedia type speakers are perfect; and ii) an old USB lead (USB mouse lead is perfect). As well as constructing the circuit we will look briefly at i) circuit design, ii) problem solving and iii) project possibilities. This is a great job for upper Yr 9 or Yr 10. It would not be suitable for an introductory project and assumes students have a reasonable amount of soldering skill. * Maximum group of 12 Teachers
Coding, Electronics and the Arduino COST: $450
This workshop gives participants an introduction to the Arduino, http://www.arduino.cc/ and a chance to mix up skills and technologies including soldering, coding, digital control, RC vehicles, recycling, communicating, collaborating and responding to a challenge. You will be introduced to the stage 4 units of work that are a prerequisite to the arduino unit, so you will have a good idea of how to include the technology in your own teaching. What you get: You will leave the workshop with an Arduino, an introductory experimenter's kit, 12 months access to Grok Learning https://groklearning.com (thanks Nicky at Grok Learning), your RC car and enough ideas to run the unit at your school. The Deliverable: An RC car that is controlled by an Arduino. What you need to bring: You will need to bring a laptop/device that is capable of running the arduino software. https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
- Introduction to E-Textiles COST: $400
This is a STEM activity, during which you will be that introduced to basic concepts of electronics and apply them to some skill development textiles projects. This workshop is a basic introduction to the fun world of e-Texiles. The workshop will include a kit of components that contains enough components for you to experiment with during and after the workshop. This workshop is designed to help the absolute beginner get going with e-textiles.