Registration is now open for Hands On Technology weekend courses.
This year they are being held at
Killara High School
Saturday 2nd 8:30 - 4:00 and Sunday 3rd May 8:30 - 1:00.
This course is registered with BOSTES for accredited hours
Cost: Teachers $310 for all workshops excepting Skateboards which is $499 (which includes a Vacuum Kit, additional $189)
Student Teachers (must be members of IIATE) $130. Skateboard kit $189.
Participants choose one workshop for the entire weekend.
Hands On Technology Course Descriptions
Adobe After Effects CS6 & CC
In this course, participants will be introduced to Adobe After Effects CS6 and Adobe After Effects CC and the world of animation, effects, and compositing.
Art metal work stage 4 and 5
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
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
This training course will demonstrate the basics of using AutoCAD to create and print 2D 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
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 characters and objects for both a game and film projects. 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.
* teachers need to bring laptop with Maya installed.
Introduction to Unity
This workshop is designed to give you a solid understanding of the Unity Game Engine with a focus on game environments. During this workshop we will be running through a project that you can take back and implement in your classrooms.
Unity is able to be downloaded for free from the Unity website and AIE will supply the pre-made project files that you can take back to your classrooms.
* teachers need to bring laptop with Unity installed.
Participants will first create a simple robot using the NXT lego system. After learning how sensors work, participants will program 2 robots. The first being a robot that detects the edge of a desk the second being a robot that detects objects. Finally, participants will use their newly learnt skills to design a sumo wrestling robot.
Skateboard Construction Please note: Course 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.
Power Anchor/Bottle Rocket Engineering
This workshop is aimed at encouraging the use of STEM in high schools through the making of bottle Rockets. This workshop allows 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. Participants will receive a risk assessment pro-forma, programming materials including student folios, class notes and discuss engineering concepts that will allow them to successfully use the Bottle Rocket launcher in their own classroom.
Syringe Arm Engineering
Participants will first go through teaching programme, worksheets, and casual lesson plans for the Syringe Arm unit of work for Stage 5 Industrial Technology Engineering. Following this, teachers will create a simple Syringe Arm. At the end of the course participants will take home the Syringe Robot Arm unit of work + a working model of the project.
Categories Design and Technology Engineering Graphics Graphics Technology Industrial Technology Information and Software Technology Jewellery Literacy Metal Multimedia Numeracy Professional Development Software Stage 4 Stage 5