Hands-on Mini Workshop in Melbourne
Invent To Learn – Project-based learning with a 21st Century twist
A hands-on workshop with Gary Stager, Ph.D.
14 June 2013
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Spensley Street Primary School
193 Spensley St
Clifton Hill VIC 3068
The workshop begins with the case for project-based learning and strategies for effective prompt-setting. We will view examples of children engaged in complex problem solving with new game-changing technologies and identify lessons for our own classroom practice. Powerful ideas from the Reggio Emilia Approach, breakthroughs in science education, and the global maker movement combine to create powerful learning experiences. Participants will have the chance to explore a range of exciting new low and high-tech construction materials that can really amplify potential of your students.
This workshop is suitable for all grades and subject areas. Bring a laptop and your imagination!
Also, check out Gary’s 13th June leadership seminar in Melbourne!
About Gary Stager
Gary S. Stager, Ph.D., is an award-winning teacher educator, speaker, consultant, and author who has spent the past 31 years helping schools around the world embrace technology as an intellectual laboratory and vehicle for self-expression. No stranger to Australia, Gary led PD in the world’s first laptop schools, earned a doctorate in science & mathematics education at The University of Melbourne, and has worked at government and independent schools across the nation since 1990. Gary has taught preschool through doctoral students and has studied in Reggio Emilia. His new book is Invent To Learn – Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom.
A more comprehensive biography may be read here.