STEM Projects and Student Led learning using Micro-Controllers

Presented by: Sanjin Dedić

Teacher PD Event Information: 6 Teacher PD Hours       

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Research and innovation are driven by questions!

The entire reason scientists and engineers go to work every day is to discover and build something new. Something that cannot be bought off the shelf or looked up on Google. This workshop is all about setting up this type of investigation into the unknown with your students. You will learn how to build and program the technology which records valuable data and how to interpret that data and yield trends and insights. The workshop will cover two case studies involving finding new facts about human reflexes and reaction times. The workshop will also show you how to set up investigations in the following topics:

  • Plant care (sensor inputs: light intensity, temperature, air humidity and soil humidity)
  • Impact and forces in sports (sensor inputs: gyroscopes and accelerometers)
  • Human Responses (skin conductivity and heartbeat)

Event Details:

  27th October, 2017
  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Karstens Conference Centre

123 Queen St, Melbourne

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  Target audience: STEM, Science and Technology teachers, Years: 7-10
  $306.90 GST Incl.

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About the Presenter

Sanjin Dedić is a teacher and a robotics engineer with a background in product development and automation. He has previously taught systems engineering and digital technologies and created special mathematics and technology programs for Gifted and Talented students in schools around Australia. Since the introduction of the Digital Technologies Curriculum Sanjin has been developing teacher training and extensive resources (learning sequences, tutorials and lesson plans) in platforms such as Scratch, Python, Arduino and GameMaker.

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