Making Futures at the Melbourne Mini Maker Faire

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Posted from DET News bulletin: 24 March 2016 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/news/archive/Pages/minimaker.aspx In rural South-west Victoria, Year 5 students from Woolsthorpe Primary School saw an opportunity to connect with their future careers during the Melbourne Mini Maker Faire at Knox Innovation, Opportunity and Sustainability Centre (KIOSC). A maker faire is a technology and innovation showcase, designed to feature those… Continue reading

Melbourne Mini Maker Faire

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The Melbourne Mini Maker Faire, organised by the Victorian Department of Education and Training in partnership with KIOSC (Knox Innovation, Opportunity and Sustainability Centre) and Swinburne University, ran over two days last week and was attended by over 700 people. Thank-you all for coming to KIOSC! Thank-you to our generous sponsors: Make Magazine, INTEL, Jaycar… Continue reading

Melbourne Mini Maker Faire Webinar #3

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We held our third webinar last night and unveiled sections of our Mini Maker Faire program. Listen to the recording here  Tickets for the Education Day are available at the following link: Register teachers, student workshop facilitators and student attendees separately. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/melbourne-mini-maker-faire-education-day-tickets-21050766409   Tickets for the Community Day are available at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/melbourne-mini-maker-faire-tickets-20716280954

Save the dates for the Melbourne Mini Maker Fair.

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Melbourne Mini Maker Faire is 7 weeks away! We have two special days scheduled at KIOSC (Knox Innovation, Opportunity and Sustainability Centre) in Wantirna. Check out our webpage or follow us on Facebook (Melbourne Mini Maker Faire KIOSC) Friday 18th March Melbourne Mini Maker Faire Education Day. Students and teachers from across Victoria will be… Continue reading

Melbourne Mini Maker Faire

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  Come one Come All to the Melbourne Mini Maker Faire on Saturday 19 March 2016. The Victorian Department of Education and Training in association with the Knox Innovation, Opportunity Sustainability Centre (KIOSC) and Swinburne University of Technology are planning an exciting experience, giving attendees a quick look at what our future may look like. The programs… Continue reading

National STEM School Education Strategy

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The national strategy for STEM learning in schools was endorsed by Australian Education Ministers on December 11 2015. National STEM School Education Strategy The strategy is focused on action that lifts foundational skills in STEM learning areas, develops mathematical, scientific and technological literacy and promotes the development of 21st century skills of problem solving, critical analysis… Continue reading