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Engineering STEM workshop

Early technical education

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About this workshop

During this seven-hour workshop, you will explore the impact of physical forces through leveraging, lifting, swinging and moving and investigate how engineers utilise these forces. You will define the purpose of engineering and consider what a world without engineering would be like.

The workshop will help you recognise opportunities for technical learning in everyday life and show you how to scaffold children’s eagerness to invent, produce, analyse and experiment. You will recognise individual preferences in technical education and explore your own technical approach.

By the end of this workshop, you will know how to integrate technical education into your setting in age-appropriate ways.

This workshop aligns with the principles, practices and outcomes of the EYLF, NQF and the Australian Curriculum.

Topic description

This STEM learning opportunity will help you:

  • learn how to recognise opportunities for technical education
  • explore invention, production, analysis and experimentation as facets of engineering
  • recognise individual preferences in technical education and explore your own technical approach
  • discover physical forces while leveraging, lifting, swinging and moving
  • benefit from the exchange with like-minded educators and reflect on your current practice

You will also receive comprehensive materials with lots of STEM ideas and information about inquiry-based practices.

Who should do this course?

This workshop is designed for early childhood educators and teachers, educational leaders and leaders with managerial responsibilities.

There are no prerequisites for this STEM Engineering workshop. Prior STEM knowledge is not required.

Something to think about before the workshop:

  • What do children love to invent, test, analyse or produce?
  • How do I approach technical issues?

Feedback from previous Engineering workshops

Another fantastic workshop

Another fantastic workshop by the Little Scientists! Thanks to the team, and Toyota for providing these opportunities for educators to be able to share with our children/ Thanks Jess! You did Awesome!
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2018-10-17T12:03:05+11:00

Engineering workshop, Melbourne

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Another fantastic workshop by the Little Scientists! Thanks to the team, and Toyota for providing these opportunities for educators to be able to share with our children/ Thanks Jess! You did Awesome!

Clear explanations

Tonya was very clear in her explanations of the concepts and how they related to the Little Scientists approach. She provided regular opportunities to reflect both as a group and individually and encouraged us to think about how we can implement the inquiry model into our practice.
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2019-07-30T14:26:43+10:00

Engineering, Kim, WA

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Tonya was very clear in her explanations of the concepts and how they related to the Little Scientists approach. She provided regular opportunities to reflect both as a group and individually and encouraged us to think about how we can implement the inquiry model into our practice.

Every educator should attend

Thank you! I have been so inspired about topics I previously knew so little about. They are so vital to teaching and I think every educator should attend.
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2018-10-22T15:14:57+11:00

Engineering, Toyota workshop, Melbourne

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Thank you! I have been so inspired about topics I previously knew so little about. They are so vital to teaching and I think every educator should attend.

Team building was great

Team building was great. I came away feeling excited to try activities out with my Kinder group.
STEM workshops
2018-10-22T15:11:19+11:00

Engineering, Toyota workshop, Melbourne

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Team building was great. I came away feeling excited to try activities out with my Kinder group.

Interactive, great ideas

Workshop was very hands on and interactive, great ideas, and better understanding of engineering we encounter in everyday life. Jessica was wonderful. Very clear and inclusive, thank you.
STEM workshops
2018-10-17T12:02:22+11:00

Engineering workshop, Melbourne

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Workshop was very hands on and interactive, great ideas, and better understanding of engineering we encounter in everyday life. Jessica was wonderful. Very clear and inclusive, thank you.

Loved the balance

Loved the balance between practical and discussion.
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2019-07-30T14:50:42+10:00

Engineering, Jacqui, Thurgoona

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Loved the balance between practical and discussion.

I feel incredibly motivated

Fantastic Workshop! I feel incredibly motivated and excited about introducing STEM topics. Amazing presentation! Informative and fun!
STEM workshops
2018-10-17T12:00:42+11:00

Engineering workshop, Melbourne

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Fantastic Workshop! I feel incredibly motivated and excited about introducing STEM topics. Amazing presentation! Informative and fun!

Hands-on activities

Hands-on activities and opportunity for group discussion.
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2019-07-30T14:33:55+10:00

Engineering, WA

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Hands-on activities and opportunity for group discussion.

A brilliant day!

What a brilliant day!! Love the hands-on and learning so much in such a fun way. Love it! Can’t wait to read my books now and implement my new learning.
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2019-07-30T12:14:16+10:00

Engineering, Uranquinty

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What a brilliant day!! Love the hands-on and learning so much in such a fun way. Love it! Can’t wait to read my books now and implement my new learning.

Love the hands-on

Love the hands-on nature of these workshops. Jessica does a really good job explaining the concepts and experiences.
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2018-10-17T12:01:32+11:00

Engineering workshop, Melbourne

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Love the hands-on nature of these workshops. Jessica does a really good job explaining the concepts and experiences.
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Duration: 1 day | Cost: $200pp
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Good to know

  • Hands-on and interactive
  • Exchange with like-minded people
  • Practical and reflective phases
  • Focus on implementation into practice
  • Aligned with EYLF, NQF and Australian Curriculum
  • NESA accredited
Carrying a bottle between wooden poles and string
Using different methods to attach objects to suspended rope
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