Scienceworks and The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision are partnering to provide a rich co-learning experience for Victorian teachers and students who are looking to or currently integrate robotics in the classroom.
The focus is on robotics, coding and computational thinking as well as discovering cutting edge research in robotic vision led by the ARC Centre of Excellence - Australian Centre for Robotic Vision.
Using LEGO EV3 Mindstorms robots, teachers will share the same robotics learning experience as their students in a workshop that highlights:
- logic and computational thinking, requiring participants to write a clear set of instructions for their robot using the LEGO EV3 graphical programming language.
- learning about how the inputs of a LEGO Mindstorms robot senses the world around it, while the outputs control its movement or response.
- problem solving, creativity and innovation skills to achieve a motivating end-goal.
For teachers, links to the Victorian curriculum with a focus on Years 7 – 10 are explored (digital technologies, design and technologies, critical and creative thinking).
For students, there is a further STEM-based challenge of building a LEGO maze for which they will write a navigation program for their robots.
Please note that this experience is targeted to teachers and students of year levels 7 – 10, designed for groupings of 1 teacher and 2 students.
This opportunity is open to teachers with a current VIT registration. Certificates for professional learning will be provided. Lunch is available for purchase at the on-site café or BYO.