Making Makers: The Design and Engineering Process (PP-6)

7 places available

Start:  Tuesday 7 July 2020 - 9.00am

Finish: Tuesday 7 July 2020 - 12.30pm

Location:  SSTUWA building, 1 West Street, West Perth WA 6005 (off Thomas Street)


About the course

Discover new ways to teach innovative thinking with hands-on creation at the core of this engineering workshop.
Explaining the power of innovation and creativity to your students can sometimes be a challenge – so why not show them instead?

Learn how Maker Spaces link to the Technologies curriculum and what type of activities truly engage our students in 21st century learning.  You will explore the applications of the Maker Movement to STEM education, and learn tips and tricks on how to inspire a ‘Maker culture’ in your school.

Workshop participants will also get a chance to do some making of their own, from cardboard creations to electronics, and learn how to kick-start the classroom of the future.


During this course participants will:

  • Unpack and decode the Technologies learning area of the WA curriculum, including both Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies.
  • Understand and implement the Engineering Process through hands-on activity.

  • Explore the meaning behind commonly-referenced terms such as "maker space", "maker movement" and "maker culture".

  • Connect with lists of resources and ideas for creating a maker space or maker culture in your school, including recommended equipment, suppliers, safety tips and project ideas.

Safety, Hygiene and Social Distancing

The SSTUWA is committed to following all  up-to-date safety and health regulations related to COVID 19 throughout these training events.

We request that participants bring their own mug for use at training and that any participant not feeling well or showing fever, cough or flu-like symptoms cancel their registration and not attend.


$ 75 : Members: Part Time/Relief/Student
$ 150 : Members: Full Time
$ 250 : Non-Members


Morning tea provided.

We are able to supply a vegetarian or gluten free option. Please advise prior to the event.


Tim Schmitz
Professional Learning Consultant

Nominated Audience

Members and Non-Members PP-6

Professional Standards for Teachers in Western Australia

This training relates to the following standards :

Standard 2 – Know the content and how to teach it
Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community