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Professional Development

At Geelong Tech School, we are dedicated to nurturing the advancement of skills, not only for our students but also for educators in our partner schools.

The following opportunities are available for teachers from both primary and secondary schools across Victoria.

  • Professional Development series
    Our Professional Development series is crafted in response to frequent requests we receive throughout the year. Click on one of the sessions below for more information.
  • Make and Learn
    Teachers will be able to work on their own individual projects while learning how to integrate STEM pedagogies into their subject areas. Find out more.
  • Custom Tours
    We warmly welcome teachers from our partner schools to experience guided tours of our cutting-edge facilities. We also encourage you to consider the Geelong Tech School as a preferred venue for hosting your after-school curriculum meetings.

Professional Development Series

See below to register and find out more information.

Term 1
Design Thinking for Primary STEM
March 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

For primary schools embarking on the journey of establishing a STEM program, this professional development provides a comprehensive toolkit.

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Tips and Tricks of 3D Printing
March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

From setup to maintenance, we’ll guide you through the tips and tricks to empower you to 3D print whatever you envision.

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Term 2
Designing practical 3D models
May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We’ll guide you through the fundamentals of Fusion 360, empowering you to craft your unique 3D products with precision and creativity.

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Transforming the Maths classroom
May 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Transform your math classes with a full-day professional development experience led by Andrew from ‘Think Square.’

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Physics in Game design
June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Contemporary video games leverage physics to emulate realistic behaviours and captivating special effects.

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Term 3
Develop compelling video resources
August 6, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - August 6, 2025 @ 4:00 pm

Whether it’s instructional or informational, captivate your learners by crafting your own compelling video resources.

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Product design using laser cutters
August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring your ideas to life using a laser cutter. Soon enough, you’ll be crafting your own bespoke Ikea-inspired creations.

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Coding, not just for the nerds
September 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Delve into fundamental concepts and discover practical ways to seamlessly integrate coding into your classrooms.

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Term 4

We will be deciding the topics of the Term 4  sessions based on feedback throughout the year.

  • TBD   Tuesday 29th October (2pm-4pm)
  • TBD   Thursday 14th November (2pm-4pm)
  • TBD   Monday 25th November (2pm-4pm)