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School Programs

Students will design, prototype, test and analyse innovative new ideas with real life applications in Tech School programs.

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Our programs are packaged as cross-curricular projects with specific links to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths curriculum areas.

The Geelong Tech School programs are free to all partner schools and include the following:

  • Transport (organised by the Geelong Tech School) to and from the school
  • Additional support for programs and teachers
  • Access to technology and equipment

Program Models

The Geelong Tech School has five program models, with a number of programs available in each.

  • Core Programs: Includes two days at the Tech School, with a number of pre/post lessons delivered by the classroom teacher at the partner school. Linked directly to an Industry Partner.
  • Tech Tasters: One day at the Tech School. No pre/post work required.
  • Design to Thrive: A four-day design challenge. The first two days are spent on-site at an Industry, the next two days are back at the Tech School.
  • Inclusion Programs: An adapted Tech Taster to meet the inclusive needs of the particular group.
  • School Incursions: We bring the Tech School to you in our custom-built trailer. A select group of programs are available in this model.

 

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Core programs

At the heart of these programs lies a dynamic challenge, presented by local industries, designed to ignite students’ passion for utilizing STEM skills, design thinking, and cutting-edge technology to craft innovative solutions. Our commitment to empowering educators is evident through robust professional development opportunities and a comprehensive suite of resources, including direct access to Tech School facilitators who bring expertise and guidance to the learning journey.

 

Tech Tasters

Tech Tasters offer a captivating one-day glimpse into applied learning, with a sharp focus on technology. Harnessing the power of design thinking, participants dive into a hands-on experience, collaborating on a carefully crafted ‘brief’ to bring forth a tangible outcome—an innovative prototype—all within the dynamic setting of the Tech School.

 

Design to Thrive

An immersive four-day “Design Thinking” experience awaits participants. This comprehensive program will guide students through an exploration of diverse technology solutions, coupled with insightful industry visits. As they navigate the intricacies of the design process, students will tackle real-world challenges intricately tied to the industry. The culmination of their efforts will be showcased through compelling presentations, showcasing the tangible outcomes achieved during the program.

 

Inclusion Programs

We have adapted a series of Tech Tasters to accommodate the learning requirements of some of our partner Tech Schools. The Inclusion Programs are shorter in length and also designed for smaller class sizes. We can adapt the program to suit your students.

 

School Incursions

We bring the Geelong Tech School to you with our custom-built trailer. The trailer is able to be booked for a week at a time by partner schools. Not only do we deliver programs to students, but we can run Professional Development for teaching staff as well.

Our Programs

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programDesign to Thrive
AgriTech

Create a solution for real-world problems in the agricultural sector.

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programTech Taster
App app and away

Using UX design principles, ideate, plan, and build a prototype mobile phone app.

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programCore Program
Backed up to the Future

Design a robot that removes blockages in the pipes and drains around Geelong.

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programTech Taster
CAD it

Design a product using 3D CAD software, then print it on a 3D printer.

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Coasting Drones

Investigate how drones are used in industry, and assist Life Saving Victoria to save lives.

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Code Breaker Series

Learn about microprocessors, create circuits, and write code to perform functions.

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Conservation and Culture

Create solutions for real-world problems in conservation and environmental science.

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Cyber Heist

Communicate, hijack and program to understand the vulnerabilities of online systems.

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Design for Humanity

Students design & prototype an engineering solution to a real-world humanitarian problem.

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Future Bricks

Students investigate Hemp as a sustainable and viable building product for the future.

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Future Fashion

Design and prototype a fashion accessory incorporating wearable technology.

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Game Design

Students create an “obstacle course” themed playable level using provided assets.

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programInclusion Programs
Inclusion Programs

Inclusion Programs are shorter and are specifically designed for smaller class sizes.

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programTech Taster
Laser Make

Design and construct a diorama using Adobe Illustrator and a laser cutter.

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Real Life Animated

Create and animate a 3D character, plugging in your own motion data.

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Remote & Virtual Learning

Our remote and virtual programs are accessible to Victorian schools outside the Geelong LGA.

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School Incursions

We’ll bring the Tech School to you for a week with our custom trailer.

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spARk

Design a cartoon character and bring them to life with animation and Augmented Reality.

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Street Art X

Explore Street Art as an art form, and its punchy position in the artistic landscape.

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Table Maze

Design and build a cardboard maze then use block code to automate a solution.

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Tinker Time

Build an exciting mini-golf hole using cardboard, robotics and Snap! coding.

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programCore Program
Urban Bee-ology

Analyse urban beekeeping and design a more ‘bee-friendly’ environment.

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Virtual X

Develop and apply creative design skills to create a 3D artwork in a VR environment.

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