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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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Geelong Tech School programs

School teachers are integral to our partner school program delivery therefore we have provided a seamless process enabling schools to participate. 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
  • A full package of learning resources
  • Additional support for programs and teachers
  • Access to technology and equipment

Curriculum

Our programs are packaged as cross-curricular projects with specific links to Science, Technology, Systems Engineering, Maths curriculum areas. Our programs include additional resources such as relatable tasks resource links, Curriculum mapping documentation and Capabilities curriculum.

The Geelong Tech School programs contain open-ended challenges and relevant scaffolding ensuring they are applicable to the ages and stages relatable across different curriculum and learning levels.

We also offer flexibility to tailor the programs to specific or desired outcomes. Our Tech School staff are available to accommodate these requests.

Program Models

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

Core programs

We have 10 different cross-curricular core programs relating to all areas of the school curriculum.  Our Core Programs are immersive learning programs able to be facilitated in the partner school and at the Geelong Tech School with access to technology, equipment and expertise. Within the programs a challenge is pitched by a local industry to inspire students to use STEM skills, design thinking and technology as a vehicle to propose a solution able to be applied to real life issues. Teachers are fully supported through PD opportunities and an extensive suite of resources including access to expert Tech School facilitators. 


Tech Tasters

Our Tech Tasters are a snapshot of applied learning focussed on a technology, using design thinking to work on a ‘brief’ to create an outcome (prototype) in one day at the Tech School.

The Tech School have a range of one day ‘Taster’ Programs to:

  • Develop skills using design and technology though participating in an activity or challenge
  • Promote the applications of technology and possibilities for educational use
  • Introduce and familiarise schools with the Geelong Tech School facility
  • Promote the importance of STEM for future work opportunities

Design to Thrive suite

A fully immersive 5-day Design Thinking program. Throughout the program, students will explore a range of technology options and participate in industry visits while working through the design process to address challenges linked to the industry culminating in students presenting their outcomes.

Our Programs

Our Programs

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Future Bricks

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

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Backed up to the Future

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

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Water Reality Check

Research and create a ‘360 Story’ about the Barwon Water Cycle.

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Bot Rescue

Explore how robots may be used to assist with natural disaster response operations.

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The Last Mile

Utilise physics and motion to undertake a design project exploring the future of mobility.

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Bees with Backpacks

Analyse data collected from bee hives to design a more ‘bee-friendly’ environment.

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Coasting Drones

Investigate how drones assist Life Saving Victoria, and then produce a safety campaign.

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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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Design for Humanity

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

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Future Fashion

Design and prototype a fashion accessory incorporating wearable technology.

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Tinker Time

Build a project using Hummingbird electronics and Snap! coding.

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Table Maze

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

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Robotics

Design and construct a robot to do the heavy lifting in a warehouse.

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One Minute in 360

Use 360 cameras to film a one-minute movie, then view it wearing a VR headset.

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Check Mate

Design your own chess piece using 3D CAD software and then print it on the 3D printer.

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Leather Bound

Design and prototype a leather product using Illustrator and a laser cutter.

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Tilt Brush in VR

Paint a modern masterpiece on an endless canvas using Tilt Brush in Virtual Reality.

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Drone Dash

Use geometry, measurement and block coding to fly your drone around the course.

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Code Breaker Series

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

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Parks Victoria

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

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