YES Conference

Youth Entrepreneurs and STEAM Ambassadors Conference

Overview

Most conferences currently being offered on STEM, STEAM and Entrepreneurship tend to be targeted towards teachers and involve a series of speakers and the occasional mini-workshops. This conference is designed to be different.The goal of this conference is to inspire, empower and ignite students and teachers to be innovative, creative and entrepreneurial using the thinking involved in STEAM. This is a conference designed and led by students and teachers for students and teachers.
The conference on Friday November 24th has two aspects that are valuable
  1. Teachers will have the chance to work together with peers and senior secondary students to design new activities and programs for their schools. In many ways it is an unconference – a semi-structured opportunity to connect, network, and upskill each other.
  2. It is also a day for students and teachers to share, experience and try a range of hands-on STEAM activities. We are inviting schools to send teachers WITH a small team of students to experience STEAM activities and to connect with innovative students and teachers from around Victoria.
Who Should Attend
  • Students – those who are already (or aspire to be) Technology Leaders in your school
  • Teachers – those who have little experience and those who have a lot
  • Heads of Learning Areas – who wish to see what is possible and what is already happening
  • Heads of Curriculum – who wish to discuss how to create trans-disciplinary units that are powerfully engaging
  • Principals and Deputy Principals – to witness what is possible by embedding the Technologies Curriculum in your school

Hourly Schedule

8.00 - 8.30
REGISTRATION, COFFEE/TEA & NETWORKING
DAY ONE - FRIDAY 24TH NOVEMBER
8.30 - 8.40
WELCOME
Welcome to Participants, Set up for the Day, Housekeeping
8.40 - 9.15
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Dr Evelyn Chan and Dr Erin Mills lead a collaborative research team at Monash Children’s Hospital that are conducting the world’s largest study of virtual reality headsets to improve the experience of children undergoing needle procedures. The VR experience has been designed to be immersive, enjoyable and help relax and reassure the child while medical procedures are taking place
9.15 - 10.05
SHARING & CO-CREATION MINI-WORKSHOPS
Rotation 1 - Presented by attending teachers / sponsor
10.05 - 10.40
MORNING TEA
Student videos of School STEAM activities on display
10.40 - 11.05
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Addison Ogg is a Year 11 student at the John Curtin College of the Arts in Fremantle, WA. He was selected for the Gifted and Talented Media Arts course where he is currently working towards becoming a professional filmmaker. Addison will be sharing about the innovative use of technology that he and his fellow students have been using as part of the Creative and Performing Arts program at John Curtin.
11.05 - 12.40
YES PROBLEM SOLVERS
90 min sessions, each room / area will have a different real life design or STEAM challenge to solve. The challenges have been sourced from industry, schools, and local communities. Facilitated by students and individuals who posed the challenge, with experts to talk about the challenge from their perspective and guide the teams. Information about each challenge is aimed at Year 4 – 10 students.
12.40 - 1.25
LUNCH
Student video displays, opportunity to network with other teachers and students, and explore sponsors’ displays
1.25 - 2.00
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Solange Cunin is the 24 year old CEO and the co-Founder of Cuberider – an Edutech company which has just launched 100 school experiments up to the International Space Station. Students learn fundamental skills for the future like coding and data analytics, whilst their stoking their dreams, imagination, and hard work as they create their first space experiment.
2.00 - 2.50
SHARING & CO-CREATION MINI-WORKSHOPS
45 min hands-on sessions Second Rotation of the Sharing and Co-Creation Mini-workshops
2.50 - 3.45
YES TEACHER UN-CONFERENCE
Opportunity to discuss what works, what have been the challenges and potential solutions. Opportunity to discuss how students, teachers and industry can co-create the STEM curriculum journey. Facilitated Conversations. Outcome: Teachers / students to share and talk with other teachers / students and share learning, form valuable relationships and networks
3.45 - 3.50
FEEDBACK AND CLOSE OF CONFERENCE
Invitation to be on the Steering Committee for 2018

Date

24 Nov 2017

Time

08:30 AM - 03:50 PM

Term

Term 4

Location

Scotch College
1 Morrison St, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Organiser

YES Conference team
Phone
0411270277
Email*
office@intuyuconsulting.com.au

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