Youth Entrepreneurs and STEAM Ambassadors Conference

Conference Date

24th & 25th November 2017

Location

Scotch College, Hawthorn VIC

Time

8.45am – 3.45pm

Registration

Earlybird ends 27th October

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.

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

DAY ONE - FRIDAY 24TH NOVEMBER

A day of Blue Sky Thinking for Teachers and Senior Secondary students to trial and share ideas and get feedback.

In many ways it is an unconference – a semi-structured opportunity to connect, network, and upskill each other.

Teachers will have the chance to work together with peers and senior secondary students to design new activities and programs for their schools.

DAY TWO - SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER

A day for students and teachers to share, experience and try a range of hands-on STEAM activities.

The main focus will be on activities for Foundation to Year 8.

We are inviting schools to send teachers WITH a small team of students (up to 3 students – preferably from Years 4 – 8) to share their STEAM activities and to connect with innovative students and teachers from around Victoria.

8.00 AM

REGISTRATION, COFFEE/TEA & NETWORKING

Foyer of Sir Zelman Cowen Science Building

8.50 AM

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

  • Welcome to Participants, Set up for the Day, Housekeeping

Auditorium

9.00 AM

KEYNOTE #1 

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.

Auditorium

9.40 AM

SHARING & CO-CREATION MINI-WORKSHOPS (Rotation 1)

  • 45 min session
  • Presented by attending teachers / sponsor

Various Rooms

10.30 AM

MORNING TEA

  • Student videos of School STEAM activities on display

Foyer of Sir Zelman Cowen Science Building

11.05 AM

YES TEACHER UN-CONFERENCE

  • 2 – 45 min sessions on various topics
  • Facilitated by selected teams of students and individuals who posed the topic
  • Opportunity to discuss what works, what have been the challenges and potential solutions
  • Outcome: Teachers to share and talk with other teachers and form valuable relationships and networks.

Various Rooms

12.40 PM

LUNCH

  • Student video displays, opportunity to network with other teachers and senior students, and explore sponsors’ displays.

Foyer of Sir Zelman Cowen Science Building

1.35 PM

KEYNOTE #2

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 their Creative and Performing Arts program.

Auditorium

2.00 PM

SHARING & CO-CREATION MINI-WORKSHOPS (Rotation 2)

  • 45 min session
  • Second Rotation of the Sharing and Co-Creation Mini-workshops

Various Rooms

2.50 PM

Q&A PANEL SESSION – SENIOR STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND EXPERTS

  • Moderated by Andrew Baylis (Melbourne Grammar School) with a panel of senior students, teachers from a variety of disciplines and experts.

Auditorium

3.45 PM

CLOSING REMARKS & CLOSE OF DAY ONE

Auditorium

8.00 AM

REGISTRATION, COFFEE/TEA & NETWORKING

Foyer of Sir Zelman Cowen Science Building

8.50 AM

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

  • Welcome to Participants, Set up for the Day, Housekeeping

Auditorium

9.00 AM

KEYNOTE #3

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.

Auditorium

9.40 AM

SHARING & CO-CREATION MINI-WORKSHOPS (Rotation 1)

  • 45 min session
  • Presented by attending students / teachers / sponsor

Various Rooms

10.30 AM

MORNING TEA

  • Student videos of School STEAM activities on display

Foyer of Sir Zelman Cowen Science Building

11.05 AM

YES PROBLEM SOLVERS

  • 90 min session
  • Each room / area will have a different real life design or STEAM challenge to solve
  • The challenges are sourced from industry, schools, and local communities
  • Facilitated by students and individuals who posed the challenge
  • An invitation will be extended to experts to talk about the challenge from their perspective and guide the teams
  • Information about each challenge to be aimed at Yr 4 – 8 students
  • Outcome: Students to create a 2 min pitch of their solution for the completion session.

Various Rooms

12.40 PM

LUNCH

  • Student video displays, opportunity to network with other teachers and students, and explore sponsors’ displays.

Foyer of Sir Zelman Cowen Science Building

1.30 PM

KEYNOTE #4

Dr Nicholas Opie is a biomedical engineer with experience in neural prostheses and co-head of the Vascular Bionics Laboratory in the Department of Medicine at The University of Melbourne. Dr Opie is leading the research team conducting preclinical safety and efficacy trials on a device capable of recording neural information from within a blood vessel, which may enable direct brain control of wheelchairs, exoskeletons and computers to people with paralysis.

Auditorium

2.05 PM

SHARING & CO-CREATION MINI-WORKSHOPS (Rotation 2)

  • 45 min session
  • Second Rotation of the Sharing and Co-Creation Mini-workshops

Various Rooms

3.00 PM

PRESENTATION OF YES PROBLEM SOLVERS IDEAS

  • Students to deliver a 2 min pitch of their solution
  • Different areas of the Foyer and Auditorium will be assigned for the various challenges

Foyer & Auditorium

3.35 PM

FEEDBACK AND REFINE

  • Opportunity for teachers to feedback on how the 2 day YES conference could be improved for 2018 and made sustainable
  • Invitation to be on the steering committee for 2018

Auditorium

3.45 PM

CLOSING REMARKS & CLOSE OF DAY TWO

Auditorium

Contribute

The conference is designed and led by students and teachers for students and teachers. The goal is to Inspire, Empower and Ignite you to be Innovative, Creative and Entrepreneurial using the thinking involved in STEAM.

Given this goal, we are inviting all schools to contribute to the conference by sharing your expertise and experience. Your submissions will be reviewed by the steering committee and if selected one teacher from the team will be given 50% off their registration fee.

Here are the ways you can contribute....

DAY ONE

Teacher Mini-Workshop

We are inviting teachers attending Day 1 to present a mini-workshop which showcases some of their great STEAM and entrepreneurial activities and ideas with other teachers and get feedback. 

  • What creative and innovative things are you doing in your school?
  • What Blue Sky Thinking ideas do you want to try out?
  • You could even include videos, experiments, anything that will leave people with ideas to try in their own schools.

Teacher Un-Conference Topic

We are inviting teachers to propose a topic for the teacher un-conference session to be held on Day 1. The aim of the Teacher Un-Conference session is to create an opportunity for teachers to gather, share and discuss challenges and interests in a supportive way.

You might have some ideas you want to try and need some feedback. You might have particular challenges you have faced and want to find out how others have dealt with them. You might want to talk with other teachers about ways they have embedded STEAM or entrepreneurial activities in their schools. You might just want to find out what other schools are doing.

DAY TWO

Student / Teacher Mini-Workshop

We are inviting Student/Teachers attending Day 2 to present a mini-workshop which showcases some of their great STEAM and entrepreneurial activities and ideas.

  • What creative and innovative things are you doing in your school?
  • What do you want to share with others?
  • You could even include videos, experiments, anything that will leave people with ideas to try in their own schools.

YES Problem Solvers Challenge

We are inviting teachers, students and even organisations and industry to suggest real-life design or STEAM challenges for student teams to work upon.

The proposed challenges can be related to an individual situation (e.g. a child with no hands wishing to ride a bike with his friends – taken from the Big Life Fix with Simon Reeve), a local community challenge (e.g how do we determine if the river water is safe to drink?), a state or even global challenge (e.g. see Open IDEO).

ACROSS BOTH DAYS

Student Video

We know that there are some amazing things being done by Australian schools and students in the areas of STEAM and/or entrepreneurship. We would like you to share them!

We ask your school and/or students to produce a 2 minute video / presentation about what you do in the area of STEAM, Design, Coding and/or Entrepreneurship at your school. These videos will be shown on TV screens around the Sir Zelman Cowen Foyer pre-start, morning tea and lunch time. The videos need to be sent to us by November 10th,  notify us on your registration form of your intention to submit.

Videos could address

  • Particular year levels
  • Girls and Tech / Boys and Tech
  • Particular technology
  • What is great about what your school is doing?
  • What are you learning?

PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

We are offering the opportunity for interested industries, organisations and businesses to participate and contribute to the Youth Entrepreneurs and STEAM Ambassadors Conference.

We are asking potential partners and sponsors to be part of the conference in an innovative way. You can deliver a Sharing and Co-Creation Mini-Workshop OR Display within the Science Centre.

Benefits of contributing and participating

  • Raise awareness of your business, industry or organisation’s profile to schools and students
  • Build relationships with school delegates and increase your network of valuable contacts
  • Showcase your brand, products and services to a room full of qualified prospects
  • Position yourself as an industry thought-leader by presenting educational and meaningful content

VENUE

SCOTCH COLLEGE

Sir Zelman Cowen Science Centre
1 Morrison St, Hawthorn VIC 3122

PARKING

Parking is available in the parking lot on Morrison street across from the main entrance to Scotch College. There will also be 76 parking spaces beneath the Sir Zelman Cowen Science Centre.

Whilst there will be plenty of parking available on Friday November 24th it might be challenging on Saturday November 25th due to APS sports occurring at Scotch College.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Scotch College is a short walk (through the grounds) from Kooyong Train Station on the Glen Waverley line.

The school is also a short walk from the tram (Stop 67 – Gardiner Rd, Stop 68 – Callantina Rd) along Glenferrie Road

ACCOMMODATION

There are very few accommodations near Scotch College. We recommend viewing accommodation in the South Yarra, Richmond or East Melbourne areas.

Book before the 27th October for the Early bird rates and group discounts available.
Please call Rachel on +61 (0) 411 270 277  to coordinate your registration or book online.

CONTACT US

Rachel Manneke-Jones

Registration & Bookings
Ph: 0411 270 277
E: rachel@intuyuconsulting.com.au

Dr Adrian Bertolini

Conference Co-Ordinator
Ph: 0413 036 382
E: adrian@intuyuconsulting.com.au

MAIL
21 Charming St,
Hampton East 3188 VIC

TELEPHONE
Office: +61 (0)411 270 277