Kids’ Conference: Science Workshop


Kids Teaching Teachers!

Calling all interested Kids’ Conference Science presenters and their teachers

Bring your ideas and teachers to a Facilitators / Presenters workshop Proudly hosted by The Royal Society of Victoria with Cultural Infusion in association with Australian Catholic University, the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria and the Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria.

Teachers / Facilitators must register students and themselves by 31 July 2017: https://www.trybooking.com/QMFK

Workshop flyer: https://rsv.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Kids_Conference_Science_Workshop_Flyer.pdf

About the Kids Conference

The Kids’ Conference was founded in 2012 by Stephen Spain from the Australian Catholic University and Jo Clyne from the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria.

The conference involves short speaker sessions in which students in primary or secondary education can present innovative projects relating to History, Geography, Science, English and technologies. Students can present solo or in small groups.

Who attends?

Kids’ conference brings together

  • Primary and Secondary students as presenters
  • History, Geography, English and Science Leader Teachers
  • Early Career Teachers
  • Pre-service Teachers and Primary and Secondary students

Download the 2017 Conference Flyer


Program

Conference opens for registrations: 9 October 2017
Presenter registrations close: 31 October 2017

The conference will commence at 9.00am and conclude at 3.00pm

The conference is run in a warm and friendly environment to provide support and encouragement to all student presenters.

Previous presenters have been ages 7–18 years. You can see examples of their work presented on the HTAV website.

Register to attend

History, Geography, English and Science Leader Teachers, Early Career Teachers, Pre-service Teachers and students are invited to register and attend sessions in this year’s Kids’ Conference.

About the sessions:

  • Students present for no more than 10 minutes.
  • They can present individually or in groups.
  • Each presentation must include a focus on either History, Geography, English or Science in applying the chosen Digital Technology.
  • The conference environment is supportive and encouraging environment where kids teach teachers.
  • All presenters receive a certificate.
  • Facilitators nominate students to present.

Presenters Guide (PDF, 1.2MB)

Sponsored by the Australian Government: Department for Veterans’ Affairs.
Hosted by Australian Catholic University in association with the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria and the Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria.

Nominate a student to present

Some ideas for presentation topics:

  • Digital stories
  • Computer games
  • Website development
  • Wikis
  • Blogs
  • Radio shows
  • Stop animation
  • History app development
  • Augmented reality
  • Green screen

Sir Ken Robinson: Creative approach to problem-solving

Regarded as one of the world’s most influential voices in education, Sir Ken was the keynote presenter at the Kid’s Conference in 2015. He emphasised the importance of a creative approach to problem solving, and the importance of the Kids’ Conference in fostering this, follow the link below to find out more on Sir Ken’s presentation.

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Sponsored by the Australian Government: Department for Veterans’ Affairs.
Hosted by Australian Catholic University in association with the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria and the Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria.


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Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday 19 August, 2017
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location
The Royal Society of Victoria