THE K-6 PRIMARY MAKERSPACE - $300 + GST per Educator

You’ve got a couple of 3D printers, some workbenches, hand tools, and a dedicated space - what do you do with it all? Discover how to get the most out of your Makerspace with our hands-on NESA accredited workshop.


Time: 7 hours

Date: Thursday, March 26th 2020

NESA Approved: Yes!

Why a Makerspace?

A good Makerspace is a collaborative and creative learning environment with changing and flexible educational goals. Through the ideals of the maker movement, students can learn to identify problems, communicate ideas and design and create solutions with or without technology. The Makerspace can enable students of all ages to develop such skills as leadership and a ‘can do’ spirit.

A Makerspace is more than just engineering! Well designed maker activities engage students in problem-solving, creative and critical thinking, and entrepreneurial learning. They are reflective of real-world constraints, important design principles and are useful in engaging student thinking about the grand challenges of tomorrow.

Why this course?

The Coder Academy workshops are hands-on experiences that showcase the power of making, tinkering, and engineering.

At Coder we honestly believe that tinkering and making are vital activities for the students of today and in this course, we will introduce you to a wide variety of exciting and cost-effective ways that you can impart these skills with your own students.

Our experienced facilitators will also share exciting and dynamic ways to apply these skills to your own classroom with design and computational thinking, problem-solving, and team collaboration. You will also connect with other like-minded educators with whom you can share your stories and learn from theirs.

Topics include:

  • How to effectively integrate technologies into the new NSW K-6 Science and Technology syllabus
  • Pedagogies to apply technologies meaningfully across all key learning areas
  • Where to access the best online resources and how to select the best equipment for your learners
  • Hands-on experience with a variety of Makerspace equipment

Participants will receive:

  • Course Materials for each session
  • Access to all course materials via our LMS Canvas
  • A wide range of teaching resources and activities
  • Morning and afternoon tea on the day

Target Audience

  • K-6 Primary School teachers
  • STEM/STEAM Specialists
  • Teachers Aides

What will I need to bring?

All you’ll need to bring is your tablet or laptop to take notes.

Completing The Primary Makerspace will contribute 7 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 4.5.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient, Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Start Date

End Date

Thursday, 26 Mar 2020


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Level 3, 118 Walker Street

North Sydney, NSW 2060

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