The Makerspace is a place where teachers can engage in hands-on experiences for use in any classroom.

A Makerspace can be a cart, an entire allocated space or part of your library, it doesn’t matter! You can create an amazing experience for your students on any budget.

Learn more about how robots, coding, digital technologies, drones, programming and so much more can boost creativity and engagement amongst students.

On Friday, students from local schools look forward to presenting their projects and solutions to the teacher delegates.

On Saturday, vendors will showcase a range of ideas and technologies that demonstrate good teaching and learning….it’s not about the stuff, it’s about what you do with it!

day 1: Friday 30 august 2019

School Demonstrations

10:45Am – 11:45Am

Michelle Dennis - Head of Digital Learning and Innovation
Penny Allen - Deputy Head of Junior School
Carolyn Munday, Year 6 Teacher

Strathcona Baptist Girls’ Grammar

Smart Sustainable Houses

Year 6 students from Strathcona Baptist Girls' Grammar demonstrate how they have channeled the Maker mindset and the Tinker Train to create interactive models of sustainable houses. From auto lights to moving solar panels - with SAM Labs and a little bit of cardboard, the possibilities are endless!


12:00pm – 1:00pm

James Colbert
Year 5 Learning Mentor

The Geelong College


Tinkering and Making with Makey Makey and Scratch

During this session participants will have the opportunity to code and use a Makey Makey and Scratch 3.0. This will showcase how sedentary objects can come to life through music, movement and speech while coding with block based language, Scratch.



day 2: saturday 31 august 2019

vendor Demonstrations