We’re back!

April 21st, 2017

The Creativity Club is up and running again for the year. It will be open from 3:30-5:30pm Thursday. The room is the lower room under music behind the stalls for the Thursday market. For those unfamiliar with the activities carried out, please read some of the previous blog posts.

We welcome all students, parent/guardians and teachers.

At the first session for the year, Angelina decorated the letter M with salvaged parts. This will be used for signage. The letters were started late last year by two very regular attendees of the space.

Angelina with letter M mosaic

Angelina with letter M mosaic

The Club has been visited recently by 3 researchers from a large EU project about makerspaces. Our humble space will have international recognition! The project that the researchers are involved with is documented here:

https://makeyproject.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/making-in-melbourne/

The Art from Scrap competition will continue and the current entries will be showcased in a display cabinet near the office. Thank you for the wonderful entries thus far.

I have recently had the opportunity to discuss makerspaces with Mt Alexander High and provided some PL to primary school teachers at Thornbury Primary School.

Looking forward to working with you all again this year.

Greg Giannis


 

Only one in three teachers qualified to teach new compulsory computing subjects

January 25th, 2017

Interesting article from The Age.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/only-one-in-three-teachers-qualified-to-teach-new-compulsory-computing-subjects-20170124-gtxw8f.html

This is a huge problem and one of the many reasons behind this initiative at Collingwood College. So far I have provided professional learning to primary and high school teachers through many workshops and supervision of Master of Education students.