Yarra Ranges Tech School is part of the Victorian Government's commitment to make Victoria the 'Education State'. We draw on the Lilydale Lakeside Campus, facilities and our stakeholders to introduce students to the applications of human-centred design thinking and innovative leading-edge technologies as a means of problem solving real-world challenges.
We also introduce teachers to new pedagogies and ways to bring technology into the classroom. Our programs emphasise critical Enterprise skills in addition to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) skills required for the 21st century.
Students will use the STELR Sustainable housing kits, testing different materials for their thermal properties.
Students will learn how to build a 3D house model, analyse its energy usage, and explore different changes to be more energy efficient.
Students learn the basics of coding using icon and scratch based coding, then code a self-moving car while keeping weight and balance in mind.
Students will use blockly and python to program an omni-directional vehicle to navigate obstacles employing logic and decision making.
Students will use blockly to program the Tello drone to navigate a path using precise measurements in the coding.
Student will learn how to create posters while learning various tools in Adobe Illustrator.
Students will learn the basics of 3D design using Tinkercad to create their own 3D file. Once created, the students will learn how to prototype using 3D printers.
Students will use Blender to create 3D assets which could be used in game design. They’ll then have the option of verifying their work using VR.
Students will use littleBits to create a technological device. For example, an electrical circuit to make a bedside light including sensors.
Students will learn to use the littleBits/Codebit to program electronic circuits to either log/display data or to create animation on an LED display.
Students will use M5Stack to program sensors to measure environmental conditions.
Student will learn how to create digital drawings with an iPad and Apple Pencil, using the Procreate application.
Students will use Adobe Premiere Rush to edit a video file, then use an Unreal Engine file to edit & modify in a game development environment.
Students will be introduced to the basics of robotics, learning how to design their own set of motions to perform a routine, such as a dance to entertain, or a different set of exercises.