Wednesday 10th July and Thursday 11th July

In 2019 Adelaide Zoo Learning presents a new inquiry approach where students compare historical attitudes and contemporary approaches to animal welfare and conservation by exploring and designing their own animal enclosure.

This PD is for Upper and Middle Primary and Middle Years teachers (sorry, no pre-service teachers this time)

In this 2 hour workshop, teachers explore how students take control of their learning and create real life solutions to pressing conservation and sustainability challenges, using STEM processes and ICT

Group 1

Morning workshop: 11.00am to 1.00pm (2 hours)

Meet: 10.45am at the front gate of Adelaide Zoo (Plane Tree Drive)

Group 2

Afternoon workshop: 1.30pm to 3.30pm (2 hours)

Meet: 1.15pm at the front gate of Adelaide Zoo (Plane Tree Drive)

What is the Designing animal homes – STEM Zoo Journey?

  1. A practical guide to designing STEM and ICT thinking and processes
  2. A three part resource that guides you through an exploration phase at school, a data capturing phase at the zoo and a design, sharing phase back at school
  3. A multi-layered approach with free teacher professional development sessions
  4. A program where educators and students can participate with minimal to high ICT knowledge / experience
  5. Designed to engage students in multidisciplinary thinking in a real world context

This free professional learning session for Primary and Middle Years teachers explores the use of the iPad to deepen student learning and engagement while at the Zoo.

  • Using a combination of iBooks and a range of built in Apple apps, students will be able to deepen their zoo experience and better understand animal adaptations
  • It is encouraged that you bring an updated iPad with iBooks installed. The “Animal Enclosure Design – a STEM journey” is available to download here.

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A certificate of participation will be emailed after the event with links to AITSL teacher standards (2.0 hours)


Middle to Upper Primary plus Middle Years
Adelaide Zoo
Program Type
Teacher professional development
Free for teachers registered in SA

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