Workshop Dates

Workshop Dates

The MTA LEGO® Education range 2018 offers great classroom solutions for Robotics as well as a comprehensive Science & Technology range which introduces students to technology concepts in a hands-on, fun way.

MTA are committed to supporting teachers and educators with opportunities to further their professional development with a variety of digital technologies workshops. These highly practical and hands-on workshops at various locations across New Zealand are curriculum aligned and designed for different learning levels.

During our engaging and practical workshops you will participate in a number of hands-on activities under the guidance of a specialist facilitator, and be introduced to a range of tools and strategies to engage students in digital technologies whilst building content and concept knowledge. Our workshops will provide you with ideas and activities you can immediately use in your classroom setting.

Auckland | Introductory Robotics Workshop Coding Made Easy with LEGO® Education EV3

Fair Way Conference Centre, 17A Silverfield, Wairau Valley, Auckland
Presented by Joanna Burk
2APR 9:30AM3:00PM TEACHERS FLYER

Wellington | RoboCupJunior Theatre & Rescue Workshop

Wellesley College, 611a Marine Drive Days Bay, Lower Hutt 5013
18JUN 9:30AM2:30PM SCHOOL
& LIBRARY
STAFF
FLYER

Auckland | Introductory Robotics Workshop Coding Made Easy with LEGO Education

Aristotles North Shore Motel, Cnr Link Dr & Sunnynook Rd, Wairau Park, Auckland
Presented by Joanna Burk
19JUL 9:00AM12:00PM SCHOOL
& LIBRARY
STAFF
FLYER

Auckland | LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Workshop

Aristotles North Shore Motel, Cnr Link Dr & Sunnynook Rd, Wairau Park, Auckland
Presented by Joanna Burk
19JUL 1:00PM4:00PM SCHOOL
& LIBRARY
STAFF
FLYER
Workshop Information

Workshop Information

Detailed below is an overview of the current workshops presented by our MTA trainers. For more details information on the courses download the flyer from the Workshop Dates page or get in contact with us.

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Introductory LEGO® Education EV3

Attention: Primary and High Schools

Instant STEM learning with best in class robotics solutions - an inspiring full teaching solution based on robotics technology for real-life problem-solving in Computer Science, Science, Technology and Mathematics.

Robotics offers your students a highly engaging medium designed to help them develop 21st creative thinking, problem solving, and team work & communication skills.

Teachers attending this workshop will:

  • Be introduced to the EV3 hardware through a quick build robot exploring the use of motors & sensors
  • Program using the introductory level of the EV3 software which provides an integrated learning experience
  • See how Students can add text, images & video to create & present projects
  • Explore the curriculum material available to match your needs & requirements in the classroom
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Introductory LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0

Attention: Primary Schools

Ignite student's curiosity and enhance their skills in science, engineering, technology and coding. Use the WeDo Core set and software to experience the hardware, software and documentation tool with activities that you can easily implement in the classroom.

Your students can gain a deeper insight into science when you use WeDo 2.0 to create engaging, high impact lessons. The hands-on tools encourages pupils to get involved in science exploration by asking questions, analyzing data and communicating their findings, while the curriculum pack covers real science practices including gathering evidence, carrying out investigations and designing prototypes.

The core set comes with a programmable Smarthub, motor, two sensors and 280 building elements, plus software which includes one Get Started Project, delivering an introductory experience to the resource.

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RoboCup Junior : Robotics Competitions

Attention: Primary and High Schools

RoboCup Junior New Zealand is a project-oriented educational initiative that supports local, regional and international robotic events for young students. The focus of RoboCup Junior is the development of teamwork skills as well technical skills in an environment of participation, fun and excitement.

RoboCup Junior has been developed with three levels of increasing complexity where primary and secondary students can choose to take up the challenge at their own skill and interest level. The three levels consist of RoboCup Junior On-Stage, Rescue and Soccer.

FREE RoboCup Junior New Zealand Information Sessions and Workshops for Primary and High School Students. As the national distributor for LEGO® Education, MTA is proud to sponsor and support the RoboCup Junior Australia and New Zealand Competitions. Visit the links below to see how you can get involved.

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First LEGO® League

Attention: Primary and High Schools

For students ages 9-16 FLL introduces real-world engineering challenges by building robots using LEGO® Mindstorms® technology to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface.

Each Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project and the FLL Core Values. Teams of up to ten children, with one adult coach, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), all guided by the FLL Core Values. Teams may then choose to attend an official tournament In State around Australia or NZ.

Past Challenges have been based on topics such as nanotechnology, climate, quality of life for the handicapped population, transportation, improving the quality of life for seniors. By designing challenges around such topics, students are exposed to potential career paths within a chosen challenge topic, in addition to solidifying the STEM principles that naturally come from participating in a robotics program. Team members also learn valuable life and employment skills which will benefit them no matter which career path they choose.

For more information on Junior First® LEGO® League , First® LEGO® League, First® Tech Challenge and the First® Robotics Competition visit the links below

About Our Presenters

About Our Presenters


Joanna Burk

LEGO Robotics Workshop

Joanna Burk has worked with LEGO® Education resources since 1998.

She has a diploma of Teaching in Primary Education & Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment. In her current role as Business Development Manager - STEM & Robotics with MTA, Joanna conducts professional development workshops for teachers in the effective use of Lego Education & Robotics resources.

Joanna is also trained and certified in the application of the world renowned LEGO Serious Play methodology and is able to facilitate team and strategy sessions to ensure that all participants actively engage with the process.

Her presentations at curriculum days, workshops, information sessions, conferences & network meetings provide participants with a wealth of information which will assist in achieving best practice in teaching.

Joanna is also an actively involved member with RoboCup Junior competitions in Australia & New Zealand.


James Dywer

LEGO Robotics Workshop

James Dwyer is a teacher with a passion for robotics, who loves to share his knowledge and excite other teachers!

James has substantial experience as a facilitator of robotics workshops, from beginning to advanced. He is heavily involved in RoboCup Junior Australia competitions and has mentored numerous teams to success at the highest levels.

James has a warm and engaging presentation style and his supportive approach to learning makes him a great workshop presenter.

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