Teachers’ Experiential Workshops

Date: 2 Aug - 15 Sep 2017

Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Venue: Various

This series of experiential workshops conducted by polytechnic lecturers and industry trainers aims to enable teachers to impart useful engineering concepts in a fun and interesting manner to their students.

1. Creating iOS Apps with Apple Swift Playgrounds

Date: 2 August 2017
Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Venue: Apple One-North Campus

Have you or your teachers ever wanted to learn how to code mobile applications but do not know where to start? Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary iPad app that helps teachers to explore and learn coding in Swift, the same powerful language used to create world-class apps for the Apple Store. In this workshop conducted by trainers from Apple at its One-North Campus, teachers will pick up the core concepts of coding by writing Swift and iOS codes in an interactive environment.

2. Understanding the Marvels of Electronics by Making an Electronic Clock

Date: 24 August 2017
Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic

This workshop will allow teachers to gain know-how and skills that they can impart to their students back in school by deepening teachers’ understanding of electronic circuits through the engaging activity of putting together an electronic clock. The electronic clock will feature an in-built alarm and thermometer function with the display responding to ambient light. These are made possible by using a temperature-dependent resistor called a thermistor and a light-dependent resistor which will adjust the LED display’s intensity. A programmable micro-controller will be used to provide the time and alarm functions.

3. Creating Smart Solutions and Applications without Writing Code!

Date: 30 August 2017
Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Venue: Nanyang Polytechnic

With Singapore on its quest to become a Smart Nation, applied learning in areas such as computing and electronics are critical in preparing our students to meet the increasing demands for skilled professionals in these areas.

How do we enthuse our students to learn computing and electronics?  Instead of inundating students with line after line of program codes and myriad electronic circuits, students can learn through interesting hands-on and experiential lessons on how computing together with electronics can create functional products to meet real-life needs.

To this end, this hands-on and experiential workshop introduces LabVIEW – an easy-to-learn and yet powerful graphical programming platform that has the ability to perform useful functions such as reading data from sensors, activating devices and creating attractive user interfaces to enable teachers to create solutions and products that work in the real world.

Teachers will experience first-hand how LabVIEW simplifies the programming task and they will be able to get up close to some of our students’ LabVIEW creations such as the Karaoke System, Guitar Tuner, Automatic Temperature Controller, myDAQ Smart Grid System and many others. In the process, teachers get to pick up ideas for their lesson content and students’ projects.

4. Reducing Energy Consumption through Green Technologies and Strategies

Date: 31 August 2017
Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Venue: Republic Polytechnic

Through this workshop teachers will discover the technology and strategies to go green. They will learn some strategies that can be used in their school to reduce energy consumption. The operations of different clean energy technologies and how they can be adopted in buildings to help minimise the consumption of electricity by setting up various clean energy kits will also be touched on. This hands-on session will expose teachers to various energy tools like the power meter and airflow meter to determine and improve the energy efficiency of a building.

5. Arduino Programming for Input / Output Controls

Date: 15 September 2017
Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Venue: Temasek Polytechnic

Arduino is a cheap and flexible open source microcontroller platform designed to make it easy for hobbyists to use electronics in DIY projects. With an almost unlimited range of displays, indicators, input and output add-ons, motors, sensors and more, the Arduino offers teachers countless ways to create devices that interact with the world around us. This workshop introduces simple IO (Input/Output) programming to control devices such as 7-segment display, buttons/switches, keypad, LEDs, solenoid actuators and speakers. Teachers will also learn how to integrate the devices and create a keypad-controlled lock that requires secret codes to open.


To register, please visit http://bit.ly/2017TWG-LEAP.


Goh Yeow Whatt (Mr)
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Tel: 6460 7097
Email: GOH_Yeow_Whatt@np.edu.sg