Students

Holiday Workshops

 C1610_20160502_A0823E - Copy

At Alpert Enterprises International, we are committed to facilitating, inspiring and celebrating excellence amongst students. The Pegasus Student Program is a sector of AEI dedicated solely to giving motivated, high potential students opportunities to develop further and excel in the academic areas they are most passionate about.

As part of the Pegasus Program, the ASPIRE Workshops are run quarterly in each of the school holidays, for Year 5-10 students. These workshops are perfect for students who are really motivated to learn, passionate about a particular school subject or topic, and are keen to improve their knowledge and skills in this area. All ASPIRE Workshops are held at one location: A school in the Brisbane CBD area.

For Days 1-3 of the ASPIRE Workshops, Year 5-10 students are in engaged in the specific workshop of their choice. 

Workshop Program:

  • Days 1, 2 & 3: Subject-based Workshop
    • Students engage in an exciting two-day workshop, based around a particular subject or topic, with activities to help them improve their knowledge and skills and demonstrate creativity.
    • All workshop presenters are registered teachers with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). They have been selected to run an ASPIRE Workshop, due to their ability to make learning exciting and use innovative teaching strategies in their subject areas.
    • COMING SOON: List of workshop options with details of what will happen in the workshop and what year levels are targeted
  • April, 2017 onward - Day 4: Years 5-8 only! Future Problem-Solving Competition (Group Activity)
    • Future Problem-Solving challenges students, working in teams of eight, to apply their imagination and thinking skills to some of the significant issues facing both the world of today and the future, as they identify problems, create and evaluate possible solutions, and develop plans of action based on positive solutions.

Cost for the four day ASPIRE Program is $250.

SPECIAL DECEMBER DISCOUNT = Workshop registrations for only $150!

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW:

SUBJECT TITLE YEAR LEVELS & DATES DESCRIPTION COST
Creative Writing Science Fiction: Writing That's Out Of This World! Years 7-8 (Age 11-13)
January 10-13
Have you ever had an idea that would make a good science fiction story? Have you ever thought you wanted to write a story that could be published? This workshop aims to give students the skills needed to create a science fiction short story. It covers areas such as genre expectations, idea development, world building, story structure, character development and how to incorporate science into the story. Students will set the goal of writing a quality story that could be entered into one of the top story-writing competitions.

$150.00
Add to cart

Science Scientist, Engineer, Entrepreneur Years 7-8 (Age 11-13)
January 16-19
Have you ever thought you might like a career in science or engineering, but don’t yet really know what they really do? This workshop helps you find out. Over three days, taste-test several career options: be a scientist, try your hand in engineering, develop some new mathematics, invent or design your way into the future, and back it up with a business proposal. Each day of this workshop has a different focus. On the science day, we’ll discover some materials physics and attempt some real world applied maths. On the engineering day, we’ll simulate an engineering environment in an attempt to build a paper roller-coaster and put together electronic circuits. On entrepreneur day, we’ll, create a potential invention and develop business proposals to present at our pitch competition (think Shark Tank). We will include with a tour of The Edge’s maker space during the 2nd or 3rd day.

$150.00
Add to cart

Engineering Technology Journey into the World of Computer Aided Design (CAD), Laser Cutting and 3D Printing! Years 5-8 (Age 9-13)
January 9-11 (Years 5-6)
January 12-14 (Years 7-8)
This course introduces students to Autodesk Computer Aided Design (CAD) software including 2d AutoCAD, 3d Inventor modeling and 3d Revit Architecture modelling. The basics of 2d AutoCAD will be firstly taught and the students will be shown how to use their designs on a laser cutter for etching and cutting. Secondly, Inventor 3D modelling will be taught including workplanes, constraining, modifying, extruding, revolving, sweeping, lofting, rendering and assembling parts. Students will then be shown how to 3d model their designs. Thirdly, students will be shown how to model house designs in Revit architecture. Students will then be shown how to use their 3d architectural files for 3d printing.

$150.00
Add to cart

Creative Writing Write the World Of ... Years 5-8 (Age 9-13)
January 10-13
Meet your writing challenge...if you dare! You'll be given a special writing mission, brainstorm in groups, and use Adobe Spark Video to narrate and edit your final piece. You'll have the opportunity to publish your work through the Write the World platform!

$150.00
Add to cart

Technology Developing Apps: Tinker 4 Good Years 5-8 (Age 9-13)
January 10-13
Students will brainstorm ideas for an App that will solve an issue they or society might have. They will then prototype their App and build it using either App Inventor or other software. Students may also have the opportunity to design and 3D model an attachment to a drone that could be used in a sea rescue scenario.

$150.00
Add to cart

Media and Technology Create your own Stop Animation/Claymation Movie! Years 5-8 (Age 9-13)
January 10-13 (Years 5-6)
January 16-19 (Years 7-8)
Students will use their own or provided resources to storyboard, produce sets, film and edit their own movie using the techniques used in Wallace and Gromit films and Chicken Run. Skills learnt will include storyboarding, idea generation, camera techniques, set production, teamwork, and post-production (including editing for sound and images, titles and transitions). Students will be able to use either Mac or Windows equipment and ideally bring ideas and set pieces with them.

$150.00
Add to cart

Biology and Design Design the Zoo of the Future Years 5-8 (Age 9-13)
January 10-13 (Years 5-6)
January 16-19 (Years 7-8)
Students will conduct a project-based learning workshop in which they will collect primary and secondary sources about an animal of their choice and use that information to design a habitat for that animal. They will then construct a scale model of that habitat and will be required to justify their selections using evidence.

$150.00
Add to cart

Science and Sport The Maths and Science of Sport Years 7-8 (Age 10-13)
January 10-13
The Mathematical and/or Scientific examination of students own physical sporting performance, and that of others, will be explored via data collection, manipulation, illustration and analysis. While the practical and personal application of the sports environment will provide student engagement, the utilization of Excel spreadsheets (data collection, formulas and graphs) and possible video biomechanical analysis will bring the academic rigor.

$150.00
Add to cart

Physics and Aerospace Engineering The Dark Side of the Universe Years 9-10 (Age 14-16)
January 10-12
Ever wanted to learn about how the universe works? Students will have the opportunity to learn about exciting topics, such as black holes, time travel, the Higgs Boson, aerospace engineering and other frontier ideas in physics and science. Aside from the excitement and significant expansion of knowledge resulting from this venture, this academic co-curricular program will also prove a significant advantage for students intending on future studies in Physics. Come away knowing more than you ever dreamed!

$150.00
Add to cart