Anna RitzemaThis workshop will seek to enhance your understanding of the Design Technologies framework. Projects for all year groups will be provided on the topic of food and fibre. The frameworks link directly to the land and resources of our local area and seeks to enhance our cultural understanding through the ACARA Science elaborations. Activities will be hands on, creative and will incorporate elements of digital technology use from the Primary School resources. Assessment rubrics will be explored and provided for each topic based upon SCSA’s Achievement Standards.

Anna Ritzema is program coordinator of The Graham Polly Farmer Foundation, Karratha STEM Centre. She is also a class teacher at Tambrey Primary School. Having worked as a Professional Learning Consultant for Scitech and been part of the Play Strategy WA she relishes inquiry based approaches with lots of fun components.

Anna Ritzema


  • To understand the Design Technologies curriculum and how it can be applied across curriculum areas.
  • To learn about how to implement Digital aspects into the teaching of Design Tech and to use the children’s own knowledge of their land and history to enhance their learning.
  • To experience a hands-on practical approach to the topics and to feel more confident tackling problem and project-based topics.
  • To develop the skills to enhance cross-curriculum learning. To develop their digital technology skills in relation to design technology. To enhance the skills of moderation and assessment of the topics.

AITSL Standards:
Consider: 2.1, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.5, 5.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.4

Participants  need to bring a laptop or iPad to access the internet
WiFi access will be provided at the venue.

Intended Audience:
Those interested in the Primary Years

Group Size:
25 tickets will be available.

Sunday the 16th of June
9:00am – Registration
9:30am – Hands-on, hook engagement for topics
10:00am – Morning Tea (provided)
10:30 – 12.30 – Looking at the scope and sequence of the program, investigating some of the problems and then looking at how to create assessment rubrics.

Tambrey Primary School Room: STEM Laboratory

Park in the Staff Car Park at the front of the Administration Building

About the Presenter:
Anna Ritzema has been teaching for over 17 years spanning Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary.

Originally from the UK, she has lead Science and ICT departments and is now back in the classroom at Tambrey Primary School and enjoying the hands-on, play-based learning she passionately loves.

Anna was part of the steering committee for The Play Strategy WA, and previously worked at SciTech as a Professional Consultant. Anna is part of the ACARA Digital Technologies Focus Group for WA.

In addition to her teaching role, she is the program coordinator for the Graham Polly Farmer Foundation’s newly founded STEM Centre for Karratha, which seeks to enhance the learning of the STEM disciplines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the region.

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Join Anna Ritzema at the ECAWA 2019 Carnival of Computing  on Sunday the 16th of June.