With only a few weeks left in Term 3, it’s getting hectic around town again. But if you have a spare moment, you should take a look at some of these activities and events. It's a next year event but well worth putting into your 2018 planner 2018 TeachTechPlay Conference Thursday 12th & Friday 13th April, Melbourne.
DATTA Vic Design and Technology Week
The Design and Technology Teachers Association have announced their first Design and Technology week. Running from 16th – 22nd October this year, it is designed to showcase work from teachers and students around Australia. Check out the website for more information and to sign up.
DATTA Vic will be running two evening workshops on robotics for teachers - both Primary and Secondary. They're taking place at the Dream Factory in Footscray, working with VEX robots.
From Day of STEM (http://dayofstem.org/Australia)
I have run a couple of Day of STEM Cyber Security programs with my Year 8s and 9s and they have been very successful. The heads of Science, PE and Maths are very interested in a new program they are running (the Head of RE is only interested because they reference the Collingwood Football Club):
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Stacy Moxton at Mathcamps sent this list:
"As you know, STEM is an important element of all levels of education. In our ever-growing technological world, it seems there are few career paths that don’t in some way utilize skills acquired through STEM classes. It can be intimidating curriculum for some students, but luckily, there are a lot of great tools for making it accessible to and fun for everyone.
I wanted to send you some additional resources that I hope you’ll consider adding to your list. I know how difficult it can be to hunt these types of tools, so I hope they’re helpful!"
We're on our second issue of The STEAM Report and I'm in more mailboxes than a Nigerian Prince. I hope that some of the articles and news are useful to you. Please let me know if you find something that you can use at your school. Two months in and I'm getting more evidence that STEAM is the correct acronym. Read More
At the end of nine days, Kiwi students in every group from Kinder to Year 6 are on top... and running 1-2-3 in several. Students have attempted more than 5 million questions and spent over 100,000 hours on the website. And it's not all hard work... students are having fun at the same time. Read More
As teachers we need to provide our students with opportunities to learn how to learn, supporting them to find and solve problems. Our role involves developing learners for many jobs that are yet to exist. The critical question we must ask as educators is; How might we best prepare our students for their future? Read More
As a kid, I always dreamed about being cool and playing the electric guitar. The problem was I couldn't play guitar and I couldn't afford to buy one. When I finally had an opportunity to try and have a go, I sucked and I was embarrassed because there were plenty of other boys in the class that could play it properly. Read More
The bones of Richard the Third were uncovered in a Leicester carpark excavation back in 2012. It was an exciting find, even if the ex-king was missing his feet. But more important than the historical significance was the practical application of an interdisciplinary team to collect information on the monarch’s remains. Read More