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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.

Robotics Workshops
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.

For more information and to book, click the links:
Thursday September 14 (PL17049)
Wednesday October 20 (PL17050)

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):

  • The STEM Cup “explores career pathways in sports science and data analytics and culminates with an online maths challenge where the student steps into the role of the Capologist.”

General STEAM
I subscribe to all of these newsletters to that you don’t have to. Here’s what you’re missing:

And more places to go...

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!"

10 Innovative Ways to Bring STEM to Schools

Curious George STEM

The Educator’s Guide to Real Estate Lesson Plans: Math & Science

Computer Programming Basics Lesson Plan: Tynker Games

The Educator’s Guide to Applying Real-World Math: 15 Resources with over 100 Lesson Plans

Architecture Activities to Help You Address NGSS Engineering Standards

Making Science Labs Accessible to Students with Disabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 


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