STEM Learning Project-WASSEA Event Coming Up at Scitech
This free event will take place at Scitech on the 10th of August. It is a jointly run STEM Learning Project and WASSEA event especially for secondary public school principals and leaders. At this event you will hear about the need for STEM education in preparing your students for a future where they can thrive and contribute. We will introduce you to the STEM learning materials we are developing just for that purpose. Plus, you will get a chance to explore the resources, discuss implementation possibilities, and network with other secondary leaders. You can book through the Department of Education website here.
WASSEA (The Western Australian Secondary School Executives Association) is the primary body in Western Australia providing leadership specifically for secondary public school leaders. Check out their website to learn more and find out about the next WASSEA event.
Term 3 Workshops Galore
If you’re looking for professional learning you’ve got plenty to choose from in term 3. We are continuing our regional visits and heading to the Pilbara with two days of workshops at Karratha Senior High School. There are workshops taking place at Winthrop, Scitech and Padbury, plus more in the pipeline. Keep checking back to our PL page to check on what’s new and find a workshop near you.
The Weekly Roundup
We found a few noteworthy items in the news over the past week. The Conversation reported on the need for education to reflect the data-driven methods used in modern science. They also brought us some important thoughts about the role of linguistic diversity in STEM education. Despite the article being about the US, it is equally relevant in Western Australia with nearly a fifth of our population speaking a language other than English at home.
Meanwhile out of MIT we have an interesting study about how maths games in the early years can promote conceptual learning – up to a point.