5 April 2019
Scitech hosted an âInnovate and Createâ evening at Baynton West Primary School on Monday 1 April. Part of the Chevron Pilbara Teacher Support Program, the evening provided an inspiring opportunity for the school community to learn and experience STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) together.
Working closely with teachers from the school, Scitech created a bespoke event that aligned with Baynton West Primary Schoolâs curriculum focus and interest areas in STEM.
A comprehensive makerspace was created where families constructed a character that moved or sang or danced, using craft, robotics and the application of 21st Century STEM skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, communication and collaboration.
The event also demonstrated innovative teaching practices, aimed at increasing teacher confidence and student engagement in the classroom.
Ms Deb Banning (formerly Hancock), Scitech Chief Executive Officer, said âIn direct response to Pilbara community needs, our bespoke âInnovate and Createâ evening was specially designed with regard to Baynton West Primary Schoolâs STEM interest areas with a curriculum focus. Parents were invited to participate which allowed them to have input into their childrenâs education while enjoying valuable interacting with their childrenâs teachers.â
âSTEM education and engagement are vital to prepare the next generation for the requirements of the future workforce. Research has identified that 75% of fastest growing occupations require STEM skills and knowledge. Scitechâs STEM professional learning programs are supporting our wonderful Teachers to provide contemporary STEM learning experiences to prepare our next generation for the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead,â Ms Banning continued.
Chevron and Scitech have partnered since 2006 to provide unique STEM engagement programs to regional schools. This partnership was extended in 2013 with the launch of the Chevron Pilbara Teacher Support Program, providing mentoring, professional development and networking opportunities for teachers in the region.
Baynton West Primary School has been a part of the Chevron Pilbara Teacher Support Program for a number of years, and the first to host a bespoke school community STEM event with Scitech. Scitech plans to roll out a range of exciting school community events in the region over the coming year.
To find out more, please contact: Simon Fittock, Professional Learning Consultant email@example.com