Scitech is involved in a range of Education Projects throughout the year thanks to its partners and supporters.
- Alcoa Maths Enrichment Program
Thanks to: Alcoa Foundation
Scitech delivers a range of successful mathematics PL programs, especially focused on inquiry. These include the year-long Alcoa Maths Enrichment Program working with seven primary schools in the Harvey-Peel region. This program incorporates working with the parents in an information session and a family engagement event in order to provide additional information on ways to integrate maths learning into everyday life.
- Chevron Pilbara Teacher Support
Thanks to: Chevron
Scitech works closely with teachers in the Karratha region to raise the profile of STEM in their schools, and improve the capacity of local teachers to deliver exciting lessons in science, technology, engineering and maths. This multi-year program aims to increase confidence and STEM leadership amongst primary and secondary teachers.
- STEM Learning Project
Working in partnership with: ECAWA, MAWA, STAWA and Scitech
The STEM Learning Project has been established to deliver a range of innovative STEM teaching resources that take a problem based learning approach. The resources align with the Western Australian Curriculum including the General Capabilities. The resources will support teachers to teach STEM in an integrative way from Kindergarten to Year 12. The resources have been developed with input from Western Australian school teachers and will be available from the Department of Education’s portal.
- STEM Hubs
Working in partnership with: Curtin Education Community & Balcatta-Greenwood-Warwick Network
Scitech’s STEM Hubs project works closely with two school cluster networks each year, to provide STEM engagement for 12 months, building capacity and strengthening their existing network. Schools within the selected networks are provided with spaced-learning opportunities each term involving PL workshops, support to develop and implement new teaching strategies, and teacher sharing sessions and meet-ups.
- Sustainable Futures
Working in partnership with: CSIRO, Bayer & Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation & Safety
An innovative school-based education program that combines the latest in climate science with education in sustainability. The Sustainable Futures program is designed to support primary and secondary teachers working with students in Years 3 to 9. Teachers who register with the program receive free access to digital teaching resources which includes a variety of ideas and activities to support the teaching of sustainability and the environment in Australian schools.
If you’d like to be involved with any of these education projects in 2018, please contact us.