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innovations briefing

  1. 1. School to Work Mathematics and Science Innovation Project Mark Ward Assoc Prof Debra Panizzon Prof Martin Westwell
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>14 schools </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity - expertise and experience of teachers, social context, student aspirations, parental engagement, rural and metro, DECS, Independent, Catholic </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation and modification of project to meet the needs of students: - industry engagement - engaging pedagogy - other real-world science - inquiry approach - university pathways - use of technology - learning skills development within science </li></ul>
  3. 3. For each of the subjects listed in the questions below tick the descriptor that best indicates how much you enjoy that subject when compared to science.
  4. 4. For each of the subjects listed in the questions below tick the descriptor that best indicates how much you enjoy that subject when compared to science.
  5. 6. 0.6 - 21.4 -1.5 - 23.3 4.1 - 29.1 -1.2 - 24.7 -28.2 - 26.1
  6. 7. other teachers students achievement attitudes interest motivation meaning (relevance) identity encouragement support of STEM interest valuing STEM careers engagement contextual approach inquiry approach higher-order thinking valuing creativity high expectations relevant curriculum societal value of STEM positive role models parents Assoc. Prof. Debra Panizzon www.flinders.edu.au/science21/briefings.cfm
  7. 8. Making Science and Maths Meaningful <ul><li>Forging sustainable links with industry / university / TAFE pathways </li></ul><ul><li>Work as cluster or individually </li></ul><ul><li>Science/maths coordinator - science/maths team </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities in the Research Project </li></ul>
  8. 9. P Really Practical Research Project Resources Pack <ul><li>How to do science/maths in the research project </li></ul><ul><li>Vague - opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>REAL research skills - including authentic evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing practice, ideas, etc </li></ul>R 3
  9. 10. Implementation <ul><li>≈ $14,000 per school </li></ul><ul><li>teacher release - regular meetings - opportunity for reflection/discussion - planning, prioritising - meeting with other STEM professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Activities - project management, industry links, speed dating, café sci, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings with Science21 project team (information, ideas, support e.g. Gantt charts) </li></ul>
  10. 11. Implementation <ul><li>≈ $14,000 per school </li></ul><ul><li>Expenses - travel, accommodation, etc (teachers, students, STEM professionals) </li></ul><ul><li>Consumables and resources < $4,000 total - not big ticket items - negotiable (use as leverage?) </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability (money to be spent! - plan required) </li></ul>
  11. 12. Expectations <ul><li>Pre and post surveys, interviews, data collection (including future achievement and pathways) </li></ul><ul><li>Action plan (inc budget) </li></ul><ul><li>Cohort of students with which to work </li></ul><ul><li>Conference attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Termly update </li></ul><ul><li>Case study report </li></ul><ul><li>Development of resources (research project) </li></ul>
  12. 13. Application <ul><li>Support of exec/admin team (i.e. principal) </li></ul><ul><li>Want to do it! </li></ul><ul><li>Science/maths coordinator involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline: Monday 30th November (notification: Friday 4th December) </li></ul>
  13. 14. School to Work Mathematics and Science Innovation Project Mark Ward Assoc Prof Debra Panizzon Prof Martin Westwell [email_address] 0458 112358

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