Following on from our feature on STEM in the last newsletter
, I was invited in October to facilitate a workshop, Use of Space to Support High Quality STEM Pedagogy
, for over 40 teachers and school leaders from schools in the southern suburbs of Adelaide.
At the beginning of the day I shared my experiences
of researching, co-designing and submitting 8 successful applications for Science Centres during the Building the Education Revolution
to the tune of $15million. Subsequently, we heard from all of the schools present regarding their dreams and designs. Following this we worked in small groups to examine the factors that would affect the quality of STEM education in schools once the spaces were created i.e.
- cross-curricular opportunities
- logistics e.g. curriculum, timetabling, leadership
- technology inclusions
Many thanks to Seaview High School and Rogan Tinsley for hosting and to Nick Jackson of Wirreanda High School for making it happen.
Should you wish to engage CrookED Science to assist your school or organisation regarding STEM learning spaces, then please contact us