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CrookED Science Newsletter Term 1 2015
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Dear Friends and Colleagues
 
Welcome to the world of CrookED Science! I am very happy to send you this inaugural termly newsletter.

CrookED Science is a science and technology education consultancy working with primary and secondary schools and school systems across Australia.

This first newsletter brings you 5 items of news: 

CrookED Science Website

The CrookED Science website has been launched. 
Within this website you can:
Y3 students from St Ambrose Concord West searching for living things in the veggie patch

Primary Science

This year CrookED Science is working with several primary schools to build the capacity of primary teachers in working scientifically and working technologically in light of the new mandatory NSW Science & Technology K–6 Syllabus. This is being achieved by in situ modelling of the pedagogy of science & technology, team teaching and mentoring. Most importantly, by bringing fun science experiments and technology projects into the classroom and empowering the existing teachers, we are making science & technology exciting and engaging for the students and providing added depth to their learning.
 
For more details how CrookED Science could support your primary school(s) please contact us here.
Credit: St Ambrose Concord West
Y3 students searching for living things in the veggie patch 

Clancy students working on their ePortfolios whilst collaborating on a video conference with La Salle and Mary MacKillop students.

HSC Physics

Also this year, CrookED Science is working with several secondary schools to compliment the physics teaching already taking place with a blended learning model involving:
  • face-to-face intensive classes
  • video conferences
  • 'flipped' videos
  • ePortfolios
  • constant online feedback
  • and holiday classes.
If you are interested in how CrookED Science could assist with the delivery of physics in your school(s) please contact us here
Credit: Clancy College West Hoxton 
Y11 students working on their ePortfolios during a collaborative video conference with La Salle and Mary MacKillop students

CrookED Science 4 Parents

Not forgetting the parents in our communities (and also of benefit to teachers) we have launched the CrookED Science 4 Parents blog. Writing personal blog posts along with republishing some of the best posts from other science blogs, we hope to stimulate conversation and a sense of fun around science for parents and children, preschool to secondary. Exemplar posts that may appeal to your families include:

Future Schools: BYOD

On March 11, I will be presenting BYOD, Mobile Devices and Apps in K-12 Schools at the Future Schools conference at Australian Technology Park, Sydney. Tickets are available with a 10% discount to readers of this newsletter via this link.
I hope the year has started well for you. Do not hesitate to make contact if you are interested in any of the services CrookED Science has to offer.

Kind Regards,

Simon Crook
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