How to be a Helpful Pre-Service Teacher Supervisor

Last term I had my first opportunity to mentor a pre-service teacher (known as a student teacher in many parts). I know that he learnt a lot, but I think I might have learnt more! It's surprisingly difficult to be helpful to someone when you've never done anything like this before. I certainly stumbled through … Continue reading How to be a Helpful Pre-Service Teacher Supervisor

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STEM X Day 5 – Sharing Resources and Saying Goodbye

The last day of our incredible week dawned bright and cool. We were used to this false weather by now though, the day would eventually get up to 37°C. That didn't really matter though - we were to spend the day mostly indoors sharing our activities! Saying Goodbye - with amazing PD opportunities! There were … Continue reading STEM X Day 5 – Sharing Resources and Saying Goodbye

STEM X Day 4 – Physics, More Space, and Formal Dinner

The fourth day of our program had a much more relaxed timetable than the first three. It was lovely to be able to slow down a bit and consolidate everything we'd learned so far. Breakfast was back to normal today, and many people were out early for walks or runs on our second last day … Continue reading STEM X Day 4 – Physics, More Space, and Formal Dinner

STEM X Day 3 – Excursions Galore!

The third day of the Academy program was quite different to the rest - we spent the entire day out and about exploring some of the most popular science venues of Canberra. We were awarded a little sleep in today, which most of us tried to use. The second day had been exhausting and non-stop, … Continue reading STEM X Day 3 – Excursions Galore!

STEM X Day 1 -Protostorming and Simple Science Activities

The first real day of our academy dawned overcast and cool - a bit of false weather which would heat up very quickly. Today was the day we got stuck right into our program, with the primary school and secondary school teachers off in different directions to learn new and exciting ways to approach their … Continue reading STEM X Day 1 -Protostorming and Simple Science Activities