Primary Education Perspectives in STEM

The Networking Lounge Primary Education Perspectives in STEM

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      • Heather Laverick
        April 14, 2021 at 5:16 pm #18097
        The Networking Lounge | STEM Education

        Primary Education Perspectives in STEM

        Moderated by:

        Heather Laverick
        NSW Department of Education

        • Heather Laverick
          April 18, 2021 at 10:45 am #18392

          Welcome to the Primary Education Perspectives in STEM Networking Lounge. I will be your network topic moderator for the duration of the conference. I love working in Primary education! Our young students are so full of curiosity and wonder, and STEM is a fabulous vehicle to develop inquiring minds and to engage students across Key Learning Areas. This conference provides excellent Keynotes, EdTalks and Workshops to engage with, and I am looking forward to hearing your views on these. Please let other networking lounge attendees know who you are and how you currently integrate STEM into your teaching and learning – it’s always fascinating to hear the diverse ways in which teachers work!

          See you in the lounge, Heather 🙂

          • Scott Sleap
            April 18, 2021 at 9:21 pm #18471

            Great to have Heather as our primary education expert for this forum. She has awesome knowledge and experience in this field. Looking forward to the sharing of ideas and resources.

            Can I recommend the STEM and Project-Based Learning video from Lismore South Public School, presented by Kylie Organ.

            I know that Heather has done a lot of work with this school and this is a great case study of how STEM can be implemented in your school.
            Kylie Organ

            • Splat 3D (Design Nuts Pty Ltd)
              April 19, 2021 at 5:51 pm #18538

              Hi Heather,

              Great to see you hosting this forum. My background is as a Reggio and IB teacher. I love integration and look forward to hearing more from yourself and Kylie Organ.

              Ta, Kylie

              • Heather Laverick
                April 20, 2021 at 9:50 am #18559

                Hi Kylie,

                Kylie Organ’s school have loved using Design Nuts SPLAT3D design tools! Students have used the tools to produce “blueprint” drawings of prototypes and of their final products. Would love to hear from you about the various ways teachers and students are using Splat 🙂 Are you able to share some teaching resources for our conference attendees?

                  • Splat 3D (Design Nuts Pty Ltd)
                    April 20, 2021 at 10:24 am #18561

                    Thanks Heather.
                    Go Lismore!!! – Kylie O 🙂
                    Hi I’m Kylie a classroom teacher and creator of Splat. Teachers are using Splats from Kindergarten all the way through to senior Engineering Studies. Yay! I think it helps teachers to know that the what students are learning in 2D Shapes and 3D Space in the early and primary years links directly to the Science and Technology Syllabus (Design and Production Skills). To help showcase this we started Five for Design. Its a free weekly program of 5 min daily activities that primary teachers can use in their classrooms.

                    FREE PROGRAM

                    Teachers can also request free design tutorials via our YouTube channel.

                    I think Aussie teachers should also be proud to know that Splats – an Aussie classroom innovation – are now used in over 10 different countries around the world and growing.

                    If anyone has any questions please let me know.

                    Ta, Kylie


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