Would you like to integrate digital technology and science more effectively into YOUR programming? This is the TeachMeet for you!
This is NOT your regular TeachMeet...
For 8 weeks, a group of Teachers and Teacher Education Students have been completing the CSER Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for K-6, 'Implementing Digital Technologies in the Classroom'. Now we're testing them: in teams they will have 30 mins prior to the TeachMeet to collaboratively plan engaging lessons involving digital technologies and at least one other KLA. The TeachMeet will involve them presenting their ideas. You will have a chance to offer feedback and vote on your favourite lesson plan!
All ideas will be free to use with attribution, and we are working from the 'Science & Technology K-6 Draft Directions for Syllabus Development'. Consultation with BOSTES means that the lesson ideas should be pretty future-proof...
But wait - there's more! The Australian Museum is offering you a free tour of their Spiders Exhibition immediately following the TeachMeet! The Curator of the exhibition, along with Scientists and the Museum Education Team will present on the fabulous resources at the Australian Museum, and how you can make the most of the Spiders Exhibit with your class. Told you this wasn't your regular TeachMeet...
Can't make the TeachMeet? Follow us on Twitter using the hashtag #TMSciTech
Or come to the Australian Museum just for the Teacher Open Night the week before: http://australianmuseum.net.au/teacher-open-night
This event is brought to you by the Education Society, a student organisation of Macquarie University, with support from the MacICT Innovations Centre, ICTENSW, STANSW, TER Podcast and the Australian Museum.
Who is this event for?
TeachMeets are informal, collaborative experiences organised by educators for educators in order to share ideas and experiences and support each other in professional growth.
While the TeachMeet is particularly aimed at Primary Teachers and Primary Teacher Education Students, everyone is welcome — parents, university staff, other teachers and members of the public.