Posts for 2018

Faye Boys, Master Teacher at Victoria Park State School, and staff from Poonindie Community Learning Centre enjoy lunch with YDC staff at QUT in October
Posted on

Annual highlights and season’s greetings

As the year draws to a close we would like to share some highlights from 2018 and look ahead to what’s happening in 2019. The many highlights and achievements make this quite a long post, so grab yourself a cuppa and settle in! The year at a glance This year YDC has engaged with 78 schools to deliver intensive one-year and two-year YuMi…

Keynote session Mundanara Bayles at YDC Sharing Summit 2018
Posted on

Sharing Summit reflections

The eighth annual YDC Sharing Summit on 29–30 October was a wonderful two days of informative and inspiring presentations from schools involved in YDC research projects across Australia. The summit opened with a heartfelt Welcome to Country from Uncle Sam Watson, who spoke of his family connections and blood ties to the traditional…

Posted on

What do students think about YuMi Deadly Maths?

If you are in the early stages of using the YuMi Deadly Maths pedagogy, or considering whether to invest in the training, you might wonder what your students will think about this new teaching approach and whether it will be worthwhile. To help answer this question, we would like to share an inspiring story of success from St Ursula’s…

Staff of Poonindie Community Learning Centre visit Kingston State School
Posted on

“Maths is everywhere”: South Australian schools complete YDM training

Schools from Port Lincoln and Adelaide recently completed their two-year YuMi Deadly Maths training as part of the PRIME Futures program and have been generating some media coverage that we would like to share. The fifth and final professional development workshops for Clusters 5 and 6 in South Australia were held in September. Teachers…

Posted on

Catch that worm! Early bird closing soon

The closing date is fast approaching for two not-to-be-missed opportunities: early bird registration for the YDC Sharing Summit, and applications for the 2018 Indigenous STEM Awards. Both close on Friday 28 September. This year’s Sharing Summit is shaping up to be our best yet. Not only will you experience the insights of our two…

Posted on

YDC Sharing Summit 2018: Keynote speakers announced

Start getting excited because we have two amazing keynote speakers to educate, entertain and inspire you at the Sharing Summit: Mundanara Bayles and Scott Gorringe. Mundanara Bayles, Managing Director, the BlackCard Mundanara’s cultural heritage is connected to the Wonnarua and Bunjalung people on her mother’s side and the Birri-Gubba…

YDC Sharing Summit 2017
Posted on

YDC Sharing Summit 2018: Registrations now open

Have you been to a YDC Sharing Summit? Have you perhaps presented at one or would you like to? Now is the time to start putting your plans into action. Join us at the eighth annual YDC Sharing Summit on 29 and 30 October 2018 to explore how to develop and sustain excellence in mathematics pedagogy and delivery through YuMi Deadly Maths…

Posted on

Indigenous STEM Awards 2018: Nominations open on 27 August

The Indigenous STEM Awards recognise, reward and promote the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people studying and working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The role of professionals, teachers and mentors is also recognised in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students…

Posted on

Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS)

Applications for the 2018/19 CSIRO ASSETS program are open from 22 May to 12 June 2018. Students from all over Australia will come together at one of three summer schools to be held in Townsville, Newcastle and Adelaide on the following dates: Townsville: 13–21 December 2018 Newcastle: 3–11 January 2019 Adelaide: 13–21 January…

Jim Lowe with Innisfail State College award winners (photo credit: Maria Girgenti)
Posted on

Congratulations to the 2017 CSIRO Indigenous STEM award winners!

In March we were delighted to hear that several participants in the PRIME Futures Program had won 2017 Indigenous STEM awards. Jim Lowe, YDC Senior Research Associate, recently attended ceremonies in Townsville and Innisfail where the award winners were presented with their medals and certificates. Camila Zuniga-Greve won a teacher award…

YDC staff, PRIME Futures participants and community members gather around fire pit
Posted on

Engaging with community in South Australia

Participants in the Adelaide PRIME Futures cluster recently enjoyed a special cultural session as part of the fourth round of YuMi Deadly Maths PD workshops. Young Indigenous students from remote communities in South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia come to Wiltja Boarding residential college in Adelaide for their…

Posted on

New YDC website, blog and more!

We are pleased to announce that the YuMi Deadly Centre website has been revamped and updated. The new website includes this YDC blog where you will find regular news updates. All the free resources from the old website, including the YuMi Deadly Maths Teacher Resources (lesson plans) are available for you to download from the Resources