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 fabulous keynote speakers, Mundanara Bayles and Scott Gorringe, but you can also take your pick of many and varied presentations from schools. Your only dilemma will be how to choose between them!
Here is just a taste of some of the exciting presentations on offer:
- 2017 Indigenous STEM Award-winning teacher Camila Zuniga-Greve will share her planning and implementation of a Year 2 Geometry unit using the YuMi Deadly Maths approach.
- Kaurna Plains School in South Australia will share how the school uses YuMi strategies to connect with their wetlands and make links with students’ Aboriginal culture.
- Gnowangerup District High School in Western Australia will show-and-tell some activities that have transformed low-achieving students into interested, engaged learners.
- Victoria Park State School, a YDM Centre for Excellence school in North Queensland, will outline the strategies they are using to make YuMi Deadly Maths sustainable at their school.
- Loganlea State High School in Brisbane, the third most-improved Queensland secondary school in NAPLAN this year, will talk about engaging students using Numeracy Ninja, give a practical example of how to use fraction sticks to teach fractions, and share the challenges and highlights of teaching using Deadly Maths over the past 7 years.
We are also delighted that former YDC academic Dr Gillian Kidman, who is now an Associate Professor at Monash University, will present a session that explores the nature of YuMi Deadly knowledge, understanding and learning from the perspective of the educator.
For more information about what the summit has in store for you, take a sneak peek at the draft program:
(Please note that this is subject to change.)
To catch that early bird registration, head over to the Sharing Summit website. Early bird closes on 28 September and all registrations close on 23 October.
And a reminder that applications for the CSIRO Indigenous STEM Awards close in one week. Nominate a STEM champion, a teacher, a student, or your whole school. See this earlier blog post for more information and links.
Now, off you go to catch that worm!