4th Annual STEM Education Conference
Jul
26
to Jul 27

4th Annual STEM Education Conference

  • Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Connecting the real world into the classroom

We have all heard how critical STEM skills are for Australia’s future. How can we inspire students to pursue, be engaged or even get excited about STEM? One solution is bringing the real world context into the classroom through classroom resources. This can be powerful, particularly to engage girls in STEM fields and answer the question ‘why do I need to learn this?’ in maths class. This presentation will demonstrate ways to create real world contexts that are relevant for students and provide an overview of how you can create your own real world resources.

Felicity has a background in engineering and for the last five years has been working with industry, university and schools to shift the perception of engineering and maths. Working with organisations like Arup, Boeing, Qantas and Telstra Felicity founded two organisations, Power of Engineering and Machinam, to unlock industries stories and innovations to engage students in real world maths and engineering.

More information and registrations available here.

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STEM Education: Engineering and Mathematics in the Primary & Middle Years
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

STEM Education: Engineering and Mathematics in the Primary & Middle Years

MACHINAM IS PARTNERING WITH INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS QUEENSLAND TO RUN THIS WORKSHOP IN BRISBANE.

This workshop is a hands-on experience in engineering and mathematics for teachers of upper primary and lower secondary. Participants will experience design challenges, hear from engineers, and learn about curriculum alignment to assist them to see the application of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and Technologies in STEM education contexts.

REGISTER HERE.

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It all adds up - Engagement in Mathematics
Jul
12
3:30 PM15:30

It all adds up - Engagement in Mathematics

What does engagement in a mathematics classroom look like? Can real world context impact students’ experience of mathematics?

Through conducting a ‘Real World Maths Development Program’ we tested the effects of using in-depth, real world scenarios as a learning tool on the engagement of Year 9 mathematics students. To do this, we worked closely with a small number of schools in Melbourne over a two month period.

This workshop will explore the findings from the program and provide participants with strategies to bring the real world into the classroom and increase engagement.

Join us at the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers 2017 Conference 'Capital Maths' at the Canberra Convention Centre. More information and conference program here.

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Girls in STEM: Making it Happen
Jul
11
12:00 PM12:00

Girls in STEM: Making it Happen

Even though girls and boys sit side by side in classrooms all across the country, women are still much less likely to choose careers in STEM than men. The accepted response to these facts is that if only we can enthuse / inspire / encourage more girls to enter STEM fields, then the disparity will disappear.

This interactive workshop explores another avenue - the language we use to talk about STEM - and the impact it has on how people relate to the field. This workshop will teach practical ways to discuss STEM with girls, and will work through two teaching resources that can be run with students to help engage and inspire girls about careers in STEM.

Join us at the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers 2017 Conference 'Capital Maths' at the Canberra Convention Centre. More information and conference program here.

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MAV Girls In STEM Day
Jun
28
9:00 AM09:00

MAV Girls In STEM Day

BE INSPIRED BY STORIES OF WOMEN IN STEM CAREERS

An event for girls in Year 9 and 10 the chance to be inspired by women who have forged impressive careers in STEM. These women are paving the way for your students to flourish in a STEM career.

This event will explore females in STEM careers with a particular emphasis on the importance of mathematics required for success. Students will hear from five leading industry experts in a range of fields about their experiences working in a STEM focused career.

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It all adds up – Engagement in Mathematics
Jun
24
1:45 PM13:45

It all adds up – Engagement in Mathematics

What does engagement in a mathematics classroom look like? Can real world context impact students’ experience of mathematics?

Through conducting a ‘Real World Maths Development Program’ we tested the effects of using in-depth, real world scenarios as a learning tool on the engagement of Year 9 mathematics students. To do this, we worked closely with a small number of schools in Melbourne over a two month period. This workshop will explore the findings from the program and provide participants with strategies to bring the real world into the classroom and increase engagement.

Join us at the Queensland Mathematics Teachers Association 2017 Conference 'Mathematics - A Game Changer' at Toowoomba Grammar School. More information and conference program here.

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STEM Education: Engineering and Mathematics in the Primary & Middle Years
May
5
4:00 PM16:00

STEM Education: Engineering and Mathematics in the Primary & Middle Years

Machinam is partnering with Independent Schools Queensland to run this workshop in Brisbane.

This workshop is a hands-on experience in engineering and mathematics for teachers of upper primary and lower secondary. Participants will experience design challenges, hear from engineers, and learn about curriculum alignment to assist them to see the application of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and Technologies in STEM education contexts.

Register here.

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Warrnambool Workshop: How to engage students in maths using real world context
May
3
3:00 PM15:00

Warrnambool Workshop: How to engage students in maths using real world context

  • Founders Room (upstairs), Emmanuel Centre, Emmanuel College Warrnambool (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop will show how you can apply a contextual approach to mathematics concepts to engage students by linking what they are learning in class to their own lives and future careers.

Have you ever heard a student ask that age old question 'Why do we have to learn this?' in their mathematics class?

This workshop is for Years 7 - 10 mathematics teachers, curriculum leaders, support staff and anyone else who is interested in contextual based approaches to teaching maths!

Register here.

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Future School Conference
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Future School Conference

  • Melbourne Convention Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

5 Conferences - 5 Audiences

The 5 conferences at the National FutureSchools Expo have all been designed to cater for senior leadership working in different roles within K-12 education.

Whether you want to focus your engagements on Principals and the Senior Executives , prefer to talk to the real implementers of technology teaching at the coal-face , or are looking to meet people in specific roles such as Foundation or SEN Coordinators , the event is structured to appeal to the people you want to speak to...

Felicity Furey will MC the Expo Main Stage and present about STEM education. Check out the agenda here.

More information and registrations available here.

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Transforming education for the future of work
Mar
22
5:00 PM17:00

Transforming education for the future of work

by Mitchell Institute and Foundation for Young Australians

What's ahead for young people when they enter the world of work? How can schools better prepare students for future careers?

Join Machinam co-founder Jillian Kenny in conversation with Jan Owen, AM and Professor Bill Lucas to uncover new insights to the challenge facing young people, parents, educators and policy-makers: how do we prepare young people for work now and in the future?

Jan Owen, AM
CEO, Foundation for Young Australians

Jan is a pioneer of the youth sector in Australia, dedicating most of her life to social change. Through her role at FYA she works to back Australia's ambitious, creative and capable young people so they have the skills and opportunities to rethink the world and solve tomorrow's problems today.

Professor Bill Lucas
International Advisor, Mitchell Institute

Bill is internationally regarded for his expertise and research in re-thinking the purposes of schooling and vocational training. He is a renowned author and co-creator of one of the biggest teacher researcher groups in the world: the Expansive Education Network.

Details
Refreshments served from 5.00pm; event starts at 5.30pm
Cost: Free
RSVP by COB Wednesday 15 March to reserve your ticket

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Numerate Futures - The 2017 Interactive Numeracy Conference
Mar
18
9:00 AM09:00

Numerate Futures - The 2017 Interactive Numeracy Conference

Real Life Contexts for Secondary Mathematics

Come along to this session with the Machinam team to learn about how their authentic learning pedagogy provides Secondary students with opportunities to explore and discover concepts and relationships through real-world scenarios that are relevant to the learner.     This session will suit Secondary educators who are curious about how a contextual approach to teaching and learning can develop critical and creative thinking skills and who are looking for clarity about how to best apply relevant, real world context to maths lessons.    This session will also provide information on how educators can access the Machinam product suite and additional upcoming professional development that will be offered by the Machinam team.

Numerate Futures Conference

The Contemporary Learning Hub invites P-12 educators to be part of a new era of professional development. An era where leading educators in numeracy, mathematics education and digital technologies converge to provide innovative, engaging and high quality professional development aimed at creating numerate futures for our students.

Conference Flyer   |   Conference Program  |  Register

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Girls in STEM: Making it happen
Feb
22
4:00 PM16:00

Girls in STEM: Making it happen

Even though girls and boys sit side by side in classrooms all across the country, women are still much less likely to choose careers in STEM than men. The accepted response to these facts is that if we can inspire and encourage more girls to enter STEM fields, then the disparity will disappear.

This interactive workshop explores another avenue - the language we use to talk about STEM - and the impact it has on how people relate to the field.

More information and registrations here

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