Term One 2022

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The Science Teachers Association of Victoria (STAV), with the support of the Toyota Community Foundation Australia, is proud to offer the Excellence in STEM Teaching Communities of Practice Project. Applications for this program have now closed and successful participants have been notified.

The Project uses an innovative, blended learning model to build excellence in STEM teaching practice through long-lasting and effective communities of practice. These communities will support and expand their impact over time to promote deep and sustained understandings of STEM pedagogies. Both school leaders and classroom teachers from across Victoria have been selected, and this is to ensure that changes necessary to support effective STEM teaching are strategically implemented and resourced. The program is designed for teachers of year levels five to ten.

The program is presented by Dr Robert Sbaglia, a former Victorian Education Excellence Award winner, STEM specialist teacher for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, and current lecturer at the University of Melbourne.

Participants in the program have demonstrated a willingness to share their learning, through the project showcase and via the submission of content to STAV’s journals (LabTalk & Let’s Find Out) or presentation at a STAV conference in the future. They have also demonstrated a commitment to sharing their learning with other teachers at their respective schools, and a commitment to making STEM a regular part of classroom learning for all students.

We look forward to this sharing of ideas on practice, and to bringing you more news in the future.