What will you need to contribute to the relationship? What are the limits of the relationship?
1. Provide ongoing professional development to improve teacher capacity to use contemporary STEM practices in science; and
2. Assist school with building student aspirations for STEM-related subject
Assisting the school to:
· Develop engagement STEM-related learning experiences,
· Develop curriculum
· Increase engagement with industry and Deakin science students as ambassadors for Science and Deakin, and
· Access to Deakin SEBE expertise and infrastructure.
· Access and utilise industry-based practices and personnel
What are you willing to put into the relationship? What are the limits of the relationship?
· Participate in relevant professional development opportunities
· Trail strategies provided in professional development
· Share resources with relevant teachers
What specific key processes, activities and people will be required?
· STEM team and Admin meetings
· Development of team norms and protocols
· Professionals and academics to share best practice.
· Collaborating with all involved—sharing of maps, resources, CATs
What is expected of teachers and principal?
· An understanding of the time constraints and workload of staff
· Ongoing support and attendance to develop knowledge and share experiences across the board
· Also implementation of subject-based tasks and activities within the school setting
· Collaboration with staff not involved in program but teachers within the domain
What is expected of the project teacher leaders?
· Reporting back from professional development sessions. Sharing resources and strategies obtained
· Coordinating the implementation of initiatives
· Ongoing support, provide guidance and act as mentors
What is the time commitment for teachers and schools?
· Participants will have the option of opting in or out of each learning cycle. It is the preferred position that each member commit for the 3 years for maximum benefit
What level of involvement will each member have?
· Equal and shared
· It is expected that the team work in year level pairs and link closely with the other year level pair to ensure consistency in pedagogical delivery
Is there benefit in the Deakin team coming to speak to staff/STEM subject teachers?
· Couldn’t hurt
What sort of communication will work?
· Email and regular structured meeting time
Who will be involved in planning, teaching, reflection and feedback?
· With the right scaffolding and structures, the STEM team can provide opportunity for the years 7 and 8 maths and/or science teachers to contribute to this
How will staff be recruited into the program?
What should happen throughout the program to ensure everything is on track?
· Regular conversations and opportunities to share learnings
Should we plan for this to be a long-term or short-term partnership?
· Long term
How will the teachers interact with university student ambassadors and for what purpose?
· Undergrads could come and support teaching and learning in the classroom
· University professionals modelling best practice