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STEAM Education Conference - 12th October  2015

STEAM

Exploring inter-disciplinary synergies between the Arts & STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

12th October 2015
8:30am- 4:00pm
Murdoch’s Rockingham Campus
Dixon Rd
Rockingham WA 6168

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An innovative STEAM Education Conference will be held on 12th October, organised by Cecil Andrews Senior High School (Armadale) in partnership with Murdoch University’s School of Education.

Cecil Andrews SHS (Armadale) has received a $4.8million grant to build STEM labs, and the school leadership is planning to develop a STEAM curriculum for 2017.

Murdoch’s School of Education has been invited to join the project as a school-university partnership.

Teachers of Cecil Andrews SHS will showcase their interdisciplinary STEAM teaching.

Murdoch University’s Professor Peter Charles Taylor, Professor of STEAM Education at Murdoch University, has been invited to present the opening address.

Registration is free for academic staff and postgraduate students!

If you would like to attend please contact Professor Peter Taylor.

STEAM Education involves developing inter-disciplinary curricula and pedagogies that foster higher-order cognitive, social and emotional abilities in young people, preparing them to respond to the challenges of the complex, contested and rapidly evolving worlds and literacies of the 21st century.

Click here to see the full program.

Monday 12th October 11:00 - 12:00

Room

Title

Target Audience

Description

Lecture

Theatre 1

TDS K-9

Science and robotics in primary school

K-9

Primary teachers of Science and

Technology

Presenter: Rick Johnson, TDS Rostra Primary School

 

Content: A look into ways of bringing robotics and innovative science into the classroom using a hands on approach.

Lecture

Theatre 3

TDS 6-12

Engineering Fashionable Maths

Year 6-12

Secondary teachers of the Arts, Technology and Mathematics

Presenters: Eileen Walter, TDS the Arts, WACE marker for design/ TDS the Arts and Deborah Lee Parker, Visual Arts teacher former Awesome Arts Community Cultural Development Manager, primary extension teacher, Victoria Morgan, former Principal

 

Content: Who knew that there was maths to be learnt when studying fashion? – A unique look at techniques to engage in maths through learning about fashion, technology and science.

Lecture

Theatre 4

TDS K-12

Integrating ICT into the classroom

Year 6-12

Primary and secondary teachers of all learning areas

Presenter: Ruth Charles

Content: Ruth Charles is an internationally respected ICT educator. She uses technology to excite learners and helps teachers use ICT as a tool for educating!

Room 208

TDS 6-12

Mathematics vs Art

Year 6-12

Secondary teachers of the Arts and Mathematics

Presenter: Dusty Ward, Head of Arts, Southern River College

 

Content: An experimental approach to teaching abstract art with a mathematics basis.

Room 209

TDS 6-12 The

Engineering of Performing Arts

Year 6-12

Secondary teachers of the Arts and Technology

Presenters: Glen Myles, WAPPA graduate , Head of Arts Cecil Andrews Senior High School and Jason Evans, Design and Technology teacher

 

Content: A sneak preview backstage into a world of engineering and construction that makes such performances as “The giants” come alive.

Monday 12th October 12:30 - 1:30

Room

Title

Target Audience

Description

Lecture

Theatre 1

TDS 6-12

The physics of circus

Year 6-12

Secondary teachers of the Arts, Technology and Science

Presenters: Crystle Challinger, TDS teacher Canning Vale College and Sue Scrymgour, PHD student and Head of Science and Maths Cecil Andrews Senior High School

 

Content: The physics of circus – Did you know that circus performed have a unique inside into the world of physics? How else could they convince us of the impossible?

Lecture

Theatre 3

TDS 6-12

Visual Arts Technology

Year 6-12

Secondary teachers of the Arts, Technology and Science

Presenters: Sarah Eve, Visual Art extension coordinator, Canning Vale College, and Anita Piccioni, Canning Vale College Teacher of ICT, media, electronic gaming design.

 

Content: Connecting Visual Art to the rapidly advancing Technology in the present to enhance future possibilities. Increasing student knowledge within technology and encouraging them to explore, develop and push the boundaries using their creative minds. This challenges what we know and improves the future innovations in our changing world. This creative thinking is vital to improve how we problem solve, utilise technology and create breakthroughs for future generations. We will be presenting our explorations of how Visual Art and Technology are currently being implemented within the art world and the classroom.

Lecture

Theatre 4

TDS K-12

STEM

K-12

Primary and secondary teachers of Technology and Science

Presenter: Jo Gatland, Coordinator, Academic Pathways, Ballajura Community College

 

Content: An introduction into STEM education. Looking at ways forward, planning for activities and programming.

Room 208

TDS 6-12

Sports science and sports technology

Year 6-12

Secondary teachers of HPE, the Arts, Technology and Science

Presenters: Jeremy Bruse, Teacher of the year and Cecil Andrews Senior High School teacher, Nathan Squires and Austin Ward, teachers of the Specialist Football program.

 

Content: The game has changed! Technology and spots science have changed sports forever. In this session we look at the use of drones, motion capture, sports science and the effect of the media on the game of AFL.

Room 209

TDS K-12

STEM with robotics competitions

K-12

Primary and secondary teachers of Technology and Science

Presenter: Maria D’Cunha, TDS Hampton Senior High School

 

Content: Opportunities for innovation, competition, the arts, literacy and numeracy using robotics. Aspects of Robocup Junior and FIRST Lego League competitions.