Friday, April 22, 2016

Thank you Joseph Banks Secondary College

Thanks so much to Joseph Banks Secondary College for allowing me to accompany your dedicated teachers on their trip to Melbourne and Queensland to view schools in their accomplished STEM programs and their Professional Learning Communities. It has been a fantastic trip and the one thing that shone in all of the schools was the absolute passion and dedication of the teachers and their commitment to student learning and outcomes. A very special thank you to Mrs Philomena Bradley, Miss Kymberley Smith and Mr John Marshall.

Ipswich State High School

Wow! The STEM subjects at Ipswich SHS are absolutely amazing. Dr Grant Dowell was so generous with his time and resources and showed us what truly passionate teachers can accomplish. Check out their website for some truly outstanding teaching and learning. https://ipswichshs.eq.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wembley Primary School

On Tuesday we visited Wembley Primary School in Victoria. This visit follows on from the first visit on Monday afternoon http://www.wembleyps.vic.edu.au/
learning and observing how Professional Learning Communities in action. This school is absolutely wonderful and the staff and students generously shared their teaching, learning, planning and resources with us. It was so useful to see the communication and norms observed during the meetings. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

KIOSC Amazing STEM!!

Amazing STEM!!
Today we had the pleasure of attending KIOSC http://www.kiosc.vic.edu.au
 which runs an amazing STEM program alongside Swinburne University. Michelle Nickels from Fairhills High School kindly gave up her time to take us around her high school and showed us the amazing work that has taken place to engage the students in the area of STEM. 


Robotics 
3D printer