Scientists and Mathematicians in Australian Schools: Benefits of Working Together
Presenters Marian Heard and Claudette Bateup, shared their experience and expertise about partnerships, as well as information about their own program Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) in this months edGlobal webinar. They discussed a wide variety of Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) partnership styles and activities, including face-to-face and distance contact and report on evaluation outcomes such as partnership patterns, factors affecting success and longevity, and benefits to the partners and the students involved. They also shared ways to get the best out of a partnership and the challenges involved in establishing and sustaining a partnership program. Watch the recording to learn how to make the most out of a partnership.
Quotes from this session:
“My first teaching job was in Australia–your teachers are very progressive!”
“Thank you Claudette and Marian – wonderful presentation!”
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Presented by Marian Heard, National Program Manager, CSIRO Education Australia and Claudette Bateup, Deputy Director, Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools, CSIRO Education Australia.
For over seventeen years, Marian Heard has been developing and managing national science education programs in Australia. She is currently National Programs Manager with CSIRO Education in Canberra where her responsibilities include the Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools program, BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards, CREST Awards, CarbonKids, CSIRO Discovery Centre and CSIRO’s Indigenous science education.
Marian was formerly Education and Public Awareness Manager at the Australian Academy of Science and in this role she initiated the Primary Connections project which links science and literacy in primary schools. She has also been closely involved in the Academy’s Science by Doing project, which supports teachers in professional learning communities to engage junior secondary students through inquiry-based learning.
Claudette Bateup is Deputy Director of the Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) program managed by CSIRO Education, part of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia’s national science agency.
Claudette has worked in a range of education roles including in outreach and school visits with the National Museum of Australia; policy and project management with the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations; curriculum development with the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority; and curriculum resource development with the Australian Academy of Science’s Primary Connections: linking science with literacy program. Claudette has taught as an elementary school teacher and as an Assistant Language Teacher in Japan.
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