SSiSTEMIK Masterclasses

by on Jun, Mon, 2018 in News | 11 comments

SSiSTEMIK Pathways Masterclass

The Stronger Smarter Institute offers educators and community leaders the opportunity to have deeper engagement in the role that Indigenous Knowledges (IK) have in shaping and redefining science, technology, engineering, and mathematics now and into the future.

At Stronger Smarter we recognise the opportunity to build on the strong foundations that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students demonstrate in STEM classroom spaces. We have responded by creating the Stronger Smarter Institute Indigenous Knowledges in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (SSiSTEMIK) Pathways.

PathwayDatesPresentersApply
Masterclass in Digital Technologies (2 days)
James Cook University, Townsville
24-25 JuneMax Lenoy + Jesse KingRegister NOW
SSiSTEMIK 4 day SCIENCE Masterclass
Sydney
Venue TBC
Term 3
22-23rd July +
26-27 August
Victor Steffensen+Jodie EdwardsRegister NOW
SSiSTEMIK 4 day MATHS Masterclass
Brisbane ACU
Banyo Campus
Term 4
9-10 September +
21-22 October
TBCRegister NOW

Digital Technologies Masterclass ($2200 inc. GST)

Location: Brisbane
Dates: 24 and 25 of June

Expert Presenter Max Lenoy and SSI Senior Program Officer Jesse King will weave participants through culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogies centred in Indigenous Knowledges (IK) through a Digital Technology lens. Participants will deepen their understanding of digital design through a postcolonial lens and co-design a research challenge to embed these approaches into their schools or workplaces. These challenges will be taken back to schools and workplaces to be implemented to improve student’s engagement and outcomes in the classroom.

This masterclass is best suited to participants who are teaching or leading implementation of the Digital Technologies curriculum. Researchers or people that are interested in learning more about technologies and Indigenous communities will also find this Masterclass beneficial.

* Applications for NESA and TQI accreditation are currently underway

SSiSTEMIK Masterclass – Science ($3850 inc. GST)

Location: Sydney
Dates: 22 and 23 of July + 26 and 27 of August

SSiSTEMIK Masterclasses are designed to be run over 2x 2-day sessions 5-6 weeks apart. This allows participants to undertake the cycle of deepening and designing research with time to consolidate core understanding and forward thinking.

Following on from the success of the inaugural SSiSTEMIK Masterclass Pilot in 2018, the SSiSTEMIK Masterclass: Science will again feature Indigenous Knowledge (IK) Experts Victor Steffensen and Jodi Edwards.

Victor and Jodi take participants on a journey that highlights their IK systems and how it is relatable to each community across the country. Through place-based learning and sitting circle, participants will further deepen their knowledge to design their own research challenge with access to IK Experts and Stronger Smarter Research and Impact team members. These challenges will be taken back to schools and workplaces to improve student’s engagement and outcomes in the Science classroom.

This masterclass is best suited to teachers and leaders who are teaching or leading implementation of the Science curriculum. Researchers or people that are interested in learning more about Science and Indigenous communities will also find this Masterclass beneficial.

* Applications for NESA and TQI accreditation are currently underway

SSiSTEMIK Masterclass – Maths ($3850 inc. GST)

Location: Brisbane
Dates: 9 and 10 of September + 21 and 22 of October

SSiSTEMIK Masterclasses are designed to be run over 2x 2-day sessions 5-6 weeks apart. This allows participants to undertake the cycle of deepening and designing research with time to consolidate core understanding and forward thinking.

Join SSI facilitators and various Indigenous Knowledge (IK) experts as we unpack the connections between Indigenous knowledges, the Mathematics curriculum and STEM thinking. Explore how this relates to your home community and how you can implement these frameworks in your own setting.

Participants will design their own research challenge with access to IK Experts and Stronger Smarter Research and Impact team members. These challenges will be taken back to schools and workplaces to be implemented to improve student’s engagement and outcomes in the Maths classroom.

This masterclass is best suited to teachers and leaders who are teaching or leading implementation of the Maths curriculum. Researchers or people that are interested in learning more about Mathematics and Indigenous communities will also find this Masterclass beneficial.

* Applications for NESA and TQI accreditation are currently underway

Enquire Here

Enquire now below about our SSiSTEMIK Pathways if you are seeking:

  • A research pathway in Indigenous Education
  • Exposure to the current Indigenous STEM research to inform your teaching practice
  • Culturally responsive ways to engage all students especially Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students with STEM
  • Hands on Professional Learning with real implementation outcomes
  • An opportunity to listen and engage with Indigenous experts in the field of Indigenous STEM
  • A program that is linked to the National Curriculum (ACARA) and the National Teaching Standards (AITSL)
  • To build your capacity and confidence to teach STEM through an Indigenous lens

 

11 Comments

  1. I am very interested in attending your master class but I am unable to find how much it costs.

  2. I am very interest in attending this! I have downloaded the registration form however can not find out how much it costs to register.
    please let me know

  3. Hi, I received an invite to the SS Master Class and have approached my managers in the ACT re the possibility of attending. I just have a query re my eligibility to attend as I completed the 5 day Stronger Smarter Facilitator Training in Cherbourg and follow up in 2011 or 12 -however I have not attended the Leadership Training as such – are these different?
    I currently work as a School Leader C in the ACT directorate in a consultancy role and would relish the opportunity of a Stronger Smarter Project to make a difference in my work place here. Can you please let me know about eligibility ASAP as my managers are looking to approve my attendance in the coming week? Thanks Jude

    • Hi Judith
      Apologies, due to a change of staff we have only just now received your comment. To have completed the 5 Day Facilitator Training in Cherbourg you would have had to have done the Leadership Training (this is the first program in our Stronger Smarter leadership pathways). We would be happy to have you attend the next Master Class which is scheduled for March 2018 with Dr Chris Matthews, Noonucal Mathematician as leader. There will be more information to hand in the new year on the website or please sign up to our newsletter for updates.

    • Hi Judith

      I have emailed our research team with your query.

      regards
      Nancia

  4. Will you be running more of these sessions, possibly in Vicotria?

    • Hi Peta
      Yes we are planning more next year. We are conducting another Master Class in March 2018 with Dr Chris Matthews, Noonucal Mathematician as leader. More information will be on our website in the New Year.
      regards SSI

  5. Will there be another Master Class in 2018?
    Kylie Greatbatch attended the recent Master Class in Nov…she highly recommended the PL and I am very interested in attending.
    Al.

    • Hi Alison
      Yes we are conducting another Master Class in March 2018 with Dr Chris Matthews, Noonucal Mathematician as leader. More information to come on our website in the New Year, regards SSI

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *