Discover alternative pivots for STEM thinking and problem solving by using works of art, objects and living things to foster engagement through inquiry based learning. This Professional Development Seminar will involve participants engaging with the Adelaide Botanic Garden, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum.
9am Welcome, Kylie Neagle
9.10 Education consultant and advisor from Make Learning Better, Lynne Symons
9.45 Artist Angela Valamanesh
10.15 Morning tea
10.45 Workshop 1
1.15 Workshop 2
2.45 Afternoon tea
3.15 Workshop 3
Adelaide Botanic Gardens - Aboriginal STEM Explorations
Aboriginal people have an intricate understanding of the Australian environment and a rich knowledge of plants developed over 50 000 years. Join Indigenous Educator and story teller Trent Hill on a journey through the Gardens and its living collections. Trent will highlight how plants have been used for food, hunting, medicinal purposes, tools and ceremonies.
The Art Gallery of South Australia - Works of art as prompts for STEM programs
Katrina Axford, Head of Middle School Transformation at Wirreanda Secondary School, will lead educators through a project-based workshop which will use works of art as the catalysts for STEM learning and thinking.
The South Australian Museum
Discover alternative ways to develop your students critical and creative thinking by using objects in the Museum’s collection. Join educators as you travel through the exhibition spaces, unpacking objects in a bid to harness your students’ problem solving skills.
* Complimentary Gallery publication for the first 50 educators to register
* Lunch and morning tea provided
Recommended All educators, TRT and pre-service educators
When Friday 11 May 2018, 9am - 4.30pm
Cost $95 educators, $60 pre-service educators
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The Gallery’s Learning and Educator programs are supported by the Government of South Australia through the Department of Education and Child Development.