There are currently about 20 teachers in WA who would like to welcome an ICT professional into their classroom. If you can spare an hour or two a couple of times a term to share what you know about ICT and how you use it in your work, then these teachers would love the opportunity to collaborate with you.
You will be part of ICT in Schools, an element of Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) – a national program which creates long term, professional partnerships between school teachers and volunteer STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) professionals. The idea is to support teachers in any way you can to provide authentic, real-world learning experiences for their students. Over 240 SMiS partnerships are active in WA right now!
You could assist with a makerspace, assist students with projects, give a talk about your career, support students entering competitions (e.g. http://rea.org.au/f1-in-schools/, http://rea.org.au/subs-in-schools/), arrange a tour of your workplace – anything you can think of!
See where there are teachers available here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OgnXOmmvWj2aMfvUdSHd4zd63ds&usp=sharing
We are particularly keen to find a local ICT professional for a teacher at Derby District High School. This teacher works mostly with indigenous students and would like to integrate knowledge that the students already have with digital technology. Some of the students have good technical and mechanical skills, as well as good knowledge of the natural world.
More information about ICT in Schools is available here: http://www.scientistsinschools.edu.au/ict/index.htm
You can register for the program at: http://www.scientistsinschools.edu.au/ict/ICTprofessional/registration.htm
Already visiting a school regularly? Formalise your partnership under ICT in Schools! Have your volunteering ‘counted’ and have the opportunity to meet and share ideas with other participants.
ICT in Schools is a great way to help inspire the next generation– and quite a lot of fun too!
For further information, contact:
Project Officer WA | Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools
Education and Outreach
E firstname.lastname@example.org T +61 8 6436 8595
Australian Resources Research Centre (ARRC), 26 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington WA
www.scientistsinschools.edu.au | www.mathematiciansinschools.edu.au