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Volunteer for ICT Schools and make a difference!

Friday, 20 Jan 2017

Want to make a real difference? Use your professional experience to make a real and valued difference by volunteering for ICT in Schools in 2017!

Our school students need STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) skills for the new jobs, and our teachers need your help.

We currently have teachers in WA who would like to welcome an ICT professional such as yourself into their classroom. If you can spare just 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, and learn from, 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 professionals. The aim is to support teachers in any way you can to provide authentic, real-world learning experiences for their students.

There are some 240 active SMiS partnerships in WA right now!  Will you be no.  241?

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/rea.org.au/subs-in-schools/, www.gamechangerawards.com.au/), arrange a tour of your workplace – anything you can think of!  It would make a real difference to both the teacher(s) and the students.

See where there are teachers available here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OgnXOmmvWj2aMfvUdSHd4zd63ds&usp=sharing

We are looking for ICT professionals in regional and remote areas, as well as in the Perth metropolitan area.

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 is a lot of fun too!

For further information, please contact me:

Sabine Schreuder
Project Officer WA | Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools
Education and Outreach

CSIRO

E sis.wa@csiro.au  T +61 8 6436 8595

Australian Resources Research Centre (ARRC), 26 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington WA

www.scientistsinschools.edu.au | www.mathematiciansinschools.edu.au

ICT in Practice at St Clare’s College, ACT (Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools).