I also had the pleasure of working with Bruce through STAWA
in Western Australia in the 1990s, and his commitment to science education was still as evident and strong as it had been all those years ago.
For more details, contact John Clarke at john@ stawa
.net, or Elaine Home at ehorne54@iinet.
My participation in STEM X Academy also opened the door, along with my passion and interest in cognitive acceleration, to be invited to participate in the STEM Learning Project (a combined project between Scitech, STAWA
, MAWA, ECWA and the Department of Education) to help develop outlines for STEM projects to be written, resourced and trialled in Western Australian schools over the next three years.
Whilst on the Blitz, Brett McKay (STANSW), Leslie Carr (SEA*ACT), Chris Greene (STAV), Susannah Webber (STAWA
) and Tony Egan (SASTA) kept in contact with their students back at school via a dedicated website and by Skype.
Special thanks must go to Shannon for holding the show together (with support from STAWA
members) when Vic and Kimberley were unable to help towards the end through illness.
, in conjunction with AISWA, are offering science professional development opportunities in selected Year 12 ATAR science subjects in preparation for 2016.
The night commenced with a welcome for about 50 first-time CONASTA delegates with ASTA and STAWA
councillors interacting in a Q&A session.
Congratulations to STAWA
member Ric Johnson from Rostrata Primary School for winning the 2013 Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools, and to Nina Nash, STAWA
teacher nominee from Perth Modern School, was a 2014 BHP Billiton Science Teacher Finalist.
Although a relative newcomer to teaching, Liam has become an active member of STAWA
, attending and presenting at a number of association events throughout the year.