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Opening Real Science

Publications and conferences

Date: 30 Dec 2013

Publication: Sydney Morning Herald

Team Member: Professor Joanne Mulligan

Audience: Public

Title: Initiatives aim to lift numbers of new teachers

Purpose: quoted explaining 'real' science and overview of the ORS project

Date: 5 April 2013

Event: MQ AAAstro Open night

Activity: Opening Real Science display booth

Audience: MQ community, students, teachers, general public

Purpose: ORS project and 'real' science, network generation

Date: 26 Feb 2013

Website: MQ Physics and Astronomy website

Title: MQ AAAstro Open night

Audience: MQ community, students, teachers, general public

Purpose: ORS project and 'real' science

Date: 8 April 2014

Event: Opening Real Science Media Launch

Team Member: Invited Guest speaker Dr Roslyn Prinsley, Office of the Chief Scientist

Audience: OLT, stakeholders, MQ personnel, pre-service education students, school students, parents

Purpose: MQ Launch of ORS project by MQ Dean Professor Janet Greeley

Date: May - Jun 2014 edition

Publication: Science Education News

Team Member: Gary Tilley

Audience: In-service teachers

Title: 'Introducing the Opening Real Science project'

Purpose: Overview of ORS to increase mentor teacher numbers

Date: Nov 2013

Website: Conference listing on STEM 2014 University of British Columbia website

Audience: Australian and international science, technology, engineering and mathematics educators and researchers

Purpose: Overview of ORS project scope and development

Date: 12 - 15 July 2014

Conference: STEM 2014 Vancouver Canada Conference, University of British Columbia

Team Members: Mulligan JT, Hedberg JG, Coady C, Parker QAP, Cavanagh M.

Audience: Australian and international science, technology, engineering and mathematics educators and researchers

Title: Opening Real Science: Introducing authentic scientific methodology into mathematics and science teacher preparation

Purpose: Overview of ORS project scope and development

Date: 2014 website listed 6 Dec 2013

Website:  Listed on http://www.moodlemoot.org.au

Team Member: Ming Ming Diao

Audience: Primary and Secondary teacher educators

Title: 'Moodle generating science inquiry activities'

Purpose: Increase teacher awareness of ETMST and ORS educational design

Date: 27 July 2014

Publication: Herald Sun 

Purpose: Overview of ORS project scope and development

Audience: Pre- and in-service mathematics and science teachers, educators

Title: Education revolution to change how science and maths are taught in schools

Purpose: ORS 'hands-on' teaching science

Date: 28 July 2014

Publication: Daily Telegraph

Audience: Pre- and in-service mathematics and science teachers, educators

Title: Bringing kids out of their shells, via a ground-breaking 'Opening Real Science' program

Purpose: ORS engaging teaching practices, science literacy

Date: Sept-Oct 14

Publication: Science Education News Journal Vol. 63 No. 3 2014, p 57

Team Member: Gary Tilley

Audience: Pre- and in-service mathematics and science teachers, educators

Title: Ideas for the Classroom 'Opening Real Science' Tilley G

Purpose: ORS overview and pre-service teacher practicum

Date: 29 Sept - 1 Oct 2014

Conference: ACSME: Australian Conference on Science & Mathematics Education

Team Member: Carmel Coady

Audience: Mathematics and Science Teachers

Title: Engaging teachers of the future through 'Opening Real Science'

Purpose: Overview of ORS project scope

Date: 16/10/2014

Event: Science and Technology Education Research Network Workshop to support learning communities across science and technology

Audience: Science educators, researchers, education bodies, teachers

Title: STERN - network by invitation; educational professionals, researchers and policy makers investigating best practice of science and technology teaching and learning

Purpose: Overview of ORS project aimed to build on collaborative networks

Date: 21/10/2014

Event: MQ@50 Alumni event

Audience: Early childhood to university Mathematics and Science educators, alumni

Title: Equip and Inspire: Educating for the Future

Purpose: Mathematics and Science teaching now and into the future

Date: 28 Oct - 3 Nov 2014

Event: Australian Science Teachers Association Japanese Teacher Exchange 

Team Member: Gary Tilley

Audience: Primary and middle school science teachers

Title: ASTA Japanese Teacher Exchange 

Purpose: Science engagement strategies

Date: 7 Nov 2014

Event: Forum

Presentation: J Mulligan and C Coady

Audience: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Educators from Mathematics and Science Key Learning Areas

Title: Inspiring Mathematics and Science in Teacher Education

Purpose: Collaboration between ETMST projects to identify TEP structures, gauge readiness for Maths and Science change and transferability

Date: 3 - 4 Nov 2014

Event: Forum - Inspiring Mathematics and Science in Teacher Education

Attendee: J Mulligan

Audience: Pre-service teachers, accreditation bodies

Title: It's part of my life: engaging university and community to enhance science and mathematics education

Purpose: Collaboration and strategies between STMST projects

Date: 15 - 18 Nov 2014

Event: ORS Partner visit

Presentation: J Mulligan

Audience: ECU Academics and pre-service teacher educators

Title: Edith Cowan University visit

Purpose: Presentation and collaboration for ORS; module development, trialling and implementation into TEP

Date:  25 Nov 2014

Publication / Event: Colloquium - Big History project

Audience: MQ Physics and Astronomy

Title: Big History Project

Purpose: Professor David Christian presented BHP and collaboration with ORS

Date:  24 - 28 Nov 2014

Event: Malaysian teachers tour

Team Member: J Mulligan

Audience: 6 Malaysian primary teachers

Title: Malaysian Teacher Delegation visiting Macquarie University

Purpose: Professional learning in maths and science. ORS presentations and 2 ORS special maths and science school visits

Date:  4 Dec 2014

Event: ORS Primary Teachers Presentation

Audience: Primary teachers

Title: ORS Presentation to Edgeworth Heights and Windale Public Schools, Newcastle

Purpose: Mentor Teacher Network Recruitment

Date: 27 Mar 2015

Event: ETMST Evaluation and dissemination forum

Audience: Project teams, OLT staff, higher education learning and teaching professionals

Title: ETMST Evaluation and dissemination forum

Purpose: ETMST project teams present, collaborate and exchange ETMST strategies

Date: 6 - 8 July 2015

Event: AAMT 2015 Conference - University of South Australia

Team Member: Sally-Anne Robertson

Audience: Teachers of primary, secondary and tertiary students, teacher educators

Title: AAMT 2015; Mathematics; Learn, Lead Link

Purpose: AAMT working in conjunction with MASA, the Mathematical Association of South Australia to bring together education stakeholders to hear the latest events and trends in mathematics education on a national and an international scale.

Date: 13 August 2015

Event: National Science Week - launch

Audience: General public and young people

Title: Sydney Science Festival

Purpose:  Encourage interest in science and an opportunity to highlight Sydney's scientific credentials and foster partnerships between community, research organisations and industry.

Date: 17 August 2015

Event: ETMST National Dissemination strategy workshop

Audience: ETMST Project Managers and Leaders

Title: National Dissemination strategy workshop

Purpose: strategy will help to guide the establishment of new pre-service teacher education programs that result in a major improvement in the quality of mathematics and science teachers.

Date: 22 July 2015

Event: IASE 2015 Conference

Audience: Experts, scholars, practitioners, and researchers, representing many countries to discuss views and approaches related to the Conference theme Advances in statistics education: developments, experiences, and assessments.

Title: Advances in statistics education: developments, experiences, and assessments

Purpose:

  • Topic 1. Motivating teachers and students,
  • Topic 2: Big data, official statistics and statistics education,
  • Topic 3: Advancing Statistical education using technology and mobile devices,
  • Topic 4: Statistics education in the age of social networking and distance education.

Presentation: Dr Ayse Bilgin (Opening Real Science: Statistical Literacy for pre-service primary teachers through flexible delivery)

Date: 15 September 2015

Event: ETMST ORS Forum

Audience: ORS stakeholders

Title: Opening Real Science Forum

Purpose:

1. To engage with ORS stakeholder groups to report on the progress to date of the project 

2. To ensure ongoing high level support of the projects objectives

3. Obtain evaluation feedback from stakeholders into content of the modules. 

The ORS project strategy is to help to guide the establishment of new pre-service teacher education programs that result in a major improvement in the quality of mathematics and science teachers.

Attachments: ORS Forum powerpoint presentation.

Date: 30 September 2015

Event: ACSME 21st UniServe Science Conference

Audience: Science and Mathematics educators

Title: Transforming Practice: Inspiring Innovation

Conference Program:

Ideas Exchange Session on Opening Real Science: Engaging primary teacher education students with science and mathematics (conducted by Dr Kathy Stewart MQ and Dr David McKinnon ECU)