National Science Teachers Summer School
Empowering teachers to inspire and guide their students
Science is everywhere; in the synthetic fibres of our mattresses, the cars we drive to work in, the bread in our sandwiches and the computers we Tweet from. It cures our diseases, takes us on our holidays and connects us to each other, to the earth and to the stars. But inspiring a lasting interest in science in our students is still an uphill battle - one that teachers are better equipped for when they have seen the real-world applications of science themselves. The National Science Teachers Summer School (NSTSS) is about building a bridge between what you teach your students and the vast world of scientific practice that knowledge can be applied to.
The NSTSS provides primary and secondary school science teachers with five days of direct exposure to practical, hands-on science and new scientific developments and possibilities. Participants meet with researchers from a range of high-profile Australian universities and research centres, and visit science facilities such as CSIRO, Geoscience Australia and the Mount Stromlo Observatory to take part in workshops, seminars, pracs and tours.
The National Youth Science Forum and the Australian Science Teachers Association, who jointly run the NSTSS, are proud to announce that the 2015 attendees are the most diverse group the program has ever hosted. The 49 delegates include teachers from every state and territory, with some journeying from such remote locations as Derby WA, Ceduna SA and Katherine NT. A range of corporate and government scholarships have helped teachers access this program who would not have been able to otherwise.
The 2015 NSTSS will run from 11-17 January 2015.