Specialist STEM Community of Practice
The Specialist STEM Community of Practice (CoP) brings together teachers from Glenallen School, Ashwood School and Monash Special Developmental School to share current approaches and explore new ways to approach STEM education.
This ensures that STEM in Specialist schools is prioritised, personalised to students’ needs and interests and connects to real-world experiences. This year the CoP worked together to create a shared understanding of what we would like to achieve, and the outcomes would look like to see.
The CoP completed visits to each school to explore how they were implementing STEM in their classrooms which created many rich discussions around successes and shared issues with technologies. As a part of the Community of Practice, each school was responsible for creating a unit of work based on a current or future area of study or one that allowed students to explore new technologies and concepts to enhance their learning. Monash Tech School assisted in these units of work by providing financial and staff support to each of these schools and facilitating on-site student visits where appropriate.
The CoP culminated in all three schools implementing their units of work in the way that best suited their student’s needs.
To read about the programs and activities each school took part in, visit our Community of Practice Showcase on the Partners page of our website.