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Science and Technology and Technologies e-newsletter. Easy to access and current information about BOS, ACARA, links and opportunities. Resources to support SciTech K-6 and Technologies 7-12 teaching in NSW.

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    NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

    State of New South Wales, Department of Education and Communities, 2012

    NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

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    We l c o m e t o t h e Te r m 4 Te c h n o l o g i e s e - N e w s l e t t e r !

    Welcome to Term 4 TECHTalk - our

    e-newsletter to support teachers of Science and Technology K 6 and all

    Technology subjects 7 12.

    T e r m 4 2 0 1 2

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    NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

    State of New South Wales, Department of Education and Communities, 2012

    NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

    Inside this issueInside this issue

    Spacewise

    Board of Studies updatesRoSA

    Resources, opportunities, information

    Conferences and upcoming events

    Competitions

    Contact us...

    Tanya Coli

    Senior Curriculum Support Officer, Technologies K-12 T: (02) 9886 7652 tanya.coli@det.nsw.edu.au

    Sandra McKee Senior Curriculum Support Officer, Technologies K-12 T: (02) 9886 7163

    sandra.mckee4@det.nsw.edu.au

    Rach Kirsten Group Leader Science, Technology and The Arts T: (02) 9886 7140

    rach.kirsten@det.nsw.edu.au

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    NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

    State of New South Wales, Department of Education and Communities, 2012

    NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

    Do your students enjoy collaborative, mean-

    ingful design projects with real world connec-

    tions?

    Spacewise could be just what you are looking for

    NEW resource now avai lable on TaLe

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    NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

    State of New South Wales, Department of Education and Communities, 2012

    NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

    An online student - centred resource to support

    the Built Environment is now available.

    Spacewise: an interactive on-line learning resource for stu-dents now on TaLe.

    This new resource takes students on a journey through

    the design process, immersing them in the exploration

    of their local community and immediate environment.

    It provides opportunities for both creativity and problem solv-

    ing through students active engagement in skills based activi-

    ties.

    Spacewise allows teachers to adapt experiences to suit the needs of their students. It promotes collaborative design and

    teamwork. It introduces students to the design process, en-

    couraging them to apply knowledge, skills and understanding

    which transfers into real life situations.

    It includes a sample teaching and learning sequence and al-

    lows teachers to address a variety of outcomes from the

    Technology (Mandatory) Syllabus (Board of Studies, NSW),

    supporting built environment education.

    Go to TaLe and see how you can implement this exciting resource in Term 4. We invite you to provide some feedback on the accessibility of resources,

    format and teaching sequence.

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    NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

    State of New South Wales, Department of Education and Communities, 2012

    NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

    ROADSIDE BILLBOARD CHALLENGE

    Stages 2 and 3...get your entries in

    To raise awareness of our treasured wildlife, students in stages 2 and 3 are challenged to design a

    roadside billboard with the aim to educate the community to look out for wildlife on our roads.

    NRMA are proud partners of Taronga Zoo and Taronga Western Plains Zoo in helping Australian

    nocturnal animals.

    Early stage 1stage 5

    Kitchen and food gardens are an increasingly popular way for schools to promote environmental and sustainability learning and connect students with healthy food and lifestyles.

    The Kitchen Gardens site brings together a comprehensive number of websites, links and support materials to begin or expand an existing kitchen garden at your school.

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    NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

    State of New South Wales, Department of Education and Communities, 2012

    NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

    Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats

    Keep up to date with the changes to the Record of School Achievement (RoSA) cre-dential that will be available to students who leave school prior to receiving their HSC.

    Visit the Board of Studies for information on the RoSA.

    EXPRESSION OF INTEREST We are developing a Technologies 7-12 Faculty eBook.

    Thank you to those who have already responded and made con-tributions.

    If you would like to contribute ideas or materials that work for you in your faculty, or you would like to be involved in on-going discussions, please e-mail Sandra McKee.

    Keep a lookout for HSC exhibitions of outstanding Major Projects from

    a variety of subjects.

    DesignTECH - Design and TechnologyDesignTECH opens at the Powerhouse Museum on 15 February 2013 and closes on 12 May 2013.

    InTech Industrial Technology (Timber products and furniture, automo-

    tive, electronics, graphics, metal and engineering, and multimedia.

    TexstyleTextiles and design

    Showcase where you will find the latest information about each of the

    annual HSC showcases and exhibitions.

    Australian Curriculum update

    Stay abreast of latest developments of the new syllabuses (incorporating the Australian Curriculum) In NSW.

    The four first phase syllabuses: English K-10, mathematics K-10, science K-10 (incorporating science and technology K-6) and history have been officially launched. Read the media release from the office of Adrian Piccoli MPMinister for Education.

    Stay informed by visiting to the Board of Studies website for the latest information and releases.

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    NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

    State of New South Wales, Department of Education and Communities, 2012

    NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Student / school showcases Workshops, expos and displays

    Study & career pathway options Live video conferencing

    Youth Eco Summit (YES) 2012

    Stage 2 to Stage 6

    To be held on 17th or 18th October 2012 Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park. See more about YES 2011

    YES 2012 will include:

    Further information please contact Vicky Whitehead P: 02 9715 8737

    CONFERENCE 2012

    National TERC Conference

    The 7th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research exploring Best practice in Technology, Design and Engineering Education will be held from:

    5-8 December 2012, Crowne Plaza Hotel,

    Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

    What constitutes good learning in Technology education is the central theme for TERC 2012. Find out what pedagogical content knowledge is suitable for particular technology education content.

    Contact Howard Middleton for general enquiries or phone (07) 3735 5724

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    NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

    State of New South Wales, Department of Education and Communities, 2012

    NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

    New Science Shows at the Powerhouse New Primary School Programs for Term 4 are now available. Download the full program or visit the Powerhouse Museum website.

    Design Emergency Design Emergency is Objects innovative education pro-gram, striving to create a generation of design thinkers. Watch a short video about the program.

    Education program preview

    Join the Powerhouse Museums staff for an exclusive evening event for teachers, to preview the Museums 2013 Education program.

    But hurry!!

    RSVP essential before 19 October Email janson.hews@phm.gov.au

    KDC Grainy Kids Design Challenge

    A revised online version of the previous Kids Design Challenge:

    Go4Grains.

    To be released in 2013, this challenge encourages stage 3 and stage 4 students to design and produce a grain and/or legume

    based food product that can be sold in the school canteen.

    Watch this space for more information. See the previous challenge.