News: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
The CSER STEM PL team, along with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA), will present a 3-part webinar series on connecting culture with maths under the Maths in Schools project.
Through the webinar series, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the 3 key concepts of Culture, Country/Place and People in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority in the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics.
The content we will be looking at through the webinar series supports the 3 online courses in the Maths in Schools professional learning project.
The CSER Team were very pleased to be a part of the STEM Aboriginal Learner Congress again in Adelaide this year. We were fortunate to once again collaborate with our friends at ATSIMA (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance) on a hands on workshop with congress participants.
Earlier this month, the Young Aboriginal STEM Thinkers of South Australia (YASTSA) hosted the 2021 STEM Aboriginal Student Congress. The congress provides an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people to explore all areas of STEM and to see the connections of their enduring cultural history with the innovations of today.
Recently CSER Project Officers, Lauren Stanhope and Laura Ferguson, had the opportunity to work with teachers on Thursday Island, following Lauren's visit last year to work with Teacher Aides.
2019 NAIDOC Week is based upon the theme of Voice, Treaty, Truth. Your school can explore this theme with the helpful resources available on the NAIDOC website. One of the featured activities is to create a poster to help students consider the meaning of the theme - for example what does the term treaty mean and why is it important. Students can explore the featured poster to interpret the artist's meaning and they can create their own poster.