In2science support for your students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

In2science remains committed to supporting secondary school STEM students as they head back into the world of remote learning. Maintaining connections through regular, positive interactions with our passionate and enthusiastic mentors will help students stay engaged, reduce the sense of isolation and help them continue to navigate this challenging landscape.

Building on our expertise with online eMentoring for regional schools, we are excited to be offering eMentoring for our metropolitan schools for Term 3 and 4.

To find out more about eMentoring for your class or small groups, we invite you to view our Semester 2 video.

All In2science mentors have received additional training so that they are equipped to:

  • facilitate quality conversations online;
  • work flexibly with the school’s preferred online collaboration platform;
  • prioritise child safety in every interaction.

Please note that the full eMentoring program remains available to regional and rural schools.

For more information about how In2science can support your students, please contact the In2science Program Manager.

Benefits

Benefits for secondary science and maths students:

  • stay engaged with studies during period of remote learning;
  • regular, positive interactions with an enthusiastic and passionate mentor;
  • opportunity to build digital literacy skills;
  • assistance with navigating new pathways to higher education;
  • existing benefits associated with In2science mentoring.
  • Learn more about the program’s impact on students.

Benefits for teachers:

  • additional touch-point for students during period of remote learning;
  • assistance with helping students stay engaged in studies;
  • extra support for vulnerable and disengaged students;
  • assistance with navigating new pathways to higher education;
  • existing benefits associated with In2science mentoring.
  • Learn more about the program’s impact on teachers and schools.

Ways to use the mentor

One-on-one/small group

In2science mentors can work closely with 1-3 students using the school’s platform of choice.

These students are identified by the classroom teacher. Examples of individuals/groups who would benefit from a one-to-one mentor include but are not limited to:

  • struggling/at risk students;
  • gifted and talented students;
  • female students in a majority male class;
  • students with English as an additional language.

Mentor joins virtual classroom

The mentor will join a virtual classroom, using the school’s remote learning platform of choice. While present, the teacher may request specific insights from the mentor, or may ask them to participate in a Q&A session. Where the option is available, mentors may also work with smaller groups of students in ‘breakout rooms’.

Scheduled mentor drop-in sessions

At a specific time each week, the mentor is available to check in with students, providing an additional touch-point. Teachers may request this option for a whole class, or for smaller groups of students.

Contact us

If you would like to be involved in the In2science program, please contact the In2science Program Manager.