Supporting Mentors in their Placements

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CommunicationPD3On 7 April In2science provided mentors with a professional development workshop hosted by RMIT to help develop skills in communicating and engaging with high school students.

RMIT counsellor Lyndon Medina presented the session with the aim to give mentors new tools and techniques to engage students at their placement schools, drawing on his many years’ experience working with young people from diverse backgrounds,

From the beginning of the workshop it was clear this was going to be a different experience, as Lyndon got the participants on their feet, and lined up in order of their level of confidence in public speaking. He then called for volunteers to come out the front and tell the group what they like about science and public speaking.

The audience was invited to give feedback on what they liked about how each speaker conducted themselves. It was great to see the positivity and support that everyone showed for their fellow mentors who had put themselves out in front of the group.

The rest of the presentation was an open discussion guided by Lyndon that looked at how to empathise with students and engage their interests to encourage them in science.

This is one of several sessions In2science organises throughout the semester to give mentors the opportunity to meet up, share experiences, and to gain new skills to be more effective in inspiring students to get involved with science.

In2science & Quantum Victoria Event

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QuantumWhen: Monday 9th May, 2016
Where: 235 Kingsbury Drive, Macleod West, Vic 3085
Cost: FREE

Quantum Victoria is an innovative centre bringing science and mathematics education to life for students, teachers and the wider community. On Monday 9th May 2016 Quantum and In2Science are partnering to run workshops for students about STEM and STEM pathways. There will be In2Science mentors from Swinburne, La Trobe, RMIT and The University of Melbourne as well as Quantum staff running workshops and Q&A sessions for secondary students.  If you are a secondary teacher and would like to bring your students to this free statewide event for government schools, please contact Anna: [email protected]  or by phone: (03) 9223 1460

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