Scientix Webinar

Scientix (the largest community for science education in Europe http://www.scientix.eu/home) Malta will be organizing a webinar for educators regarding animal welfare and the three R’s (refinement, reduction, replacement) . The webinar may be of interest to educators teaching early years, primary, middle and secondary school who would like to learn more about how to communicate values and knowledge related to animal welfare and the three R’s. The three R’s are principles which need to be respected by scientists and researchers conducting testing which may involve the use of animals. Further information about this European project may be found here: http://www.scientix.eu/pilots/pilot-3rs

The webinar will explore both principles related to this subject as well as various resources available on the Scientix platform. The webinar is going to be delivered by Alexia Micallef Gatt, an ambassador for Scientix in Malta who has worked on this project with Scientix as a Pilot and Lead Teacher. For more information you may contact Alexia on alexia.micallefgatt@gmail.com.

Registration and application

The webinar is going to take place on the MS Teams platform on the 5th of December between 4.00pm and 5.30pm. Registration can be completed by submitting this form: https://forms.gle/WvXmyqitXyftv7YX9

Scientix Seminar for Mathematics Teachers

The science centre in Pembroke recently organised the Scientix Seminar. The seminar engaged Mathematics teachers to explore the newly designed SEAC Maths Resource packs and share the positive experiences of educators planning mathematic activities within an applied setting. Ms. D. Scicluna Bugeja (Assistant Director – DLAP) welcomed the seminar participants and highlighted the educator’s pivotal role to adapt resources, thus facilitating students learning and achievements.

Ms. Katya Borg and Mr. Martin Galea shared their positive experiences of using the SEAC resource packs in year 9 and year 10 classes.

Mr. Mario Muscat (EO – Integrated Science) delivered a presentation related to the Scientix network and encouraged seminar participants to browse the Scientix portal to discover a range of shared teaching tools and STEM projects.

During the second part of the seminar, the participants engaged in hands-on workshops to discuss and use a range of activities from the resource packs. Educators are encouraged to browse the Scientix website www.scientix.eu or contact the Science Centre for further information related to forthcoming initiatives and seminars. Mathematics teachers that are interested to receive a copy of the SEAC Maths Resource Packs can contact Ms. Miriam Bugeja (EO – Mathematics Sec).

Scientix Semiar for STEM Educators and Professionals

The Science Centre (Pembroke) within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes invites STEM educators to participate in a Scientix Seminar entitled STEM Professionals – Educators Encounter scheduled for Tuesday 26th April 2022. The seminar targets educators and STEM professionals interested to explore channels of promoting STEM careers among students of all ages.

The Scientix Seminar will be held at The Xara Lodge l/o Rabat. The event programme can be downloaded here: Scienctix Seminar.

All COVID-19 protocols will be adhered to. A valid COVID-19 vaccine certificate and ID Card/Passport must be shown at the entrance as per health regulations. Interested applicants are kindly requested to register through the link
https://forms.office.com/r/FUkRgyF6V3 by Tuesday 12th April 2022. Each school can nominate only ONE participant for the Seminar. Places are limited and registrations are on first come first served basis. Any queries can be addressed to Mr Mario Muscat via mario.muscat.2@ilearn.edu.mt.