Dear subscriber,

We have been busy assessing the applications for the inaugural ACDS T&L Fellowship, and hope to be able to conclude this process soon. It was very encouraging to see the number and quality of applications put forward. They are a testament to the high calibre educators in our network who are committed to providing relevant science and mathematics education in Australia delivered to the highest standards.

We have also made steady progress towards the two conferences ran by the ACDS T&L Centre every year, with details provided in this newsletter. We are pleased to confirm that the report on the Quality and Standards for Work Integrated Learning, commissioned by the Centre, is now complete.

Finally, a reminder that the ACDS T&L Centre is an avenue for sharing knowledge and facilitating collaborations, and we welcome your contributions.

ACSME 2019

ACSME 2019 will be hosted by The University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney on 2, 3 and 4 October 2019. Submissions are now open!

How will you contribute to this year’s themes centred around the student experience?

Also note that that there are $1,000 sponsorships available for early- and mid-career education focussed academics.

Check out details on the conference website.

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ACDS Learning and Teaching Leaders Conference 2019 - save the date!

The ACDS Learning and Teaching Leaders Conference will be held this year at Newcastle University on 18 and 19 July. An invitation has been issued to all Deans of Science, and Faculty ADTLs (or equivalent). We look forward to seeing many of you there.

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Quality and Standards for Work Integrated Learning

This newly published report was commissioned by the Australian Council of Deans of Science Teaching & Learning Centre, and written by Dr Theresa Winchester-Seeto.

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ACDS T&L Centre: an avenue for knowledge sharing and collaboration

Have you read something interesting about science education lately? Have you embarked on a new project that others should know about? Are you looking for collaborators to get an idea off the ground? Have you discovered or developed a new resource? Have you made any new observations about science teaching that you would like to share?  The very aim of the ACDS T&L Centre is to provide an avenue for knowledge sharing and collaboration across Australian science academics, so contact me if you would like to publish a blog, or connect with others.

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With very best wishes,

Cristina Varsavsky