Vic ECEC services encouraged to showcase excellence during Education Week 2020
Victorian early childhood education and care (ECEC) services are being encouraged to showcase and celebrate excellence in education through open days, exhibitions and special events, as part of Education Week, which will run from Sunday 17 to Saturday 23 May, with the theme of ‘Celebrating STEM’.
STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and its capacity to assist in addressing real world problems, has been chosen as the theme to give kindergartens, schools, Tech Schools, specialist centres and TAFEs the chance to showcase the fun and innovative work they are doing to support students to develop vital STEM skills of the future.
It is hoped by the organisers that the theme will raise awareness of STEM education and how students are also developing capabilities such as critical and creative thinking.
“STEM education and training covers the specific knowledge and skills found in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It also covers the relationship between these areas, allowing learning to be delivered in an integrated way, helping a deeper engagement in the four disciplines,” a spokesperson said.
Those who are interested in celebrating STEM during Education Week are invited to register their activity for the Education Week activity calendar using this link, and ensuring they have first reviewed the eligibility criteria prior to making an application.
Not-for-profit organisations, who do not currently receive government funding, are able to apply for grant funding to be put towards the cost of hosting an Education Week activity.
Applications close at 11:59pm on Thursday 26 March 2020. The full Education Week activity calendar will be posted in after registrations to advertise activities close.