Teachers from Tatura Primary School have been selected to receive expert training as part of the Primary Mathematics and Science Specialists Initiative by the Victorian Government.
Ninety-one teachers from across the state will undergo training to ensure Victorian kids are receiving the best possible STEM education.
Tatura Primary School principal Susanne Gill was delighted to be selected as part of the initiative.
‘‘We are very excited to be part of such a well-resourced and research-based program,’’ Ms Gill said.
‘‘The staff have just received three days of intensive professional development and have created an action plan for maths and science teaching and learning.
‘‘The initiative will help to embed sustainable practices to benefit all students in our school community.’’
The $27million investment over four years will allow primary mathematics and science specialists to complete 20 days of professional development training over two years.
Teachers will split their time between classroom teaching and providing professional learning and support to other teachers within their school.
‘‘A great STEM education means our students will be well prepared for the jobs of the future,’’ State Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp said.
- Ashlea Witoslawski