CAASTRO in the Classroom
CAASTRO in the Classroom is presented in collaboration with the New South Wales Department of Education and is supported by the Commonwealth Government through the Australian Maths and Science Partnership Program.
Term 1 Live streaming event
Star origaimi: Instructions
Video Conferencing Back to top of page
In 2017, CAASTRO in the Classroom will offer three types of live sessions:-
Video conferencing information for teachers: Important information about making the most of your CAASTRO in the Classroom video conferencing session.
Q&A with CAASTRO: Interactive question and answer session delivered via video conferencing (H.323 standard) or Skype. Schools can complete an expression of interest form and nominate suitable dates and times.
Live streaming events via YouTube Live: Join thousands of students to watch a live presentation by a world-class research scientist, with content linked to the Australian Curriculum.
2017 Schedule of live sessions Back to top of page
Term 1 2017
Teacher Professional Development Back to top of page
CAASTRO is running professional development workshops for teachers across Australia throughout 2016.
STANSW Annual Conference, Sydney, 19-20 February 2016
TeachMeet Sydney, Sydney Observatory, 4 March 2016
TeachMeet Kids Sydney, Australian National Maritime Museum, 13 April 2016
SASTA Annual Conference & Expo, Adelaide, 18-19 April 2016
OneChannel webinar, Queensland Department of Education and Training, 3.30pm 26 April 2016
CONSTAWA 2016, Central Institute of Technology, Perth, 14 May 2016
STANSW Physics Conference, University of Sydney, 6 June 2016
CONASTA 65, Brisbane, 3-6 July 2016 - Awesome Astronomy for Upper Primary, 3-4pm Wed 6 July
ASELL/CAASTRO Workshop, Sydney, Armidale NSW, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, 19 October 2016, registrations close 1 October 2016
Science Teachers' Workshops, University of Sydney, 8 November 2016
STAVCON, La Trobe University Bundoora, Melbourne, 25 November 2016
WA Department of Education SABA webinar, 3.15pm (AWST) 6 December 2016
ACTA NSW, Macquarie University, 17 February 2017
CAASTRO in the Classroom is coordinated by Jenny Lynch, CAASTRO School Education Officer, and Vanessa Moss, CAASTRO Postdoctoral Researcher
Phone: 02 9036 7527 (Please call on Tuesday or Wednesday or leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.)
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CAASTRO in the Classroom was started in 2012 as a collaborative project with support from CAASTRO, the New South Wales Office of Science and Medical Research, and the New South Wales Department of Education. Past session topics have included: special relativity, the structure of the universe, and curriculum revision for Senior Secondary school students. Beyond Australia, CAASTRO in the Chinese Classroom has connected CAASTRO scientists, including Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt, with school students in China.
Further information and resources