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Teachers spend a week networking and talking

Congratulations to the teachers of science from across Australia who will be attending the National Science Teachers’ Summer School (NSTSS) in January 2014.

Run in collaboration with the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) and with the support of the Australian National University (ANU), the NSTSS is now in its fifth year.

Teachers spend a week on campus at the ANU, networking, talking to leading science researchers and this year, will meet with Richard Johnson – one of the winners of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching.

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Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott with Richard Johnson, winner of the PM's Science Prize for Teaching 2013 (Image: Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science, Inspiring Australia Strategy administered by the Department of Industry)

Damien Pearce, Director of NYSF, says that the synergies between quality teaching and learning of science, technology and maths are reflected in the close relationship between NYSF and ASTA, and has resulted in this collaboration, along with the ANU, to deliver the summer school for teachers.

“The NTSS is probably unique in the opportunity it offers for teachers of science at both the primary and secondary level to network, and exchange experiences. We can’t wait to hear about what they learn in January.”