DEC Scan Journal : February 2012
Volume 31, February 2012 33 Geography Stage 5 challenge Take a virtual tour of Narawang Wetland, conduct experiments and complete your Research Action Plan! <www.geographychallenge.nsw.edu.au> Murder under the Microscope 2012 Students use their own research and clues from the Murder under the Microscope (MuM) website to solve an environmental problem posed in the metaphor of a 'crime'. MuM is Australia's largest online environmen- tal game and this year's theme Lament in the lucky country starts in Term 3, 2012. More information about how to plan, prepare and play at <www.micro- scope.edu.au>. TechnoPush Kids' Design Challenge TechoPush is on again this year. The KDC NRMA TechnoPush Kids' Design Challenge provides a highly motivating, authentic design project to promote quality learning. The focus is on Science and Technology outcomes PLUS real links to English, Maths, PDHPE and more! TechnoPush supports Stage 3 - Science and Technology and Stage 4 -- Technology (Mandatory Register for 2012 TechnoPush challenge and see a video of the 2011 event at <www.clic.nsw.edu.au/ technopush>. August 15 is the date of the 2012 Event at Eastern Creek. To enrol for the workshop Go to the My PL@Edu <www.det.nsw.edu.au/docprs/> website or choose My PL@DET from applications TAB in your DEC portal. Choose My Professional Learning and then click on Search/enrol for Event from the left hand menu. Enter the search term for the course name, TechnoPush. Select the session you prefer and enter your details online. 2012 student challenges Premier's Reading Challenge In 2012, students can look forward to videoconferences with popular authors and illustrators, a vibrant new poster in Term 1, a refreshed website and an updated booklist, including The great expedition by Peter Carnavas, the Boy vs beast series by Mac Park, Billionaire boy by David Walliams and The Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfeld. Registrations open from 5 March at <www.premiersreadingchallenge.nsw.edu.au>. For further information contact the PRC team <firstname.lastname@example.org>.