- Primary & secondary streams
- Student STEM project showcase
- Build a functional 3D prosthetic
- Implement STEM on a budget
- Embed an integrated STEM curriculum from K-12
- 60% Heads of: Science, Math, Technologies
- 15% Heads of STEM
- 10% Curriculum Coordinators
- 10% Principals & Deputy Principals
- 5% Teaching & Learning
Attend to learn:
- Strengthen a whole school & cross-curricular approach
- Maximise resources & staff skill sets
- Establish industry & community partnerships
- Boost & sustain engagement in STEM
Sam Hardwicke and Emily Gregory work together on the 5/6 teaching team at Turner School. Together they are engaging in exciting and innovative practices that are engaging students and developing deep mathematical understanding.
Newington College (Lindfield Campus)
Pascal Czerwenka – Deputy Head and Classroom Teacher Newington College (Lindfield Campus). Pascal is primary school teacher and school leader who has taught in a variety of educational contexts and systems. He is passionate about the effective use of innovative technology tools and pedagogical practices, including the implementation of computational practice and design thinking skills, to support and enhance learning and teaching.
St Luke’s Catholic College, NSW
Cecil Andrews College
Stella Jinman, Principal Cecil Andrews College Armadale, initiated the first School in the State to trial the P-TECH Pilot program and attained $5m in state funding to build a state of the art purpose built STEM Centre at Cecil Andrews College. The STEM Centre was designed with flexible interactive spaces able to transform and accommodate space for emergent technologies, including artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality. Drones, robotics, cyber safety and bio chemical projects – it’s about inviting kids into education and making it so appealing they cannot resist it.
In 2013 Cecil Andrews College faced closure, since taking on the Principal role Stella Jinman has in just four years turned Cecil Andrews College into a Teacher Development School specialising in STEM, Innovation and Technology with Specialists Arts and AFL Programs at its core. Year 12 Attainment levels have doubled along with a significant increase in NAPLAN.
An innovative and forward thinking leader, Stella Jinman is blending 21 st Century technologies in the curriculum to map that content to real-world skills that are needed.
What People Are Saying
“An exceptional opportunity to develop a network of people all committed to achieving the same objectives, providing innovative solutions and not afraid to take a risk.”Woomera School - Improving STEM attendee, 2017
Date: 28 Jul 2017 By: Maisie Holder
Trinity Anglican School already have an extensive history of outstanding achievements in Science, and with their new STEM centre now up and running, there will be no stopping TAS students’ STEM success. Designed by Charles Wright Architects, and winner of the 2016 Far North Queensland Regional Architecture Awards, it really is something to behold. With no …
Date: 24 Jul 2017 By: Sallyann Burtenshaw
We all know that students love the investigative and experimental nature of Science and Technology. They value hands on experiences over all else. However, providing opportunities for such learning experiences is becoming harder as testing and data collection take hold in our schools. When you mention Science, kids think experiments and hands on learning, so …
Date: 20 Jul 2017 By: Maisie Holder
Whether you’re looking for a quick, fun activity or long term projects to boost STEM learning, we’ve got a collection of STEM activities to get the ball rolling this term! Science Watch liquid move without touching it by making magnetic slime Get term started with a bang with these exploding pop rockets Understand the characteristics …
Date: 25 May 2017 By: Maisie Holder
We all know that we can teach theory and knowledge in the classroom, but it’s the application of knowledge that is key. Fulton Hogan Construction and Edwardstown Primary School have been collaborating to give students the chance to address real world problems from the classroom. Christie Evans, Year 6/7 Teacher, Edwardstown Primary School met several …
Endorsers & Media Partners
Careers with STEM
75% of future jobs will require STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) skills.
Yet just 16% of high-school graduates are enrolling in STEM degrees in Australia. In 10 years’ time, how will rapid technological change affect our future career choices? One thing is clear; we don’t know what the careers of the future will be. The STEM careers magazines set out to help you discover, invent and collaborate on the careers of the future.
Distributed to all Australian high schools with the support of sponsors including Google, The Commonwealth Bank and ANSTO, the Careers with STEM magazines are produced by Australian specialist STEM media company Refraction Media, winner of the best Australian Small Publisher 2015.
Students today will experience around eight major career shifts. Many of these shifts will be into jobs that have digital technologies as their basis. We know that 44% of the jobs that are around today wont exist in 20 years. A strong foundation of knowledge in STEM will prepare you for a rapidly changing career path, and gives you the knowhow you need to stay flexible and adaptable in the job marketplace.
Studying science or engineering doesn’t just prepare you to be a scientist or an engineer (although there are plenty of high-flying industry jobs in these areas). It also gives you a strong basis for working in business, health, fashion, journalism, law and much more. It helps you to understand how the world works, how we create the technology that we use to survive and how we can thrive on a planet facing huge challenges in terms of food security, population shifts and climate change.
Taking these skills along with your passion into new areas puts you at the forefront of the new knowledge generation, and gives you the tools you need to address these challenges.
We hope you find some inspiration to combine STEM with your ‘X’ factor, or passion. Whatever you decide to do.
Heather Catchpole, Editor of the STEM careers magazines and STEM advocate, Co-founder of Refraction Media.
The Educator Magazine is Australia’s only magazine and news website for the most senior educational professionals & decision makers.
The Educator Magazine works with some of the world’s most high profile business schools and leverages off Key Media’s global footprint to talk to the leading education executives from around the globe.
Every issue of The Educator will contain aspirational cover stories and high-level case studies providing a global and national perspective on education leadership and management best practice, as well as interviews with the finest minds in education.