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May 17

STEM learning at St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School

At St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School, the Junior School leadership team is both deliberate and intentional in achieving a shared vision for STEM. Together with students and teachers, we are committed to our STEM vision statement: “Prepare our girls for a complex, challenging and changing world that will require creative, global solutions” To support this … Continue reading STEM learning at St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School

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Mar 17

Musical Questions at Improving STEM Education

Delegates played ‘Musical Questions’ at this week’s Improving STEM Education conference, discussing a range of key challenges in small groups before sharing their conclusions with the room. With representatives from schools all over Australia in attendance, here is an overview of the solutions they’re currently exploring with their students.   What are we doing to … Continue reading Musical Questions at Improving STEM Education

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Sep 16

Interactive learning at Criterion’s Education conferences

With events on topics including STEM Education, the Digital Technologies Curriculum, School Learning Space Design and Learning Differentiation, we strive to practice what we preach when it comes to cutting edge developments in the education sector. As schools move away from book-focused, desk-orientated learning, we design our conferences to reflect the latest advances in teaching … Continue reading Interactive learning at Criterion’s Education conferences

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Jun 16

Women in STEM: Demystifying mentoring and networking

Have you employed a mentor to help you navigate the professional world? Did you find a mentor during a job search or was it during a transition between careers? Whatever the case, your mentor is most likely the person who provided you expert advice and guidance and, if you are lucky, they inspired you along … Continue reading Women in STEM: Demystifying mentoring and networking

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Jun 16

Advancing Women in STEM – download the ebook!

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With the nation’s spotlight firmly on the importance of education and training in the STEM fields, there remain ongoing barriers facing women working professionally in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The challenges of working in male-dominated fields where unconscious bias can stand in the way of career progression, promotion and the awarding of … Continue reading Advancing Women in STEM – download the ebook!

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May 16

The real reason more women don’t code

I menstruate, and I code. I share this perhaps shocking personal information in the interest of full disclosure, and in solidarity with a new satirical campaign from Girls Who Code. The campaign proposes a simple explanation for the current low numbers of women in tech: that our hormonal cycles interfere with our ability to code. … Continue reading The real reason more women don’t code

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May 16

Girls in STEM: What can you do in the classroom?

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I’m an educator in technology, an advocate for girls in STEM. But why do we need more girls in STEM? Because diversity is key to us creating a workforce that’s capable of building the technology of the future.  Technology underpins every part of our daily lives but currently most of the technology that we use … Continue reading Girls in STEM: What can you do in the classroom?

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Apr 16

How to increase girls’ participation in STEM

Women continue to be under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in a number of ways during their education and in their careers. There are a range of possible reasons that help to explain why women are under-represented, including cultural stereotypes, lack of encouragement and misconceptions around what STEM careers entail. As STEM … Continue reading How to increase girls’ participation in STEM