FEATURED SPEAKERS

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Dr Brad Papworth

Director, The Future Project

The King’s School

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Brad Papworth is currently the Director of The Future Project; a unique collaboration of education, university and industry partners in Australia which has established The Future Project.  This STEM initiative provides school students the opportunity to collaborate with scientists and engineers on authentic research projects as well as communicate this innovation.

 

He is a highly experienced science teacher, educator, and communicator with over 18 years of experience in this field.  Throughout his career he has been an Associate Lecturer in Science Communication at The Australian National University as well as coordinating an outreach program of Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre.  He has held many senior roles in a number of different schools in Australia and Europe with experience teaching junior secondary science, senior secondary Chemistry, and the International Baccalaureate.  His doctoral thesis focused on students’ academic and social development; however, his current interests lie in teaching and learning.


Speaking On:
Industry partners: The next generation
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Chris Woldhuis

Student Opportunities Team Leader

Northern Beaches Christian School

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Chris is an enthusiastic educator, passionate about the expanding potential of technology to enhance learning. As part of the Senior Leadership Team at Northern Beaches Christian School (NBCS) Chris’ role is to lead Professional Development for teachers and to grow the Student Opportunities program. He works closely with the Learning Leaders, as well as the teachers and students to develop enhanced learning across the school community. Through his interests in Media and Production, Chris has developed strong student-based Media and Production teams at NBCS. As the leader of the Student Opportunities program he oversees the development of a student and staff passion-driven camp program.


Speaking On:
Starting STEM student teams
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Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen

Founder

Tech Girls Movement

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Dr. Jenine Beekhuyzen is the Founder of the Tech Girls Movement, a non-profit to inspire girls into technology careers, empowering them to build their own futures. The TGM is working to create a workforce capable of building the technology of the future. Dr. Beekhuyzen produced Tech Girls Are Superheroes and Tech Girls are Chic! – free books which have received widespread success with 40 000 copies distributed to school girls across Australia. Her advocacy for girls and women in STEM is based on more than a decade of internationally peer-reviewed research, and she has won awards for Innovation in research and for her university teaching. Dr. Beekhuyzen is also the CEO of Adroit Research, and is the Queensland Authorised Trainer for QSR’s NVivo software.


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

Workshops:
How to increase girls’ participation
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Jake Plaskett

Coordinator of Innovation and Learning

Rosebank College

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Jake is a product of project based learning. He was one of the original graduates of High Tech High, San Diego, and returned to teach mathematics, music, and coach soccer. Currently, Jake is the Coordinator of Innovation and Learning at Rosebank College. Over the course of his career, he has designed curriculum for a magnitude of innovative multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary units – in fact – Jake has recently finished a consultancy at the NSW Department of Education’s Futures Learning Unit where he was responsible for designing tool kits and instructional resources to re-imagine teaching and learning in NSW. Jake also works as a consultant in educational innovation assisting schools with change leadership and management, innovative teaching practices, leveraging technology purposefully, evaluation, and professional development.


Speaking On:
KEYNOTE: Reimagining Maths & STEM learning through PBL
HANDS ON INTERACTIVE SESSION: BUDDY SYSTEM

Workshops:
Putting PBL into Practice

Creating & implementing an interdisciplinary STEM curriculum

This conference focuses on how schools can design and implement a transdisciplinary STEM curriculum which will excite, engage and challenge your students and imbue them with a passion for all things STEM.


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  • Increase participation in STEM to drive 21st century skills
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  • Learn how to embed problem & PBL, context based learning & computational thinking in teaching & learning
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  • Empower teachers to improve the quality of STEM
Day 1
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Adjunct Professor Mike Clapper

Executive Director

Australian Mathematics Trust

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Dr Scott Sleap

ME Program Director

RDA Hunter

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Kelly Bauer

Innovation & STEM Co-coordinator

Parramatta Marist High School

Day 2
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Jake Plaskett

Coordinator of Innovation and Learning

Rosebank College

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Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen

Founder

Tech Girls Movement

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Kellie Morgan

Head of Morris Hall

Melbourne Girls Grammar

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Shane Abell

STEM & Science Teacher

St Mary’s High School

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WORKSHOP C
WORKSHOP D

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