The 9th conference in our STEM series will go beyond the surface level to investigate what STEM means today and address the deeper questions that students need to answer in contemporary learning. The 9th Improving STEM Education & Future Skills conference will focus on developing a whole of school culture to embedding STEM across the curriculum, investigate the best pedagogical approaches to implementing STEM and foster authentic links in STEM learning through industry partnerships and future skills.
The conference will feature primary and secondary school tailored streams. However, attendees will have the freedom to move between streams to attend the session that is right for you.
This conference will focus on
- The evolution of STEM education
- Authentically embedding STEM & digital technologies
- How to teach STEM through the latest pedagogical approaches
- Developing a contemporary learning program that works in your school’s context
- Creating authentic learning through industry partnerships
- Practical strategies to teach & measure future skills
Who will attend?
- 60% Heads of: Science, Math, Technologies
- 15% Heads of STEM
- 10% Curriculum Coordinators
- 10% Principals & Deputy Principals
- 5% Teaching & Learning
Criterion Conferences is offering an Education Week Flexi Pass for delegates that are interested in attending the Connecting Innovative School Learning Spaces & Pedagogy conference in conjunction with this event. The Connecting Innovative School Learning Spaces & Pedagogy conference is located in the same venue as this conference so delegates will be able to attend both events.
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Attend to learn:
- Drive an integrated approach to STEM
- Equip students with skills for the future
- Embedding future skills through industry partnerships & authentic learning
- Enhance the pedagogical approaches to STEM
Hillcrest Christian College
Darren is a passionate educator who strives to find innovative and engaging ways to use technology to drive student learning in the 21st Century. He has extensive experience leading digital pedagogical change within schools, having worked across the Gold Coast for over 20 years. Some highlights include supporting Microsoft Sweden to drive digital transformation in Stockholm schools in 2013, receiving the Science Innovation Champion Award from the Queensland Government in 2014 for work in 21st Century learning, working with the Teacher Centre of Excellence to provide training for STEM undergraduate students from Griffith University over the past three years, and recently being one of only 27 educators from around the world to be invited to the Microsoft Surface Summit in Redmond, Seattle.
Lauriston Girls School
The Geelong College
James Colbert is a Year 5 Learning Mentor at The Geelong College Middle School in Victoria. James currently teaches in team of 3 teachers with 65 students in an open planned classroom. The theme of the Year 5 curriculum is Designing the Future, where students are immersed in the Maker-Centred philosophy. The Year 5 team have recently toured the United States where they connected with World Leaders in Maker- Centred learning and had the opportunity to attend the world renowned Constructing Modern Knowledge Institute facilitated by Dr Gary Stager. James has completed online study through The Harvard School of Education specifically around Maker-Centred learning an
West Beechboro Primary School
Rachael Lehr is a passionate science specialist teacher at West Beechboro Primary School where she teaches science with a strong hands-on inquiry and STEM focus from years 1 to 6.
She has recently taken on the additional role as digital technologies lead teacher in the school and is embedding digital technologies into her science program, as well as assisting class teachers with using digital technologies authentically in their classrooms through coaching and in-class demonstration processes. Rachael is passionate about engaging girls in STEM fields and hosts an after-school STEM club for the senior girls. In addition to her teaching role, Rachael regularly shares with other educators her science and digital technologies teaching practices at Teachmeets, via social media and other professional learning events. She is Co-host of #PrimarySTEMChat
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What People Are Saying
“Professional partnerships are of utmost importance in moving forward with a 21st Century approach to Future Focussed Learning. Criterion Conferences connects external expert Professionals with their Education counterparts to build capacity and drive learning in STEAM.”Teacher, Raymond Terrace Public School & Improving STEM Education Conference Attendee, March 2018
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Careers with STEM
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