Enabling industry collaboration to develop STEM & optimise student learning
Conference Date
27th August 2019
International Visualisation Centre (IVC), Adelaide
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Day 1 - Tuesday 27th August, 2019

Registration, coffee & networking
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Felicity Furey
Power of Engineering
Using Arduino for genuine STEM learning

In this interactive session, you will have the opportunity to get hands on with our facilitator. You will get an understanding of how to use open-source material to build and use electronic devices. You will see how these can be incorporated into projects which mirror real-life applications of technology.

Attend & learn

  • Using the Arduino software
  • Introductory Arduino hands on activities
  • How to turn an Arduino activity can turn into a STEM project
  • How Arduino can demonstrate to students that they can invent
  • How to use Arduino in a Primary School setting

Key Takeaways: Useful activities you can use, adapt and extend in your context, how to resource these activities, hands on experience

Matthew Wallace
Blackfriars Priory School
Morning tea & networking

This is an interactive opportunity to get to know the STEM stakeholders in the room and understand their STEM journeys

Embedding cross-curricular STEM

This practical solution based two hour session will allow you to get hands on and address the challenges with embedding cross-curricular STEM within your school.

Attend & learn

  • How to implement STEM in a crowded curriculum
  • The benefits of integrating cross-curricular STEM
  • Introducing STEM outside the STEM disciplines
  • Building a STEM project using limited financial resources
Ross Willoughby
Coding & Robotics Teacher
Westminster School
Networking lunch
How to engage students in maths using real world context

This workshop will show you how you can apply a contextual approach to mathematics concepts to engage students by linking what they are learning in class to their own lives and future careers.

Attend & learn how to

  • Bring relevant, real world examples to your classroom
  • Develop a toolkit of activities and resources for applying real life context in maths classes
  • Bring a real world context to your maths classes to engage students in what they are learning
Felicity Furey
Power of Engineering
Afternoon tea & networking
Developing valuable partnerships with industry

Building industry relationships is crucial for schools to build their STEM environment and drive student motivation and success. In this interactive session you will learn how to effectively work well with industry and universities to promote and build your STEM programs.

Attend & learn

  • How to motivate students to be independent over their work
  • Realise the benefits of opportunities from industry
  • Benefits of industry assessment on STEM projects

Key Takeaways: valuable industry contacts, open lesson plans, project plans

Associate Professor Ingo Koeper
College of Science and Engineering
Flinders University
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
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Key Speakers

Felicity Furey
Power of Engineering
Ross Willoughby
Coding & Robotics Teacher
Westminster School