STEM has come along way since its first application, however, there are still challenges that remain with incorporating STEM into the curriculum and advancing the techniques in which we implement and develop STEM.
The 2019 Advancing in STEM Education Roadshow will address how you can improve pedagogies to drive inquiry based, context led teaching and learning. The conference will provide practical solutions to common challenges in STEM advancement and will bring together STEM experts across the education industry who will share their insights and expertise and provide you with practical takeaways to implement into your own classrooms.
Key conference takeaways
- Embed cross-curricular STEM
- Develop valuable partnerships with industry
- Inspire & empower educational leaders
Join a diverse group of educational leaders from across your state to discuss strategies to optimise your school's STEM journey.
Attend to learn:
- Learn how to construct the right lesson plans to encourage cross-curricular STEM
- Build partnerships with industries & use industry learning to motivate your students
- Drive staff engagement by encouraging professional development
Power of Engineering
Co-Founder of MakeThink
Krista is a teacher of Science and Biology. In the ridiculously long time she has been an educator she has remained passionate about sharing and inspiring her love of enquiry and wonder in her students and in encouraging them to think! She has worked in Victorian State and private schools and several International schools. She has lectured at LaTrobe University and worked at Melbourne and Monash Universities and is a VCAA exam writer.
Krista is a subject leader for Curious Minds, an annual, federally funded, STEM program for highly able Year 9 and 10 girls from across Australia, where mentorship and project based approaches aim to inspire girls to continue their studies in STEM.
During her eight years as the Head of Science at St.Margaret’s Girl’s School, her work to develop project based approaches in Science from years 7-10 was a contributor in seeing enrolments in VCE Science subjects increase dramatically and to having close to 60% of the students choose STEM based tertiary courses.
Krista is currently the Head of the Cardinia Campus at Glenvale School and the Victorian Head of STEM for the eight Glenvale campuses across the state. The school introduced a timetabled STEM program across years 7-10 in 2018 which is based on project based, interdisciplinary, investigative learning and is seeing a significant growth in student engagement and strong community support.
Lecturer, RMIT University
What People Are Saying
“In a climate of rapid change, “Improving STEM Education & Future Skills” is a hot agenda item. Criterion Conferences gave the time and space to discuss these important issues and their impact on contemporary schooling. From getting starting with STEM right through to understanding the possibilities, the conference allowed participants to dig deep with their beliefs and understandings around STEM Education. Put it on your “must attend” list!”Christ the King Primary School, Victoria
“STEM is an opportunity for young students to work collaboratively and creatively to solve problems/challenges that have a real-world context. Criterion Conferences gathered together a diverse group of experts to show how obstacles can be overcome, programs designed, curricula aligned and external agencies engaged so that effective STEM education can be embedded in school culture. Well done Criterion Conference team!”St Marys College, Tasmania
“Professional partnerships are of utmost importance in moving forward with a 21st Century approach to Future Learning. Criterion Conferences connects external expert professionals with their education counterparts to build capacity and drive learning in STEAM.”Raymond Terrace Public School
“The conference was excellent, I have learnt so much about what schools are doing in STEM. It was informative, inspiring and an excellent opportunity to meet enthusiastic teachers.”St Joseph’s College
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Endorsers & Media Partners
STEM Hub connects industry with STEM students and graduates. Our mission is to make finding and hiring Australia’s next generation of inventors and innovators, quick and easy. Most of all we want our students to gain valuable career relevant work experience before they graduate so we never have to hear them say that they were rejected for a job because they were overqualified but had no relevant work experience.