Designing & implementing an integrated STEM curriculum
The conference will feature case studies, hands-on sessions and practical workshops. The event is designed to give you a toolkit of new STEM ideas, resources and activities to implement next week, next term, next year...
This event is your opportunity for active participation - roll up your sleeves and get involved. Enjoy interactive discussions, hands-on activities and walk away with a tangible set of ideas, resources and inspiration.
Who will attend?
- 60% Heads of: Science, Maths, Technologies
- 15% Principals, Deputy Principals, Assistant Principals
- 10% Curriculum Coordinators
- 10% Teaching & Learning
- 5% Heads of STEM/STEM Coordinators
Attend to learn:
- Implementing a whole school STEM approach
- Achieving cross curriculum framework through PBL
- Connecting STEM to industry through real-world relevant STEM teaching and learning
Australian Scientist & Mathematics School
Jayne Heath, Director Professional Learning, Australian Science and Mathematics School.
Jayne Heath, has a BEd, Grad Cert Professional Learning, MEd, and currently is an EdD Candidate has worked in secondary schools for over 30 years.
As Director Professional Learning Services, Jayne is responsible for designing the professional learning environment to support teachers to work in the internationally renowned Australian Science and Mathematics School. A key role has also been to build capacity for innovative approaches to science and mathematics education at a state–wide level.
Jayne has co-authored a number of nationally and internationally published articles on innovative approaches to schooling and teacher professional learning and is actively involved in collaborative national and international work focused on transforming schooling.
As a school leader Jayne is interested in factors of influence that afford development of professional capital and quality outcomes for all learners.
Parramatta Marist High
Gavin Hays is Assistant Principal at Parramatta Marist High School, Sydney. He has been at the forefront of the pedagogical change at Parramatta Marist, specifically in the areas of Project and Problem Based Learning, Flipped Learning and STEM. This has involved a number of international training opportunities within the United States, Singapore, Finland and Zurich. He is an accredited PBL trainer within the New Tech Network and is recognised as a Problem Crafter by Republic Polytechnic in Singapore. He is currently undertaking doctoral studies in educational psychology at Erasmus University under Professor Henk Schmidt.
Knox Grammar School
Michael is a teacher and the Director of Technology Innovation and Learning at Knox Grammar School in Sydney Australia. Michael works closely with teachers integrating technology into the curriculum. He has a passion for creativity, innovation and global learning in schools and is particularly interested in ‘gaming’ and the role it can play in teaching and learning. Michael is a Google Certified Teacher and has presented at conferences throughout Australia. He has worked at various international, independent and government schools in his 20 years of teaching.
Board of Studies NSW
Shirley Casper is an experienced educator who has taught Science at primary and secondary levels in government and independent schools in Sydney and overseas. She has taught Primary Maths and Science Methods in Bachelor of Education programs at university. Shirley has gained accreditation at Highly Accomplished and Professional Excellence levels.
Passionate about building curiosity and enthusiasm for science as it is practiced, Shirley has developed a range of cohesive Primary STEM Activities, at BOSTES, to enable teachers to fully integrate the pillars of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in engaging and effective ways.
HSC Study Lab
HSC Study Lab is an online HSC preparation and revision tool for students in years 11 and 12. Our courses are based on the NSW syllabus, are delivered by expert teachers with extensive knowledge in marking, cover all syllabus dot points, and are available online 24/7.
Learning in HSC Study Lab is based around three main concepts: watching video lessons, playing games and simulations based on lesson content, and applying knowledge through answering hundreds of HSC style practice questions. All firsthand investigations are also covered through experiment videos or simulations. This multifaceted approach helps students understand key concepts and takes learning beyond the textbook.
HSC Study Lab is able to support students with their Stage 6 studies at all stages of the academic year, including exam and HSC revision. We have a comprehensive science suite available with the following courses:
- Preliminary chemistry (Y11)
- HSC chemistry (Y12)
- Preliminary physics (Y11)
- HSC physics (Y12)
- Preliminary biology (Y11)
- HSC biology (Y12)
Preliminary Business Studies (Y11) coming in January 2017!
To find out more, please visit our website
What People Are Saying
“I now have a deeper understanding of STEM and I think I will encourage my children to become engineers”Mandy Fox, Teacher/Curriculum Coordinator, Naracoore Primary School - 2016 STEM Education Conference
“The Implementing STEM Education conference was amazing. I felt like my brain was working overtime with all the new ideas and information we were presented”Laura Boere, Teacher, St Clare's High School Taree, Attendee 2016 STEM Education Conference
“These conferences continue to offer engaging presenters and touch on relevant and important educational topics”Damian McNamara, Teacher; eLearning Coordinator, St Michael's College - Attendee 2016 STEM Education Conference
“A range of activities and an insight into problem-based and interdisciplinary learning, along with strategies for whole-school change”Jacqui Van Ruiten, Norwood Morialta High 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”Barbara Moutray, St Joseph’s Catholic College
“Broad ranging and topical, interesting and experienced pedagogues with a healthy mix of industry! Excellent!”Catherine Angel, Airds High School
Endorsers & Media Partners
Refraction undertakes end-to-end project management of eye-catching publications, apps, videos and animation, writing and education resources that excite people about STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). We believe that STEM is the future – and we aim to create the next generation of inspired people who can use their STEM skills to make a better planet.
The Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) is a national not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to enrich the teaching and learning of mathematics for students of all standards. We hold mathematics and informatics competitions, administer enrichment activities, conduct workshops for students and teachers, and publish books on mathematical enrichment for Australian and international students. The AMT selects and supports Australia’s international mathematics and informatics Olympiad teams.
The AMT is based at the University of Canberra with representatives on our board from the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Mathematical Society. We are supported by a vast network of passionate volunteers from Australia and around the world, including academics, members of professional mathematics societies, educators and working mathematicians.
ATSE STELR Project
STELR (Science Technology Education Leveraging Relevance) is ATSE’s flagship school program. Over 540 Australian schools are involved in STELR in 2017.
Now in its tenth year, STELR is an in-curriculum STEM program that provides inquiry-based hands-on student activities for secondary students. STELR uses purpose-built equipment packs that lead easily to science, maths, engineering and technology activities. STELR raises awareness of the value of STEM in developing solutions for contemporary issues such as climate change and sustainability. Career profiles attract students to study science and mathematics at senior secondary school levels. STELR maps to the national Curriculum.