How your school can get involved in STEM CPP.

If you’re ready interested in joining the STEM CPP program, here are the elements you need to consider:

Your commitment

  • Your school will need to commit to sending one teacher (from any STEM subject area) to a one day professional learning day. Additionally, engaging at least one class to work on STEM-based projects is required.

Time considerations

  • STEM-based inquiry projects are flexible and can scale from 15 – 100 hours based on timetable constraints and student ability.
  • Time out of the class room is required for industry site visits.
  • Time for preparation and attendance at the end-of-year project showcase.
  • Mentor time is flexible and negotiated between mentor and teacher. There is no minimum time requirement.

Curriculum alignment

  • The teacher professional learning day will provide the project challenges and mapping back to the Australian and NSW curriculum. The intention is to eventually map the program to other STEM subjects.  

Program costs

  • The program offering is free
  • Teacher relief is covered during the one day teacher professional learning day
  • CSIRO will arrange shared transport options (i.e. buses) for industry visits
  • The industry STEM visit can be supervised by any relevant teacher, including the careers advisor.  

Industry visits

  • CSIRO will coordinate Industry visits with local businesses
  • School representative is responsible for any in-school procedures such as parent permission slips   

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