What the program can offer teachers including professional learning, new skills and increased student engagement.

Overview

Providing engaging and relevant learning experiences in STEM subjects in the classroom can be a challenge. To help you, STEM Professionals in Schools partners you with a highly qualified STEM professional to increase your confidence, knowledge and skills in STEM subjects and help you enrich the learning experiences for your students.

Scientist with teachers from school next to the telescope

STEM Professionals in Schools partners you with a highly qualified STEM professional to increase your confidence, knowledge and skills in STEM subjects.

Through your partnership, you work together with a volunteer STEM professional to bring together real and contemporary STEM practices from a wide range of disciplines which are relevant to, and embedded in, the school context.

The STEM Professionals in Schools program aids the teacher by showcasing how STEM applies to everyday life and the workforce, aligning to the general capabilities of the Australian curriculum in primary and secondary schools. Being individually matched helps facilitate a partnership that will work for you and appropriate activities.

STEM Professionals in Schools will provide you with professional learning opportunities while increasing student enthusiasm and engagement.

Program benefits

Having a STEM professional assist in the delivery of STEM subjects in your classroom offers a number of positive benefits including:

  • Professional partnership with a STEM Professional to share expertise and experiences
  • Building your confidence and knowledge in STEM subject areas
  • Provides a complementary program to support your current lesson plans and align to the general capabilities of the Australian curriculum
  • Creates links with STEM organisations and industry for teaching and learning inspiration

Your students will also benefit by:

  • Learning critical thinking – a life skill beyond the classroom
  • Gaining direct access to a practicing STEM professional for career inspiration and opportunities
  • Learning more about the relevance of STEM in everyday life
  • Exploring STEM subjects that are practiced in their community

If you're interested in finding out more information or signing up, you can register below.

“The STEM professional’s expertise and depth of knowledge improved the quality of the subject, not only for myself, but also the students.”

— Teacher, STEM Professionals in Schools

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