We are available for support to help you develop a successful partnership including planning and running activities that provide both teacher and student learning.

How to get started

Once you have been partnered, and like any new relationship, we know that sometimes it can be a little tricky to get things started, particularly for people who are coming together from different disciplines. We can provide you with some handy tips to get your STEM Professionals in Schools partnership started based on our experience and direct feedback from our partners. We also hold webinars for new partners to ensure you get off to a flying start. You will receive an invitation from your project officer to attend.

Use our How to Guide on Getting to know your partner [pdf · 1mb] to help develop your partnership.

Planning an activity

There is no limit to the activities you can run with your partner. It’s important to talk to each other about what sort of activities you can run in the timeframe available and what sort of activities might be suitable for the teacher and class to increase learning outcomes. This could include developing lesson plans to help bring the Australian curriculum to life, a career talk, presentation, hands-on activity, mentoring and a field trip.

Use our How to Guide for Planning an activity [pdf · 1mb].

With a local project officer available for support, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you need further advice on planning an activity or ideas to get you started.

Running an activity

When running your activities it’s valuable to record key aspects of the activity, any significant achievements and lessons learned for future reference.Evaluation of your activities will assist your partnership to build up a suite of resources that enhance your engagement with the students over time.

Use our How to Guide for Running and evaluating an activity [pdf · 1mb].

CSIRO Education and Outreach also offers a range of educational programs that you can use in your partnership such as:

Get in touch with our team if you need any further support.

We are available for support to help you develop a successful partnership including planning and running activities that provide both teacher and student learning.

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