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STEM Professionals in Schools webinars are hosted throughout the year and are available to all participants in the program. Program participants are notified via email of an upcoming webinar, and selected recordings are uploaded here after the event.

Strengthen your partnership practices

Learn some best practice approaches for a successful partnership:

Effective Communication in Partnerships - Remote Collaboration (June 2020)*

A guide to effective communication between teachers, STEM professionals and students, with an emphasis on remote collaboration.

Investigating Distance Partnerships (March 2020)*

Regional, rural and remote teachers do not have the same access to STEM professionals within their communities and surrounds when compared to larger cities. Distance partnerships provide a viable solution for these teachers to connect with STEM professionals for mentoring, professional development and to enhance student engagement.

Effective communication in partnerships (November 2019)*

Guides new and existing partnerships through examples of effective communication between teachers, STEM professionals and students.

Try something new

Give your partnership activities a boost, or try something new with these alternative approaches and available resources:

Introduction to new MOOCS on teaching Cyber Security & Awareness in schools (October 2020)**

Education can play a critical role in empowering children and young people with the knowledge and skills to be a safe, ethical and responsible user of technology. There are many opportunities for teaching about cyber security with the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies and the ICT Capabilities. Join the Computer Science Education Research (CSER) group in this webinar to learn how to bring this essential topic into the primary and high school classrooms with student-friendly language and activities.

Exploring Artificial Intelligence- Presented in partnership with CSER MOOCs (February 2020)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is driving the next wave of technological innovation and is changing almost every industry. Presented by Dr Rebecca Vivian, this webinar explores how AI can be taught at primary and secondary levels.

Using data in partnerships - A collaboration with the Australian Data Science Education Institute (June 2019)

The Australian Data Science Education Institute explores how to use real-world data in school learning activities.

Digital Technologies: it's not all about coding - Presented in partnership with CSER and ACARA (May 2019)

Professor Tim Bell from the University of Canterbury discusses how to get started with digital technologies without using computers.

Maths Inside - A collaboration with the Australian Association of Maths Teachers (November 2018)

Translates STEM professionals' work into engaging learning activities and showcases the Maths Inside resource.

Explore new topics

Investigating the unknown: Ocean research aboard the RV Investigator (June 2020)

Dr Ben Arthur, CSIRO Marine National Facility and Matt Boyd, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere provide an overview of the research activities undertaken by the CSIRO's RV Investigator, Australia's national ocean-going research vessel. The RV Investigator supports biological, oceanographic, geological and atmospheric research, as well as maritime training and education and outreach activities.

Offshore Renewable Energy: Powering innovations for our future oceans (June 2020)

Dr Mark Hemer from CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere discusses the opportunities and challenges for offshore renewable energy (ORE) in Australia and internationally. ORE captures a range of technologies (Offshore Wind, Wave, Tidal and Ocean Thermal Energy), all capable of contributing to a future energy mix.

STEM career and partnership profiles

Bringing STEM into the classroom: Carol Quashie-Williams and Associate Professor Steve Sugden (February 2021)**

Hear how entomologist Carol Quashie-Williams, and Associate Professor of Mathematics, Steve Sugden, have translated their expertise into a series of successful partnership interactions.

Bringing STEM into the classroom: Dr Helen Cartledge and Robbie Bell  (December 2020)**

Hear how engineers Dr Helen Cartledge and Robbie Bell have translated their expertise into a series of successful partnership interactions.

*This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

** This project received grant funding from the Australian Government under the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme.

The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education.

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