The STEM X Academy is a unique professional development program for primary and secondary school teachers.
Applications for the STEM X Academy are currently closed
Conducted in partnership with the Australian Science Teachers Association and Questacon, STEM X Academy is teacher professional learning experience designed to tie the national STEM curriculum to high-end research underway in Australia's research sector, and place inquiry-based learning at the heart of both teacher development and classroom practice.
As scientific inquiry becomes more multidisciplinary and recognised as a critical skill-set needed to tackle the challenges of the future, STEM X helps teachers develop the skills and confidence to deliver hands-on, inquiry- based lessons and activities using innovative teaching tools that are relevant to the world of science today.
Rather than providing teachers with a package of resources to use in the classroom, STEM X is an experience that builds teacher enthusiasm and ability to create high-quality classroom activities that tap new ideas in STEM.
The five-day Canberra residential experience is the signature program of the STEM X Academy, held in Canberra annually. A number of shorter regional STEM X experiences are also offered each year.
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STEM X Academy: Canberra
STEM X Academy residential program is a five-day residential experience held annually in Canberra, and open to approximately 70 Primary and Secondary school teacher applicants.
Over the course of the five days, teachers will take part in inquiry-based workshops, are connected with researchers from CSIRO to co-create STEM lessons and activities for the classroom and are given the opportunity to take part in field trips to some of Australia's leading science organisations to experience current science and research first hand.
STEM X Academy: Regional
We are currently piloting STEM X Regional, a free two-day intensive workshop and professional learning experience for primary and secondary teachers. To date we have run workshops in Townsville, Darwin and Alice Springs, Condobolin, Hobart and Burnie.