Share our best and time-tested teaching methods and resources to get your students seriously curious about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), with our STEM Professional Learning series.
STEM Professional Learning series
Run in collaboration with Swinburne's premier science education provider, the Knox Innovation, Opportunity and Sustainability Centre (KIOSC), these workshops are designed to give primary school teachers confidence in the teaching of STEM by:
- empowering teachers with knowledge
- equipping teachers with tools to deliver content
- navigating the curriculum to discover how scientific concepts are built upon throughout all primary school year levels.
Two hour professional development workshops
Can’t spare a whole day? Join us for the essentials in our two hour workshops during Term 4.
These workshops are ideal for teachers who cannot get away from school for a whole day, yet still want to increase their understanding of the essentials of primary school chemistry, physics and coding, and become more confident teachers of STEM. Detailed resources are provided.
Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Includes: afternoon tea
Cost: $130 per person per workshop
Venue: KIOSC Discovery Centre (Building WK), 369 Stud Road, Wantirna, Victoria
Chemistry Essentials, Thursday 12 October 2017
Chemistry concepts underpin all other sciences and are key to understanding the world we live in. Teachers will be shown how and where atoms and molecules fit into the science curriculum, and learn to deliver powerful science lessons across all levels.
Topics include: properties of matter, states of matter, physical and chemical change.
Coding Play, Tuesday 24 October 2017
Students are consuming digital content at an alarming rate. Imagine empowering them with the tools to express themselves and produce their own content in mathematics, science and other learning areas. This workshop creates an opportunity for you to develop the confidence to embark on a coding journey with your own students by using online and physical resources.
Topics include: why, how and what to code, coding languages, skills and platforms.
Physics Bite-size, Thursday 26 October 2017
Gain a solid foothold in the fundamentals of the physical sciences, see how these concepts weave into the other sciences, and learn how to deliver those concepts in novel ways. This workshop is designed to turn your classrooms into powerful experiential play labs.
Topics include: motion, forces, light.
Term 3 and 4 2017