STEM workshops

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.

Coding and Robotics PD @ the Australian Synchrotron

In collaboration with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and KIOSC.

Students are consuming digital content at an alarming rate. Take this opportunity to build your confidence and capacity to empower your students with the tools to express themselves and produce their own content and artefacts in Mathematics, Science, and other learning areas. Embark on a coding and robotics professional development adventure with PrimeSCI! and KIOSC - learn about the latest technologies, where to access online and physical resources, and strategies to implement them at schools.

Workshops are ideal for upper primary (Years 5-6) and lower secondary (Years 7-9) curriculum requirements. Teachers of all year levels and teacher trainees are welcome to join in the adventure.

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2017
Time: 9.30am – 3.00pm
Includes: tea and lunch
Cost: $310 per person
Venue: Australian Synchrotron, 800 Blackburn Road, Clayton 3168

Includes a tour of the world-class Australian Synchrotron facility.

*Sessions subject to minimum numbers - make your booking here
**Contact the PrimeSCI! office for Professional Learning Workshops at your school

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.

For more information, download the Professional Learning Flyer or contact PrimeSCI. To pay by purchase order, contact the PrimeSCI office.