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In this course, you will find out how to advocate for STEM learning at your school.
This course will help you understand the value of STEM and how to begin authentic STEM programs within your school. You’ll learn:
- What is STEM and why is it so important
- Why we should advocate for STEM in schools
- What advocating for STEM means
- How you can advocate for STEM in schools
- Solutions to the challenges faced in advocating STEM learning
- Design and Techhnology
- General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking
This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:
Proficient Teacher – all states and territories except NSW
3.3 Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.
4.1 Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities.
This course is accredited by TQI for 2 hours professional development for teachers in the ACT.
Krista Nisi is the Head Writer at Cool Australia and brings over 15 years of experiencing working in education, tertiary and local government. She holds a Masters in Environment (Environmental Education) from the University of Melbourne. Krista looks for innovative ways to involve young people in early learning and school education by helping them explore, think about and engage with the world around them.
Mark Drummond from Cool Australia is your course teacher. He has worked in the education sector for over 11 years as a classroom teacher, Leader of Pedagogy within an Ed-Tech startup and as an educational consultant. Mark is an absolute science nerd and loves talking about dinosaurs as much as he loves talking about education (which is a lot)!
In this course, you hear from Nick Pattison. Nick is a STEM specialist teacher who has been an advocate for STEM in schools in NZ schools, where he worked for 8 years and set up STEM programs in both primary and secondary schools where community, industry and schools work together. Nick has recently moved to Australia having recently started a new role as a STEM coordinator in Tulliallan Primary, Victoria.
As a not-for-profit organisation all revenue from our Professional Development courses is reinvested into providing teachers with the resources to become the designers of exceptional learning.