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This course will help you understand the essential foundations of STEM teaching and learning and provide opportunities to help build knowledge, skills and confidence to take on STEM in your classroom. You’ll learn:
- What STEM is and how to use STEM to develop 21st Century learning skills in Secondary years
- How to identify STEM problems and challenges in real-world contexts
- Practical suggestions to guide you through the principles of STEM teaching and learning, including incorporating a multidisciplinary approach, making connections to students’ world and interests, and taking risks and learning from mistakes
WHAT ARE THE CURRICULUM LINKS?
- General capabilities: Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability
IS IT ACCREDITED FOR PD HOURS?
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
2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
3.1.2 Set explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals for all students.
3.3.2 Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving and critical and creative thinking.
3.4.2 Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
This program is awaiting accreditation within the ACT for 2023. We expect it will be available for accreditation by end of January.
Leanne Vastbinder is a Victorian Science teacher of over 9 years who has created and taught a range of science courses including biology, environmental science and integrated STEM programs. With a passion for all things science, Leanne views STEM education as a vital component of 21st century learning. In her teaching she nurtures curiosity and innovation, incorporates relatable, engaging content and aims to create independent learners.
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)!
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.