Save The World With STEM

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In this course, you will find out how STEM can be used to save real-world problems, including those relating to sustainable development.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This course will help you understand how STEM education can be used to address the intended outcomes of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. You’ll learn:

  • What STEM is
  • How STEM can be used to solve real world problems and how to define a problem that STEM can help to solve
  • What the UN Sustainable Development Goals are
  • How STEM can be used to meet the challenges of sustainable development
  • How you can bring the UN Sustainability Goals into your classroom using STEM.

HOW LONG DOES IT GO FOR?

This course will take 2 hours to complete. Enjoy it in one session or spread it out over a few weeks.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

This course is on-demand and for private study. Learn at your own pace and at times that suit you. Get a certificate when you finish. You will have ongoing access.

WHAT ARE THE CURRICULUM LINKS?

  • Science.
  • Mathematics.
  • Design and Techhnology.
  • General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking.
  • Cross-curriculum priorities: Sustainability.

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
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.

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This course is accredited by TQI for 2 hours of professional development for teachers in the ACT.

 

WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS?

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 Dr Melanie Thomson. Dr Thomson has a long and varied career in the Biosciences and has been crucial in academic crowdsourcing in Australia. Having worked abroad and in Australia, Dr Thomson has tremendous knowledge of microbiology and scientific research, as well as being a dynamite Science Communicator.

 

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.

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