Get Creative with STEM

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Many thanks to Northern Pictures, the official partner of this online course. We would also like to acknowledge the generous contributions of GoodPitch² Australia, Shark Island Institute, Documentary Australia Foundation, The Caledonia Foundation and Screen Australia.


 Wow! This course was eye-opening! I can’t wait to teach STEAM using Blue the Film – Michelle
  I realised that I had some STEAM in my teaching but now I have a clear pedagogy – Christina


Teach STEM in fun and interesting ways with the help of this accredited 2 hour online course. Using videos from a documentary called Blue, you will explore a framework for using the Arts to teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (known as STEAM). Blue explores the state of the ocean, helps us think about its important role on Earth and encourages us to become ocean guardians. In this course, you will:

  • Learn a framework for teaching STEAM from Foundation to Year 6.
  • Use Blue the Film teaching resources as a springboard for STEAM.
  • Hear from STEAM education experts.
  • Discover how STEAM empowers students to become active citizens.

Download the course brochure here.


This course will take you 2 hours to complete. Enjoy it in one session or spread it out over a few weeks. You will have access for 1 year.


This course is on-demand and for private study. Enjoy the course with your team or enrol independently. Learn at your own pace and at times that suit you. Get a certificate when you finish.


This course supports the Foundation to Year 6 curriculum:

  • Foundation – English, Mathematics, Science, Music, Drama
  • Years 1 & 2 – English, Mathematics, Science, Music, Drama
  • Years 3 & 4 – English, Science, Visual Arts, Media Arts
  • Years 5 & 6 – English, Science, Design & Technologies
  • General capabilities: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Cross curriculum priorities: Sustainability.


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
2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
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.Highly Accomplished Teacher – all states and territories except for NSW
2.1.3 Support colleagues using current and comprehensive knowledge of content and teaching strategies to develop and implement engaging learning and teaching programs.
3.3.3 Support colleagues to select and apply effective teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.
3.4.3 Assist colleagues to create, select and use a wide range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learningTQI ACT LogoCool Australia is endorsed to provide TQI Registered Professional Development for ACT teachers accredited at Proficient or Highly Accomplished Teacher. In NSW, Cool Australia is endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.VIC DET SPP Logo SmlCool Australia acknowledges the support of the Victorian Department of Education and Training through the Strategic Partnerships Program.


Kirsty Costa is an award-winning teacher and mentor who has helped thousands of teachers grow in their profession. She started her education career as a classroom teacher in Australia and Japan. She left to become an educational consultant in early learning, primary and secondary. And now Kirsty lives in her element by facilitating online courses and delivering key note addresses to teachers across the country.


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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