STEM Professional Development

Educators face the challenge of preparing students for a future that will be very different from the world we live in today. The science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) approach to teaching and learning supports teachers to create powerful learning experiences that inspire and engage. This methodology immerses students in the thinking required for solving problems in an increasingly complex and ever-changing environment.

In partnership with Queensland Museum’s SparkLab, the QCAA is hosting an exciting opportunity for schools to be inspired by STEM experts, exhibitions and resources. During this event, STEM teachers will interact with the SparkLab exhibition and consider the potential of curriculum delivered to students in ways that encourage curiosity and reflection. Guest speakers will share how teachers can support the development of 21st century thinking and skills through purposeful learning experiences and industry partnerships.

Who should attend

  • principals and deputy principals
  • curriculum leaders
  • STEM leaders
  • classroom teachers

Outline

During this event, participants will:

  • explore the opportunities STEM education provides in focusing learning and explore the resources available to support teachers
  • consider the rigorous learning experiences possible within their school context
  • consider the potential of partnerships with industry to engage students in meaningful learning
  • interact with Queensland Museum’s SparkLab and discover the exciting opportunities this exhibition provides for supporting STEM learning opportunities aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

This workshop has relevance to elements of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: two, three and six.

Cost

This event is free of charge, however registration is essential.

For full details and registration, visit QCAA and Queensland Museum twilight STEM event

Event Details

Dates
21 August 2019, 04:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Location
Level 2 Theatre
Cost
Free with registration

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