Leading Collaboration through STEM Education

Current global education trends are placing a greater emphasis on the importance of teaching STEM skills and capabilities in our schools. Our professional learning course will help you design authentic and engaging experiences for your students based on real-world problems.

Experts from Monash will work with you to build on your current knowledge and develop a range of strategies and assessment tools based on the latest research.

Connect with other teachers

This short course will also help you to build a collaborative and supportive community that supports the effective teaching and learning of STEM Education at your school.

Topics covered

  • Building a shared understanding of STEM education
  • Critical and creative thinking in STEM education
  • Exploring effective research-based pedagogical practices
  • Design thinking in STEM education
  • Enabling critical and creative thinking through STEM
  • Assessment practices
  • The role of networking and partnerships in STEM education

Duration

Online program: Ten hours over five sessions (4.00 - 6.00pm), plus an additional five hours of activities to be completed outside of the session times.

You will require internet access and a laptop, computer or other device that will enable you to join our live virtual sessions and access an online learning portal. Your chosen device requires a camera, microphone and sound.

When and where

Online program - 2021:
June 10, 17, 24
July 15, 22
(5 x Thursday afternoons)
4.00 – 6.00pm AEST

Cost

$616 (incl GST)

Prerequisites

This course is for educators at both a primary and secondary level, who are looking to engage and lead STEM education within their school context.

Assessment

There is no assessment associated with this program.

Recognition

This course is aligned with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST): 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7.

You will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Faculty of Education, Monash University.

Workshop Facilitators

Lucas Johnson
Teaching Associate
Faculty of Education, Monash University

Jared Carpendale
Lecturer
Faculty of Education, Monash University

Dr Kathy Smith
Kathy Smith is Senior Lecturer at Monash University with specialisations in primary science education and teacher professional learning and is the Course Leader for the Graduate Certificate in STEM Education at Monash. Kathy began her career as a primary classroom teacher and has been involved in science education in a range of roles for the last 30 years.