Sunday, August 25, 2019

STEM education

The STEM education blog, created especially for Teachers in high schools, shows you all the ways you can incorporate STEM learning ideas into your STEM programs and curriculums.

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Superstars of STEM Amy Heffernan

All-female science superstars announced for 2019

60 brand new Superstars of STEM have been announced for 2019. Science & Technology Australia's Superstars program will have some of Australia's best scientists, technologists and educators inspiring women and girls into STEM careers in an effort to close the gender gap.

Companion robot trialled in Victorian classrooms

La Trobe University researchers are bringing education into the digital age with the introduction of a companion robot into special needs schools.
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Nurturing creative thinking in school and work

Careers with STEM caught up with Mitch Resnick, the inventor of Scratch, in a wide-ranging Q&A to talk play-based learning, philosophy, programming and the importance of peers.

Have your say on STEM education

The annual Australian STEM report aims to measure progress, challenges and opportunities available country wide in STEM education. If you're a teacher, student or parent, answer this quick survey to have your say on the state of STEM education.

Paper planes, martial arts and cake: Creative approaches to science education

Paper planes, martial arts and cake make interesting new ways to approach science education! Check out the three science workshops Paper Pilots, Fight Like A Physicist and The Project Counter for your creative science inspiration.

Investment in rural education could add $56B to Australian GDP, says new Gonski report

A report from the Gonksi Institute for Education at UNSW Sydney released on Monday calculates that Australia could add more than $50B to its annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by improving educational outcomes for students in regional, rural and remote areas of the country.

How a STEM teacher won the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching

We spoke to Scott Sleap, winner of the Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching 2018, to find out how he's inspired Cessnock students to study STEM and prepare for the future of work in Cessnock, post mining boom.

STEMfooty: Connecting with the science of sport

Data to Decisions CRC has teamed up with the Adelaide Crows Football Club to create STEMfooty; an initiative that teaches science using sport.

Science Minister launches the fifth anniversary edition of Careers with STEM

On Friday 2nd November, the Minister for Industry, the Hon Karen Andrews, MP formally launched the Careers with STEM: Code magazine 5th anniversary edition at Palm Beach Currumbin High School. Here's all the highlights from the day.

Coastal erosion: a case study in our own backyard

We take a look at a coastal erosion case study at Inskip Point, Queensland. Use our free teacher resources filled with activities and experiments to bring the case study to life.
Student using an LMS on their iPad to photograph school project

Upgrade the way you teach

Integrating a learning management system (LMS) is the best way to bring your classroom into the 21st century.
STEM in the real world

How to teach STEM in the real world

Teaching STEM in schools is not the easiest task. Here's how to make STEM education useful for your students, by linking its relevancy to their future careers.

We’ve got your uni open day game plan sorted

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Uni open day is your chance to find out if a university is right for you. Check out our guide to make sure you get the info you need on the day!

Last week to enter the UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing!

Calling all aspiring science writers in years 7-10! The UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing 2019 is now open for entries.

Street smarts: The future of smart cities

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Digitisation, automation, a growing population and climate change adaptation all require innovative approaches to the way we design and construct smart cities.