Scitech is pleased to be part of a new consortium launched in WA to develop resources for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) teaching and learning in schools across the state.
The STEM Learning Project will generate students’ interest, enjoyment and engagement with STEM and encourage their ongoing participation in STEM education and training, as well as supporting teachers with curriculum resources so they can implement and extend the WA Curriculum and develop the General Capabilities across Kindergarten to Year 12.
The consortium comprises a partnership between Scitech, Educational Computing Association of WA (ECAWA), the Mathematical Association of WA (MAWA) and the Science Teachers Association of WA (STAWA), and will take collaborative approach to work through an ambitious three-year program.
The consortium has formed a Project Control Group, comprising representatives of the consortium members, with Mr Michael Peter leading the project as Project Manager.
“STEM education is vital as it develops the knowledge and intellectual skills that drive the innovation required to address global economic, social and environmental challenges,” Mr Peter said.
“STEM capability is the key for young people to navigate the employment landscape changed by globalisation and digital disruption.”
The broad outline of the STEM Learning Project relates to the delivery of:
• 40 resource modules across Years K – 12
• Professional Learning to support roll out across WA
• Online support accessible from the DoE Connect portal
Professional learning for teachers will be delivered via face-to-face workshops, interactive web and video-conferencing and on-demand digital channels.
Teachers interested in learning more about the project or who wish to register their interest in writing materials for the project are encouraged to make initial contact with Project Manager, Michael Peter through michael (dot) peter (at) scitech (dot) org (dot) au.