Designed to encourage girls to study and pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), an innovative suite of resources called the Girls in STEM Toolkit has been developed by Education Services Australia (ESA).
Choose Maths was created with the aim of increasing participation of girls in mathematics, however the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) reveals sustained funding is critical for the project to achieve long-term impact.
Victorian teachers can apply for a unique opportunity to learn from some of the state’s most innovative farmers as part of a new initiative that aims to equip educators with an increased understanding and interest in food and fibre production, with a particular focus on how these learnings can be applied into the STEM and digital technology curriculums.
Sarah Moran, CEO of the Girl Geek Academy, explains how teaching algorithmic systems and design thinking can engage a whole class in technology; and how today’s hackers, hustlers and hipsters are using skills that extend far beyond coding.
Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Science Education at Deakin University, Russell Tytler, discusses how using diagrams and visual representations can help to improve student performance and engagement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Drone expert, Dr Catherine Ball, discusses how Australia is leading the pack in the non-military use of drones, known as ‘drones for good’, and sheds light on their enormous potential for the modern classroom.