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7th Annual STEM Education Conference

Dates for 2021 TBC

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Completing the 7th Annual STEM Education Conference will contribute 8 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Eligibility criteria:
To receive the 8 hours of registered PD it is essential to note that you must be a primary or a high (secondary) school or early childhood teacher in NSW at the Proficient Teacher Level.

If you’re coming from interstate, you may still be eligible to log the conference hours as professional development training, please refer to your relevant State Department of Education website to ascertain how you can go about receiving the PD.
Upon request, we are able to provide a certificate confirming your attendance at the event.

This year, Australian teachers and schools have gone above and beyond to keep students learning. Educators seeking to implement STE(A)M projects and programs have faced challenges and disruption, and yet through some creative and resourceful methods schools have been able to engage students, collaborate across borders and ignite students’ curiosity to solve real-world problems.

At the STEM Education Conference, inspiring teachers will share successful strategies, ideas, resources and key takeaways, to implement in your schools.

Topics covered include:

  • Access STEM resources matched to the Australian Curriculum
  • STEAM/STEM on a budget
  • Equipment, resources, and room design
  • Resources for teacher planning and development
  • Industry collaboration and selecting the right industry partner for your school
  • Assessment and reporting in a time of disruption
  • Scaling STEM projects and programs
  • Improving student outcomes

For six years, the STEM Education Conference has facilitated the exchange of illuminating ideas and best practice. This year, we are thrilled to be able to inspire even more Australian educators and bring about an even richer, more inclusive conversation.


Julie King

Project Lead, Digital Technologies, ACARA

Luciano Mesiti

CEO, Primary Industries Education Foundation

Steven Lineham

Senior Teacher, Larrakeyah Primary School (NT)

Wendy Bode

Deputy Principal, Global Tropics Future, Thuringowa State High School (QLD)

Dr Samantha Moyle

Leader of Science and STEM, Brighton Secondary School (SA)

Kiri Marschall

Senior Teacher, Larrakeyah Primary School (NT)

Malyn Mawby

Head of Personalised Learning, TAS Teacher, Roseville College (NSW)

Mr Cristiano Lima

Head of Research, Youth Insight

Nikki Shires

Head of Digital Technologies, Roseville College (NSW)

Samantha Reynolds

Head of Arts & Applied Technology and Business, Saint Stephen's College (QLD)

Sid Verma

Founder & Executive Director, BrainSTEM Ltd. (VIC)

Kathleen Best

Clarendon Primary School (SA)

Natalie King

Year 2 Teacher and Digital Technologies Co-ordinator, Brookman Primary School (WA)

Taneal Thompson

Science Specialist and STEM Collaborative Planner, Brookman Primary School (WA)

Teresa Janowski

Founder and CEO, STEM Fast Track


8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Teresa Janowski, Founder and CEO, STEM Fast Track


9:00 am

The Youth in STEM Research is tracking study aimed at better understanding the perceptions of young Australians towards STEM skills and careers, particularly those of females. The research captures the thoughts and opinions of 3,000 people aged 12-25 across the country. This presentation covers the results from 2018 and 2019. The insights help inform the federal government’s wider strategy to support greater participation of females in STEM education and careers and contributes to the Advancing Women in STEM Strategy and the STEM Equity Monitor.

9:30 am

ACARA’s STEM Connections project involved 13 schools across the country. A range of approaches were trialled in schools. The STEM Connections workbook and the new critiquing checklist provide tools for developing and reflecting on STEM units of work. Recently some schools were asked to reflect on lessons learned and how they are now addressing STEM in their schools. Julie will share highlights from the project, the process and the reflections.


10:00 am

  • LPS STEAM Journey and Pedagogical framework and Whole school Curriculum Map linking KLAs and achievement areas to STEAM units of work
  • Integrated STEAM approach by using the Arts and ICT Specialist teachers as experts in their field collaborating with Classroom teachers during learning time to deliver integrated units of work guided by the 4 C’s, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication and Collaboration and Inquiry Cycle
  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and Co-spaces for STEAM projects

10:30 am

  • Cross faculty alignment and course design
  • Exploring the collaboration between history and science to deliver a trebuchet project
  • Mapping learner engagement across pedagogical approaches

11:00 am

Morning tea and networking break


11:20 am


Samantha Reynolds, Head of Arts & Applied Technology and Business, Saint Stephen's College (QLD)

12:20 pm

Lunch and networking break


1:10 pm

Curricular and extra-curricular STEM education

Malyn Mawby, Head of Personalised Learning, TAS Teacher, Roseville College (NSW)

Nikki Shires, Head of Digital Technologies, Roseville College (NSW)

1:40 pm

  • Using online collaboration tools to facilitate student engagement
  • Ideas and Tricks to introduce/explore Design Thinking techniques
  • Brainstorming techniques to develop rapid ideation

2:10 pm

  • Assessing STEAM and mapping curriculum in a Kitchen Garden/natural space setting.
  • Integrating STEAM with nature play and Kitchen Garden across Foundation to year 7 in a small school.
  • Utilising the cross-curriculum priorities and general capabilities to deliver and assess quality STEAM units.

2:40 pm

Afternoon break

2:55 pm

  • Connecting highly capable, rural and remote students
  • STEM enrichment through 21st century skill development
  • Building STEM engagement and aspiration through industry collaboration


3:25 pm

  • Why it is important to learn about where our food comes from (recent survey data)
  • How do we encourage learning about food and fibre in the classroom
  • STEM Problem based learning case studies
  • PIEFA Programs and Resources – Primezone, Academy, Farmer Time, Career Harvest

3:55 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

Teresa Janowski, Founder and CEO, STEM Fast Track

4:00 pm



Packages Price
2020 On-Demand Access$395+GST

Important • Virtual Pass bookings
For virtual pass bookings, please read below before proceeding:

  • All delegate registrations must use their own email address to ensure each delegate receives a unique password to join the digital event. You cannot use one email for multiple profiles.
  • If your company is not based in Australia, check the GST box on the next page as you are not required to pay GST.

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STEM Education Conference 2019


“Overall this was a great event, It allowed educators exposure to others educators innovative practices. Companies offer amazing products but very few (public) schools have the resourcing to foster the high end tech approach. It was great to see a range of other approaches.”
Paul Anderson, NT Schools

“Very well organised and run event with a collection of excellent speakers.”
Roy Anderson, Catholic Education NT

“A very informative professional learning experience, a must for anyone who would like to gain in-depth knowledge and insights into STEM pedagogy.”
Neroli Rose, Ebor Public School

“This event gave me insight into the wide range of resources that are available to support teachers in STEM.”

“This is not a trade show. You are not going to be sold a snake oil solution to STEM in a box. What you will do is engage in learning and networking with people who will inspire you.”
Michael Gowers, St Monica’s College

“Outstanding event with relevant information, Well Done.”
Adrian Rayner, Education Queensland

when & where

27 Oct 2021


Still have a question?

Margaret Young
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4037

Alex Cook
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4425

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