Two years on from the unveiling of Australia’s National STEM School Education Strategy 2016-2026, what progress has been made, and where to next?
As technology continues to transform industries, educators are challenging traditional teaching models, implementing new curricula and driving change in their classrooms and communities today. In an evolving, digital world, how can we best equip our students with the skills needed in quantum computing or biotechnology, or even for careers and industries that don’t exist yet?
Increasingly, the movement in Australia and globally is shifting towards STEAM – integrating STEM with the Arts, including art and design, the humanities and entrepreneurship – and embedding the ‘real world’ into learning.
This year’s STEM Education Conference will explore this theme and feature hands-on workshops, panels and presentations from inspiring educators, leading researchers, as well as industry and education changemakers.
Please join us on 25-26 July at the Rydges World Square, Sydney as we share ideas, engage in lively and nuanced discussion and learn from each other, about the challenges, purpose and opportunities to be harnessed.
- Participate in hands-on workshops, learn skills and take away tools for classroom activities with proven outcomes for a range of budgets (Primary and Secondary streams)
- Best practice models for integrated STEAM learning
- The world in 2030 and post-school pathways
- Building and utilising strong partnerships with industry and tertiary institutions
- Addressing key challenges including diversity, access, driving change, leadership, resourcing and inclusion
- Future-looking research and conversation about the how education and the teaching profession will evolve
We invite all principals, early-learning, primary and high-school teachers, tertiary educators, researchers, governments, and science and tech industry representatives to attend this Conference.
The Hon. Rob Stokes MP
Minister for Education, NSW Government
Mark Scott AO
Secretary, NSW Department of Education
NSW Project Officer, STEM Professionals in Schools CSIRO Education and Outreach
Dr Carole Haeusler
Lecturer in Science Education, University of Southern Queensland
Founder, Atomic School
Year 4 Classroom Teacher, St Ives North Public School | STEM Action School
Lead Author, Sunrise Industries Report, Data61 CSIRO
Dr Joshua Ho
Head of Bioinformatics, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
Program Director, Curious Minds ASI
Technology Teacher, Heathcote High School
CEO, Science & Technology Australia AND Chair, Australia National Commission for UNESCO
TAS Teacher, Ravenswood School for Girls
Education Lead UTS Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Deputy Director-General, ACT Education Directorate, and Member, National STEM Partnerships Forum
Finalist, CSIRO Indigenous STEM Teacher Award 2017
Head Teacher Science and STEM Leader, Holroyd High School
Director UQ Critical Thinking Project
Industry Development Officer, ME Program
Director of Donor Relations, Schools Plus
Founder & Executive Director, BrainSTEM
Dr Stefan Schutt
Director, Whittlesea Tech School and Co-founder, The Lab
General Manager, STEM Nation
Prof Tom Lowrie
Centenary Professor & Director of STEM Education Research Centre