The STEM X Academy – the best PD you will ever get.
But don’t take our word for it.
See what the teachers from the inaugural STEM X Academy thought of their experience and read the profiles of the most recent participants – Malak Dubois, Nathan Curnow, Sandra Davey and Shane Fagg – to see the transformational impact the STEM X Academy has had on their teaching.
Also included here are some new articles from STEM X Alumni to whet your appetite on all things STEM. These articles were written after their STEM X experience, demonstrating the impact that STEM X has had on their teaching practice.
This article was written by 2018 STEM X Alumni Trudy Spargo, secondary teacher at Kyogle High School, NSW Challenges_Spargo
This article was written by 2017 STEM X Alumni Craig Johnson, primary teacher in Queensland Makerspaces_Johnson
This article was written by 2018 STEM X Alumni Kristy Tidey, primary teacher at Invermay Primary School, Tasmania DesignThinking_Tidey
This article was written by 2017 alumni Bob Fletcher, teacher at Lambert School in Tasmania ImplementingSTEM_fletcher
This article was written by 2017 Alumni Craig Johnson, primary school teacher, Queensland. 3Carriages_Johnson
It may seem counterintuitive, but primary school science teacher Shane Fagg said that relinquishing control has been key to engaging his students in STEM. “You relinquish control to gain control,” said the Cleveland State School teacher, who has seen enthusiasm grow and behaviour improve [...]
STEM X is excited to invite science teachers to engage with all the personal development resources we have developed in support of the science teaching community. We believe teachers are faced with the critically important task of incubating the next generation of scientists as [...]
After primary school teacher Sandra Davey heard eminent Australian scientist Dr Ben Greene speak at STEM X 2016, she was so inspired by his story that she decided to write a book about it, or more accurately, have her students do so. She knew [...]
One role of STEM X is to provide science teachers with a gateway to Australia’s high-end research projects, facilities and scientists. This engagement is further structured to facilitate linkages to the Australian science curriculum and to resources that promote inquiry-based learning in the classroom. [...]
For Nathan Curnow, attending the inaugural STEM X program in 2016 was just the beginning of a professional journey that would see his teaching — and career — transformed, largely through the people he met. “Connecting to these people, who are leaders in their [...]