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.
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 [...]
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Science in the 21st century does not work in isolation and STEM X believes neither should science teachers. As scientific inquiry becomes more collaborative, multidisciplinary and engaged with pressing real-world challenges, STEM X helps science teachers to connect their classrooms both to this broader [...]
As a secondary school science teacher at Dubbo School of Distance Education, Malak Dubois faces specific challenges. With classes held largely one-on-one online — or by phone where the internet is unavailable — school is a very different experience for her as a teacher, [...]
Core STEM X goals are providing facilities, resources, ideas, time and assistance for science teachers to explore novel ways to innovate their classroom practice. This approach includes hands-on sessions where the teacher becomes the innovator, guided by world-class staff and state-of-the-art facilities. Questacon’s Maker [...]