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 upcoming generations face ever starker, more global and complex challenges. We view the support provided to science teachers today as the best helping hand we can give to the innovators of tomorrow. But do not take our word for it. Here are the thoughts of teachers who have already made the leap.

“It has influenced the way I am going to teach in a lot of ways, but what I have particularly enjoyed is hearing the scientists’ perspectives on the critical research areas, the science that needs to happen and how we can influence students in terms of opening up their view of what is possible within science,” said Sue Monteath of Wavell State High School, Brisbane.

“At one stage, I stepped back and watched while we were at Questacon’s Maker Space,” said Kathryn Newton of Lake Macquarie High School, New South Wales. “The buzz of interactions with the scientists and the conversation among the teachers who were exchanging ideas was amazing.”

“I definitely encourage teachers to grow their own ability to learn and increase their science knowledge by being around people who love science, love teaching science and who love inquiry,” said Leah Taylor of St Anthony’s Primary School, Canberra.

“It is a fantastic week in terms of resources to teach science, connections and exposure to cutting-edge research,” said Amy Dyke of South Yarra Primary School, Melbourne.

“If you love science, or just love learning, this is the best PD you will get all year,” said Julia Cullen of Upper Coomera State College, Queensland.