digitalSTEM want to enable Established, Early Career and Pre-Service teachers along with school and University students to connect with Industry Partners and Thought Leaders and build meaningful Networks for Change that co-design and share innovative, real world approaches to STEM education ‘including’ Digital Technologies.
The STEMeD workshops was such an overwhelmingly success that it has led to the digitalSTEM team providing workshops and presentations:
‘Doing things differently in STEM’ with real industry problems
STEM should be a driver for doing things differently but all too often it is not. One of the key areas for development is in providing students with collaborative, substantial projects involving real world end users, exposing students to real world, community and industry focused problems where they utilise Design Thinking approaches. In this practical workshop, participants will be introduced to how students can design solutions to real world industry problems using Human Centred Design Thinking. Participants will learn how they can work with an industry partner to create real world learning for students and through Design Thinking see their students become innovative, collaborative, creative and critical thinkers. The issue of how this fits with the Australian Curriculum will be addressed and a case study example provided of how this is being applied across a number of schools.
Teach Differently (Keynote presentation)
Thinking, designing, showcasing, projects, real problems, industry partners, cross-curricular – Key elements in advancing teaching and learning. An insight into the vital role that these elements play in contemporary education and strategies to develop them in your school. This keynote address will introduce key elements and approaches to teaching that will challenge thinking on the Digital Technologies curriculum as well as the many other areas of the Australian curriculum.
Think Design Think Make (Hands-on Workshop)
This session will immerse participants in hands-on and head-spinning activities to teach Digital Technologies and STEM subjects. This session is based on interpreting the Digital Technologies curriculum providing improved methodologies for teaching in this area.
Keynote presentation and workshops provided at the IWBNet K-12 Digital Classroom Practice Conference
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