STEM Success Workshops
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Our “STEM Success with Digital Technologies” workshops are interactive, thought provoking, hands on incorporating the STEM / STEAM subject areas which provide teachers with a great resource to take away and immediately implement into their education environment. The teachers create highly valuable practical tools to use themselves and demonstrate to other staff and the students so their educational environment is enriched. Our teacher trained consultant explores the WHYs?, WHATs? and HOWs? specifically customised to the participants needs and wants in 3 sessions.
Without a sound understanding of WHY STEM and the Digital Technologies Curriculum is so important for all teachers to incorporate into their classroom, teachers will struggle to have the confidence to deliver great outcomes. Practical PD spends this session exploring the relevance and importance in a collaborative, high participation and supportive environment. We look at the technologies that are rapidly changing every aspect of how we work, play and socialise. Through this exploration exercise the teachers gain invaluable knowledge to assist them workshop with their students to also understand WHY.
The Digital Technologies Curriculum provided to teachers can sometimes be overwhelming and complex when trying to establish a structured plan to meet the required objectives. PracticalPD has taken much stress out of this process by providing a standard plan and program so teachers can place into their program file and use as their main resource to build their lesson plans. In this session we also explore the physical technologies around programming and coding individualised to suit the year level and subject area of the participants’ expertise. This collaborative session allows teachers to learn from other participants and share their experiences so the whole group can benefit and develop a specific program suitable for their students. An opportunity to play with coding and programming technologies while discussing and sharing with others builds great confidence while having fun.
The final session requires participants to use the knowledge and understands they have gained in the first 2 sessions to construct 8 lessons to take back to their school and implement immediately into their classroom. The lessons are structured around the:
- Motivator (Why?)
- Tools (What?)
- Demonstration/Play/Explore (What?)
- Problem identification and resolution (How?)
- Presentation of ideas and technologies (How?)
Practical PD understands the importance of providing professional development that can have an immediate effect on student learning. Our consultant will work closely with participants during this session to ensure teachers have a detailed program, well planned lessons and great confidence to ensure success when they get back to their school.
Your school leaders will love that participants take back to their environment a program that can be implemented immediately and benefit the students and other teaching staff. Participants will also take home technology provided on the day to assist with their program implementation.
"As a accredited computer consultant coming back again into mainstream education after a lapse of 4 years, the workshop was refreshing and highly informative. The presenter's professional and honest approach to detail was outstanding, and also as the presenter have first hand experience being in the ICT industry before.
Recommended and great to build networks!"Eric le Grange
Carey Baptist College
Robotics/ Computer Science/ Info Tech teacher