School STEM: Science for the Digital Age

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Due to much feedback, teacher requests and experiences delivering our STEM Success with Digital Technologies workshops we now start the delivery of High School specific workshops.

STEM has been around for decades but, with no industry or facet of life being untouched by the effect of emerging technologies, no matter what educational pathway a students takes the need for integration of STEM has never been so important. The need for STEM to be integrated across all curriculum prevails however this workshop is specifically aimed at High School Science teachers. It has been created in collaboration with lead High School Science teachers and is designed to help teachers support the needs of students of the digital age develop skills for their future careers in a rapidly changing world. In a collaborative, activity-based workshop teachers will be able to explore some of the most current technological advances in Science along with their impact on society, learn of globally recognised best practice for integrating STEM and practical activities that will support capabilities in technology alongside the National Science curriculum.

 

This full day PD workshop (6 hours) will address the following:

Why STEM is of such great importance in today’s education with specific reference to the Science classroom

Practical PD values innovation and keeping up with current trends that benefit teachers in their endeavour to provide the best educational opportunities to their students. During the first session Teachers will explore advice provided by industry professionals in the future needs of our students and some of the current trends in STEM education taking place around the globe.

 

Hands on classroom activities

As the advancement of technology continues to grow exponentially, and the abilities of artificial intelligence becomes increasingly complex, all students need to have an understanding of digital technologies and posses higher order thinking skills to provide functions computers are not capable of. This workshop will support teachers with contextual activities that will facilitate higher order thinking across the Science strands. This will include applications of Artificial Intelligence and Coding using both unplugged activities and those using newly released digital technologies. 

 

 Linking the current National Curriculum to promote rich STEM learning outcomes

At Practical PD we acknowledge the great pressure to provide programs that meet requirements mandated by the National Curriculum. In this workshop your Practical PD consultant will help you see opportunities to integrate STEM with digital technologies creatively, with particular attention to Science for Human Endeavour, to enrich the learning environment your students.

 

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers Addressed 

1.2.3 Expand understanding of how students learn using research and workplace knowledge

1.5.2 Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities

2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities

2.2.3 Selection and organisation of content, and delivery of learning and teaching programs

2.3.2 Design and implement learning and teaching programs using knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements

2.6.2 Use effective teaching strategies to integrate ICT into learning and teaching programs to make selected content relevant and meaningful

3.1.2 Set explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals for all students

3.2.2 Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning

3.3.2 Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking

4.5.2 Strategies to promote the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning and teaching

 

This is a ONE day workshop from 8:30am - 3:15pm

Please click on one of the workhops below to book your place and pay by credit card. If you wish to have an invoice sent to your school for EFT payment then please email the following to bookings@practicalpd.com.au 

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- Workshop location and date