iSTEM to be one of seven NSW Department of Education approved elective courses
23 Jun 2021
The popular iSTEM course will become one of seven new Department of Education approved electives from the start of 2022. As part of the...
19 April-31 December
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nbn are partnering with Amazon Web Services to deliver Choose Your Own Adventure STEM Careers Day. This virtual event is all about demonstrating to students considering a pathway in STEM, that there is a thriving industry filled with female developers, technology entrepreneurs and engineers, scientists, and mathematicians. This event is aimed at students in years 10 to 12 but is open to all students with an interest in a STEM career. The date is 21 July from 9 – 11am, you can find out more information and register via the link. The resources shared in this article are for your interest only. Inclusion of resources or links to external websites does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of any resources, their providers or any material on those websites.
The NSW Department of Education and the STEM Industry School Partnerships program will be well represented at the forthcoming Stem Education Conference on 27-28 July at Rydges World Square, Sydney. The conference will see a return to a face-face format. Teachers have gone above and beyond to find innovative and resourceful ways to engage students through real-world problems and apply STEM learnings. Join us as we share and celebrate the best of the best in design, implementation, and collaboration in STEM education.
Given the important role of Science Education in the public discourse, the Science Teachers Association for NSW wants to celebrate and showcase some exemplary examples of science education initiatives with policy makers. The Science Teachers Association for NSW has teamed up with the Minister for Education and the Shadow Minister for Education to create an opportunity for Members of the NSW Parliament to come together on the cusp of National Science Week to recognise the great work being done by Science Teachers and Educators in this state. Science Education Initiatives will be invited to join us in an Expo style event to be held at Parliament House on Tuesday August 10. This event kicks off 7 days of celebration as part of 7 Decades in 7 Days, a week-long celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Science Teachers Association for NSW in and around National Science Week. The resources shared in this article are for your interest only. Inclusion of resources or links to external websites does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of any resources, their providers or any material on those websites.
The SISP Program will take a lead role in the COSPAR-K program which will coincide with an international scientific assembly, COSPAR-2021-Hybrid and is the dedicated STEM Park hence the name COS(+)PAR-K was born. COSPAR-K will feature two hero zones: our Awesome Activities Arena and Spectacular Speakers Schedule. SISP-led events will include a plants in space showcase, model bottle rocket designing and testing, mars rover robotics simulations and a mars rover challenge. The SISP team will look to involve STEM students across NSW who are currently working on robotics programs at school through the iSTEM curriculum to showcase at this event. “I am so proud of the SISP team who have worked over the years to position our program among the world’s best in delivering engaging and exciting STEM education in schools. To have the COSPAR take notice and ask SISP to contribute to the COSPAR-K space science event in such a way is a real honour,” said Dr Sleap. “I’m particularly happy that the COSPAR organisers have asked the Department of Education to take the lead in providing equitable access to all students via the COSPAR-K TV Channel. “COSPAR-K TV will live-stream numerous events and videos and host interactive Q&A and interview sessions across the full program. “This is a great opportunity for SISP to provide our rural, regional and remote students with the same rare and exciting experience to not only access but also participate in content that would normally be available only to students who could attend in person. COSPAR-K will be a real equaliser in space science and discovery,” Dr Sleap said. Professor Boyce emphasised the importance of these conferences to pitch a future in STEM to the next generation of STEM leaders and researchers. “With the world’s leading space researchers and industries coming to Australia in January 2021, a once-in-a-generation opportunity exists to spark the next talent pool of STEM graduates,” he said. “We are making a deliberate effort to reach out to and motivate young people to pursue STEM careers that will contribute to Australia's advanced manufacturing economy. We see this as one of the lasting legacies of COSPAR 2021. “I’m therefore inviting teachers, students and the public to engage in a conversation about space to drive innovation for generational change. We want you to be part of building Australia’s future prosperity. Come and join us at COSPAR-K,” Professor Boyce said. The COSPAR and SISP teams have enjoyed collaborating and planning for this exciting space science adventure for Australian students. Both Professor Boyce and Dr Sleap are looking forward to sharing further information on the activities and opportunities as they are confirmed.
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