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STEM Industry School Partnerships

STEM Industry School Partnerships

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What is the STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) Program?

The STEM Industry School Partnerships program is an initiative of the NSW Department of Education’s Educational Standards Directorate, through its Curriculum Secondary Learners team.

Through collaboration with leading Australian companies, universities, government agencies and industry, the STEM Industry School Partnerships program provides an educational model that engages students, inspires them to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and prepares them for STEM enabled careers. 

The program is the NSW Department of Education’s response to the goals of the Council of Australia Governments (COAG) Education Council’s National STEM School Education Strategy 2016 – 2026.

The program aims to improve teacher confidence and their capacity to deliver integrated and cross-curricula STEM education programs in rural, remote, and regional NSW.

SISP initiatives

Acadamies of STEM Excellence

 

STEM based learning communities typically consisting of a secondary school hub working collaboratively with partner primary schools and other local department schools. The academies are coordinated by locally placed STEM Project Officers.

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STEM Professional Learning

 

Production of and support for High-impact, large scale teacher professional learning opportunities in STEM education. Developing targeted and localised STEM professional learning facilitated out of the Academies of STEM Excellence.

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Virtual STEM Academy

 

An innovative initiative designed to provide students with online access to enrichment and extension STEM learning programs, that focus on current, real world STEM challenges and research.

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STEM Careers

 

The STEM Industry School Partnerships program provides an educational model that engages students, inspires them to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and prepares them for STEM enabled careers.

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STEM Industry Partnerships

 

Education working collaboratively with organisations to support STEM education and develop engaging, relevant and inspiring learning experiences.

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Girls in STEM

 

The STEM Industry School Partnerships program aims to increase student STEM ability, engagement, and aspiration, with a particular focus on improving outcomes for girls. This is achieved by greater access to high-quality STEM curriculum content and programs targeted at girls. 

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STEM Curriculum

 

Developing a broad range of high-quality STEM curriculum, syllabus and teaching resources aimed at engaging students with STEM education and enhancing opportunities for transition to further education and employment.

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Program objectives

The STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) program is an initiative of the NSW Department of Education, Curriculum Secondary Learners, Educational Standards Directorate, delivered in association with leading Australian companies, universities, government agencies and industry associations.

The SISP 2021 program objectives are:

  • improve the quality and quantity of STEM instruction in NSW public schools with a focus on regional, rural, and remote areas 

  • enhance teacher confidence and capacity to develop and deliver integrated and cross-curricula STEM educational programs from K–12 

  • increase student STEM ability, engagement, and aspiration, with a focus on improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, females, and students from low socio-economic backgrounds 

  • facilitate greater student access to high-quality STEM curriculum that enhances opportunities for transition to further education and employment 

  • develop effective and sustainable school-industry and other partnerships to assist in providing real-world STEM educational opportunities for students 

  • raise awareness of current and future career opportunities and knowledge of STEM industry pathways for students, parents, and members of the wider community. 

STEM Industry School Partnership 2019 Pilot Video - Extended Version

In 2019 the STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) program was successfully piloted in three regional areas of NSW, Cessnock, Crookwell and Orange. 

This extended video presentation highlights the impact that the SISP program had on these communities and how working with Industry helps engage students with STEM. 

Three STEM Industry School Partnerships students explain why the program has had such a big influence on them and why they like STEM!