The SISP team is fortunate to collaborate with many organisations and individuals who act as contributors to and ambassadors of the program, via the Academies of STEM Excellence in regional NSW. The Academies of STEM Excellence are now active in a number of NSW locations. An initiative of Cessnock High School Learning Community, the Academies of STEM Excellence aim to:
Improve STEM expert knowledge in the Cessnock learning community
Engage teachers in future-focused learning and teaching practices, and;
Help teachers engage and inspire a passion for STEM in their students.
The Academies of STEM Excellence offer an extensive annual program of teacher professional development. Teachers have access to a range of discipline-specific sessions that include:
Google for Education STEM Professional Development
Jaguar Primary School Challenge (Re-Engineering Australia)
SISP Challenge Days and SMART Discovery Days (The University of Newcastle)