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Course Description

Teach STEM in fun and interesting ways with the help of this 2 hour online course.

Using videos from a documentary called 'Blue', you will explore a framework for using the Arts to teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (known as STEAM). 'Blue' explores the state of the ocean, helps us think about its important role on Earth and encourages us to become ocean guardians.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn a framework for teaching STEAM from Foundation to Year 6. 

  • Use Blue the Film teaching resources as a springboard for STEAM. 

  • Hear from STEAM education experts.

  • Discover how STEAM empowers students to become active citizens.

This course was developed by Cool Australia. Many thanks to Northern Pictures, the official partner of this online course. We would also like to acknowledge the generous contributions of GoodPitch Australia, Shark Island Institute, Documentary Australia Foundation, The Caledonia Foundation and Screen Australia.

Target Audience

 Primary teachers

Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources:  Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Start Here

    • About This Course

    • Using 'Blue' the film for STEAM Education

    • Why teach STEAM?

    • Set a Learning Goal

    • Reflection Task

  • 2

    Module 2 - Full STEAM ahead

    • What is STEAM ?

    • STEAM Example

    • Pedagogy of STEAM

    • A Turtle's Life

    • Reflection Task - A Turtle's Life

    • Ocean Guardians

    • Quick Check-In

    • Reflection Task

  • 3

    Module 3 - Your Teaching

    • Where STEAM Fits

    • Cool Australia Resources

    • Teaching Tips

    • STEAM Assessment Ideas

    • Sample Rubric Teacher Worksheet

    • Macleay Island STEAM Team

  • 4

    Module 4 -Reflection

    • Reflect on your Learning

    • Reflection Task

    • Your Next Steps

  • 5

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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