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Course Description

This course will help you understand the essential foundations of STEM teaching and learning and provide opportunities to help build knowledge, skills and confidence to take on STEM in your classroom. 

You’ll learn:

  •  What STEM is and how to use STEM to develop 21st Century learning skills in secondary years.

  • How to identify STEM problems and challenges in real world contexts.

  • Practical suggestions to guide you through the principles of STEM teaching and learning, including:
    • Incorporating a multidisciplinary approach; 
    • Making connections to students’ world and interests;
    • Taking risks and learning from mistakes;
    • Encouraging collaboration and teamwork.



Secondary Science, Technologies & Mathematics 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

3.1.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Establish challenging learning goals:  Set explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals for all students

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

    • Introduction

    • Welcome to the Course

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Introduction to Secondary STEM - Course Brochure

    • What is STEM?

    • STEM in the 21st Century

    • Set a Learning Goal

    • Task: Reflect on Setting a Learning Goal

  • 2

    Module 2 - The Importance of STEM

    • STEM in the Real World

    • Heston's Dinner in Space

    • Task: Reflection on Heston's Dinner in Space

    • STEM in the Workforce

    • Why STEM - data

  • 3

    Module 3 - Incorporating STEM into your Classroom

    • Principles of STEM Education

    • Task: Reflection on the Principles of STEM Education

    • Multi-Disciplinary Projects

    • Make STEM Relatable

    • Capture Student Interest

    • Learning from Mistakes

    • Task: Reflection on Learning from Mistakes

    • Collaborating and Working in Teams

    • 'Collaboration and Teamwork in your Classroom' Chart

    • STEM Equipment and Materials

    • Teaching Tips

    • Quick Check In

    • Task: Reflection on Teaching STEM

  • 4

    Module 4 - Your Teaching

    • Teaching Resources

  • 5

    Module 5 - Reflection

    • Reflect on your Learning

    • Task: Reflection on your Learning

    • Your Next Steps!

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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