Session 306

Title: Stage 4 STEM at Canobolas

Presenter: Matt Scott – The Canobolas Rural Technology High School

Type: Practical

Duration: 60 mins

Overview: STEM is a 21st Century curriculum that involves teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics holistically in project-based activities. STEM uses an interdisciplinary and applied approach to learning and aims to engage students and give clearer meaning and purpose to science and mathematical skills and knowledge. It does this through real-world problem solving approach where students apply their knowledge and skills through project-based engineering challenges.   At Canobolas we believe that the ability to possess these STEM skills will make our students candidates of choice for future employment and tertiary study. In 2016 we implemented an innovative STEM strategy that features a STEM course for all Stage 4 students and the NSW BOSTES board endorsed iSTEM elective for Stage 5 students. We were and early adopter of embedded STEM curriculum and as a result were recognised as a NSW DoE STEM Action School.   Participants of this workshop will be given an overview of our Stage 4 STEM program and experience some low-cost, mini-maker activities used to develop STEM skills in our students.

Target Audience: 7 – 12 Teachers & Executive and School Leaders

Requirements: Nil