Upcoming webinar series
Leverage the E in STEM in primary schools
Professor Lyn English will explore some of the learning affordances of early engineering experiences and how they integrate meaningfully and naturally within early STEM and STEAM curricula in primary schools in Australia including within Maths and in the innovative design-based problem-solving featured within the Design and Technologies Curriculum.Register for webinar
Webinar recordings coming soon
Talking STEM – classroom language to enhance STEM identities
Changing what we say about STEM and how we say it can have a profound effect on students’ perceptions of the field and their place in it. Mel Isaacs explores how to tweak STEM lessons to maximise opportunities for engagement and development of positive STEM identities of girls.
STUDENT EVENT: Making a difference – Working in the clean energy sector
A third of Australia’s electricity already is generated by renewables. Over the next 30 years, new wind and solar farms, batteries, rooftop solar installations, and hydro projects will need to be built. This webinar will explore the working lives, school and career pathways of three young women who have opted to work in the clean energy sector. It is designed to give secondary students insights into careers in this sector and the opportunity to ask questions.
STUDENT EVENT: Pathways to careers in space
This webinar focuses on the experiences of two women who have studied and worked in the space industry. Careers in space are vast, varied and the Australian space sector is thriving. Find out more about what a job in this sector might look like. Target audience: Secondary students and their teachersRegister for webinar
Make Maths matter for girls
This practical webinar will focus on the experiences of two teachers with some practical strategies that focus on motivating, engaging and sustaining interest. Come for ideas about:
- Teaching practices that work with girls
- Creating a growth mindset in this area
- Extra-curricular activities that contribute to engagement.
Presenters: Hayley Dureau and Corinne Towns
Bring Science alive for girls
How do you engage and sustain girls’ interest in secondary Science and associated subjects?
This practical webinar will focus on the experiences of two teachers with some practical strategies that focus on motivating, engaging and sustaining interest.
Presenters: Adele Hudson and Meg BaileyWatch this video
Tracking student choices – barriers and motivations for choosing STEM subjects
What are the factors that encourage students to choose STEM subjects and careers? Professor Louise Archer from University College London will report on the UK-based ASPIRES project which has tracked how and why young people come to see science as being ‘for me’, or not, with the goal of informing policy and practice to support increased and more equitable participation in STEM.
Find out more about how your school might adjust practices and teaching approaches/content to attract and retain students in Science and Science-related subjects.
Presenter: Professor Louise Archer
Facilitated by: Mel IsaacsWatch this video
Space resources to inspire girls in your classes
Join us as we explored amazing space education resources and programs offered around Australia. Presenters from the Australian Space Discovery Centre and the Victorian Space Science Education Centre shared their programs, learning resources and some of the exciting opportunities for young women interested in a space industry career.Watch this video
Engaging girls in STEM at secondary school
The GiST's first webinar included a great discussion with Leanne Robertson (The GiST Program Director), Adele Hudson (Head of Faculty - Science at Aitken College) and Abigail, a senior student at the school, about how to use The GiST within a school as a professional learning tool, the benefits of running STEM groups for girls and how to overcome roadblocks within STEM pursuits.Watch this video