The College is now an official Partner School in University of Sydney’s 2017/18 STEM Academy. The STEM Academy provides an opportunity for schools to send up to six staff to be trained in how to effectively integrate STEM strategies into the classroom.
Part of the program is developing a cross-curricular project that will be implemented in 2018.
From November 26-28 six of the College staff spent three days at the Women’s College at Sydney University immersing themselves in all things STEM. It was certainly an interesting experience as they were exposed to a wide range of strategies for incorporating STEM into our Maths, Science and Technology classes.
Experts from Sydney University shared their knowledge, and some great resources, that opened their eyes to what is possible when you start to think about how STEM can engage students. On the final evening Dr Karl spoke to the group about the immense changes we can expect over the next decade in all sorts of fields like technology, engineering and the climate. Reinforcing to all the need to start to think about how we can prepare our students for a rapidly changing world.
The purpose of the STEM Academy is for each participating school to design a cross-curricular project that will be implemented in 2018. Our team has put together a draft plan that will now be presented to the College Leadership Team for their approval. We look forward to sharing this exciting project with the College community shortly.