Professional Learning


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Re-imagining futures in STEME

Professional Learning

The Deakin STEME Professional Learning Hub 


Teacher Professional Learning for STEM futures

Friday, 26th February 2021, 9am – 3pm

Suitable for all educators – Early Years, Middle Years, Senior Years.  STEMFEST 2021

A flagship event bringing together leading researchers in education to present innovative activities to engage all students in meaningful learning in Mathematics, Science and STEM education. The focus is on teacher collaboration and leadership around effective STEM teaching strategies aligned with the Victorian Teaching and Learning Model and Practice Principles, working to achieve leadership across disciplines and professional knowledge for a sustainable future.

Presented by Deakin STEME researchers, leaders in influencing STEM curriculum policy at state, national and international levels. The workshops are informed by research that is practice-focused, classroom based, student centred in the context of social issues and a rapidly changing and innovative digital world.

This event provides the unique opportunity for ongoing professional learning in 2021, tailored to your school context. Each STEMFEST workshop is linked to innovative professional learning, at the forefront of current educational research. Be part of an exciting, productive learning community, engaging in evidence-based practices and collaborative conversations with leading academics and colleagues to enhance teaching and learning and improve education outcomes for students across early childhood, school education systems, higher education, and community.

STEMFEST is situated within the PLEdHub@Deakin providing participants with access to Deakin University’s teaching and learning experts, and internationally and nationally recognised education researchers.

Spot light sessions

The Deakin STEME Professional Learning Hub 

Launched at STAVCON 2019 with a workshop delivered that highlights some research findings from the Science Education team.

Workshop 1 held on Thursday 12th December 2019 – Assessing Science Inquiry Skills

Workshop 2 The Science of Surprise! – held online on the 2nd June 2020

STEMFEST 26th February 2021

Further details

If you are interested in requesting PL for your school please contact our PL Hub Project Manager Amanda Peters