Primary STEM Program 2020

PL # 12636.
Starting on 1 Apr 2020
Cancellation permitted until 31/03/2020

Event registrations closed on 27/03/2020


Important Information: This event is for pre-approved applicants of the Primary STEM Program 2020 only.

AISWA’s Primary STEM Professional Learning Program aims to develop teacher efficacy in planning and implementing STEM in their primary school. It seeks to build on participants’ skill sets and passions and incorporate them into STEM education. The program focuses on four key principles of STEM:
• Problem-based learning
• Higher-order thinking
• Feedback and Reflection
• Collaborative Learning
The intention of this project is to develop the participants’ knowledge surrounding these principles and confidence in implementing them through a STEM unit of learning.
The program will commence in Term 1 with an introductory and two subsequent webinars which focus on the underpinning principles of STEM. Term 2/3 will see the development and implementation of a STEM unit. This will include individual consultations and school visits from an AISWA Teaching and Learning consultant.

By registering as a participant in this program, you agree to participate in:

• Live webinars
• Individual consultations
• Creation and implementation of a STEM unit of learning with a class of students
• Classroom collaboration with AISWA Teaching and Learning Consultants
• Documentation of the program (filming of STEM in action and recorded conversations)
• Program feedback
• Sharing of experiences with participant group

Project Timeline
Over the duration of the project, ongoing mentoring will be available. There will also be the opportunity to collaborate and share experiences with other project participants.
March: Introductory Webinar (maximum 1.5 hours)
May: 2 x Content Webinars (maximum 3 hours total)
Term 2/3*:
• Individual Consultations
• STEM unit development
• STEM unit implementation
• School visits
*exact involvement timings are flexible and will be negotiated upon commencement of the project.

More Information


Simon Fittock (AISWA Staff)

Technologies Consultant

Simon has a Bachelor of Education and Arts (F-7) from Flinders University (Adelaide) and is currently studying a Master of Education by research at Edith Cowan University. Simon has a keen interest in educational practice and has professional experience teaching in Australia, the United Kingdom and Sweden. He has been involved in state-wide STEM initiatives and supported schools and teachers in the implementation of STEM both as a teacher and professional learning consultant. Simon also has a passion for the Technologies curriculum area and the integration of digital technology as a way to enhance learners' educational experiences. 



Introductory Webinar

Date / Time

Starts: 15:45
Finishes: 16:45

Location Specifics

Online: You will receive a link prior to the event. In preparation, please download and sign in to Microsoft Teams using your school email address.

Learning Area

  • STEM

School Area

  • Primary (P-6)

Event Contact

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