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Saturday, March 12 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
iSTEMming your school

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Linking industry needs with schools and tertiary institutions, the ME Program has increased STEM participation in the Hunter Region to above the NSW average level in a number of subjects for students completing a Higher School Certificate (HSC).

Hunter Schools who have been actively engaged in the program for a number of years have experienced increased participation in STEM subjects well in excess of 50%. ME Program schools are now three times more likely to complete HSC Engineering Studies compared to the NSW average and 14% of ME Program students will select Metals and Engineering for their HSC compared with the state average of 3%.

The innovative curriculum known as Integrated STEM which was developed by the ME Program embeds engineering, avionics, robotics, systems integration, electronics, 3D printing, statistics, surveying, coding and CAM into the curriculum. Schools endorsed to run the iSTEM initiative will exceed 60 schools in 2016.

In this this presentation participants will learn about the benefits of an integrated approach to STEM education and models which can be used to introduce it in your school. Links to resources and how to gain endorsement for the iSTEM curriculum will also be discussed. 

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Scott Sleap

Dr Scott Sleap is the ME Program Director at Regional Development Australia – Hunter. Previously he was a Head Teacher of Industrial Arts & Teaching and Learning at Maitland Grossmann High School and has over 20 years’ experience as an educational leader.  Scott completed his... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm AEDT
R5 C3.10