This coming January there will be a number of opportunities for teachers to attend STEM summer schools.
National Science Teachers’ Summer School (NSTSS)
Operating for over ten years, the NYSF National Science Teachers Summer School is a week-long professional development program for secondary teachers across Australia running from 8-12 January 2018. Teachers participate in enquiry-based workshops and activities that allow them to explore STEM in a hands-on manner. The NTSS program aims to bring STEM to life in an engaging multidisciplinary manner that can be replicated in any classroom.
There are two schools running concurrently from 8 – 12 January. One in Canberra at ANU and one in Brisbane at UQ. Both programs are run in conjunction with scientists and researchers at the respective universities.
STEM X Academy
The STEM X Academy is a five-day residential teacher professional learning program open to Australian teachers across all sectors and levels of experience. Held in Canberra from 7-12 January 2018, STEM X Academy is run in partnership with the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA), Questacon and CSIRO.