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A comprehensive professional development program aimed at raising Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching capability for Year 7 and 8 science and maths teachers in partnership with several Geelong region schools.

— A Skilling the Bay initiative

STEM education conference, 5 – 7 Oct 2016 | Deakin University, Waurn Ponds


of the fastest growing occupations will require STEM skills and knowledge (The Australian Industry Group 2013).

The Successful Students - STEM program

is focused on improving Geelong based students’:

  • Interest and attainment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related subjects
  • Understanding of 21st century industries and STEM practices

The program will be working with teachers of years 7 and 8 students across a range of secondary colleges in the city of greater Geelong.

The expected outcomes are:

  • Increased sophistication of teachers’ incorporation of STEM practices into their teaching
  • Increased student awareness and aspirations
  • Improvement in amount and quality of student participation in STEM activities and studies
  • Improvement in students’ confidence in subjects like science and mathematics
  • Increased incorporation of the STEM practices into the school programs

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