Day of STEM would like to thank our education and industry partners and participating schools for their support in making 2017 a great year. In 2017, Day of STEM:
- increased the number of STEM mentors on the platform to 21 via 3 new programs including Women in STEM (click here), Optus Cyber Security Experience (click here) and the South Sydney STEM Cup (click here)
- engaged with STEM teachers around Australia at education conferences and via professional learning webinars
- promoted STEM career awareness through our free, online programs to thousands of Australian high-school and tertiary students (program overview here)
- gained support from the Victorian Government to create the Cyber Victorian Schools challenge (click here) aimed at igniting student interest and awareness in cyber security careers
- established a Cyber Teacher Program with professional learning modules for teachers (click here).
Check out the Day of STEM program overview here.
In 2018, Day of STEM will be:
- adding new mentors and programs to the Day of STEM suite to help highlight exciting new and emerging careers
- continue mapping the Day of STEM programs to the Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies
- hosting professional learning webinars including ‘How to be a Cyber Teacher’ and ‘Day of STEM mentor’ series (register here)
- building a Day of STEM teacher community to support and build teacher professional knowledge of promoting emerging STEM careers and skills in the classroom. Teachers will be able to share free resources and classroom activities via the website soon.