Topic outline

  • Overview

    STEM Planning brings together various tools and resources to support educators and leaders plan and implement effective STEM teaching and learning. 

    This category:

    • Features tools for data collection and learning design to support educators plan for STEM learning
    • Provides educators with a starting point to reflect on and discuss STEM learning
    • Invites educators to 'check in' on current STEM learning design at their site.

  • STEM Key Features

    The STEM Key Features are provided for educators to use as a reflective tool to support a balanced focus on all the aspects that should be considered when designing STEM learning using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach.

    The tool: 

    • Features: A model that invites critical reflection and promotes collaborate discussion when designing STEM learning.
    • References: STEM Play Paper, the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Framework.
    • Invites: Educators and leaders to reflect on their STEM curriculum planning with a view to improve STEM learning outcomes for children.
  • Preschool STEM audit

    The Preschool STEM Audit is a tool designed as a starting point for leaders and educators to determine the level of STEM teaching and learning that is occurring at their site.

    The tool:

    • Features a three-step process that provides a clear rubric and focuses on promoting best practice for strong learning outcomes for children.
    • References the Early Years Learning Framework, particularly the key components of Outcomes 4 & 5 which align most closely with the dispositions, capacities and skills for STEM.
    • Invites documentation, critical reflection and dialogue around current STEM teaching and learning, and asks educators to plan actions aimed at improving learning outcomes at their site.
    • STEM audit: thinking about STEM in your site File 1.9MB PDF document Uploaded 2/07/19, 14:02
  • Pedagogical documentation

    This resource

    • is a mentor text, designed to support leaders enact formative assessment through the process of Pedagogical Documentation
    • has two components: a downloadable booklet and an online platform, with hyperlinks to film clips, research papers as well as examples of pedagogical documentation from the state.
    • can be used by individuals, small groups or large teams, as reading, workshop, or reference material.

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