STEM Action School Mentoring
STEM ACTION SCHOOLS
The NSW Department of Education has established seven STEM Action Schools to mentor and share innovative STEM practice and programs with schools. STEM Action Schools implement curriculum programs designed to develop students’ foundational knowledge and skills in STEM subjects as well as skills of collaboration, critical and creative thinking and problem solving.
The schools have taken the opportunity to foster and nurture students’ curiosity towards STEM and used this to develop deeper engagement and learning. They inspire students to take more challenging STEM subjects in senior years and to follow pathways for STEM related careers. They share and support effective STEM pedagogy, illustrate innovative practice for student engagement in STEM and demonstrate successful leadership, professional learning and industry partnerships.
Each Action School has staff with individual strengths and particular expertise. A goal of this program is to facilitate these experienced staff to lead a community of practice in the teaching of STEM across NSW. You can read about each STEM Action School in the following profiles below.
East Hills Girls Technology High School
Hastings Secondary College
Macarthur Girls High School
Maitland Grossmann High School
Narara Valley High School
Riverside Girls High School
The Canobolas Rural Technology High School