Today EduKits attended a Sydney University STEM Academy showcase event for primary school teachers, which was held in Wagga Wagga. At the event EduKits founder Michael Nixon presented a short talk on how teachers can engage kids in STEM learning. A version of that talk you can read in our blog here.
Over the course of the day teachers and students from the various partner schools were able to share their about their STEM programs and experiences and generally learn from each other. A key message from Michael was that in teaching STEM be mindful that for most kids the idea of Science Technology, Engineering and Maths it is more intimidating than it is exciting. Giving kids great first experiences with STEM is vitally important to helping them overcome many of the difficulties and frustrations they’ll experience in working through STEM projects which often don’t work first time or as planned.
If you are a teacher and want to find out more about Sydney University’s STEM Academy you can get more information here.