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The Australian Power Institute (API) along with program partner The Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering (ATSE) have developed a STEM career awareness program for Year 2 students called Day in the Life of a Seven-Year-Old.

The API Day in the Life (DIL) program aims to extend the curiosity around STEM knowledge and skills through sparking awareness of how STEM careers impact the world immediately around a child’s day to day life.

The DIL Program is a resource kit to help teachers connect Year 2 students to the world of careers, life skills and STEM through 6x curriculum-linked modules that are delivered in the classroom (live or online).
 
Supported by the organisations behind Australia's electricity networks, the DIL program also brings university students and industry professionals into your classroom to talk with your students, with the benefit a curriculum-aligned framework. 
 
To date, 25 schools and 800+ students have experienced the program so far and we look forward to explanding to further schools.
 
 
 If you would like to sign up for the API Day in the Life Program for 2020, please submit your registration here. Program Manager (Jane Smith) will then follow up with more details and to confirm that you are able to access the Teacher Workbook and lesson plans!
 

VISION: To encourage curiosity in year 2 students in all schools across Australia by providing adaptable, practical and skills-based STEM related activities within their curriculum to raise awareness around future career pathways in STEM.

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT:

1. Australia’s STEM trends and the future – Performance, take-up and Economic and Social Wellbeing

2. Recent research supports starting ‘career’ conversations at age 8*

PURPOSE OF PROGRAM:

  • Encourage curiosity in the STEM disciplines with year 2 students using their daily routine to promotes awareness of how STEM careers impact the world immediately around a child’s day to day life
  • Support teaching and learning in the Australian Curriculum around Science, Mathematics and Technologies by embedding this program as in curriculum activities that have a Design and Technology focus and are easy to use
  • Focus on developing students 21st Century skills aligned with the general capabilities –Critical & Creative Thinking and Personal & Social Capability including collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Promote a common understanding of STEM amongst students, teachers and parents and the significance of this for future employability.

PUBLICATIONS:

Download 2019 Post Pilot Report: March 2020.

Download PDF newsletter outlining the Day in the Life Program update: December 2019.

Download PDF brochure illustrating the Day in the Life Program Overview, Pilot 2018 results and plans for Pilot 2019.

QUESTIONS AND/OR CONTACT: Program Manager: Jane Smith

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