The Australian Power Institute (API) along with program partners Applied (formerly Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering) and STELR have developed a STEM career awareness program for Year 2 students called Day in the Life of a Seven-Year-Old.
This program aims to extend the curiosity around STEM knowledge and skills through providing a program that provides awareness of how STEM careers impact the world immediately around a child’s day to day life.
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*
WHAT WE HOPE TO ACHEIVE:
- 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.
API conducted a proof of concept trial in Brisbane in 2018 with excellent results and are aiming at recruiting 50 schools from across Australia to take part in a pilot program in Term 4 2019.Download PDF brochure illustrating the Day in the Life Program Overview, Pilot 2018 results and plans for Pilot 2019.
To find out more about the program register to attend the free informational webinar held on 15 May from 3:15 – 4:15pm. Please submit registration no later than COB Monday 13 May so that log in details for webinar platform can be passed on.
CURRENTLY SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR 50+ NEW PILOT SCHOOL FOR PILOT 2019 PROGRAM!
If you/your school is interested in participating in Pilot 2019 (commencing Term 4 2019), please complete this short form. Please note, all teacher training and learning resources are provided free of charge. Program Manager, Jane Smith (Four Smith Avenue) will then contact you to discuss further.
QUESTIONS AND/OR CONTACT: Program Manager: Jane Smith