Discover how to use Design Thinking and real STEM challenges to engage your students.

Program description

This professional development has been designed for Year 3-6 teachers who want to combine Science and Design and Technologies in their curriculum.

Join us for individual workshops or complete the whole series.

You will grow your knowledge, teaching skills and confidence:

  • Gain ideas for sparking student interest and curiosity
  • Learn up-to-date information and real-world examples
  • Discover real ways to consolidate student learning
  • Access lesson plans and resources that you can use right away

STEM and Design Thinking (Year 3-6 STEM)

On-demand at a time that suits you
Free for Zoos Victoria members

During this PD, you will:

  • Learn how to teach about animals in Science
  • Discover how to generate, design and communicate ideas that solve real problems
  • Watch behind-the-scenes zoo videos

Recognition: certificate for 1 hour of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 2.1, 3.2, 3.4

Marine Guardians (Year 3-6 STEM)

On-demand at a time that suits you
Free for Zoos Victoria members

During this online PD, you will:

  • Learn how to teach about marine animal features, adaptations, life cycles and habitats
  • Discover how to use STEM knowledge and skills to protect animals in the wild
  • Watch behind-the-scenes zoo videos

Recognition: certificate for 1 hour of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 2.1, 3.2, 3.4

Leading Collaboration through STEM Education

Monash University
Thursday 10 November and Thursday 24 November
$935 for Zoos Victoria members

Monash University’s professional learning course will help you design authentic and engaging experiences for your students based on real-world STEM problems. STEM Education experts will work with you to build on your current knowledge and develop a range of strategies and assessment tools based on the latest research. This short course will also help you to build a collaborative and supportive community that supports the effective teaching and learning of STEM Education at your school.

Zoos Victoria members get a discounted course price. Visit Monash University's website for more information.

Fighting Extinction Schools Mentoring

Design or enhance educational programs for your class with the support of a highly skilled Zoo Teacher.