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

Teacher Tribe Movie Night

Melbourne Zoo
Friday 8 April, 5.30-9.00pm
Exclusive for Zoos Victoria members, tickets $20 each

Filmed in the magnificent Australian Alps, the documentary Where the Water Starts focuses on:

  • The animals and habitats within Kosciuszko National Park
  • Caring for Country as a shared responsibility of all Australians
  • Aboriginal connection and regenerative science can work together for a better future for people and animals

You will be inspired to teach your students about this wonderful part of Australia through the Science and Geography curriculum.

Recognition: certificate for 3.5 hours of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 2.1, 3.4, 6.2, 7.4

Book tickets online or call 1300 966 784 to book your place.
Bring your own picnic. Food and non-alcoholic drinks will also be available for purchase on the night.

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 14 July and Thursday 4 August
$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.