Early STEM
professional development

Engaging play-based STEM workshops and webinars for teachers and educators.

Eureka nomination

Early STEM education hits the spotlight as Little Scientists Australia is nominated as finalist in Australia’s most comprehensive national science awards, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

Workshops & webinars

Accredited, pedagogy-based face-to-face workshops in Water, Air, Engineering, Optics, Acoustics, Mathematics, Human Body, Computer Science, Chemical Reactions and Design and Technologies as well as online STEM professional development webinars and workshops.

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Materials

Comprehensive topic booklets and  discovery cards help you implement inquiry-based practices.

Pedagogy

Each workshop explores a specific STEM subject as well as a pedagogical topic.

Affordable

Learn how to use low-cost, everyday, recycled materials to implement play-based STEM learning in your service.

See the STEM in the everyday - Early childhood STEM professional development
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Why choose us?

Our early-STEM professional development program offers affordable, face-to-face and online workshops for early childhood educators and teachers.

The program is designed to promote confidence in facilitating STEM* learning and empower those working with children aged 3-6 years to implement playful, inquiry-based experiences in educational programs.

Our engaging play-based workshops are designed with you, the teacher, in mind and previous STEM knowledge is not required.

The workshops will provide you with a solid understanding and confidence in planning and implementing STEM learning in your service.

* STEM: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Accreditation

All workshops completed before 4 February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 5 hours and 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority NESA Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of Early Years Learning Framework.
Little Scientists Water, Air, Optics, Acoustics and Human Body workshops provide TQI Registered Professional Development for teachers. Each workshop counts as 5 hours of PD.

Alignment to NQF & EYLF

Our professional development workshop program provides teachers and educators with a variety of tools and educational concepts to meet a range of requirements of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

Testimonials

What educators say...

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7000+ educators trained
STEM Water workshop icon
We got hands-on experience of STEM and built on effective ways to provide experiences, and documenting using the inquiry cycle and ELYF.
5/5
Western Australia
Optics STEM workshop icon
Wonderful and interesting topic, guided well by our trainer. Exceeded my initial expectations and created a sense of excitement and wonder that I will be sure to use in my room.
5/5
Baccus Marsh
Engineering STEM workshop icon
Workshop was very hands on and interactive, great ideas, and better understanding of engineering we encounter in everyday life. Jessica was wonderful. Very clear and inclusive.
5/5
Melbourne
STEM Air Workshop icon
The session was extremely well-organised and presented. Due to it being very hands-on it was very enjoyable and engaging. The PD also explained a range of question techniques that I believe will assist in the level of comprehension of my students.
Western Australia
5/5
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