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Early Years Professional Development in STEM

Inquiry-based STEM PD

Little Scientists is a not-for-profit, professional development program, offering STEM workshops for early childhood educators and teachers, Australia wide.

The workshops aim to promote confidence in recognising STEM learning opportunities and implementing playful, inquiry-based learning experiences in children’s daily lives.

Our workshops are designed with you, the teacher in mind and previous STEM knowledge is not required. They connect theory and practice in an engaging way, whilst also providing you with professional planning materials you can use the very next day.

Develop your confidence in planning and implementing STEM learning in your service.

* STEM: science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Alignment to 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).

Accreditation

All workshops completed before 31 July 2021 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. For further details, see the pages workshop topics and webinars.

Little Scientists Engineering, Design and Technologies, Chemical Reactions and Human Body workshops as well as all Inspire STEM webinars provide TQI Registered Professional Development for teachers.

Little Scientists Australia is a not-for-profit initiative of FROEBEL Australia Limited. The Little Scientists program is supported and funded by the Australian Government through its Student Support Package.

Workshops – STEM & pedagogy

There are 10 hands-on STEM workshop topics to choose from. These include Chemical Reactions, Air, Mathematics, Computer Science, Water, Engineering, Human Body, Optics, Acoustics and Design and Technologies.

Each full-day workshop explores a specific STEM subject and pedagogical technique. They are designed to help you connect theory and practice in an engaging, easy to understand way to provide you with the knowledge needed to confidently implement STEM as part of every-day learning.

Workshop icons: Water, Optics, Mathematics, Human Body, Engineering, Design & Technologies, Computer Science, Chemical Reactions, Air and Acoustics

Helping educators implement STEM

After each workshop, you will receive comprehensive topic booklets, discovery cards containing activity suggestions and planning materials. Collectively, these materials allow you to begin your explorations with the children the very next day.

Watch the video to learn how the Little Scientists program helps educators discover and implement STEM as part of everyday learning.

See the STEM in the everyday - Early childhood STEM professional development
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