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STEM Workshops / Professional Development

Good to know

Our workshops are suitable for all teachers and educators.
Prior STEM knowledge is not required.

At each workshop, you’ll be provided with comprehensive,
quality resources and strategies you can use immediately.

All workshops are delivered by highly experienced educators.
Each full-day workshop costs only 115* per person. *Until 30 June 2019

NESA accreditation & EYLF

  • Little Scientists workshops are endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficiency Teacher level. Each workshop counts as 5 hours and 30 minutes of PD.
  • The workshop program provides teachers and educators with a variety of tools and educational concepts to meet a range of requirements of the NQF and the EYLF.

Book your workshop topic

We have seven engaging, play-based workshops which can be completed in any order. If the inquiry-based learning approach is new to you, may we suggest completing Water as one of your first workshops.

WATER + Inquiry-based learning and co-construction

Explore water with all senses, investigate the different aggregate states and test the solubility of various substances. Discover how to implement joyful STEM exploration, and learn about the educational concepts of inquiry-based learning and co-construction.
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COMPUTER SCIENCE + Computational thinking

Discover the concepts of computational thinking and learn how to “speak to a computer” by understanding how it works. Immerse yourself into the world of computer science and playfully explore algorithms, sequencing and sorting without using a computer.
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AIR + Metacognition

Bring fresh air into the room, catch soap bubbles and experience that air is so much more than ‘nothing’. Develop ideas for a co-constructed learning environment and explore questions that encourage children’s metacognitive thinking.
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ENGINEERING + Technical education

Explore forces and effects: invent, design and construct. Discover your inner engineer and find out how to encourage children’s technical thinking process in an active learning environment.
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OPTICS + Project work

Enjoy a day full of lights, colours and optical illusions. Explore the land of mirrors, colourful shadows and nature’s paint palette. Learn about project work and collect ideas for child-led projects that scaffold the children’s learning and development.
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MATHEMATICS + Mathematical reasoning

Explore shape and space, symmetry, solids, surfaces and symbols. Experience how the magic of mathematics is hidden in everyday life. Learn about, and how to encourage the development of abstract thought processes.
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HUMAN BODY + Scientific models

Learn about the fascinating functions of our bodies and organs, muscles, skeleton and joints. Discover how to use different prototypes and models, and learn about the development of our sense of self.
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Testimonials & Feedback

I highly recommend

The handouts and training provided were very effective and I really would highly recommend these workshops to others.

Jimmy, Sydney

STEM workshops
2018-10-15T10:31:31+00:00

Jimmy, Sydney

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The handouts and training provided were very effective and I really would highly recommend these workshops to others.

Great, fun evening

Great, fun evening. Easy learning because it was hands on.

Taster workshop, Sydney

STEM workshops
2018-10-17T09:59:37+00:00

Taster workshop, Sydney

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Great, fun evening. Easy learning because it was hands on.

Love the hands-on

Love the hands-on nature of these workshops. Jessica does a really good job explaining the concepts and experiences.

Engineering workshop, Melbourne

STEM workshops
2018-10-17T12:01:32+00:00

Engineering workshop, Melbourne

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Love the hands-on nature of these workshops. Jessica does a really good job explaining the concepts and experiences.

Great facilitator

Great facilitator who was very personable.

Optics workshop, Melbourne

STEM workshops
2018-10-22T14:47:42+00:00

Optics workshop, Melbourne

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Great facilitator who was very personable.

Loved the workshop

Hayley was a good speaker! I loved the workshop because of the activities and the way she presented the topic.

Mathematics workshop, Sydney

STEM workshops
2018-10-17T11:54:50+00:00

Mathematics workshop, Sydney

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Hayley was a good speaker! I loved the workshop because of the activities and the way she presented the topic.

Great space

Great space for colleagues to discuss the role of STEM in their own programs/organisations.

Engineering workshop, Carlton

STEM workshops
2018-10-17T09:58:00+00:00

Engineering workshop, Carlton

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Great space for colleagues to discuss the role of STEM in their own programs/organisations.

More testimonials/feedback

Our STEM workshop program:

  • Provides educators and teachers with the knowledge and skills required to integrate playful and inquiry-based STEM exploration in children’s daily educational activities.
  • Is hands-on, fun and based on intentional, inquiry-based learning. The workshops promotes an active, inclusive, play-based and co-constructed learning environment.
  • Encourages daily scientific explorations, enabling the development of fine motor skills, self-confidence, problem-solving skills, resilience, social skills and language.
  • Draws on current knowledge in developmental psychology, learning research and incorporates numerous empirical findings and observations made over the past ten years.
  • Provides educators and teachers 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).
  • Is built around using existing, low-cost, everyday materials to make scientific exploration accessible to every service and school in Australia.

Local Network Partnership – Train the trainer program

We have a growing community of over 35 partners nationwide delivering the Little Scientists program to educators in their communities.  If you would like to support STEM learning and the Little Scientists program, ask about becoming a local network partner today.

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