STEM Webinar series
STEM Hour - Connect, learn, grow
Upcoming STEM Hour topics
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Mar 2023: The big blue planet – our oceans & our unique home, Earth
May 2023: Supporting neurodivergent learners through STEM inquiry
June 2023: Celebrating Australia’s First Scientists
Sept 2023: STEM inquiry and childhood development
Nov 2023: Connecting children with nature
In this webinar series, Little Scientists hosts panel discussions with experts and leaders from different fields. Our guests take you on a journey through their field and link their passion to yours, connecting STEM with early childhood education.
You can attend each episode live or watch a recording later. Cost: $30 per session.
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11am-12pm Thursday 2 Mar 2023 (AEST)
The big blue planet - our oceans & our unique home, Earth
Planet Earth’s oceans are the defining features that make our planet unique and habitable. This year, Sea Week is focusing on how all of Earth’s living systems are intrinsically interconnected to the oceans.
Join this webinar and find out more about our big blue planet and introducing marine sciences in the early years. Our panel will discuss ways of celebrating the sea, whether you live by the oceans or not and give you practical ideas to implement STEM and ocean literacy learning in your classroom.
11am-12pm Thursday 4 May 2023 (AEST)
Supporting neurodivergent learners through STEM inquiry
Students with autism, ADHD and other learning disabilities are often left behind when it comes to STEM learning. With 30-40% of students in a classroom having neurodivergent brains, it is essential for educators to understand how to support ALL students in STEM education.
In this webinar, special guest Dr Lorien Parker, aka Dr Loz, will explain the different types of brains in your classrooms and will discuss why and how to best support neurodivergent learners with hands-on STEM inquiry.
11am-12pm Thursday 29 June 2023 (AEST)
Celebrating Australia’s First Scientists
5pm-6pm Thursday 7 Sept 2023
STEM inquiry and childhood development
Children’s early experiences and relationships in the first five years of life are critical for development. Healthy childhood development means changes in not only their physical health but also changes in their social, emotional, behaviour, thinking and communication skills.
In this webinar, our panel discusses how STEM inquiry and play-based pedagogies can help support healthy childhood development.
5pm-6pm Thursday 2 Nov 2023 (AEST)
Connecting children with nature
Children who spend more time in nature are happier, healthier, stronger, smarter, kinder and more social. Underpinned by uninterrupted play, nature play or bush kinder allows children to do what they do best – to run, climb trees, play in puddles, jump off rocks, balance on logs and explore – which has shown to reduce stress, improve behaviour and concentration and develop healthy learning dispositions.
This webinar will show you the great benefits to introducing bush kinder to your program and will discuss the challenges that may arise and how they can be managed.