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The STEM Hour series hosts panel discussions with a range of expert guests who guide you on a journey through their field and passion and connect STEM to early education.

STEM Hours are thought-provoking, inspiring, and build on educators’ theoretical and pedagogical knowledge of a range of topics. STEM Hours are one hour online events that can be viewed live (see upcoming STEM Hours here) or via a recording shared after the event.

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  • 1 STEM Hour Webinar 30.00
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  • 6 STEM Hour Webinars 153.00
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STEM Hour: Bush kinder: STEM learning in nature

Bush kinder: STEM learning in nature

In this STEM Hour, Dr Chris Speldewinde explores his research into the benefits of STEM through the bush kinder model, especially for girls. He provides practical ideas about how you can implement bush kinder into your practice — no matter where you’re located — and strategies to overcome challenges.


Supporting developmental diversity through STEM inquiry

In this STEM Hour, Blake Stewart — co-founder of paediatric early childhood intervention clinic Necessity Kids — and Jade Organ, a senior member of their Early Intervention Team, discuss the role of play-based exploration and STEM inquiry. They share their insights into how STEM inquiry can be used to support children’s development as they expand their motor skills, speech, cognitive development, and social and emotional skills.


Celebrating Australia’s First Scientists

STEM trailblazer Corey Tutt OAM, founder of DeadlyScience and NSW Young Australian of the Year 2020 shares his knowledge about the benefits of combining Indigenous and Western science knowledge, ideas for how educators can celebrate the achievements of Australia’s first scientists, and insights into what our future scientists might discover.

Corey also explains the story behind his own STEM education and the experiences that inevitably led him to founding DeadlyScience.


Supporting Neurodivergent Learners through STEM Inquiry

Children with autism, ADHD, and other learning disabilities are often left behind when it comes to STEM learning. This session features neurodiversity advocate and experienced STEM educator Dr Lorien Parker, aka Dr Loz, who shares her expertise about how to create inclusive and accessible STEM learning environments for all.


The Big Blue Planet – Our Oceans & Our Unique Home

This special Sea Week STEM Hour discusses how to introduce marine sciences in the early years and explore the topic of this year’s Sea Week: how all of earth’s living systems are connected to the oceans. Discover the range of ways to help children celebrate the sea (no matter where they live) and practical ideas for how to implement STEM and ocean literacy learning in your classroom.


Citizen Science in Early Childhood Education

Children can conduct scientific research just like adult scientists. Erin Roger from the Australian Citizen Science Association, Nadiah Roslan from the Australian Museum and environmental educator Maria Dunne provide us with hands-on ideas for citizen science projects suitable for our age group.


Bee Kind: Learning about Bees in Early Childhood

Celebrating these fascinating and useful creatures, Kelly Lees from the NSW Department of Primary Industries shares astonishing facts about bees, primary school teacher Vanessa Ryan-Rendall introduces her children’s book Bee Detectives and educators Claudia Brewin and Emilia Borrillo speak about their school’s award-winning project ‘The wonder of bees’.


Enriching Early Childhood with Indigenous Knowledge

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures have collected an abundance of complex STEM knowledge and play an essential role in addressing the biggest scientific questions of today, such as climate change. Dr Michael Donovan from Macquarie University, bio-cultural science educator Torres Webb and engineer Grant Maher talk about implementing Indigenous STEM knowledge into early childhood settings.


Exploring Bush Tucker in Early Childhood

Dharawal Elder Aunty May, Scott Pullyblank, curator of life sciences, Damian Stirling, environmental educator, and Louise Reid, family daycare educator, share ideas on how to include native plants in inquiry-based STEM learning in early childhood settings.


Food for Thought – Philosophical Inquiry with Children

“Why is it ok to eat cows but not whales?” Clarissa Seeto-Regueira, centre director, Benjamin Kilby, teacher and philosopher, and Jessica Danaher, dietitian and researcher, discuss how philosophical inquiry can be implemented in early childhood education and share ideas for critical reflection on the food we eat.


Animals in Danger! Protect our Wildlife

Dr David Taggart, associate professor of wildlife biology and conservation, Elly Hampton, early childhood educator, Kylie Soanes, conservation biologist, Rachel Iglesias, veterinary officer, and Erin Hahn, postdoctoral research fellow at CSIRO, share why our fauna is in danger and what we, our children and the entire Australian society can and must do to protect our wildlife.


Women in Space – Female STEM Role Models

Women are underrepresented in STEM and in space. Dr Christa Spears Brown, developmental psychologist, Shefin Mariya Joju, aerospace engineering student, Dr Clare Kenyon, astrophysicist, Dr Sabine Bellstedt, astronomer, and Hayley Drennan, early childhood teacher, talk about what we can do to prevent the development of gender bias in young children.


Education for sustainability: Tackling climate change with children

Our children will have to deal with the effects of climate change and the least we can do is prepare them for the tough job ahead. Dr. Jessica Allen, chemical engineer, Dr. Sue Elliott, senior lecturer in early childhood education, Sue Motley, community preschool director, and Dr. Lucy Richardson, climate communications researcher, discuss age-appropriate ways to explore the effects of climate change.


Education for sustainability: Children’s rights and responsibilities

Are we teaching our children to express themselves and to participate as active citizens? Sara Judge, First Nations content producer at the Australian Museum, Dr Jennifer Matthews, marine biologist, and Skye Ferber, kinder lead educator, discuss children’s right to actively participate in critical matters such as.


Integrating Indigenous Perspectives

This webinar focuses on embedding Indigenous perspectives into education and care settings. Michelle Hamilton from Gowrie NSW, a proud Wiradjuri woman with over 30 years of experience in early childhood education, shares how to develop cultural competence and foster a sense of belonging for Indigenous and non-Indigenous children and families.


Nature Play

Join a panel of nature play and bush kindy experts for hands-on ideas on how to integrate authentic experiences in nature into any early childhood setting. Our panel will share how your children can connect with their natural environment while making their own choices, cultivating their curiosity and expanding independent thinking.


Meaningful Documentation

Reggio Emilia and inquiry-based approaches value children as capable individuals and use documentation to find out what children know and can do. Kirsty Liljegren talks about the transformative effects of meaningful documentation on children’s learning, and your ability to plan, scaffold and reflect. She also gives tips for putting these strategies into practice.


Growth Mindsets through STEM

Researcher Fiona Boylan and practitioner Cayley Boylan provide thought-provoking ideas on how to support the development of a growth mindset. Our panel discusses how you can support children in developing the skills to transition to school and lead a fulfilled life as well as the role of STEM inquiry in this.


Fostering Inclusive Environments through STEM

Inclusive early childhood settings provide the best start to life for all children, and inquiry-based practices are beneficial for addressing all children’s individual needs. Our panel provides ideas for cultivating an inclusive environment through inquiry-based STEM learning and how to cater to children’s diverse needs while fostering individual skills and abilities.


Indigenous Perspective on Sustainability

Using only the resources needed for sustenance is fundamental to First Nations peoples’ way of life. As all living beings are connected to each other and to Country, one cannot thrive without the other. Our panellists share Indigenous perspectives on caring for Country and how we can raise environmentally conscious children.


Engineering for a Sustainable Future

Using only the resources needed for sustenance is fundamental to First Nations peoples’ way of life. As all living beings are connected to each other and to Country, one cannot thrive without the other. Our panellists share Indigenous perspectives on caring for Country and how we can raise environmentally conscious children.


More than Counting: Maths in Early Childhood Education

Mathematical concepts are everywhere around us, from sharing a pizza to spotting patterns in a musical composition. In this webinar, our panel helps you broaden your mathematical horizon, evaluate your own relationship with maths and provides you with a hands-on approach for fostering children’s mathematical thinking.


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