In November 2020, DATTA Vic, HEV, Primary Connections and Deakin University partnered on this virtual STEM education program for primary teachers. Design & Technologies (D&T) is the perfect vehicle for delivering successful STEM programs in primary schools. D&T fosters creativity, curiosity and a passion for problem solving. It encourages students to use their skills and knowledge to address issues – for themselves and their communities. D&T has an applied, project-based way of teaching that empowers young people to have a positive impact on the world around them.

This package of resources features the webinar recordings and presenter slides from each of the 3 sessions. The aim of the project was to build capacity in primary teachers to deliver engaging STEM programs that are relevant for their students and their school community. 

Webinar 1

  • Teaching Applied STEM in Design & Technologies by Laura Murphy, DATTA Vic
  • Primary Connections STEM units of work by Nicola and Jennifer Lawrence, Primary Connections

Webinar 2

  • The Model Solar Vehicle Challenge by Dr. Wendy Jobling, Deakin University
  • The Frog Bog Project by Patrizia Luna, St Raphael's Primary 

Webinar 3

  • STEM by Design by Peter Murphy, Northcote High School 
  • Insect Discovery STEAM Investigation by Sally Barlow, Guildford Primary  
  • STEM at Mackellar Primaryv-  by Sally Wilson - Focus on Food