Investing in STEM education
THE Department of Education WA has partnered with the STEM Education Consortium in a three year program aimed at improving STEM education in schools. The $4 million project encouraged students to find solutions to real-world problems through establishing new resources for classrooms, and professional learning for teachers through face-to-face workshops, online and video conferencing, and on-demand digital channels. Examples of projects included programmable robots for use in emergency situations.
“An investment in STEM disciplines will support the diversification of the economy and is an investment in jobs of the future,” WA Education and Training minister Sue Ellery said.