Aspiring STEM Specialists

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Lead teaching for thinking at your school

​​​​Aspiring STEM Specialists provides the expert guidance, collaborative network and professional learning pathway required to lead STEM curriculum, capability and specialisation in your school or across your cluster.​​

Membership up skills teachers and leaders in how to:

  • effectively implement Australian Curriculum subject content and general capabilities relating to the STEM disciplines
  • implement contemporary pedagogy that inspires student engagement, innovation and inquiry
  • create and implement a professional learning program that develops STEM capability within your school
  • measure changes in student outcomes and staff capability according to DET guidelines including attitudes, behaviour and achievement in school assessments.​

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Selection criteria​
Join our powerful network
Build leadership capability

Aspiring STEM Specialists builds leadership capability in line with DET’s school improvement model. Mentoring services ensure that participants engage in cycles of inquiry and apply the standards of evidence.

Improve achievement
Meet 21st century needs

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Proposed program

Date Activity

Term 1


  • Introductory web conference (February - multiple dates)
  • Workshop in Brisbane (early-mid March - two full days, dates TBA)
  • Implement and share strategies, online collaboration

Term 2


  • Create a professional learning plan for Term 3-4
  • Implement and share strategies, online collaboration

Term 3-4


  • Implement professional learning plan throughout Terms 3-4
  • Implement and share strategies, online collaboration
  • End-of-year event in Brisbane - streamed live to members across Qld who cannot travel/attend. Participants receive PD certificate from Griffith University and IMPACT Centre (AITSL aligned and recognising hours)
  • Option to continue or expand the collaboration

Membership Fee

  • The 2018 membership fee, including Brisbane workshop and event, is $950 per person
  • You may also need to fund TRS to attend the Brisbane workshop and event
  • Schools located outside of the Greater Brisbane area will need to fund travel and accommodation for the two-day workshop in March
Last updated 08 December 2017