Aspiring STEM Specialists

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Lead STEM specialisation and innovation​

​​​​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 the ​Department of Education (DoE) 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 the Department of Education​ 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
  • Induction Web Conference (Term 1, Week 6 - multiple sessions)
  • ​Workshop in Brisbane (Term 1, Week 7 - 7-8 March) venue TBC
  • Implement and share strategies, online collaboration

Term 2


  • Create a professional learning plan for Term 3-4
  • Implement and share strategies, online collaboration
  • Master classes: accessible online and face-to-face​
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)
  • Master classes: accessible online and face-to-face​


  • Option to continue or expand the collaboration​

Membership Fee

  • The 2018 membership fee, including two-day workshop, online collaboration, master classes and support network 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 22 March 2018