Develop y​​ourself, develop your team

Join the STEM IMPACT Network to advance STEM or STEAM capability at your school.

Access expert guidance, like-minded colleagues and a differentiated professional learning pathway, and focus on one or more of the following school improvement domains:

  • Systematic curriculum delivery – align and integrate the STEM or STEAM learning areas and general capabilities to ensure ‘vertical’ and ‘horizontal’ alignment of the Australian Curriculum.
  • Effective pedagogical practices – inspire and support teachers to collaboratively design and deliver more effective and engaging STEM or STEAM learning programs.​
  • Expert teaching team​ – build capability and expertise by sharing best practice within your school team and collaborating across the STEM IMPACT Network.
  • ​Differentiated teaching and learning – use a repertoire of teaching practices that address the diverse learning needs of all students and empower students to take ownership of their learning.

School Improvement Hierarchy: Where we are

Inquiry Cycle: How we learn

Standards of Evidence: What impact we have


​​We suppor​​​t your suc​cess

The STEM IMPACT Network is facilitated by the Department of Education’s IMPACT Centre and Sentis Education.

  • We guide you through a differentiated professional learning pathway that suits your school or individual context.
  • We support you through the Department of Education (DoE) inquiry cycle process.
  • We connect you with like-minded members and the relevant Department of Education units who can provide further assistance.

Principals, leaders and teachers from schools, education centres and alternative education settings are welcome to join the STEM IMPACT Network.

  • Medium-large schools are advised to involve at least 2 members initially, with a view to growing membership across your school. We recommend that you develop or enhance a STEM Leadership Team involving representatives from senior management, middle management and your teaching staff.
  • Small schools often register one staff member.

How it works

  1. Login to a 30-minute online induction – approximately 1 week before the foundational workshop.
  2. Attend a 2-day foundational workshop.
    • active participation in STEM/STEAM experientials, which serve as exemplar learning experiences
    • discovery and analysis of the pedagogy, curriculum and differentiation practices that underpin these learning experiences, and reflection on the strengths and opportunities of your existing practices
    • structured collaboration and the opportunity to share experiences and practices with workshop participants
    • guidance on how to develop or enhance an expert teaching team
    • engagement with DoE school improvement processes, including the Scan and Assess, Prioritise and Develop and Plan phases of the inquiry cycle
    • design of your differentiated professional learning pathway.
  3. Progress your inquiry plan or improvement project as you move to the Act and Monitor or Review phases of the inquiry cycle.
  4. Engage with the network to:
    • share the plan or project with your STEM IMPACT Network leader who can act as a critical friend
    • participate in differentiated professional learning activities, e.g. STEM IMPACT workshops, masterclasses and member collaborations that support your improvement focus
    • intentionally collaborate with like-minded members and relevant Department of Education units.

Foundational workshop


​30–31 May 2022 (Monday and Tuesday)
Term 2, Week 7 | 9.00am–3.30pm

Venue TBC

​Regist​​er via from Roma Centre for Learning and Wellbeing (CLaW)

​1–2 June 2022 (Wednesday and Thursday)
Term 2, Week 7 | 9.00am – 3.30pm

St Geor​​​ge
​Venue TBC

​Register​​​ via from Roma Centre for Learning and Wellbeing (CLaW)

​4–5 August 2022 (Thursday and Friday)
​Term 3, Week 4 | 9.00am–3.30pm

IMPACT Ce​​ntre, Coorparoo (map)​​

Register by 29 J​uly

20–21 October 2022 (Thursday and Friday)​

Term 4, Week 3 | 9.00am–3.30pm

IMPACT Cen​tre, Coorparoo (map)​

Register by 14 O​​ctober​

Regional and rural areascontact us to coordinate a workshop (minimum of 20 participants required).


We are proceeding with face-to-face workshops based on the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 restrictions roadmap (PDF, 281KB). Workshops will be delivered online if lockdowns occur.

​​Membership fees​

  • ​The foundational membership fee is $950 per person—including participation in the foundational two-day workshop and access to all network masterclasses, collaborations and resources for 12 months.
  • Membership can be renewed annually for $300 per person.​​

Note: The costs above apply to Queensland state government schools. Teacher Relief Scheme (TRS) and travel costs may be necessary to attend in-person workshops.​

Last updated 11 May 2022