Resources

Tech Schools

Victoria is building 10 high technology centres of learning that will use leading-edge technology, discovery and innovation to deliver the advanced education and training that its school students need to flourish in the rapidly changing global economy.

For more information see: Tech Schools

Science and Mathematics Specialist Centres

Victoria's six Science and Mathematics Specialist Centres offer a unique insight into new technologies and research through onsite and outreach education programs for students of all ages, as well as professional development activities for teachers.

For more information see: Science and Mathematics Specialist Centres

Wolfram Software

The Wolfram suite of products is internationally recognized as powerful learning tools across STEM. It has applications in the areas of computation, problem modeling, coding and more. In June 2016, the Department of Education and Training entered into a three-year agreement for the provision of a proprietary suite of Wolfram products across all Victorian secondary schools.

For more information, see: Wolfram Software

Early Years Koorie Literacy and Numeracy Program

The Early Years Koorie Literacy and Numeracy Program (EYKLNP) provides funding to assist schools to address the gap in educational outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students during the the early years of schooling.

For more information, see: Early Years Koorie Literacy and Numeracy Program

FUSE (Find, Use, Share, Education)

FUSE is the Department of Education and Training’s digital resource repository and sharing space. It contains a huge collection of rich, quality-assured digital resources for both students and teachers, across all curriculum areas and stages of learning, including videos, websites, interactives and documents.

For more information, see: FUSE

Supporting Digital Learning

Supporting Digital Learning provides an array of content to assist teachers plan and embed their use of digital technologies for learning. In addition to resources, the page links to schools information, advice and professional learning opportunities.

For more information, see: Supporting Digital Learning

DigiPubs

Digipubs are digital publications providing practical advice, and learning and teaching resources for schools. Digipubs supporting STEM education include:

Emerging Sciences Victoria (ESV)

Emerging Sciences Victoria is a real-time synchronous virtual learning environment for Year 10 students across several different areas of emerging science.

For more information, see: Emerging Sciences Victoria

Digital Technologies Hub

The Digital Technologies Hub provides learning resources and services for teachers, students, school leaders and parents. It aims to support the implementation of quality Digital Technologies programs and curriculum in schools and to support after school activities. Please note that the Hub relates to the Australian Curriculum; in Victoria the Victorian Curriculum is taught.

For more information, see Digital Technologies Hub

STEM Programme Index (SPI) 2016

SPI 2016 offers over 250 programmes, catering to hundreds of schools and many thousands of students across the country. Some are provided by businesses, some by universities, science and education agencies, and some by government.

For more information, see: SPI 2016

PrimaryConnections

PrimaryConnections is a curriculum and professional learning resource linking the teaching of science and literacy. PrimaryConnections provides curriculum units that support science teaching from Prep–Year 6. Each unit describes outcomes, step-by-step lessons, equipment required, and links to additional resources, assessment tasks, background information, and resource sheets.

For more information see: PrimaryConnections

Task Types and Mathematics Learning (TTML)

Task Types and Mathematics Learning (TTML) is a set of classroom activities that were designed by Victorian teachers as part of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage project scheme conducted by Monash University and the Australian Catholic University.

For more information, see: Task Types and Mathematics Learning 

Scientific Convergence and Innovation in Schools Cluster (SCISC)

The Convergence Science Network has partnered with the John Monash Science School to promote STEM subject and career pathways in schools throughout regional Victoria. The SCISC initiative showcases the work of female scientists to provide inspirational models for female students.

For more information, see: Convergence Science Network

Green initiatives matter!

Green initiatives matter. Our environment matters. Protecting and preserving our resources, increasing access to environmental education, and reducing our carbon footprint to increase environmental sustainability matters. The VicSRC Environmental Resource Kit will help you support your school community become more environmentally friendly.

For more information, see: Green initiatives matter!

A smart move

This report argues the case for growing the STEM workforce and outlines some of the benefits and impacts for businesses specifically and the Australian economy broadly.

For more information, see: A smart move

NMC Horizon Project

The Project is an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. It produces Horizon Reports each year detailing their latest research and findings.

For more information, see: NMC Horizon Project

Australia's future workforce?

This research report focuses on what jobs and skills we need to develop to ensure our economy continues to grow and diversify.

For more information, see: Australia's future workforce?