This is a model for collaboration between sectors, industry representatives and government leaders which aims to be successful, replicable, scalable and transferrable.
The YYC will use the ESTEME collaboration to better understand and improve the primary to secondary transition in and around the City of Yarra
The ESTEME partnership was officially launched on Wednesday, 26 March at University House, University of Melbourne and followed the first half day professional development session with lead teachers from the partner schools. Cr Amanda Stone, City of Yarra, provided great support from Council for this middle years initiative.
With the partnership now formalised, the Steering Committee will work to develop a Strategic Plan for the year ahead. Included within this will be a Professional Development Network for primary school teachers which builds on the first session held at Melbourne University.
Download the STEM Information Sheet (PDF, 545KB)
ESTEME Project Aims
Through a partnership approach, partners aim to enhance the understanding and valuing of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) within and beyond their learning community.
- Enhancing the understanding of STEM
- improving teacher capacity and confidence in STEM content and delivery
- developing exciting STEM curriculum and effective STEM pedagogy
- providing access to resources and innovative opportunities
- establishing an evidence base
- Enhancing the valuing of STEM
- Improving the uptake of STEM across all year levels and for all students
- encouraging gender balance in STEM enrolment
- supporting families and communities in embracing STEM, including raising attitudes and perceptions towards STEM, including as a potential career path; and,
- promoting and advocating STEM disciplines and applications, including problem-solving techniques and critical thinking.
Partners University of Melbourne – Faculties of Science, Engineering and Graduate School of Education Abbotsford Primary School Brunswick south Primary School Collingwood College Collingwood English Language School Fitzroy Primary School Sacred Heart Catholic School Yarra Primary School Yarra Education Youth Commitment