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Successful Students – STEM

Investing in STEM teaching capability in Geelong region schools.

Delivered by the Deakin University School of Education, this program was designed to build teacher capability in the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related subjects in secondary schools.  The program ran over 3 successful years from 2015 to 2017.


  • Improve educator capability and innovation in the teaching of STEM related subjects in schools
  • Improve student awareness and aspirations for STEM related education, training and employment pathways
  • Increase student attainment in STEM related subjects

For more information see Building STEM capability in Geelong region schools   

Fast Facts:

  • 10 partner secondary schools from the Geelong region

  • 30 STEM teachers and around 2000 students from Years 7 & 8 over 2015 – 2017

  • Rich professional learning program of STEM teaching practices delivered by Deakin University STEM education experts

  • STEM Education Conference hosted by Deakin and Skilling the Bay held in October 2016 attracting local, national and international interest

  • Establishment of a Secondary STEM Teachers’ Network in collaboration with BioLAB

  • 100% teachers from the STEM Program reported significant improvement in their knowledge and teaching of STEM education

  • 87.5% of students from partner schools reported improved awareness of the importance of STEM for future education and employment


The STEM Education Conferences held in 2016 and 2018 were a major highlight.  Leading STEM educators from universities in Britain and the USA provided delegates with deep insights into the challenges inherent in improving STEM teaching capability in schools.

Several STEM program partner schools showcased their STEM teaching practices with delegates via school tours on the final day of the conference.
The impetus generated by the STEM Education Conferences has embedded the aspiration of educators for the Geelong region to become a ‘lighthouse’ for STEM education in Victoria and beyond.

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