Dr Scott Sleap



Dr Scott Sleap is an educational leader with over 20 years’ experience with various roles within the NSW Department of Education (DoE), Regional Development Australia (RDA) – Hunter, NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and The University of Newcastle (UoN).

He is currently employed by the DoE as the coordinator of the Cessnock Academy of STEM Excellence (CASE) through the Cessnock High School Learning Community where his substantive role is as Deputy Principal STEM.

Formally the Director of the internationally recognised ME Program at RDA – Hunter, Dr Sleap has built a reputation as being a leading expert in STEM education. He is currently acting as a Senior Advisor for the ME Program.

Experienced in the tertiary education sector Dr Sleap is currently a conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the UoN. He has worked as a lecturer in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies and as a consultant on the development of several innovative STEM based courses at several Universities.


The Integrated STEM Continuum – CASE

Target Audience – Primary and Secondary

Discussions on the importance of an integrated approach to STEM curriculum from Primary School to High School and beyond. How to develop coordinated and cross-curricula approaches to the integration of STEM. Cessnock Academy of STEM Excellence (CASE) approach to building a strong STEM learning community. The importance of industry collaboration in the development of a successful STEM continuum. Case study from BAE System Advancing the Next Generation.