Matt Scott is Head Teacher STEM at the Canobolas Rural Technology High School in Orange, NSW. In this role, he is responsible for the development of STEM curriculum for Stage 4 and 5 and the management of the STEM Centre at Canobolas. His philosophy for technology education includes integrating advanced manufacturing into class programs to enhance student engagement and to promote STEM.
Setting up a STEM Program in your school
Target Audience – Stage 4 and 5 in Secondary Schools
Following action research projects in STEM for ACARA and the NSW Department of Education, STEM was identified as a curriculum area that could benefit all students of the Canobolas Rural Technology High School. A change to the school structure was endorsed by the school’s curriculum committee and now STEM is a mandatory subject for all students in Year 7 and 8. Our work in the STEM space has seen Canobolas endorsed as one of 7 STEM Action Schools within the NSW Department of Education. This workshop will share the experience gained over the three years of implementing a STEM Program, along with lessons learned.