Queensland University of Technology | Conference Supporter
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a real-world focus. We are one of the nation’s fastest growing research universities and our courses are in high demand. Our graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five of these awarded in the past six years.
We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they’ll need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world. We are transforming the student experience we offer our 50,000 students and we place a premium on the international and national accreditation of our various professional degrees.
Our internationally award-winning Science and Engineering Centre is home to The Cube, acknowledged as one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces. We established the world’s first Creative Industries Faculty, and we invest heavily in collaborative learning and interdisciplinary research environments.
LEGO Education | Silver Sponsor
For more than 35 years, LEGO Education has provided playful learning experiences that combine relevant curriculum materials, the LEGO System of bricks, teacher training and professional development with our unique teaching and hands-on learning principles. Through our continuum of rich STEM-based solutions, we are helping teachers to develop successful students who are eager to learn in-depth about STEM subjects while developing strong 21st century skills. Working together, we can empower every child to turn their natural curiosity into creative solutions. We can channel their natural enthusiasm and self-belief, provide them with the freedom to explore and encourage teamwork and collaboration. Our children inhabit an unpredictable world that is full of ever-changing expectations. If we can’t predict the future, we must be ready to build it.
Queensland STEM Education Network | Delegate Sponsor
The Queensland STEM Education Network (QSEN) is a consortium of Queensland Universities providing a range of high quality programs and initiatives designed to build STEM capacity across the state. It has been instrumental in coordinating state-wide collaboration in STEM education and the sharing best practice between Universities, the Department of Education and Training, Office of the Chief Scientist, various Teacher and other key stakeholders in STEM education in Queensland. The network was launched with the aid of funding from the Federal Government’s Australian Maths and Science Partnership Program (AMSPP).
The QSEN has been raising community awareness of the importance of STEM education and STEM careers through active engagement with those in position to influence or advise school students, including parents, teachers, guidance officers, careers advisors, work experience coordinators and the broader community. Through this network, Queensland universities have been providing positive earning experience through the provision of access to expertise, resources and infrastructure.
Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers (QAMT) | Delegate Sponsor
Since 1922, Queensland teachers of Mathematics have been supporting each other to enhance the quality of mathematics teaching through their membership of QAMT. Our members are drawn from all levels of schooling – pre-school to tertiary – and from all systems – state, Catholic, and independent. We also have members from interstate and overseas. Through professional development activities, our professional and student journals, and our competitions for students, members keep up-to-date with issues of mathematics teaching, and gain support for developing their students’ love of mathematics.
Science Teachers Association of Queensland (STAQ) | Delegate Sponsor
The Science Teachers’ Association of Queensland is the professional association of teachers of science in Queensland. As a non-profit organisation we rely on funding from our membership, professional development conferences, and the generosity of sponsors in order to co-ordinate activities that support science education, teachers of science and students.
Our members include teachers at primary, secondary and tertiary level, as well as others interested in supporting science education in Queensland. STAQ is also a member association of the Australian Science Teachers’ Association (ASTA) which represents science education nationally.
Activities of the organisation are undertaken through a small part-time staff, and the voluntary efforts of STAQ Executive, Council, Members and supporters.
Direct National | Conference Exhibitor
Direct National, through its consistent business success, is now recognised as a market leader in business and education products Australia wide. Direct National, with over 19 years experience in the provision and installation of interactive technologies direct national and 46 years combined industry knowledge; is now one of the oldest and most experienced companies in dealing with schools and businesses for interactive technologies and is recognised as a major supplier throughout Queensland.
Direct National embraced STEM and are now industry leaders in the introduction and research of STEM based products, including programmable/contructible robotics, connected toys and many more related products in which have been aligned to the Australian Curriculum.
Whilst we supply interactive technologies as a core product, our main focus and ethos is to ensure that schools have the necessary equipment to further enhance learning experiences for our children of the future.
Nelson Secondary | Conference Exhibitor
Nelson Secondary publishes award winning textbooks, teacher resources and digital materials designed to meet the curriculum requirements of the State and Federal Governments in Australia and New Zealand for all years of secondary education.
Newspec | Conference Exhibitor
In a partnership between NewSpec and Hitachi High Technologies, supported by The University of Queensland, an initiative has been launched to inspire and enrich learning experiences for Queensland students. Nano-technology is referred to as the next technical revolution; it is expected to impact every part of our modern lives. Despite its key role in many industries, is it a field that most students know little about. The gap between the skills available and the technical skills required for STEM careers will impact directly upon our ability to find solutions for many of the world’s problems (Hitachi, 2017).
It is rare for students to gain hands on access to this level of technology however Hitachi’s TM4000, a desktop scanning electron microscope (SEM) has made it possible, enabling schools to have it visit them onsite.
The TM4000 illustrates to all ages and fields of interest that there is more to our surroundings than what we see naturally – A whole new world is opened up when something of interest is viewed at another level. To explore more deeply, putting objects discovered into the SEM feeds curiosities and enriches the learning experience.
STELR | Conference Exhibitor
STELR is a ready-to-use STEM resource that:
- Is hands-on, inquiry-based, and in-curriculum;
- Is supported by purpose-built equipment sets;
- Shows students that science and maths are relevant to their lives;
- Increases student enthusiasm for and engagement with STEM subjects;
- Provides career profiles that highlight the study pathways necessary for jobs in STEM-related industries.
STELR is an initiative of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). ATSE is committed to advancing STEM Education.
Texas Instruments | Conference Exhibitor
At Texas Instruments we work with teachers to understand how we can help improve the ways they teach important concepts to their students. Our goal is to engage students in STEM – setting them up for success in the classroom today, in university tomorrow and in exciting future STEM careers. Learn more at www.education.ti.com/aus/stem
TV4Education | Conference Exhibitor
TV4Education is an amazing tool for all educators to address the gap in educational material to address the digitally savvy and connected students. You start with –
1. An existing digital library of 180,000+ TV, Foxtel and other professional Vodcast & Podcast files specifically chosen by your colleagues across all age and curriculum levels.
2. A library collection less than 6 years old.
3. A service where you can request programs from any TV or Foxtel broadcast – without exception.
4. A library free of all advertisements.
5. A library where you can also add content from YouTube free of all the YouTube website distractions.
6. An interactive lesson builder to build lessons from any number of snippets from any number of video files including snippets from YouTube.
7. A system that provides usage tracking and reporting to bring accountability back into the education process.
With more than just videos, TV4Education is the biggest and best video learning tool!