The STEM Learning Hub, an initiative launched in December 2016 and supported by major corporate partner and technology partner Samsung, brings STEM expertise and support to schools in communities where those resources are most needed.
This is a pivotal time for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education in Australian schools, particularly in disadvantaged communities where, by the age of 15, students can be up to five times more likely to be low performers than a student in a higher socio-economic area.
Samsung and SVA will work together to expand the Bright Spots Schools Connection with a focus on improving access to STEM education opportunities for disadvantaged students. Support will include:
- professional development for school leadership, from STEM training to coaching and school site visits
- access to STEM intervention strategies
- participation in curated STEM activities including local, online and tailored expertise for school leadership teams.
The STEM Learning Hub will demonstrate best practice in STEM related teaching for low-SES schools and feed back into the wider Bright Spot Schools Connection network.
The program will focus on schools in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales and will comprise of both STEM Powerhouse School and STEM Practice Star Hub Schools.
|Lang Lang Primary School cluster|
Wallarano Primary School
|Mount Burr Primary School cluster|
Prospect North Primary School
Wirreanda Secondary School
For more information on this innovative partnership, please see our STEM Learning Hub media release.
Social Ventures Australia acknowledges the generous support of Samsung as major corporate partner and technology partner of the Bright Spots Schools Connection STEM Learning Hub.