The past few months have seen a dramatic pivot in many of our RDA projects.
For me, the most dramatic shift has been in our STEM Industry School Partnership (SISP) Program, a program that connects local STEM industry with local students to better engage students in Science Technology Engineering and Maths.
Of course, we have not been able to bring industry into the classroom or organise excursions, so we have had to look to new ways to engage students.
STEM engagement has been tricky, as it typically involves hands-on, active participation with students to solve problems.
The SISP Program, funded by the Department of Education, is focusing on the development of online resources for students and teachers, in collaboration with industry.
In line with the STEM curriculum, these resources will be distributed across virtual channels. Industry partners will contribute to content, which could be in the form of written articles, videos, Q&A sessions, competitions and virtual tours.
We hope that the development of this national website will be of great assistance to teachers and students in the future, as they transition back into the classroom.
Not only this, but it will mean that all schools, not matter where they are located, will have access to a fantastic set of STEM content and resources.