Essential Science Skills

STEM GEMS - Teachers - 21 June 2022

STEM GEMS - Teachers - 21 June 2022

Teaching the world’s next generation of scientists and innovators is a rewarding job that is integral to society. Equipping grade 10, 11 and 12 students with the real-world skills they need to have a successful career in science, technology, engineering or math prepares students for higher learning in these fields. This Workshop provides professional development for high school STEM teachers as part of the STEM GEMS program, which aims to enhance scientific literacy of students, while also upskilling their teachers.

What is a Sativus Workshop?

These Workshops are tailored sessions for large groups of people (> 7) to provide a high-level overview of key aspects of the Sativus GEMS professional development program. They can be held over multiple, consecutive days and include interactive components to enhance the learning experience.

When is a Sativus Workshop useful?

A Sativus Workshop is useful when needing to rapidly improve a skillset in a short period of time. This Workshop is ideal for high school teachers who have students with a growing passion for science, technology, engineering and math and want to create a career within those fields.

What value can Sativus Workshops add?

Sativus Workshops will rapidly increase your knowledge and skills through team-based learning and understanding of the skills needed to teach successful scientists. This Workshop will equip you with project-based learning curricula to enhance your students’ secondary education by applying their knowledge and understanding of STEM concepts to work on real-world projects.

This Sativus Workshop will cover how to teach your students:

  • Australian research ethics and integrity
  • The importance of Science Communication
  • Developing science ideas and critical thinking
  • How to create science with impact
  • Project management in science
  • How to provide criticism in science
  • Effective networking and collaboration
  • Creating career pathways


  • One day interactive virtual workshop
  • Supplemented discussions and activities in smaller groups to personalise the learning experience
  • STEM GEMS resources
  • Discounted access to the Sativus GEMS online courses.


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