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STEM Developing Our Teachers Program

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Note: This program has ceased at the end of 2018 financial year.

Purpose

The Developing our Teachers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professional development and upskilling program is designed to lift teacher capability in delivering STEM curriculum across P-12 through online professional development and upskilling courses in STEM.

It will provide improved teacher capability to deliver curriculum in high demand STEM subject areas:

  • Prep-10 Digital technologies (including programming, coding and robotics)
  • Primary science
  • Junior secondary mathematics
  • Junior secondary science
  • Senior secondary physics
  • Senior secondary mathematics B
  • Senior secondary mathematics C
  • Senior secondary chemistry

Duration of program

2018–19

Eligibility

To be eligible to participate, teachers must:

  • be employed in a Queensland state school as a permanent or temporary teacher
  • have the endorsement of your principal to participate in the professional development, sought via the online application
  • commit to completing the requirements of the professional development
  • meet any additional subject knowledge pre-requisites as required for the course

To receive Teacher Relief Scheme funding, teachers must register and participate in the online course within 4 weeks of commencement of the module. Please email the Learning and Professional Development team.

Allocation of funds

The budget is allocated to provide schools participating in Round 2 with 1 day Teacher Relief Scheme (TRS) per enrolled teacher to support completion of the course.

Payment details

PaymentDuring month ofProportion of allocation paid
On successful online enrolment
In line with monthly payments100%

Data requirements

Data itemData sourceDue date
List of enrolled teachersHigher Education Institutions (HEI)As required

Recoupment policy

Recoupment may be sought if teachers who have received funding do not participate in the program. Lists of inactive participants will be provided by the higher education institutions to the department at specified dates.

How to apply

Teachers need to enrol online for training and entitlements are calculated on the participation in the course.

Contact

Learning and Professional Development
Human Resources 
Telephone: (07) 3055 2861
Email: LearningandPD.HUMANRES@qed.qld.gov.au

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Last updated 11 February 2020