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STEM Industry School Partnership (SISP) Program

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West is collaborating with the NSW Department of Education to implement the STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) program in the Central West.

Funded by the NSW Department of Education SISP matches primary and secondary schools with region-specific industry partners and provides industry-specific technology programs to make classroom learning relevant and engaging. The program provides primary and high school students in regional areas with age appropriate STEM skills and pathways to STEM jobs.

In 2018, RDA Central West, RDA Hunter and RDA Southern Inland piloted the SISP program. In 2019, the program has been expanded to RDA Riverina and RDA Mid North Coast.

SISP is guided by the recommendations identified in the National STEM School Education Strategy (December 2015) and Optimising STEM industry-school partnerships: Inspiring Australia’s next generation (April 2018) papers both supported by the Education Council.

SISP is a proven model that contributes to a STEM continuum, upskills teachers and provides industry with motivated candidates.

Download the SISP Brochure

SISP Pilot Program 2018 (full version)

SISP Pilot Program 2018 (short version)

SISP Events and Workshops 2019

26 March – Virtual Reality Teacher Professional Learning
2 April – SISP STEM TeachMeet NRMA Future of Transport Challenge, Orange
3 April – SISP STEM TeachMeet NRMA Future of Transport Challenge, Parkes
7 May – NRMA Future of Transport Challenge SISP Student workshop – Years 5 & 6, Orange
8 May – NRMA Future of Transport Challenge SISP Student workshop – Years 7 & 8, Orange
14 May – StarLab Teacher Professional Learning
28 May – NRMA Future of Transport Challenge SISP Student workshop – Years 5, 6, 7 & 8, Parkes4 June – AgriTECH Education Innovation Workshop – Years 5 & 6, Lake Cargelligo
5 June – AgriTECH Education Innovation Workshop – Years 7, 8, 9 & 10, Lake Cargelligo
6 June – AgriTECH Education Innovation Workshop – Years 5 & 6, Orange
7 June – AgriTECH Education Innovation Workshop – Years 7, 8 & 9, Orange
28 June – NRMA Future of Transport Finals Showcase, Orange
8 August – STEM TeachMeet, Orange
22 August – 3D Printing and CAD Teacher Professional Learning, Orange
17 & 18 September – Tech Girls are Superheroes Entrepreneurship in a Day workshops, Orange
20 September – AirVenture Australia Career and STEM Day, Parkes
25 September – Breakout Teacher Professional Learning, Orange
24 October – Breakout Teacher Professional Learning, Orange
28 October – Minecraft Teacher and Student Workshop, Parkes
29 October – Minecraft Teacher and Student Workshop, Condobolin
7 November – STEM Equipment Teacher Professional Learning, Orange
14 November – STEM Maker Student Workshop, Parkes
15 November – STEM Maker Student Workshop, Lake Cargelligo
26 November – Internet of Things Teacher Professional Learning, Orange
28 November – Science and Engineering Challenge Discovery Day, Orange
29 November – SMART Electricity Shows, Orange

 

SISP News 2019

Media Release: AgriTECH goes west – AgriTECH Education Innovation workshops Lake Cargelligo

Media Release: The inaugural STEM Awards 2019 for regional NSW – showcase Central West schools’ winning approach to learning

Media Release: Orange female students show off their girl power, morphing into tech superheroes

Media Release: STEM Industry School Partnership (SISP) Program wins Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Excellence

Media Release: AgriTECH goes west – AgriTECH Education Innovation workshops Lake Cargelligo 

SISP NRMA Future of Transport Challenge Winners