Focus on STEM: Teaching Design Technology through Science Inquiry

AITSL Professional Learning Standards: 
1.2.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 6.2.2
NESA (NSW only) 1.2.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 6.2.2

Receive a 50% discount for all subsequent registrations from the same school.
To take us up on this special offer, please register both teachers at the full price rate, select EFT as the method of payment, then email us at with your names and school. We will then send you an adjusted invoice.


Primary Connections is an innovative, inquiry-based approach for the teaching and learning of science and the literacies of science in the primary years of schooling. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education is a key focus, and building capacity for STEM begins with primary education. The teaching of science is central to STEM education.

Designed to build efficacy with teaching science inquiry with a STEM perspective, this workshop visits the key principles underpinning the Primary Connections teaching and learning approach. Participants engage in first-hand experiences that exemplify best practice in supporting students to develop science understanding and skills that build capability in STEM, and walk away with a re-imagined perspective and a toolkit of practical strategies to implement directly into classroom practice.

During this workshop participants will:

  • Learn how the Primary Connections teaching and learning model can be applied to the teaching of design technology.
  • Unpack a technology-focussed Primary Connections curriculum unit, to identify how technology literacies such as design briefs and portfolios are integrated into a curriculum unit.
  • Review other Primary Connections curriculum units to identify opportunities to develop Design and Technologies content.

Who should attend?
This workshop is ideally suited to teachers who want to integrate teaching design technology with science through an inquiry model. All educators are welcome; however, a good understanding of the Primary Connections 5Es teaching and learning approach is desirable.

Special Dietary Requirements*

We can cater for most dietary requirements with sufficient prior notice. Please advise us of your allergies or intolerances via email. It is the participants responsibility to confirm dietary requirements have been catered for prior to the event.

*Disclaimer: If you have a food allergy or medical condition that is limiting or life threatening, you need to be aware of and take responsibility for the risks. We cannot guarantee to eliminate or prevent adverse effects and we disclaim any liability for any adverse reactions that may occur.


Receive one complementary Primary Connections Unit with each registration.
Instructions to inform how you select your preferred title will be provided upon checkout.


Key Details

77 St George's Road Preston
77 St Georges Road
Preston VIC 3072
Thursday 28 March 2019
8.30 am — 4.00 pm
Angela Gigliotti and Sue Mason