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Free workshop - How to create amazing STEM events online

Virtual Excursions, learn how to create amazing STEM engagement programs online

Would you like to learn how to create amazing STEM events online? Or do you know someone who works with STEM outreach that would like to learn more about it?

Inspiring Australia is offering a unique training opportunity to those involved with STEM outreach to learn how to transition their programs to online delivery. Specialists in online education will deliver this free bespoke program. In the Northern Territory (NT), this workshop is targeted to those who are planning to deliver science engagement programs as part of Inspired NT and National Science Week NT.

Three 90-minute online sessions will help you to learn the essentials of digital engagement, best practices in engaging community audience in STEAM, and partnering for impact. Each session will be run according to demand across six weeks from 27 April to 5 June 2020.

If you are interested to take part in this program, let us know your interests and preferences for online STEAM engagement and your preferences for training times, by filling in this brief survey by 30 April 2020.

This info will help the trainers finalise schedules and course content.

Course Content outline

Best practice in engaging audiences

Engaging your community with your STEAM event involves far more than watching a talking head. Learn how to make the most of your resources and talent and seek feedback to actively engage your audience and appropriately target online programs that community audiences will want to participate in. Evaluate your success and iterate!

Partnering for impact

Extend the reach of your online program beyond your own community by partnering and finding creative ways to promote what you are offering. Think big as you identify how to deliver maximum value to your audience. The pandemic lockdown has seen some incredible innovations, from facetime portraiture to global art challenges and couch choirs. Develop your ideas and learn from other successful programs, discover what works best in bringing big events online to life.

Web conferencing 101 essentials

Learn from Australia’s expert science engagement practitioners on getting your setup, technology and fail-safe practise nailed in this one hour session. It will cover how to set up and deliver your event or program online, meeting security needs, what to avoid and how to create a professional, successful, engaging session for your audience.

All sessions will be supported by free downloadable resources to review in your own time and assist you when delivering your programs.