STEM Resources

PASS Effective Learning Action Research

Lik lik lain wantaim

The Effective Learning Action Research (ELAR) activity is a five-week action research program exploring innovative classroom practices for effective teaching and learning, using a rapid action research approach. The focus of this activity will be how to better engage girls in STEM and is targeted at Science, Maths and Technology teachers. The program is supported by the Girls in STEM Toolkit developed by Education Services Australia.​

PASS Digital Skills Builder 

Treining Bilong Lainim Komputa, Intanet Na Teknologi

Developed by Chris Harte, Director of Unstuck Learning and PASS Learning Designer & Facilitator, and Jim Sill, Founder and Coach at Deploy Learning, this course is for teachers and students to learn core digital skills in the areas of communication, collaboration, presentation, organisation and assessment/data and analytics.

Watch a short welcome/introduction video about this course to the right. 

PASS Growing PASS Sustainability  

Growing PASS Sustainability was a face-to-face professional learning program delivered in PNG aimed at engaging leaders on the resources available on the PASS Learning Bank and how to build a Google Site of their own. During the workshops, PNG education leaders at national, province and school level:


Held in 2021, the NDoE STEM Workshop & Technical Support aimed to support PNG’s STEM curriculum writing team with an overview workshop and technical assistance from Australia on STEM education delivery in secondary schools. 

The objectives of the workshop were:

PASS Online Kickstarter

The PASS Online Kickstarter is a series of short videos developed to support your participation as learners and collaborators in our PASS community. 

As part of PASS activities, PASS has been using Google as an online platform to connect, collaborate and learn. These videos will take students and teachers through short tutorials to guide them on how they can use online tools to participate in ongoing PASS activities and also improve their overall digital literacy. 

Access all videos via YouTube Playlist here. We recommended watching the videos on a computer or laptop, if possible. 

1. What is Google?

2. Creating a Google Account

3. Google Drive and Docs

4. Google Slides and Jamboard

5. Google Meet and Gmail

6. PASS Website and Classroom

PASS STEM Awareness and Train-the-Trainer 

A series of short workshops were delivered to PNG schools focusing on STEM awareness and STEM Train-the-Trainer to equip educators and school leaders with the skills to share their knowledge with their school community. 

All workshop materials and supporting resources are available in the shared Google Drive folders below. 

Engaging Girls in STEM Education Webinar

The Engaging Girls in STEM Education webinar was hosted by Australian Schools Plus on 14 November 2019 with presenters, 2019 Schools Plus Teaching Fellow and PASS Participant Sarah Chapman from Townsville High School (QLD) as well as Ashley Stewart from Newton Moore Senior High School (WA). A recording of the webinar is provided together with Q&A Notes, including links to resources and references. 

Schools Plus_Engaging girls in STEM education.mp4
Schools Plus Girls in STEM Webinar QA.pdf

Mathematics Hub

Free Online Professional Learning Modules for Maths Teachers

The Australian Government’s Mathematics Hub has free high-quality resources to develop the classroom skills of Maths teachers. See all Professional Learning Modules and Resources here

Check out a downloadable professional learning module guiding teachers to move from closed to open questions to better engage students and develop higher-order thinking and problem-solving. 

Access all resource information here

Tranforming Tasks Strategy from Closed to Open_Mathematics Hub.pdf

Or try out the ReSOLVE Professional Learning Modules to guide teachers on how to facilitate and lead students in a mathematics investigation. They provide content knowledge, teaching strategies and advice on how to differentiate the investigations. 

Access all resource information here

Teaching Digital Literacy

PASS Digital Clubs look at strategies to help students know what fake news is. Stanford University in the USA has developed a series of free lessons on teaching digital literacy. This lesson introduces students to lateral reading - a strategy for investigating who's behind an unfamiliar online source by leaving the webpage and opening a new browser tab to see what trusted websites say about the unknown source. Students watch the teacher model lateral reading and then have a chance to practice the strategy to determine who is behind a website and, ultimately, whether that website is trustworthy.

Click here to watch a short video to see lateral reading in action.