The 2021 Network conference represents a partnership with the STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy to bring together researchers, educators, policymakers, industry representatives and the public to interrogate person- in-context influences towards, or away from, diverse STEM pathways across stages and settings. What are the needs for a STEM workforce of 2030? New, interdisciplinary drivers are transforming work and education policy and practice in response to social and environmental challenges and technological advancement. What is the role of STEM for the new work order, and how can we engage and prepare all young people including girls and women?
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A focused one-day event will be run by the STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy in parallel with the Network Gender & STEM Conference to support teachers implementing STEM approaches in schools. While also focusing on the needs of a STEM workforce and the role schools might play to prepare students for the new work order, the STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy will provide opportunities for teachers, school leaders, school system personnel and policymakers to share successful STEM practices, and learn about the latest research into STEM education. Participants are welcomed to additionally register and attend the Network conference.