Inspiring Australia Training

Many organisations are adapting their large scale events and STEM engagement for online delivery modes. Inspiring Australia’s state programs are offering a unique training opportunity to its partners to learn how to transition their programs to online delivery. Specialists in online education backed by 20 years’ experience and research from Virtual Excursions Australia will deliver this bespoke program that will be offered for free to all those who deliver science engagement programs as part of Inspiring Australia’s national network, delivered in partnership with State Governments.

This free introductory course combines three 90-minute online sessions that will help you to learn digital engagement essentials, best practices in engaging community audience in STEM, and partnering for impact.

Sessions are available to people who deliver STEM programs across Australia

Course content outline

Web conferencing 101 essentials 

Learn from Australia’s expert science engagement practitioners on getting your setup, technology and fail safe practice nailed in this 90 minute 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.

Thursday 7 May 1 – 3pm AEST

Tuesday 12 May 1 – 3pm AEST

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!

Thursday 14 May 1 – 3pm AEST

Tuesday 19 May 1 – 3pm AEST

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.

Thursday 21 May 1 – 3pm AEST

Tuesday 26 May 1 – 3pm AEST

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

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