Leanne Robertson & Rebecca Vivian

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Leanne Robertson & Rebecca Vivian

Girls in STEM Toolkit (GiST)

On Demand Video: Classroom strategies for inclusive learning environments
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Video Synopsis: 

This presentation will provide practical strategies and contemporary resources that teachers can use to bring the Girls in STEM Toolkit’s (GiST) Seven Principles for Inclusive STEM Education to life. It will also relay key research findings from a literature review of recent research about STEM education engagement, particularly for girls and young women. This project was funded by Education Services Australia (ESA) and undertaken in collaboration with The University of Adelaide.


Dr Rebecca Vivian is a Senior Research Fellow in the Computer Science Education Research Group (CSER). Rebecca has qualifications in Education and expertise in Learning Sciences, Computer Science (Digital Technologies) Education, Teacher Training and Educational Technology. Rebecca has collaborated extensively with various stakeholders across industry, education, and government to deliver education and research initiatives including massively open online courses (MOOCs) and PL-in-a-Box initiatives for teachers of Digital Technologies, which has engaged over 40,000 teachers and the Maths in Schools project which is currently in development.

 Rebecca is passionate about engaging more young people, and particularly women, in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) study pathways and careers, and have been involved in research and initiatives to support this endeavour.

Leanne Robertson is a Program Director at Education Services Australia (ESA) and manages a number of projects including the Digital Technologies Hub, Maths in Schools project and Girls in STEM Toolkit (the GiST). Leanne has extensive experience in the delivery of National digital education resources. Leanne ensures projects meet the needs of all stakeholders by collaborating with stakeholders across education, government and industry.

 Leanne’s interest in Digital Technologies started as a primary school teacher and continued through the creation of resources and facilitation of learning sessions for an IT Roadshow for schools. Leanne thrives on seeing young learners engaged in meaningful learning activity and being curious.