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What will you do when you grow up?

Start the STEM journey here.

Serious about STEM? So are we.

And we’re excited to be able to provide you with the products, programs, tools and devices to help STEM take of in your school. See how we’re already helping students to be inspired by STEM.

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Why STEM matters

Three-quarters of tomorrow’s fast-growing jobs will need STEM skills – but only 16% of students go on to pursue degrees in STEM. At the same time, if just one percent more Australians worked in STEM, it would increase our GDP by over $50 billion. That’s why we’re passionate at Microsoft to welcome the next generation of app developers, game designers, Artificial Intelligence experts and coders to the workplace. To prepare them with a future skill set and to help educators gain confidence teaching STEM, we’re providing a suite of STEM resources, platforms, tools and devices.  We have outlined these issues in detail in our STEM discussion paper and you can download it below:

Supporting learning at every step of the STEM journey

We’ve identified four critical stages in the STEM journey where Microsoft programmes and technology can make a real difference.

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1. Inspiration

Microsoft communities and programmes let STEM educator share best practice and inspire others to try something new, while Microsoft partners offer solutions, training, technical support and advice.

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2. Preparation

Microsoft professional development programmes help educators deliver digital literacy. All educators can gain certifications, while Microsoft courses and certifications also help students.

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3. Experimentation

Powerful software and free tools let students design and code games, apps and immersive environments – and they get to do it using the same software used in industry.

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4. Showcasing

Microsoft global competitions let students meet like-minded innovators and share their inspiring work.

It’s full STEM ahead with these great resources

Continue the journey with these guides, templates and tools and find out why STEM matters with professional development resources.

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STEM partnerships

Find out how our partners The Big Day In, the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences and the Victorian Department of Education Games can help you on your journey.

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STEM research

Find out how research on Pen Keyboard Voice Touch by Sharon Oviatt, When to pen: synthesising ideas and visual thinking, and ACS digital pulse report can help you on your journey.