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STEAMing home

Stop and really think about how many productive weeks you have until Christmas. I count 5 in this ten week term. However, if you have some spare time in this insane term, why not try some of these?

DLTVSTEAM based game design day
Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria are running a day-long workshop designed to give you some great processes for creating STEAM games in the classroom. It’s only $110 for DLTV members, so get in now: Register.

From Adobe
“To all Victorian friends of Adobe in Education. With the final term for 2017 looming, below are some free digital literacy & creativity professional learning opportunities that you may like to register to attend and share with your networks.

Note that all Victorian Government Secondary Schools now have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud via the eduSTAR portal.

Monday 30th October: 2.00pm to 4.00pm &/or 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Free PL event in Mordialloc – to be confirmed
Stay tuned at

Tuesday 31st October: 2pm to 6.30pm: Teaching & Learning with Creativity Tools from Adobe
Free Adobe PL event at the Adobe Melbourne Office in South Melbourne
More information & registration is available at

Monday 13st November 2pm to 4.00pm &/or 4.30pm to 6.30pm Teaching & Learning with Adobe Creativity Tools
Free Adobe PL event at Bayswater Secondary College
More information & registration is available at

Other online & self-paced professional learning opportunities from Adobe Education are available at

Regards, Tim Kitchen”

Cyber Victoria Schools Challenge August 17- November 17, 2017
The Victorian Government will award the Victorian schools and tertiary institutions with the highest rate of participation. Student and teachers can get involved, win prizes and importantly build their confidence with Cyber security skills linked to innovation and technology.

Go to the Cyber Victoria Schools Challenge and sign up to be part of this important initiative offering teachers online free professional development and students’ new understanding and skills in Cyber.

Excited about the Victoria Schools Challenge and want your school involved? Renee Hoareau and Pahia Cooper at Life Journey can assist schools with in-class, co-curricular activities, professional learning or online support. Contact Renee at or call 0416 113 924. Contact Pahia Cooper or call 0427 425 058.

I subscribe to all of these newsletters to that you don’t have to. Here’s what you’re missing:

  • From Social Media: Coding is NOT the new black. Remember that coding is a great way to teach complex problem solving but like using MS Word, it’s just something everybody will be able to do.
  • “The study of science is about inquiry. The study of engineering is about problem solving.” – Seth Dimbert quoted in The E in STEM.
  • There’s something missing from STEM” – a great argument for STEAM over STEM from the Education Week website.

All the news that’s fit to email.

These news snippets come from me reading emails and searching STEAM-related sites. It will grow as I start getting emails from you.

Damian Perry
Editor The STEAM Report

29 May 2019 | National
Keeping up your cyber hygiene News Image

Cyber-attacks on Australia’s education sector have dropped to 18% (down by 32% from 2017) which saw the sector leave the top spot of most targeted.
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29 May 2019 | South Australia
UK Linked Factory of the Future in Tonsley SA News Image

A proposed $50 million Flinders University-led Australian Centre for Innovative Manufacturing (ACIM) at Tonsley will be the nation’s first reconfigurable ‘Future Factory. Read More

29 May 2019 | National
Math teacher shortage worse with more enrolments News Image

The shortage of Maths teachers is well documented and has been for some time, a shortage has been appreciated since the 1980s, the problem will only get worse as enrolments increase. Read More

29 May 2019 | National
Droning in the Classroom News Image

If we are to believe futurist Thomas Frey, drones will become the most disruptive technology in human history. To be fair Frey’s definition of a drone is more than the flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs we typically think of. Read More

29 May 2019 | National
Grant bot uses algorithm to give schools STEAM funds News Image

Grant is kind of generous, if you manage to impress, Grant will make it very worth your while, giving away funds for classroom STEAM resources.
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