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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

28 Aug 2019 | National
How education-specific 3D printers can enhance student safety, reduce costs, improve learning News Image

Many schools have tried 3D printing in the form of do-it-yourself (DIY) 3D printer kits. However, when looking to expand use to a larger group of students, these types of printers can’t satisfy the need for safety, ease of use and accessibility. Read More

28 Aug 2019 | Brisbane
International conference set to shape the future of science learning News Image

Researchers and STEM leaders from science centres and museums everywhere will converge in Brisbane to collaborate and generate new ideas about science communication. Read More

28 Aug 2019 | national
Sphero and Littlebits join forces to make play-based learning giant News Image

Sphero and littleBits, the company that invented the electronic building block, have joined forces, becoming the largest player in the play based learning market. Read More

28 Aug 2019 | National
Making artificial intelligence ethical by design News Image

The ‘Humanising Machine Intelligence’ project at The Australian National University (ANU) brings together philosophers, social scientists and computer science experts to design AI that represents and promotes “Australian values”. Read More

28 Aug 2019 | Alice
Outback fossil dig opens student eyes News Image

Country and city high school students have developed a passion for fossil hunting thanks to the annual James Moore Memorial Prize in Palaeontology, which enables them to dig up ancient bones as part of an outback field excursion. Read More