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A ground up STEAM program build is winning

When Strathcona Girls Grammar in Melbourne decided to redo their STEAM program they took the opportunity to rebuild it completely. They did it well, STEAM teaching is now almost seamlessly integrated with the curriculum, the students are getting an early grounding in design thinking while sharpening their tech skills and the program has also managed to win international acclaim.
   Teachers Michelle Dennis and Eleni Kyritsis were tasked with the project. Both are committed to technology education, Dennis is Head of Digital Learning and Innovation and her influence is felt through the school’s entire technology teaching effort while Junior School Curriculum and Innovation Teacher Kyritsis is a former Australian Educator of the Year. Read More


26 Nov 2019 | Vic
A ground up STEAM program build is winning News Image

When Strathcona Girls Grammar in Melbourne decided to redo their STEAM program they took the opportunity to rebuild it completely. They did it well, STEAM teaching is now almost seamlessly integrated with the curriculum, the students are getting an early grounding in design thinking while sharpening their tech skills and the program has also managed to win international acclaim.
   Teachers Michelle Dennis and Eleni Kyritsis were tasked with the project. Both are committed to technology education, Dennis is Head of Digital Learning and Innovation and her influence is felt through the school’s entire technology teaching effort while Junior School Curriculum and Innovation Teacher Kyritsis is a former Australian Educator of the Year. Read More

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