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
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
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
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
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.
They’re strong silent types anemones and they’re fighting back against high temperatures and bleaching. Anemones’ ability to keep producing venom gives them an edge in surviving changes to marine environments. Read More
Amazon have launched Camp Amazon to encourage children from underserved and low-income communities to pursue careers in computer science.
You can’t be what you can’t see and that applies for STEAM career pathways for women, but there needs to be a strategy set in place if strong female STEAM role models are to be made available to young ladies. Read More
Research on the QuickSmart Numeracy program says it is delivering a month’s worth of impact on maths achievement when compared with students doing regular maths classes alone. Read More
One of the fun ways to address issues surrounding STEAM is via a family engagement program based on the popular Family Science or Maths programs.
Developed in South Australia by eLabtronics, the runlinc platform is being taught to children as young as eight years old and allows simple but powerful investigations to be made. Read More
Microsoft Australia and professional learning organisation, Education Changemakers, are calling on teachers and local high school students to enter a new national competition – the AI for Good Challenge. Read More
Mojobot exists at the confluence of board games, coding and robotics, sweet. The idea is tangible coding, with Mojobot you learn to code through playing and challenging each other in the Mojobot Missions board game. Read More