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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

27 Nov 2018 | Melbourne
Girl Geek Academy reboots work experience for Year 10 Girls News Image

More innovative events from Girl Geek Academy who turned the internship on its head recently, partnering with Deloitte Digital and 99designs – the online graphic design marketplace – to deliver a week long program. Read More

27 Nov 2018 | National
Organising chaos works for Makerspaces News Image

A Makerspace is meant to have an element of chaos, that's kind of the point, but if real results are to be achieved providing a bit of structure, instruction and direction makes for happier teachers and more engaged kids. Read More

27 Nov 2018
Wanted – Haptic Interface Designer News Image

Tinkers, tailors and candlestick makers will most probably not be in huge demand in the future; job titles will be something more like joy adjuvant, virtual reality arcade manager or haptic interface designer. Read More

26 Oct 2018 | Global
There’s no kill switch for the creative awesomeness of augmented reality and education News Image

The purpose of this article focuses on two questions: What is augmented reality or AR? How can educators leverage this emerging technology for deep and active learning to promote impactful positive learning outcomes? Read More

26 Oct 2018 | National
Sphero Bolt the most advanced to date News Image

Sphero has launched latest app-enabled robotic ball, Sphero BOLT, building upon the company’s suite of education facing products and it could be yours for free, did we mention free? Read More

26 Oct 2018 | Queensland
Sheldon College’s world beating tech teaching News Image

They don’t just give out Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert badges, you need to be very good at integrating technology with teaching to get one, and recipients join a global elite of 7600 outstanding tech educators, Shelson College has two. Read More

26 Oct 2018 | Queensland
The right infrastructure underpins teaching at Coomera College Qld News Image

Teachers at Coomera Anglican College use technology to support student learning both in technology-related subjects and traditional subjects, the technology is supported by rock solid IT infrastructure. Read More

26 Oct 2018 | National
Winners of the Prime minister’s Prize for Science News Image

The two winning teachers of the Prime Minister's $50,000 Prize for Excellence in Science have created cultures that promote science teaching and learning at their schools. Read More

26 Oct 2018 | National
Putting the ‘A’ in STEAM News Image

When Winston Churchill was asked to cut arts funding in favour of the war effort, he simply replied, “then what are we fighting for?”.
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26 Oct 2018
What does a STEAM job looks like? Competition News Image

Samsung Australia, in partnership with Questacon have launched ‘This is a STEM Job’ – a national competition to show young Australians that STEM goes beyond the traditional discipline. Read More

26 Oct 2018 | Queensland
Machine art master joins QUT News Image

Prof Louis-Philippe Demers’ most recent work – Inferno, is an immersive festival of performances, exhibitions, screenings and panel discussions, Demers will join QUT in 2019. Read More

6 Aug 2018 | National
Game on for 3D Printing News Image

If we’re to believe the futurists we’re all going to be manufacturers plugged into a global marketplace and 3D printing is the technology that, partnered with the internet, will take us there, ushering in the industrial revolution’s third wave. Read More