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STEM learning in the early years
STEM learning in the early years

How early should educators be introducing children to the basics of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and engaging them in STEM-related learning activities? An Australia-wide research project is zeroing in on preschool.

Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education
Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education

Staff at a school in a bushfire-sensitive area have teamed up with their local fire service to deliver a project encouraging students to find new ways to prepare for a natural disaster. Here, we speak to the Assistant Principal about the success of the program.  

AI classroom activity: Machine learning
AI classroom activity: Machine learning

In his second article on introducing the concept of artificial intelligence to school students, Dr Joshua Ho – from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and UNSW – gives a step-by-step guide to two classroom activities illustrating the concept of machine learning.

Teacher Q&A: Integrating technology in Science classrooms
Teacher Q&A: Integrating technology in Science classrooms

In today’s Q&A, we speak to Deanne Plaza (Science and Maths teacher at Craigslea State High School, Queensland) about a collaborative action research project to integrate ICT resources into senior biology classes.

AI classroom activity: Facial recognition
AI classroom activity: Facial recognition

Today’s schoolchildren are a generation who will grow up with artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Here, Dr Joshua Ho – from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and UNSW – gives a step-by-step guide to a classroom activity illustrating the concept of facial recognition.

Regional educators sharing STEM expertise
Regional educators sharing STEM expertise

On the Victorian side of the border with New South Wales, 300 kilometres north-east of Melbourne, sits Wodonga Senior Secondary College – home to 900 Year 10-12 students, 100 staff and a community hub for the sharing of STEM expertise.

The STEM Video Game Challenge is on
The STEM Video Game Challenge is on

Put your thinking caps on, get those creative juices flowing and let your imagine run wild – this year’s Australian STEM Video Game Challenge is on. Registrations for the annual competition open today and the theme for 2018 is ‘Transformation’.

A tailored approach to STEM learning
A tailored approach to STEM learning

This month, we’ve been finding out how Parklands Christian College introduced a STEM Studies elective. Here, Kristie Schulz talks about student assessment and reflects on some of the highlights and challenges of the last 12 months.

Designing and implementing a STEM elective
Designing and implementing a STEM elective

Brisbane’s Parklands Christian College has introduced a new STEM Studies elective for Year 10. Lead Teacher of Mathematics and Science Kristie Schulz explains the course design and implementation process.

STEM Studies – our school’s story
STEM Studies – our school’s story

In 2017, Parklands Christian College in Brisbane launched a new elective for Year 10s called STEM Studies. In this first instalment of a three-part series, Kristie Schulz – Lead Teacher of Mathematics and Science – explains how the journey began.