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Teacher Q&A: Algorithmic thinking
Teacher Q&A: Algorithmic thinking

Why is it important to teach algorithmic thinking skills? Is algorithmic thinking the same as coding? Educators Greg Breese and David Shigrov answer these questions and more in today’s Q&A.

Miss Chen’s blog: Literacy in the early years
Miss Chen’s blog: Literacy in the early years

In this regular blog, Miss Chen will be sharing some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom, which are all available to download for free via the Little J & Big Cuz website. For today’s activity, the class created their own picture story books about the animals they’d spotted while out on Country.

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.

A different way to organise the school curriculum
A different way to organise the school curriculum

There are good reasons to rethink how we organise the school curriculum. An alternative would be to structure the curriculum as a sequence of proficiency levels unrelated to age or year level, according to Professor Geoff Masters AO.

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.

Lesson planning – events and themes for 2018
Lesson planning – events and themes for 2018

With the beginning of the New Year comes a new range of worldwide celebrations, events and commemorations. For teachers wanting to plan around a theme, there are several global and national events in this 2018 summary to help guide learning opportunities throughout the year.

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.

Secondary English – creating book trailers
Secondary English – creating book trailers

Exposing students to a range of books and authors and helping them to create their own texts has provided the perfect opportunity for educators at St Aloysius College to teach them about digital copyright and the proper use of online resources.

Miss Chen’s blog: Traditional Indigenous games in preschool
Miss Chen’s blog: Traditional Indigenous games in preschool

In this regular blog, Miss Chen will be sharing some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom, which are all available to download for free via the Little J & Big Cuz website. For today’s activity, her class has learned how to play a traditional Indigenous bush game.

Students driving entrepreneurial learning
Students driving entrepreneurial learning

If schools want to promote entrepreneurial thinking and action it’s students who need to be in the driver’s seat. That’s one of the findings from a year-long Australian initiative.