Our STEM journey has been moving along nicely!
A group of 5/6 students were selected and invited to be part of a lunch time STEM club once a week. We entered in the Deakin STEM awards where they had to make a Science or Engineering product. We were not quite ready for the awards so have arranged for the judges to come to us next week- late August. The children have all made online games and identified 'problems' such as current games have too much violence or children spend too much time on computer games to create games which combat these problems.
Our Technology specialist team had arranged and attended 4 PD sessions with Craig Cummings around Makey Makey and Scratch. We have one to come in 2019 and a further session already in motion for 2020.
Our whole staff have had one staff meeting "Unplugged, unpacking the Technologies curriculum" with another one planned for week 8 of this term.
We have stop motion happening to support our media arts program, our 5/6 student cohort are exploring switches and Makey Makey. We are holding a learning celebration at the end of this term where their parents have been invited in and they are the teachers on all things Makey Makey and switches.