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We need to share STEAM data and knowledge

The edict to go forth and STEAM has been delivered but it could be much more effective with increased data and interchange of results and ideas.
   The Optimising STEAM Industry-School Partnerships: Inspiring Australia’s Next Generation report says that while there are hundreds of STEAM initiatives being implemented there is no information being gathered and disseminated as to what's been achieved. Read More

 

2 Oct 2017
ACARA presses on with NAPLAN Online preparations News Image

Schools across Australia have been taking part in school readiness testing to assess their ICT capacity for NAPLAN Online and to become familiar with administration and logistics Read More

2 Oct 2017
2015 National Report on schooling in Australia released News Image

The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2015 is the annual report on Australia’s school education sector. The report highlights progress in 2015 towards the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians agreed by Australian education ministers in 2008. Read More

2 Oct 2017
Mission 360 Virtual reality launched by Catholic Mission News Image

Walking in the shoes of the other has long been a quintessential part of Catholic Mission’s formation experience, but now it is set to take on a whole new meaning. Mission in 360 utilises virtual reality technology with footage shot in communities around the world. Read More

2 Oct 2017 | Australia
Nominations for Teacher Fellowship Awards close on 12 October News Image

Time is running out to nominate outstanding teachers in the 2018 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards with entries closing on 12 October. Now in its second year, the Awards will offer 12 Fellowships worth $45,000 for teachers and school leaders who are inspiring and transforming the lives of Australian students. Read More

2 Oct 2017 | Sydney, NSW
Western Sydney Coding Club launched News Image

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences has launched its 2018 Schools Program, aimed at inspiring a life-long engagement in STEAM subjects. Schools in Western Sydney will also have the opportunity to access free professional development and coding resources through the new Western Sydney Coding Club. Read More

23 Sep 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
Victorian Education Excellence Awards finalists announced News Image

A school raising the career aspirations of young people and a primary teacher who is passionate about increasing women in STEM education and careers are among the finalists of this year’s Victorian Education Excellence Awards.  Read More

23 Sep 2017
$600,000 funding to enable an Australian-first telepresence robot pilot News Image

St.George Foundation and MissingSchool have announced funding of up to $600,000 over three years to enable an Australian-first telepresence robot pilot. Telepresence robots will be paced in schools to demonstrate that continuous two-way connection is possible between seriously sick children and their classrooms. Read More

23 Sep 2017 | Australia
NESLI Wellbeing Tookit has positive effect on mental Health in schools News Image

NESLI’s Staff Wellbeing Toolkit is having a profound impact on the mental health of Australia’s schools. After doing the 5 module program schools reported a marked improvement in understanding Read More

23 Sep 2017 | Australia
Teenagers opposed to Fitbits as a way to increase levels of activity News Image

There is an increasing use of healthy lifestyle technologies but little in-depth empirical research on their impacts on young people. Fitbits have been used in schools to tackle rising levels of obesity and sedentary behaviour yet a study published in Sport, Education and Society shows that they might have longer-term negative impacts Read More

23 Sep 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
Ivanhoe Grammar School to open new University Campus at La Trobe News Image

Ivanhoe Grammar School and La Trobe University have entered into a partnership to establish a Year 9 campus to provide students with a university-school experience. The initiative will give Year 9 students an early taste of university learning Read More

21 Sep 2017 | Australia
Wakakirri wraps up 2017 season on a high News Image

Wakakirri 2017 has been a brilliant eight-week show season with almost 250 schools shaking and grooving their hearts out to be in the running for the National Story of the Year Award. Recurring themes were homelessness, cyber bullying, the environment, technology and friendship. Read More

20 Sep 2017
NAO is the highlight of Cunnamulla Library News Image

Situated 910 km South West of Brisbane (three-hours by plane) is the remote town of Cunnamulla. With a population of only 1865, Cunnamulla is considered a low socio-economic area. However, the town boasts a diverse and passionate community, eager to develop skills relevant for the 21st century. Read More