As a school we have begun our journey into emerging technologies within education and examined how project and inquiry based learning supports authentic learning experience for students.
Teachers have undertaken professional learning in integrated learning programming and have developed the first of many teaching and learning programs around Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) which is directly related to the National STEM Strategy endorsed by the Australian Education Ministers on 11 December 2015.
Our efforts around project learning, inquiry learning and utilising emerging technologies will be further supported with changes to our timetable in 2016, Year 8 will have blocks of Science & Maths periods to undertake projects each term. Ee will be advancing our focus with 3D printing, First Lego League participation and utilising emerging technologies in interdisciplinary programs. This initiative will be introduced to Year 7 in 2017, with students having custom designed learning experiences for 2 years before deciding on their elective choices.