STEM Workshops Go Full STEAM Ahead
25 May 2016
GEM College of International Business is excited about the partnership with CLWB, an international leader in the delivery of STEM/STEAM Education. 16 workshops were delivered across Australia, together with partner Intuyu. Over 250 educational managers, teachers and students enjoyed the hands on experience of the STEAM and Coding Workshops. Workshops were held in Brisbane, Geelong, Ballarat, Adelaide and Perth.
The Australian National Innovation and Science Agenda will change the way educators prepare their students for the world of work. An increased focus on Coding, STEM and Digital Technologies will help prepare students for the Tsunami that is coming from the Internet of Things.
The ‘You Can Teach Coding’ and ‘Practical Steps to STEAM’ workshops help teachers meet this challenge. GEM College is offering the Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning) and the Diploma of Design and Development with specialties in STEM Converged Curriculum™ and STEAM Converged Curriculum™. Register now for the 2016 second semester, or the 2017 academic year.
To learn more about the successful courses we ran earlier in 2016, and to register for courses: CLWB – 2016 STEAM and Coding Workshops
Following the endorsement of the new Australian Technologies Curriculum, states are now beginning to make coding and robotics, compulsory in schools from Prep to Year 10. “Practical Steps to STEAM” enables schools understand how to plan a STEAM/STEM strategy; teach the required “General Purpose Computer Languages” to students; and manage the implementation of STEAM or STEM in their schools. The workshop included hands-on experience in a STEAM project and Coding.
“You Can Teach Coding” taught teachers how to code and how to teach coding. Participants were taken from assumed no-knowledge to being confident in teaching with a “General Purpose Programming Language”. Carefully scaffolded exercises take delegates from Scratch to HTML to Python in just one day.