AS CLASSROOMS continue to evolve in the digital age, Parkview Public School students were given a taste recently of what the future will look like.
Students were able to test out the Department of Education's STEMShare Community program, which starts this term.
Utilising new STEM kits that have been acquired by the school, students had the opportunity develop, among other things, their coding skills as they tested out robotics kits.
Parkview Public assistant principal Fiona Hislop said the STEM kits had the potential to unlock new pathways for students.
“It is exciting to see young people learning to code, because we know the jobs of the future will require students to have those skills,” she said.
Parkview’s extensive investment in the STEMShare program includes the acquisition of technology kits, targeted teacher professional learning, curriculum-linked learning and online tools to ensure the school could make the most of the new resources.
“Our students will need to think critically, solve problems creatively, work in teams, communicate clearly in a range of media and continue to learn to engage with new and ever-evolving technologies,” Mrs Hislop said.
“We are supporting our students to develop future skills for work and study.”
Mrs Hislop said lessons for the kits covered a range of curriculum content and inspired students to think creatively and develop problem-solving skills.
“With these kits, a teacher can start students off with a simple challenge and the next thing they are giving you ideas and driving the lesson.”
All students in the school will engage with the use of STEM Kits during term four.
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