Junior Years teachers have participated in an ISQ project during 2019/2020 to develop STE(A)M within our teaching and learning. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are all learning areas which allow our students to demonstrate creative thinking, curiosity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. With the addition of ‘A’ for arts, these units of work become even richer.
Our STE(A)M team members, Marie Miegel, Cam Broom, Darryl Griffiths, Karen Taylor and Sarah Anderton, set out to build teacher capacity in the design learning process with a view to embedding it throughout our teaching and learning. On Friday we attended the Celebration of Success in STE(A)M at Moreton Bay College, and along with other participating schools, we presented our project. We are proud of the progress we’ve made, and especially of the school-based design thinking process resources we’ve created to support teaching and learning. We’ve decided on common language and symbols for each stage of the process, and these will become a part of the learning environment in every classroom.
Most of all we are proud of our girls, who are truly creative thinkers. It is amazing to see their collaboration and critical thinking in action as we continue to challenge them, and ourselves.
Mrs Marie Miegel
Junior Years Teacher Librarian
Click here to view the design thinking poster.