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Digital Technologies and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Teacher Development School

Brookman Primary School is one of a number of schools selected by the Western Australian Department of Education to be involved in selective but highly exciting training to become a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Teacher Development School.

STEM is an acronym that refers to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The term is typically used when addressing education policy and curriculum choices in schools to improve competitiveness in science and technology development.

Brookman Primary School focuses on meaningful, integrated cross-curricular activities and projects that include facets of all of these key learning areas. Through these activities student interest and engagement has increased and teachers are encouraging students to explore and utilise their creative skills to problem solve. Our programs extend student thinking and creativity.

In future years our school will create opportunities to lead and support teachers in other schools across Western Australia to build on their capacity to provide STEM based educational programs so they too can develop creative problem solvers that our future world will so badly need.

During 2017 our school will be part of a professional learning program which brings together multiple schools into a learning community supported by digital edge leaders to explore the role that the Digital Technologies curriculum plays in supporting problem solving and project-based learning. In partnership with Curtin University and Information Technology company DATACOM our school will engage in a program designed to assist primary schools to implement the Western Australian Digital Technologies curriculum due for implementation in 2018. Brookman Primary School will play a lead role in utilising Digital Technologies to improve educational outcomes for students across the metropolitan area.

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