STEAM at Mullion Creek
Mullion Creek Public School shares their journey of embracing STEAM as an integral part of the curriculum in K-6.
Location: 45 Long Point Rd, Mullion Creek
Level: Primary School, Kinder to Year 6
Enrolment: 58 students
Mullion Creek Public School is passionate about equipping students with 21st century skills which they will need for future employment. Students are encouraged to ask questions and then research and investigate answers or solutions. The school community is excited about the future as the possibilities are endless and we are confident that our children are well equipped to face the future with confidence. The school believes that if you can imagine it, you can create it!
Developing cross curricular units of learning with future focussed skills that are applied and enhanced was the approach to embedding STEAM and ICT in to classroom practice at Mullion Creek Public School. Robotics and ICT has driven staff professional learning and mentoring.
The school embraced STEAM as an integral learning area across all stages, starting with Bee-Bots in K/1, WeDo 2.0 in Year 2 and EV3.0 Mindstorms and Sphero in Years 3 to 6. The activities include robots, independent investigations and problem solving challenges, collaborative enquiry-based learning, and creative thinking tasks.
By working technologically the students identify problems, make predictions, plan and conduct investigations, find answers, create and test designs and produce coded solutions. They communicate their ideas using journals, annotated designs, innovative proto-type models and a coded sequence solutions. Through the use of robotics they construct meaning and build understanding that can be applied to new situations.
- 100% student engagement
- Multiple access points allowing for differentiated learning.
- Positive student feedback
- Transfer of knowledge across KLAs
- Transfer of skills to other learning
To access a visual representation of this journey, download the STEAM at Mullion Creek Public School infographic (PDF 41.87KB).
Guiding research or evidence
- Tell Them From Me Survey results
- Class feedback
- Internal data
- Growth mindsets