PEM and Royal Far West is committed to ensuring that all children can access the specialist services and support that are essential to their growth. They are intervening as early as possible to improve their health, development, learning and life trajectory of children across rural and remote Australia. Working with Royal Far West and TinkerTank which is Australia’s first Maker-Space for everyone, ages 5+. Who is all about teaching STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
They operate little different from your usual club-house, they teach Robotics, Coding and Design to everyone. Catering for after-school, holiday, week-ends and home-educator time slots available every week, where students can create, learn, create, collaborate and construct. Using STEAM education results in students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century.
Students engage in a wide range of hands-on STEAM activities including but not limited to 3D printing, robotics, animation, design and coding There are so many challenges within each pathway with limitless possibilities. These STEAM based experiences are not only educational but so much fun! Everything we do is project-based, meaningless talking, more action.
Our world is a beautiful, complex, and intricate tapestry of learning all in its own right. Integrating concepts, topics, standards and assessments is a powerful way to disrupt the typical course of events for our students and to help change the merry-go-round of “school.” It takes what we do when we open the doors to the real world and places those same practices in our cycles of teaching and learning. So we can finally remove the brick walls and classroom doors to get at the heart of learning.
This will improve outcomes for children and families and rural and remote communities. Early intervention will lead to long term savings in health, education, justice and social welfare costs, thus enhancing economic productivity through investing in the next generation.