ADRIAN PUCKERING & ALEX BORLENGHI
Director of curriculum innovation and head of digital learning St Catherine’s School, Toorak (Vic)
Together, Adrian Puckering and Alex Borlenghi have influenced a number of schools through their innovative approach to the teaching of STEM in K-12. One way in which they have done so is through TIDE, which encompasses Technology, Innovation, Design and Engineering (as opposed to STEM). In TIDE classes, along with coding and the use of HeavyM (video mapping) software, the introduction of the use of augmented reality in the classroom has been a leading tool in innovation. In 2017, a Virtual and Augmented Reality Elective will be introduced at St Catherine’s, which was the first girls’ school in Australia to purchase and use the zSpace Virtual Reality machine.