OAKLEIGH STATE SCHOOL
Last year, the school embarked on a community consultation process that led to design and implementation of the Young Innovator Program. The program caters for around 100 students in an after-school capacity, utilising the skills and expertise of teachers, parents, industry experts, a ‘Code the Future’ volunteer, university students, the area’s local library, and commercial organisations. It assists students in finding their own learning niche. Workshops have included Digital Game Design, Arduino Coding, Media Production, Young Engineers, Junior Coders, Junior Entrepreneurs, Kerbal Space Program, Girls Tech and Electronics Project Design.
Coming up, the program will provide the opportunity for parents to partake in workshops so that their own learning and outlook supports that of their children. Additionally, the program is playing a role in ongoing development of the curriculum, with teachers considering students’ skills when they design the curriculum as a means of ensuring accommodation of their developing skills and mindsets.