2019 STEAM Education Summit
Applying STEAM as an interdisciplinary learning in the classroom
The STEAM Education Summit returned in its second year to continue the discussion around implementing the STEAM curriculum into more schools. The summit focused on learning from leaders who are already bringing this practice into the classroom, addressing the traditional forms of teaching and how schools can smoothly transition towards a modern learning environment.
This year's Summit was condensed to an elongated one day event after attendee feedback around the industrial action that was affecting the Education Sector. Feedback prior to the event indicated it was felt that this option presented the least conflict for attendees and speakers.
Key topics covered included:
- Introducing early years to STEAM in preparation for school
- Intentional teaching – bringing science into awareness in the early years
- Innovating with STEAM: Changing the system in a traditional environment
- Involving the arts in STEAM
With case studies from:
- Albany Senior High School
- Westlake Boys High School
- Westlake Girls High School
- Kadimah School
- Ormiston Junior College
A wide range of School Principals, STEAM / STEM Coordinators, HODs, Learning Designers and Learning Managers from across primary, secondary and ECE levels attended this year's event from around New Zealand. Conferenz would like to thank attendees for their cooperation and patience in the rescheduling of the event and we hope to see you back for next year.