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GOAL! making STEAM subjects shine

A new way to engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Maths (STEAM) has just been unveiled.

The online program of teaching resources, called GOAL! is accessed through eBeacon and is a collaboration between The Huddle (North Melbourne Football Club’s not-for-profit) and Beacon Foundation.

Beacon CEO, Scott Harris is excited about the program, which will be available to primary and secondary schools in Tasmania.

“It’s significant that the North Melbourne Football Club is really committed to this state. This program will help young people transition outside school to a really positive pathway.”

At the launch of the program at Bayview Secondary College in Hobart, General Manager of Community engagement for NMFC and The Huddle, Cam McLeod, described GOAL! as a tool to help reach and engage students. He says the program’s Units of Inquiry will demonstrate how STEAM relates to jobs of the present and the future.

“Using sport to educate students from Grades three to 12, across Tasmania, in how to apply STEAM to everyday life.”

Mr McLeod say Tennis and soccer will also be used as part of GOAL!

Gill Berriman, Principal at Bayview says she and other educators know that working in partnerships is very important.

“The key thing is that we have shared goals about achieving educational outcomes. Our school has a strong aspirational culture and we are proud to be part of this program.”

Two Teachers at Bayview, Adrian Eberle and Tullia Chung-Tilley have played an instrumental part in the design of the Units of Inquiry. In their desire to produce a truly integrated approach to STEAM, the first Unit focuses on individual health and how that impacts on the broader community. It includes resources to teach science, PE, the Arts/Media and Maths.

Educators within Beacon’s Program’s team are also part of the process of designing the Units of Inquiry.

The GOAL! program aligns with the Tasmanian Education Department’s careers initiative MyEducation as well as curriculum for Year 10 Work Studies.

The major funder of the initiative, the Tasmanian Community Fund believes GOAL! is a worthwhile community investment and that teachers teaching teachers is a sustainable model.

For more information or to register to access GOAL! head to this link:

https://ebeacon.net.au/goal/