GHD Foundation supporting the future STEAM geniuses
GHD Foundation has committed to empowering three schools across Australia with the implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education initiatives by partnering with Australian Schools Plus, a national not-for-profit that helps children with limited resources succeed in school.
The GHD Foundation-funded initiatives will be school-led and designed to meet the specific needs of the students and teachers, bringing a targeted approach to STEAM learning, based on the school’s context and unique challenges. As a part of ensuring program success, Schools Plus provides school leaders with expert coaching to help in the design, implementation and evaluation of the initiatives and connects schools with others across Australia undertaking similar work, to share learnings and resources.
Australian Schools Plus CEO, Rosemary Conn said, ‘We are delighted to partner with the GHD Foundation to help us to enrich STEAM learning outcomes for children. We know that supporting children to ensure that they have access to critical thinking skills, innovation and technology is essential to help children prepare for their future careers. Our partnership with GHD foundation will empower students to harness the 21st century skills of collaboration, communication and problem solving – skills that are critical to future-proofing their lives’.
GHD Foundation and Australian Schools Plus both have a goal of closing the gap with clear focus on:
- Increased awareness of and aspirations to pursue further STEAM education and careers
- Improved access to up-to-date technology and resources
- Improved academic achievement in science and maths
- Increased number of students undertaking STEAM subjects in senior secondary
- Increased teacher capacity in delivery STEAM skills to students, through professional development