Fingal Head Community of Schools
Our driving questions were Why is STEM Education important for our students in the S8 CoS and what can we do to support the future focused learning needs of our students? As a Community of Schools we formed an Action Team that included representatives from each of the S8 schools. Action team members drove STEM in their own schools. Activities have enabled integration of syllabus outcomes and greater integration of technology. The STEM project has had a huge impact on the majority of teachers and leaders in our CoS. It has provided pathways for students, staff and community to develop deeper understanding of STEM and project-based learning and develop a variety of skills to adapt to the changing world. Students have demonstrated skills in problem solving, critical, design, higher order and creative thinking by applying taught strategies and work collaboratively to solve authentic real life problems.