Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
At Al-Faisal, we believe that every child should learn the fundamentals behind the technology that is shaping their future. We provide our students with the opportunity to learn computer skills using different platforms of technology. We aim for information technology to be practical, purposeful and integrated into all areas of teaching and learning.
All of our classrooms contain an Interactive whiteboard (IWB), which allows for optimum instruction and easy engagement with multimedia resources in all learning areas. Dedicated computer labs are also equipped with a class set of PCs and an IWB, with all classes utilising these facilities regularly. All students are encouraged and guided to be safe, skilful and savvy information technology users.
Across the primary years, the College also engages with external educational experts to run courses that are tightly integrated with the Australian curriculum providing lessons on learning to code, building websites, creating apps, 3D printing and design, robotics and Google research and Digital Citizenship which includes online behaviour and safety.
The benefits are not just about the children engaging in technology in a meaningful way but in the new skills the children are learning that transfers across all STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The College has introduced a number of wonderful programs and initiatives to develop students' creative, problem solving, mathematical, computational and logical thinking skills, eg Creative Coding, Code It Yourself Club, Claymation, Lego Robotics and many more. Within these sessions, beginner classes teach the foundations of learning to code and we build from there across three strands – creative coding, exciting electronics and digital lifestyle.
iPad experience at Al-Faisal College
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