AustSTEM has arranged for the local manufacture of 500 Kookaberry boards for delivery by the end of 2020.
Some of these boards will be used in the Kookaberry Class Sets supporting trials of the STEM Experiential Learning Journey (The Journey) in selected NSW schools commencing in Term 1 2021.
The balance is available to allow schools and institutions to purchase The Journey or individual Kookaberries for evaluation or trial.
The STEM Experiential Learning Journey (The Journey) is a whole-of-school programme introducing real world data and technology to subjects across the curriculum from Stage 3 onwards.
By taking the Journey, teachers and their students will develop the practical skills to assess and draw conclusions based on real-world data and evidence, and be able to apply those skills in novel situations.
It is supported by a Kookaberry Class Set and two Kookaberry teacher accreditation courses
Kookaberry Class Set
The Kookaberry Class Set supporting the STEM Journey comprises
15 Kookaberries including batteries and connecting leads
accessories including power leads, power boards, battery chargers, and the leads connecting peripherals to the Kookaberry
peripherals including enough input and output devices (sensors and control elements) to allow students to explore the world of data; and teachers to demonstrate the relevance of fundamental learnings to real world practices.
The Journey includes two self-paced, video based, Kookaberry teacher accreditation courses. Each course will deliver at least 4 hours of professional learning, and include at least 1 hour of on-line mentoring and support.
Extension kits to support STELR, and other curriculum projects are either under consideration or are being developed.
We welcome inquiries on tailoring extension kits to suit particular learning needs
Expression of Interest
If you would like to learn more about The Journey or the Kookaberry, or would like to receive regular updates on our own journey, please complete and submit the form below