OCEAN ROAD announced pilot preschool to run Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA)
We are proud to announce that Ocean Road Primary School will be one of the 100 ELSA 2018 pilot preschools across Australia.
Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) is a play-based digital learning program for children in preschool to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Sarah Argent, Ocean Road PS Kindergarten / Pre-Primary PLC Leader, successfully applied for our school to be part of the pilot group.
The Early Learning STEM Australia project is being run by the STEM Education Research Centre in the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics at the University of Canberra.
- To encourage preschool children, their educators and families to explore STEM practices such as locations, patterns, designing, making, spatial reasoning and problem solving.
- To create six applications (apps) for tablet devices that go beyond the screen to encourage active play, and learning through play.
- To introduce a play-based digital learning program for children in one hundred preschools from across Australia in the 2018 ELSA Pilot.
Click here to learn more about the program: https://www.canberra.edu.au/research/faculty-research-centres/stem-education-research-centre/research-projects/early-learning-stem-australia-elsa