What is S.T.E.A.M Education?
STEAM Stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. Its a curriculum that brings reality into the classroom, and connects the different subjects together in the way that they would relate to the business world and each other.
It encourages students to think, innovate and create and equip them with 21st century skills that our students need.
Last year the Australian Government had committed an extra $12 million to restore the focus, and increase student uptake of, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics in primary and secondary schools across the country.
This year, as part of the 2017 Budget, the Australian government has announced that it will provide AU$24 million to establish a Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program targeting the STEAM fields of study.
Restoring the focus on STEAM subjects is about ensuring Australia’s young adults are equipped with the necessary skills for the economy of the future.
Encouraging students to study STEAM subjects and showing them some of the great careers built on science, engineering, maths and technology will also help secure the nation’s future. Starting this interest at the school level will help increase the number of students taking up STEAM subjects in higher education and in their careers and help keep Australia competitive internationally in these important fields.
What Little Bird has to Offer
We build our own and also sell thousands of STEAM products including Arduino, MaKey MaKey, MicroBit and Raspberry Pi. These products also show versatility, extensibility and playability making them prefect for STEAM Education.