Congratulations to Shiona Watson and the ELC who were successful in their expression of interest to be a part of The Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) Pilot. This pilot will provide early learning educators with opportunities to facilitate preschool children to engage in STEM practices. The Pilot will commence in 2018 and be delivered via a series of digital applications, activities and workshops to create a play based learning environment rich in STEM practices, such as exploring locations, patterns, problem solving, designing, making and spatial reasoning.
ELSA is a key early childhood initiative of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. It supports the Inspiring all Australians in digital literacy and STEM measure, which seeks to increase the participation of Australian children in STEM and improve their digital literacy.