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Elevate Education is one of Australia’s leading providers of educational solutions to secondary schools, working with over 1000 secondary schools across the country each year. The eduSTEM curriculum is an Elevate Education initiative, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University – a world leader in robotics, engineering and computer science. The eduSTEM curriculum has been tried and tested with over 1,000,000 students in 16,000 schools and educational institutions around the world. It is both the largest and most awarded STEM curriculum globally, and represents the gold standard for practical and engaging STEM curricula.

 

The eduSTEM curriculum has been developed by Carnegie Mellon University and adjusted to suit Australian curriculum standards. It has a STEM stream (focusing on robotics, engineering and automated systems) and a digital technologies stream (focusing on coding, app development and software/web design). The curriculum has courses for each year level from Prep/Reception through to Year 10, with over 50 hours of classroom content available per year level. The curriculum is therefore designed to fit into a semester elective, or as a cross-curricula subject to be taught in maths, science and IT/design and technology classes.

 

The curriculum combines proven pedagogical methods and a full suite of software to create a gamified, simulated learning environment. Supported by staff professional development designed by Carnegie Mellon, the eduSTEM curriculum is unparalleled in preparing Australian students to succeed in the 21st century.

 

 

Awards & Recognition Awards & Recognition

iteea

ITEEA

Engineering by Design standards, February 2017

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gse

Global STEM Alliance

Best Practice of STEM Curriculum worldwide, December 2016

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NMC Horizon Report 2016

NMC Horizon

Reported as worldwide leader in STEM, 2016

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iteea

ITEEA

Engineering by Design standards, February 2017

Meet ITEEA
gse

Global STEM Alliance

Best Practice of STEM Curriculum worldwide, December 2016

Meet Global STEM Alliance
NMC Horizon Report 2016

NMC Horizon

Reported as worldwide leader in STEM, 2016

Meet NMC Horizon

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) recently (February 2017) endorsed the curriculum’s robotics and engineering stream in achieving the ITEEA’s Engineering by Design standards. The eduSTEM curriculum, designed by Robomatter and Carnegie Mellon University, is the first worldwide to attain certification through this rigorous evaluation process. ITEEA President Jared Bitting commented, “Having met the criteria of The Engineering Endorsement Matrix, ITEEA is pleased to endorse the (eduSTEM) curriculum. It exemplifies the degree to which engineering literacy is promoted through content and alignment to the Standards for Technological literacy”

 

In addition, the curriculum has been recognised (in December 2016) by the Global STEM Alliance as a best practice example of STEM curriculum worldwide. The eduSTEM curriculum is one of only two curricula worldwide to achieve this recognition.

The Global STEM Alliance (GSA) STEM Education Framework aims to identify best practices in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. It reflects current education research and draws on innovative and effective practices employed around the world. The framework details 26 features of quality STEM education in 3 essential areas:

Core Competencies: To what extent are students provided with opportunities to develop 21st-century skills needed to thrive in the modern workplace?


Instructional Design: To what extent do the materials and/or program design reflect research-based pedagogy and a cohesive system of learning objectives, supports, and assessment resources


Implementation: To what extent are necessary supports or services available to facilitate distribution and ensure effective implementation?

This framework is intended to be used by anyone engaged in STEM education to help guide the development and evaluation of high-quality instructional programs and materials. It was developed by the New York Academy of Sciences in collaboration with an advisory board of STEM education experts.

The curriculum, and the research done by the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy, was recently recognised in the 2016 NMC Horizon Report as a worldwide leader in bringing STEM, robotics and computational thinking to classrooms. If you are interested, you can access the report here. The Horizon Project is an initiative by the New Media Consortium (NMC) to chart emerging technologies for teaching and learning. Its objective is to help educators and thought leaders across the world build upon the innovation happening at their institutions by providing them with expert research and analysis.

 

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Elevate's Awards

Award Result Date
Telstra Small business of the Year (NSW) Winner 2014
Telstra Business of the Year (NSW) Winner 2014
Nescafe Big Break Awards Winner 2002

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