Using the Optus Cyber Security Experience (click here) and Australia 2020 (click here), teachers from Dandenong High School have inspired their students to build a Cyber Club. Students recently created their own drones to fly (a first for the school).
Teachers Barry Diwell (Technology Coordinator and Robotics teacher), Julia Aitken (Teaching and Learning Leader and Cyber teacher) and Deepika Chandran (Mathematics and Systems Engineering teacher) joined together to start the Cyber Club aimed at improving student’s STEM skills.
The school received support from a number of sources including Deakin University, who in partnership with LifeJourney, sent Outreach Officers to the school to run Day of STEM programs as an in-class activity. The teachers also gained professional learning in a workshop with Steve Morrill, Cyber Teacher expert from the USA, hosted by LifeJourney in 2017.
The school has worked to include parents in the excitement around the Cyber Club with Life Journey’s Renee Hoareau invited to speak at a recent parent’s event. Parents were interested in understanding the different STEM career pathways available for their children and they appreciated the Day of STEM programs for encouraging the interest and inception of the Cyber Club.