Think of a child. How curious are they? How creative are they?
Is what they are learning aligned to their purpose and passions? Can you be sure what their learning is best preparing them for their future?
Real Time Learning is a Social Purpose Organisation that empowers young Australians to thrive in a modern and constantly changing society through their engagement with STEM and Entrepreneurship.
My name is Luke Kerr. I have prototyped RTL in schools over the last three years. I am a teacher who previously taught Outdoor Education and Maths for 20 years in the UK and on the Mornington Peninsula. I used everything I could to help students appreciate Maths in the same way they did Outdoor Education. Something was missing!
I became concerned about the increasing number of capable and creative students not choosing STEM subjects. The Students needed a “real” connection.
Here's the problem
- 44% of jobs at risk due to digital disruption over the next 20 years
- A system that measures students according to what they know rather than include assessment that incorporates how they apply learning.
- This would include taking into account curiousity, creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, working in teams.
- Only 1 in 10 Year 12 students are taking advanced maths.
- If 1% of our population over the next 20 years moved into STEM roles, our economy in Australia would benefit by $57.1 billion.
What we are doing
We are helping schools outsource STEM and Entrepreneurship expertise and opportunities that is education sector blind. All our schools have the same problem.
How many Schools have students in Yr 5 & 6 building a life-size humanoid robot?
The parts were printed with a 3D printer, assembled by the same students. They then use leap sensory motion and voice activation to learn the code.
In coding we employ an industry professional to work across a cluster of schools. Schools make a small contribution in partnership with a Business Sponsor. In the case of robotics, this is BOSCH
Our Media work sees Harcourts partnering with schools to pay an Industry professional to work on multi media with students. We have partnered with Adobe who have identified accredited Adobe Campus Leaders within RTL.