Written by Ashley Van Krieken
Student and Teacher Engagement – Corey Tutt, 2020 Young Australian of the Year for New South Wales kicks off our Koorie Student Program
In Term 2 of 2021 we launched our Koorie Student Program with the 2020 Young Australian of the Year for New South Wales and founder and CEO of Deadly Science, Corey Tutt. Corey provided an inspiring start to the program, outlining his background and drive to form Deadly Science. Following his presentation Corey spent the day speaking with and mentoring each of the students as they established their initial ideas and projects. There is no doubt that Corey’s excitement and advice to students rubbed off on the students with all currently pursuing fantastic projects blending technology, art and indigenous culture.
More than 40 students from year 7 to 12 from 5 of our partner schools are taking part in this program under the Lilydale and Upper Yarra Education Plan. Supported by teachers, First Nation Advocates in each of the schools, and mentors from Box Hill Institute, Yarra Ranges Council and YRTS Industry Partners students will showcase their concepts in early September 2021.
We were also excited to have Corey remain after the student program and deliver a fantastic professional development session for teachers and educators. Focused on engaging students through technology and STEM Corey provided thought provoking observations and questions to all who attended.
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