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ACCE Education & Technology News - November 2022

01 Nov 2022 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Oodles of oobleck excites students about STEM in schools

Volunteers from our STEM Professionals in Schools program recently engaged students with an experience right out of a Dr Seuss book. They cooked up a non-Newtonian fluid before a live audience.

<https://blog.csiro.au/stem-schools-program/>

The school that makes technology best practice look easy

On August 12, the best of what Australia’s education system has to offer was duly celebrated at the Australian Education Awards 2022 where the nation’s top educators were recognised across 28 award categories spanning Australian School of the Year, Australian Principal of the Year, Best Professional Learning Program, and Best Student Wellbeing Program.

<https://www.theeducatoronline.com/k12/news/the-school-that-makes-technology-best-practice-look-easy/281225>

Data and device poverty driving digital divide

It’s ‘Get Online Week’ but one in four Australians are digitally excluded. A QUT-led project has found some families are investing in technology to ensure their children are not disadvantaged but cost-of-living pressures mean they are cutting out other essentials to do so.

<https://www.qut.edu.au/news?id=183720>

Expand the pipeline of STEM talent by Ed Husic, Minister for Industry and Science

As Industry and Science Minister, I often speak about the importance of science and technology for developing our industries. Central to that is an adequate supply of workers with education and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

<https://www.industryupdate.com.au/article/expand-pipeline-stem-talent>

WiseTech Global contributes 1% of pre-tax profits to tech education

WiseTech Global ... has pledged 1% of its annual pre-tax profit to enable tech education initiatives that develop technology skills and passion for creatively solving real-world problems in school-age children. Partnering with Grok Academy for an initial 5 year period, the funds will enable all Australian K-12 students to enhance their Digital Technologies experience encouraging more students into IT careers and helping Australia produce its own tech workers.

<https://www.educationmattersmag.com.au/wisetech-global-contributes-1-of-pre-tax-profits-to-tech-education/>

Classroom resources: Know Your Drone

You can use our classroom resources aligned with the Australian Curriculum to support students learning about drone safety. Build their confidence and test their knowledge of the drone safety rules using the interactive board game, lesson plans, worksheets and animated videos.

<https://www.casa.gov.au/knowyourdrone/classroom-resources>

Solving Australia’s tech talent shortage

Jobs in technology are among the most productive in Australia, says the Tech Council of Australia (TCA), with productivity growing at four times the rate of the market sector in the decade to December 2021. They are also among the most well-paid, stable and flexible jobs in the economy.

<https://www.commbank.com.au/articles/business/foresight/boosting-australias-tech-talent.html>

The new Australian curriculum

The revised Australian curriculum will be available to teach in schools from 2023. What are the next steps of the implementation and what do these changes mean for teachers and education professionals at a time when staff are already struggling with heavy workloads? Education Matters finds out.

<https://www.educationmattersmag.com.au/the-new-australian-curriculum/>

Innovation for Impact and Lifelong Learning – Accelerating Baulkham Hills North Public School’s Digital Transformation

In todays’ rapidly transforming world, how can schools and educators prepare students for the jobs, challenges, and opportunities of the future?

<https://edublog.microsoft.com/en-au/2022/10/innovation-for-impact-and-lifelong-learning-accelerating-baulkham-hills-north-public-schools-digital-transformation/>

Camden Haven High School robotics teams take on Robocup National Championships [subscription]

<https://www.camdencourier.com.au/story/7940811/high-school-robotics-teams-place-in-top-four-at-robocup-national-championships/>

How to leverage technology to support teachers: Lessons from the pandemic and beyond

Teachers are crucial to improving learning and now, more than ever, they must be supported. The Successful Teachers, Successful Students report highlights the potential for using technology to support teachers and students, but emphasizes the need to use technology wisely and not as an isolated solution.

<https://blogs.worldbank.org/education/how-leverage-technology-support-teachers-lessons-pandemic-and-beyond>

Thank you teachers for inspiring us

For those who think being an educator is just about teaching, what you do in your classrooms goes beyond the curriculum. Many valuable things you do every day go unnoticed. It’s hard for you to manage not only your classrooms, but sometimes your well-being, as you face more challenges than ever before.

<https://educationblog.microsoft.com/en-us/2022/10/thank-you-teachers-for-inspiring-us>

Girls Who Code: Encouraging Girls towards STEM Careers

Girls Who Code – While enrolment in computing science and engineering degrees has largely evened out among men and women, the professional participation of women in the technology sphere continues to lag behind

<https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/article/girls-who-code-encouraging-girls-towards-stem-careers/145706/>



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