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ACCE Education & Technology News - November 2022 Update 1

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The NBN and mobile connectivity: Boosting the NBN and connecting regional and rural Australia

Fast and reliable internet and mobile coverage is essential to remain connected, access services and support businesses. Connectivity helps regions to thrive and be resilient to natural disasters. A $2.4 billion investment in NBN Co will extend fibre access to 1.5 million more premises, including over 660,000 homes in regional Australia. A year of free broadband for up to 30,000 unconnected families will help students access learning materials from home.

<https://budget.gov.au/2022-23-october/content/stronger-economy.htm#nbn>

Building home-grown STEM talent a focus in 2022 budget

Science and future students will be major winners under the new 2022 budget, as the government focuses on building Australia’s future STEM and manufacturing capabilities, however, support for research has fallen short.

<https://www.aumanufacturing.com.au/building-home-grown-stem-talent-a-focus-in-2022-budget>

New report sets out pathways for students' future STEM careers

Australia needs to urgently rethink its approach to encouraging careers in STEM in order to tackle the growing national skills crisis, a new report shows.

<https://www.theeducatoronline.com/k12/news/new-report-sets-out-pathways-for-students-future-stem-careers/281294>

Lockheed Martin Australia and STEM Punks launch space education program

Lockheed Martin Australia and STEM Punks have launched a space-focused educational program to educate and upskill Australia’s future space workforce.

<https://www.ferret.com.au/news/lockheed-martin-stem-punks-launch-education-program/>

STEM industry leaders gather to tackle skills gap

release concrete recommendations for helping an “unprepared” Australia claw its way out of the STEM skills crisis, as hundreds of government, academic, and industry leaders meet in Sydney to brainstorm solutions.

<https://ia.acs.org.au/article/2022/stem-industry-leaders-gather-to-tackle-skills-gap.html>

Federal Budget to allow for three years of e-safety student learning

Digital safety programs will be rolled out to every Australian school through a $6 million federal government investment to better protect children from harms in the online world.

<https://www.kidsnews.com.au/technology/federal-budget-to-allow-for-three-years-of-esafety-student-learning/news-story/ae3398545b949440822b76c8b1b5ed44>

Pandemic review says ‘schools should have stayed open’

One of the most contentious decisions taken by state governments during the COVID-19 crisis – the mass closure of schools – was avoidable and should not be repeated unless strong health advice outweighs the cost of closures, an independent review of Australia’s pandemic response has found.

<https://www.theage.com.au/national/pandemic-review-says-schools-should-have-stayed-open-20221019-p5br0y.html>  

Palo Alto Networks CyberFit Nation Education Program in Australia

Education and awareness of our digital safety and security have never been more important, which is why the CyberFit Nation education program has been expanded to address the unique cyber security learning needs of everyone in Australia. ... CyberFit Nation is a comprehensive education portfolio that aims to make cyber security education accessible to all. It features master classes and clinics for a range of audiences, from Kindy through to the boardroom.

<https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/blog/2022/10/cyberfit-nation-education-program-in-australia/>

How your school can make students’ screentime safer

When schools went into lockdown at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the protracted period of remote learning that followed caused children’s’ screentime to rise to unprecedented levels.

<https://www.theeducatoronline.com/k12/news/how-your-school-can-make-students-screentime-safer/281199>

What does ‘preparing students for the future’ really mean?

From a quick glance at Australia’s education landscape, it’s clear to most that the days of teaching young people to work in factories, clock-in and clock-out, are long gone.

<https://www.theeducatoronline.com/k12/news/what-does-preparing-students-for-the-future-really-mean/281304>

Cyberbullying at an all-time high: report [subscription]

Australian kids are experiencing more abuse online than ever with revenge porn rife among teens.

<https://educationhq.com/news/cyberbullying-at-an-all-time-high-report-132561/>

New science syllabus designed for future leaders in STEM

Creating the next generation of leaders in STEM is the focus of the proposed new Science and Technology syllabuses unveiled today for consultation.

<https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/science-syllabus>

New science syllabus designed for future leaders in STEM

Tangible learning experiences and real-world challenges are at the core of a new science syllabus. Creating the next generation of leaders in STEM is the focus of the proposed new Science and Technology syllabuses unveiled for consultation by the NSW government as part of the ongoing delivery of the most comprehensive Curriculum Reform in a generation.

<https://www.educationmattersmag.com.au/new-science-syllabus-designed-for-future-leaders-in-stem/>

New STEM syllabus to hit NSW schools

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is proposing three new syllabuses for students in Years 7 to 10 covering Science, Technology and Drama.

<https://psnews.com.au/2022/10/25/new-stem-syllabus-to-hit-nsw-schools/>

Remote learning to cost NSW kids $16.1b [AAP]

Shutting down face-to-face learning, particularly in western Sydney, will cost NSW students more than $16 billion in future lifetime earnings, a new report has found.

<https://au.news.yahoo.com/remote-learning-cost-nsw-kids-041500516.html>

International day against violence and bullying at school including cyberbullying

School violence and bullying including cyberbullying is widespread and affects a significant number of children and adolescents.

<https://www.unesco.org/en/days/against-school-violence-and-bullying>

Bringing digital technology education to every school in Australia

As the CEO of Grok Academy, Dr James Curran’s mission is simple: to bring quality, accessible digital technology education to every student and teacher in Australia.

<https://premium.theeducatoronline.com/k12-au-leaderprofile-bringing-digital-technology-education-to-every-school-in-australia/p/1>

Data and device poverty driving digital divide

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.theeducatoronline.com/k12/news/data-and-device-poverty-driving-digital-divide/281350>

Student video game designers scale the challenges

Students entering the 2021 Australian STEM Video Game Challenge have been commended for persevering throughout an often challenging school year.

<https://www.acer.org/au/discover/article/student-video-game-designers-scale-the-challenges>

October 2022 : Algorithms

In our final edition of the DT Hub newsletter for 2022, we’re looking at algorithms! Did you know that algorithms can be found everywhere in our daily lives?

<https://news.digitaltechnologieshub.edu.au/pub/pubType/EO/pubID/zzzz6343cc6417838784/interface.html>

First Nations women take a step into STEM at CDU

First Nations students from across the Northern Territory are getting a taste of STEM subjects and career pathways as part of a pre-STEM program held at Charles Darwin University (CDU) this week.

<https://www.cdu.edu.au/news/first-nations-women-take-step-stem-cdu>

Have your say on new STEM syllabuses

Proposed new Science and Technology syllabuses for NSW high school students have been unveiled for public consultation, with Central Coast parents and teachers encouraged to have their say.

<https://coastcommunitynews.com.au/central-coast/news/2022/10/have-your-say-on-new-stem-syllabuses/>

What does the ‘metaverse’ mean for education?

Sometime in the past year or two, you’ve likely heard the word “metaverse.” It’s the future, the next big frontier of the internet, if you ask technology CEOs or researchers.

<https://hechingerreport.org/what-does-the-metaverse-mean-for-education/>

Key lessons driving the future of education in Asia Pacific

Zoom recently hosted its first APAC Education Summit focusing on transforming the future of education in the region. Through customer panels, keynote speakers, and a technology showcase, the event invited the APAC education community to get inspired about utilising technology to improve accessibility and equity and reshape educational models to create a more cohesive and collaborative environment for students, educators, and administrators.

<https://www.educationmattersmag.com.au/key-lessons-driving-the-future-of-education-in-asia-pacific/>

Hour of Code 2022: Explore, play, create! $1 million in awards and more is what’s in store for the 10th Hour of Code!

What if students around the world were inspired to try computer science… even if just for an hour? That’s the mission behind Hour of Code, the global campaign that has engaged more than 100 million students across more than 180 countries.

<https://codeorg.medium.com/hour-of-code-2022-explore-play-create-4d16df85e400>



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