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ACCE Education & Technology News - November 2022 Update 2

26 Nov 2022 2:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Quantum computing for high school students

The Grok Academy Ltd has announced a new Science and Digital Technologies Challenge for Australia’s students. It is teaming up with Telstra, Commonwealth Bank and Silicon Quantum Computing to come up with an Introduction to Quantum Computing (login required). Karsten, Dominic, Penny, Owen from The Grok Academy tell us all about it.

<https://www.educationmattersmag.com.au/quantum-computing-for-high-school-students/>

First scholarships for $41m women in STEM program

The first 50 recipients of the government's $41 million program to increase participation of women in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) were announced at Parliament House on Wednesday.

<https://ia.acs.org.au/article/2022/first-scholarships-for--41m-women-in-stem-program-.html>

Diversity in STEM expert panel announced

The Albanese Government today announced the independent expert review panel for the Pathway to Diversity in STEM Review as well as the terms of reference. The review is part of the Government’s commitment to boost diversity and increase the participation of women in Australia’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sectors.

<https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/husic/media-releases/diversity-stem-expert-panel-announced>

Science and tech superstars to support diversity

A computer scientist monitoring space debris and a hydroclimatologist investigating how floods and droughts begin are just some of the 60 outstanding women and non-binary people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) who have been named the latest Superstars of STEM.

<https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/husic/media-releases/science-and-tech-superstars-support-diversity>

Diversity ‘more than just women’, says STEM review chief

Sally-Ann Williams’ journey to becoming a deep-tech investor might have been by “accident and hard work” and a generous dash of talent, but her mission as head of a new federal taskforce to instigate more diversity in science and technology is to ensure others have a “visible pathway”.

<https://www.afr.com/work-and-careers/careers/diversity-more-than-just-women-says-stem-review-chief-20221123-p5c0lx>

Sally-Ann Williams to lead STEM diversity panel

Chief Executive Officer of technology incubator Cicada Innovations Sally-Ann Williams will chair an independent expert review panel for the Pathway to Diversity in STEM Review announced today by the federal government.

<https://www.aumanufacturing.com.au/sally-ann-williams-to-lead-stem-diversity-panel>

Science teachers named winners of Prime Minister’s prize

The 2022 winners of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Excellence in Science Teaching have just been announced. In this article, we share the contributions the primary and secondary school teachers are making to Science education.

<https://www.teachermagazine.com/au_en/articles/science-teachers-named-winners-of-prime-ministers-prize>

Meet Australia’s newest Superstars of STEM

Australia’s newest Superstars of STEM – 60 diverse brilliant scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians who want to step into the media spotlight as science experts – will be officially announced today by the Minister for Industry and Science, Ed Husic MP.

<https://scienceandtechnologyaustralia.org.au/meet-australias-newest-superstars-of-stem-2/>

Superstars of STEM 2023 announcement by Minister for Industry & Science Ed Husic MP

Thanks everyone, and I do want to recognise we are on Darug Land and pay respect to Elders, past and present. It’s great to have Andrew [Charlton] here as the Federal Member for Parramatta and someone who I quoted his work so often, I was expecting him to invoice me and now he’s a Federal Member, I can’t get those invoices!

<https://scienceandtechnologyaustralia.org.au/superstars-of-stem-2023-announcement-by-minister-for-industry-science-ed-husic-mp/>

Personalised learning is billed as the ‘future’ of schooling: what is it and could it work?

It is not uncommon for kids to complain about school, but studies show significant numbers of Australian students are actually disengaged with their education.

<https://theconversation.com/personalised-learning-is-billed-as-the-future-of-schooling-what-is-it-and-could-it-work-194630>

The boy who loves buses: A tale of online safety

Julie Inman Grant, eSafety Commissioner, tells a tale of online safety about a boy named Ben, and highlights how to seek support and guidance regarding online safety of children.

<https://www.educationmattersmag.com.au/the-boy-who-loves-buses-a-tale-of-online-safety/>

Cyberbullying intervention – practical considerations for teachers

In this year’s Teacher survey, lots of you wanted more information on how best to support students targeted by cyberbullying. Dr Roberta Thompson is a Research Fellow at the Griffith Institute for Educational Research. Here, she discusses strategies to help teachers feel more confident in dealing with cyberbullying, related research findings, and helpful resources.

<https://www.teachermagazine.com/au_en/articles/cyberbullying-intervention-practical-considerations-for-teachers>

New syllabus for students to thrive in a digital world

Creating the next generation of tech leaders, entrepreneurs and experts is at the heart of the new Computing Technologies curriculum released today.

<https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/new-syllabus-for-students-to-thrive-a-digital-world-0>

New cyber security course rolling out to NSW schools

NSW secondary students will be taught the skills of the future with an Australian-first cyber security course developed collaboratively by the NSW Department of Education, industry and Cyber Security NSW.

<https://education.nsw.gov.au/news/latest-news/new-cyber-security-course-rolling-out-to-nsw-schools>

Students prepare for cyber future

Students across NSW are to be prepared for jobs in a fast-changing digital world following the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) launching a new Computing Technologies curriculum.

<https://psnews.com.au/2022/11/22/students-prepare-for-cyber-future/>

NSW adds cyber education to school curriculum

Hands-on cyber security education will become widespread in NSW classrooms next year as the state government kicks off a new curriculum unit based on ‘smart city sandbox’ networks that will be installed in secondary school classrooms across the state.

<https://ia.acs.org.au/article/2022/nsw-adds-cyber-education-to-school-curriculum.html>

NSW govt to add coding, cybersecurity to secondary school curriculum

Secondary school students across New South Wales will start to study coding, cyber security and business information systems in 2024 as part of an updated curriculum.

<https://www.crn.com.au/news/nsw-govt-to-add-coding-cybersecurity-to-secondary-school-curriculum-588049>

New cyber security course rolling out to NSW schools

An Australian first will see NSW students being taught the skills needed to become future cyber security experts.

<https://www.educationmattersmag.com.au/new-cyber-security-course-rolling-out-to-nsw-schools/>

Why NSW kids will learn to code from age 12 [subscription]

Children are set to become experts at coding under a new plan to overhaul the state’s computer syllabus for NSW high school students.

<https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new-south-wales-education/children-to-learn-to-code-from-12-years-old-under-new-nsw-plan/news-story/ccdab3ced8e48c11766a7e6929ec8d1c>

Narooma High School robotics team two-time Australian champions [subscription]

Imagine designing a robot that can shoot balls into a goal, or climb monkey bars.

<https://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/7987508/narooma-high-champion-robotics-students-get-shout-out-in-federal-parliament/>

NSW Labor wants to ban phones in schools [AAP]

Mobile phones will be banned in NSW high schools if the Labor Party wins next year's state election.

<https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw-labor-wants-ban-phones-214227774.html>

NSW Labor to limit smartphones in public high schools under ‘bell to bell’ ban

Students’ access to mobile phones will be restricted in NSW public schools if a Labor government is elected next year.

<https://7news.com.au/news/education/nsw-labor-to-limit-smartphones-in-public-high-schools-under-bell-to-bell-ban-c-8128011>

In 2020, universities shifted to online learning – three lessons from students’ experiences

For young people who were in university at the height of the COVID pandemic, the university experience was suddenly radically different to what they had expected.

<https://theconversation.com/in-2020-universities-shifted-to-online-learning-three-lessons-from-students-experiences-193175>

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>



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