Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced a grant of $20,000 to help equip students for the digital age.
“Our school children need to be digitally literate when they leave school so they can compete in the modern world,” he said.
“That’s why I have announced this grant of more than $20,000 to Broadwater Public School for its ‘To Infinity and Beyond project’.
“This project will increase student participation in STEM and integrate digital literacy in all key learning areas.”
The project will include lesson incorporating the use of various digital technologies across the K‐6 environment, robotics programming and problem solving, coding activities, Web based design tasks, animation and video making.
A partnership between the school and the Southern Cross University has already been established with some basic professional learning around coding and robotics.
Principal Stephen Curtin said the money would be used to purchase robotics resources, laptops, ipads and professional learning for teachers.
“The grant has allowed our school to purchase these much needed devices and appropriate resources to initiate our digital technology program. Without the Digital Literacy grant a project on this scale would be financially out of our reach,” he said.
“The project is not just about building robots but more about processes and problem solving around real life experiences.”