Session 302

Title:Digital Technologies and the NSW Curriculum – where does it fit?

Presenter:Meredith Ebbs – NSW Project Officer, CSER Project for University of Adelaide.

Type: Showcase

Duration: 60 mins

Overview: Where do digital technologies/coding and STEM fit into the NSW curriculum? This session will explore the Draft K-6 Science and Technology Syllabus and Draft 7-8 Tech Mandatory Syllabus. It will investigate the change in curriculum requirements and what should be taught. It will look at syllabus structure, resources and lesson ideas. It will discuss pedagogical changes that will ensure digital technologies are not extra content and how to embed it in everyday learning. The main difficulty for school leaders is upskilling staff in this new area. This session will also investigate how schools can and teachers can upskill using a free NESA provider endorsed online course learning about digital technologies and coding. The free online courses are also supported with free workshops for schools. Remote schools and those with poor Wi-Fi are also able to access the course on USB to load on a local network.

Target Audience: K – 12 Teachers & Executive, School Leaders, Special Education and Rural and Remote

Requirements: Laptop and/or mobile