Ap­ply for dig­i­tal lit­er­acy grants

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS -

SCHOOLS have un­til Oc­to­ber 28 to ap­ply for Fed­eral grants to de­liver dig­i­tal lit­er­acy pro­grams to stu­dents.

Pearce MHR Chris­tian Porter said the 2016 Dig­i­tal Lit­er­acy School Grants pro­gram looked for projects that demon­strated in­no­va­tive meth­ods for teach­ing stu­dents how to use and un­der­stand dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy.

“It is im­por­tant that all chil­dren in the Pearce com­mu­nity have the skills to use dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy to en­sure they are pre­pared for the jobs of the fu­ture,” he said.

“By en­cour­ag­ing dig­i­tal lit­er­acy from an early age I hope that we can in­crease the in­ter­est amongst our stu­dents in sub­jects like sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and math­e­mat­ics.”

Up to $4 mil­lion has been al­lo­cated to the pro­gram as part of the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment’s $50.6 mil­lion com­mit­ment through the Na­tional In­no­va­tion and Sci­ence Agenda.

Along­side the Dig­i­tal Tech­nolo­gies Hub, the grants are de­signed to sup­port teach­ers to im­ple­ment the dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies parts of the na­tional cur­ricu­lum.

Ap­pli­ca­tions close on Oc­to­ber 28.

Visit ed­u­ca­tion.gov.au.

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