When we engage our students to work digitally to problem solve, think creatively, collaborate and co-design, then we will ensure learners for the 21st century.
We will achieve this through a focus on creation and not consumption. The key to this strategy is to develop the resources, skills and knowledge to enable creativity to flourish, while delivering the Australian Curriculum expectations.
Our School believes that technology should not be driving learning, rather provide opportunities for problem solving and collaboration. This for us means that rather than replacing our analogue teaching methods, we integrate digital learning as appropriate increasing as students learning grows.
Students across all grades have ready access to digital devices for learning when required. We have made a conscious decision to not move towards a BYO model ensuring equity and access for all.
Students in Prep have access to iPad devices for limited time daily. As students move through the school access and participation in a range of devices is determined by the right device at the right time. Creation and not consumption should be central to our approach.
All grades have access to laptops and ipads across the school; enabling students and teachers to work digitally. Laptop trollies are located on each level of the school for ease of access. A range of desktops devices are also in each classroom to provide immediacy of access at all times.
Three Creation spaces are resourced with a range of platforms to allow for the right tool for the learning engagement. These include iPads for film making and robotics, Surface Pro devices, premium laptops for Adobe suite, and premium desk tops for senior years classes for Adobe suite. A HPSpout is also in trial for 3d rendering and modelling development.
The Head of Curriculum STEM leads through co-teaching and professional development for our students and teachers to ensure continued development. A DIgital Pedagogy Teacher works with students and teachers to support and lead embedding Digital Pedagogies in our curriculcum.