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22 May 2019
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Future Learners Conference

Nazareth Catholic College has received a $15,000 Google sponsorship towards a collaborative Future Learners Conference for educators.

The Conference will be held on July 22 2019. Catholic primary, secondary and early childhood educators will come together for the event that will help to ensure students have the digital literacy skills required to be technology leaders now and into the future.

“As emerging technologies begin to become part of our everyday lives it is important that our students are not only exposed to this but become confident users of these technologies,” explains Emma Fowler, Learning Coordinator (Digital Technology - Data Management - Numeracy) at Nazareth Primary College.

“With the rapid pace of change impacting the rate of innovation, technologies such as 3D Printing, Virtually Reality and Augmented Reality are becoming part of our everyday lives with the first working 3D heart printed only recently,” she said.

“With our children’s future constantly evolving, it is vitally important that we equip them with skills that will support them to move into this ever-changing world.”

This is the second consecutive year Google has supported this initiative through a sponsorship grant.

Riding on the success of last year’s event, the ‘Future Learners’ Conference will again include hands on practical activities led by expert practitioners using a range of technologies. Educators across the state will have the opportunity to direct their learning by participating in a range of masterclasses and to engage in a sharing of experiences and resources.

The 2018 conference was opened by Dr Neil McGoran, Director of Catholic Education SA. He said it was a “wonderful showcase of Catholic Education’s commitment to cultivating the new Digital Technologies curriculum.”

Watch a video about last year’s conference:
 

 

Find out more about the conference.

Read more about Google’s computer science grants.

 

Photos shown below are from the 2018 Conference.

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