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Burke Ward and Wee Waa public schools gain a digital literacy grants

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Wee Waa Public School and Broken Hill’s Burke Ward Public School will benefit from a nation-wide digital literacy program run by the Coalition Government.

Mr Coulton said Burke Ward Public School would receive $19,300 which would result in professional learning delivered to all teachers to build capacity in the effective use of ICT and align activities and programs to Digital Technologies curriculum outcomes.

He said the Wee Waa Public School would receive $20,000 resulting in the delivery of professional learning for teachers, purchase of Digital Technology resources and a Science Festival.

“This is about making sure our students get the support and skills they need for the future,” Mr Coulton said.

“Congratulations to Wee Waa and Burke Ward Public Schools who were selected from almost 1800 applications for this funding, which goes to show the potential of their project.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how this project helps these schools build the digital skills of their students and sparks an interest in broader important fields like science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

Mr Coulton said $4 million had been allocated to the program as part of the Coalition Government’s $50.6 million commitment to help Australian teachers and students embrace the digital age.

“It is great to see local schools engaging with cutting edge technology and ensuring our students are well-equipped for the future,” he said.

“I encourage all Parkes Electorate schools that missed out on this round of funding to apply for the next round which opens in the middle of this year.

“We’re committed to ensuring that each student, no matter where they live in Australia, has a strong knowledge of STEM.

“I am delighted that schools right here in the Parkes Electorate are being empowered to teach technology in a truly modern way, often applying what they are learning in the classroom to overcome challenges in the community.”

For more information visit: www.education.gov.au/digital-literacy-school-grants-dlsg.

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