Each school participating in the project has developed an action research project to support implementation of Digital Technologies in their school. School stories are being created to document the journey for a small number of schools in the project. Each school story provides an overview of their research question and insights on the highlights and challenges of their project. These stories will include audio and PowerPoint presentations from the progress report webinars. They will progressively be updated over the next two years to showcase their Digital Technologies journey.
A STEM illustration of practice featuring a DTiF school has also been published on the STEM page:
St Stephen’s Primary School is located in Reservoir, Victoria. The focus of their Years 1-2 STEM Connections illustration of practice was a culminating task after a unit of work exploring endangered animals. The aim was to have the students demonstrating their scientific knowledge through the design and engineering of an interactive display.
Casino West Public School is a small school on Bundjalung Country in New South Wales that is doing mighty things with Digital Technologies. Dee Taylor, ICT Lead and Stage 2 teacher, and Margie Savins, Stage 2 teacher, have led the school on a journey of discovery and rich learning since they joined the Digital Technologies in focus project in 2017. They began with a focus on improving creative and critical thinking with their Years 3 and 4 students, but soon recognised that the whole school was watching and was eager to participate. Dee upskilled teachers by providing frequent professional learning. The school timetabled regular Digital Technologies lessons that involved all staff. As a result, teachers soon began using digital technologies in their own classrooms more often. Year 2 teacher, Karen Campbell, was excited by the possibilities for enhancing literacy with her students.