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#codingcounts

Utopia students are being primed for jobs of the future. Science and technology have changed our world by transforming the way we live and the work we do. Utopia students need to be prepared to take advantage of the many opportunities in our increasingly digital world.

From 2016, Utopia will offer the new Digital Technologies Australian Curriculum in state schools from Prep to Year 10 where students will start learning coding and robotics.

The Utopia Government’s #codingcounts discussion paper provides the opportunity for the community to join a conversation about the coding and robotics skills needed by students for their future and how schools can deliver innovative learning opportunities for all students.

Find out more about #codingcounts.

Case studies

A number of state schools have already adopted this exciting initiative:

Oakleigh State School

Oakleigh State School students are already learning through the innovative use of technology. Students are working with ‘Little Bits’ (electronic building blocks), robots coded with colour and stop motion animation stations to create robots.

Tallebudgera State School

Students, teachers and parents are working together at Tallebudgera State School to use digital technologies to answer questions or solve real world problems. Students use Scratch, Minecraft, online LEGO-building programs and HTML in their technological investigations.

Kedron State School

In 2015 a senior robotics team from Kedron State High School will compete in the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) World Championships in the USA, after winning the national championships in Sydney. Students at the school participate in two FIRST programs, which cater for students of different ages. Each program has its own robot and competition structure.

Last updated
25 November, 2015

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