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Coding Challenge

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Sparking the imagination and passion of students by providing opportunities for young Queensland entrepreneurs to work with industry to shape their ideas, and develop business plans to solve real world challenges.

Through learning coding and robotics, we will prepare students for the jobs of the future and develop their skills in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and innovation.

Inner City North State Secondary College

Inner City North State Secondary College

Our world is changing more rapidly than at any other time with the influence of technology spreading to touch every aspect of our lives. Queensland children and young people are ready to engage in this exciting future.

Providing hands-on learning opportunities for students and teachers, creating virtual classrooms of coding excellence, supporting innovation in teaching, and linking students to the real world of work and research.

Incubate the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

Kelvin Grove State College expansion with Queensland Ballet Academy

Inner City South State Secondary College

In 2015 a senior robotics team from Kedron State High School competed in the Foundation for Inspiring and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) World Championships in the USA, after winning the national championships in Sydney. Students at the school participated in two FIRST programs, which cater for students of different ages. Each program has its own robot and competition structure. Engineering and construction company Bechtel is a major sponsor of the successful robotics team. Such partnerships with industry continue to provide students with opportunities to see examples of the real world importance of STEM and partnerships between schools and industry.

Premiers Creating Queenslands Future coding competition

Open now to all Queensland students, thePremiers coding competitionoffers some great prizes and an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their innovative ideas with coding and help their friends stand up to cyberbullies.

Extending partnerships with industry, universities and researchers to harness the creativity of the technology community and connect students and schools with cutting edge innovation.

Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology expansion

Kelvin Grove State College expansion with Queensland Ballet Academy

Premiers Creating Queenslands Future coding competition

Inner City South State Secondary College

Schools are already resourcing technology labs, investing in the skills of their teachers and engaging students in learning using the technologies of coding and robotics. The next wave is about developing every students digital literacy, skilling young coders, nurturing young innovators and creating young entrepreneurs.

Start-up the Queensland Coding Academy

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At Tallebudgera State School, students, teachers and parents work together to use digital technologies to answer questions or solve real world problems. In doing so, students learn the intricacies of coding, computational thinking, problem solving and how to work with others to create digital solutions. Students use Scratch, Minecraft, online LEGO-building programs and HTML in their technological investigations.

Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology expansion

To learn more about ourcodingcountsinitiatives in Queensland state schools, view the codingcountsanimationandsupporting plan.

Developing every students digital literacy with the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies in state schools from Prep to Year 10, with teachers supported through professional development, practical teaching resources, online communities of excellence and scholarships.

We have already begun putting some of these ideas into action…

Oakleigh State School engages students to learn through the innovative use of technology. Recent classroom learning experiences have included making green screen movies to create a weather forecast, using Minecraft EDU to bring story characters to life, developing coding skills to understand mathematics concepts and creating digital designs with 3D printing. The Oakleigh innovators of tomorrow also work with Little Bits (electronic building blocks), robots coded with colour and stop motion animation stations available during their lunchtimes.

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