As current jobs evolve and future work demands change, the reliance on digital technology and 21st Century skills will continue to increase. Supporting students in a rapidly changing world is now more important than ever, so equipping them with the necessary digital skills to adapt and thrive in future workplaces is critical.
Under the umbrella of the Alcoa Digital Technologies Enrichment Program, Scitech, in partnership with Alcoa, are delivering two new professional development components for primary school teachers that will enhance students’ capability to learn, understand and be responsible with digital technology and systems.
Alcoa Real World Digital Technologies commenced in Term 3 2022. This one-term program is aimed at developing teachers’ competency and engagement with exploring the integration of digital technologies into the classroom.
Beginning in 2023, the Alcoa Champions of Digital Technologies program will increase teachers’ digital literacy and ability to meaningfully integrate digital learning across all subject areas.
The goal of the innovative Alcoa Digital Technologies Enrichment Program is to support teachers with the skills and confidence to transform teaching practices, and future-proof students to become effective communicators, problem-solvers, and creative thinkers with the essential digital skills that will prepare them for jobs of the future.