Time and focus on students will grow as teachers are freed of manual administration tasks. Customised professional development, access to quality digital tools, and greater visibility of student development will mean a better teaching experience.
Meet Elizabeth. She's a secondary school teacher who is always looking for ways to improve but the system is not always working with her. This is how the Schools Digital Strategy (SDS) will support her career and give her more time to do what she loves - teaching.
What does the Schools Digital Strategy mean for our teaching staff?
Teachers will have access to professional development, support and resources to help them apply digital tools within the learning environment, with access to real-time data on student progress and models to improve student engagement.
Meet Elizabeth, she's a teacher at a secondary school. Elizabeth is always looking for ways to improve but the system is not always working with her.
[Voiceover - Elizabeth]
I love working with teenagers and I try to make each lesson interesting for them but it's often frustrating to find the right digital learning resources. It feels like we as teachers, waste valuable time searching for the same kind of things.
We are expanding the digital learning resource centre into a system-wide collaboration platform that encourages (the) sharing of innovative ideas and digital resources. This digital resource centre will be secure and accessible to any school, teacher or student.
[Voiceover - Elizabeth]
I'm a fan of the digital learning resource centre. I'm looking forward to the upgrade and being able to find the learning resources I need with a click of a button. The less time (I) have to spend searching, the more time I have to what I love, teaching.
The Schools Digital Strategy will ensure finding, using and displaying additional curriculum content is straightforward and the highest quality teaching and learning resources are accessible from anywhere. Digital literacy has increased dramatically. Learning environments are connected and digital technologies enhance collaborative learning.
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- Have administration and low-value tasks automated to allow more time to spend teaching students.
- Receive improved support material making content creation and lesson planning easier including the launch of a digital curriculum and giving them the ability to make assessments online.
- Have data from integrated learning platforms providing a real-time view of a student's performance to help prioritise teaching time.
- Receive the resources to develop their digital skills.
- Access the professional development required to integrate digital into teaching and learning.
- Work in a learning space which has the digital tools needed to enhance the learning experience.
For more information about the program, go to our Projects and initiatives section.