The Digital Literacy School Grants are an initiative under the Inspiring all Australians in Digital Literacy and STEM measure of the National Innovation and Science Agenda.
Grants of between $10,000 and $50,000 are available for schools and other organisations to encourage and facilitate implementation of the new Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. Grants will be awarded for project proposals that demonstrate innovative methods for driving enhanced digital literacy in schools.
Grant proposals must:
- Focus on school−based activities or programs that support school leaders and teachers to understand and implement the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies on a whole of school basis, and/or
- Engage students with the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.
Examples of projects could include:
- Partnership models whereby a school partners with one or more schools to exchange best practice, ideas and innovation
- Partnerships between a school (or schools) with industry to access professional expertise and/or equipment to implement the Digital Technologies curriculum
- Leveraging off existing facilities to establish cross−curricular 'creation/fabrication' spaces including 3D printers, laser cutters and the like
- Supporting professional development for principals and school leaders to become ICT champions through facilitated learning and/or other training methods to transfer their learnings to other teachers.
Round one Projects
Notification - The selection process for the first round of Digital Literacy School Grants has been finalised. There are 54 successful projects from across Australia.
The second round of grant funding with instructions on how to apply will be published on the Department of Education and Training’s website by 30 June 2017.