The Australian Government’s Digital Literacy School Grants (DLSG) are open for the first round of applications. Schools can apply for grants of between $10,000 – $50,000 to support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.
We have heard from many schools who are putting a lot of thought into how they could use the grant money for long term benefit. A whole school approach is beneficial in implementing change in a sustainable manner. Below are a few ideas, however it is important to follow the grant guidelines to ensure your proposal is eligible:
- provide time for staff to develop lessons and units that fit across the curriculum by embedding technology in other subjects, for example:
- Makey Makeys to support science models and posters
- Spheros for maths activities
- Minecraft for geography activities
- provide professional development time to train staff across the school in how to run the lessons using the approaches above; or
- provide professional development time to enable staff to complete the CSER MOOCs and put their learning into action.
To find out more about the scope of eligible proposals, visit the guidelines document on the Department of Education and Training website.