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Workshop a boost for digital knowledge

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Bunbury Primary School teacher Tegan Marley meets Professor James Curran at his two day digital technologies workshop held at Bunbury Primary School.
Camera IconBunbury Primary School teacher Tegan Marley meets Professor James Curran at his two day digital technologies workshop held at Bunbury Primary School. Credit: South Western Times, Callum Hunter

Bunbury Primary School hosted a digital technologies workshop on August 17, run by Australian Digital Curriculum Writer, Professor James Curran.

More than 30 teachers from around the South West congregated in the school’s library to work with Professor Curran and his team to gain a better understanding of the digital curriculum and implementation resources

The workshop was split over two days and included hands-on experience with free, classroom ready resources targeting the Digital Technologies curriculum and an introduction to various programming tools.

Professor Curran comes to WA several times a year running different programs and plans on returning to Bunbury specifically in February.

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“We’re running a series of workshops in various places around the State, earlier this week we had a workshop on Albany, Geraldton and Fremantle and now we’re doing this one here in Bunbury,” he said.

“I’ve been interested in digital technologies for a long time – since being a kid when I started a program myself.”

Bunbury Primary School teacher Tegan Marley said the event was interesting and engaging.

“I came to see what was available because digital technologies is quite a new curriculum and quite foreign to us, because as James explained to us, we didn’t learn that at university, being so new,” she said.

“What he’s doing is giving us the whole curriculum, aspects of all of it and a practical way for us to implement it in the classroom.”

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