InteractED technology roadshow held in Dubbo to revolutionise way students learn in classrooms

Tech teachers: Dubbo teacher Kylie Walters, InteractED's Tanya Riach and STEMShare's Michelle Michael. Photo: Craig Thomson.
Tech teachers: Dubbo teacher Kylie Walters, InteractED's Tanya Riach and STEMShare's Michelle Michael. Photo: Craig Thomson.

Cutting edge technology that is revolutionising the way students learn in public school classrooms was demonstrated to educators in Dubbo on Wednesday.

The InteractED technology roadshow combined lectures and practical demonstrations from industry-leaders. 

InteractED also unveiled ‘STEMShare’, a Department of Education initiative, that makes project-learning based activity STEM kits available to all NSW public school students from Kindergarten to Year 12.

STEMShare kits include robots, virtual reality and coding packages as well as iPads, laptops and video and filming equipment.

Dubbo College Executive Principal Stacey Exner said the roadshow and STEMShare were important initiatives because teachers want to prepare students for the future.

“We need to ensure we are set up with state of the art facilities and kits to allow us to open the world to our students in the country areas through technology,” she said.

Dubbo School of Distance Education teacher Kylie Walters said technology needs to available to students in the Western region.

“A lot of  these opportunites are in Sydney schools, we are really important in the country too,” she said.

“Bringing this technology here is important for our kids and teachers.”