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Teachers will be more confident in teaching robotics and digital technology after attending a workshop at Central Queensland University over the next two days.

More than 20 teachers from across the Gladstone region will take part in the Robotic Future’s Program workshops lead by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA), CQUniversity and supported by Shell’s QGC Project.

It’s just the second time the hands-on teacher professional development sessions have been conducted in Gladstone, following the success of the event last year.

“Teachers will learn how to excite and inspire young minds and discover how to integrate robotics into the curriculum,” said QMEA Project Manager – Education & Innovation Tammy Grady.

“Teachers gain confidence in presenting these subjects in the classroom, which is extremely important, particularly with the introduction of the new Digital Technologies Curriculum, which becomes compulsory in all schools next year,” said Tammy.

“The workshop will also help teachers to inspire and prepare their students for the CQ Junior Robotics Competition next year.”

“Shell’s QGC project is proud to support the Robotic Future’s Program as one of the ways we support young people to gain skills for jobs of the future’ said Katrina Mullin, Shell’s QGC Project Production Excellence Manager.

 

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