Department of Education and Training
Education, Training & Professional Development
Amount: $10,000 to $50,000
Total pool: $4,000,000
Closes 28-Oct-2016 5PM
To provide schools with grants for projects, that will encourage, facilitate and inspire the effective implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies on a whole of school basis.
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.
Through these grants, the aim of the Program is:
- to stimulate best practice models of implementation of, and student and teacher engagement in, the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies;
- encourage sharing of ideas and experiences in relation to the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, within and among schools;
- facilitate the development, implementation and sharing of demonstration projects that can be used by other schools to implement the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies; and
- facilitate effective ways that leaders can inspire their teachers and students to extend and apply their learning across other learning areas through 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.
Eligibility to Apply
- All government and non-government primary and secondary schools are eligible to apply.
- All government and non-government schools must have an Approved Authority approved under the Australian Education Act 2013 and must have an active Australian Business Number (ABN).
- All Grant Applications must have the written support of the school/s’ principal/s. Grant Applications under Category C must also have written support of the organisation/s’ leaders (if applicable – for example for projects that involve a cluster of schools and/or peak bodies/professional associations).
- Primary and secondary teachers regardless of teaching discipline may submit Grant Applications as long as they clearly demonstrate their ability to lead across the school and have their principal’s support to this effect.
- Grant Applications will also be open to primary and secondary principals’ associations, teacher representative bodies and other educational organisations. For example they may submit Grant Application in respect of funding for webinars, training for members and other broader programs to promote the role of school leaders in driving digital literacy in schools.
Applications / Guidelines
Application methods: Email
Phone: 02 6240 8183