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CQUniversity workshops aid the teaching of robotics and digital technology

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Global Mining Review,

Teachers will be more confident in teaching robotics and digital technology after attending workshops at CQUniversity.

More than 20 teachers from across the Gladstone region will take part in the Mining Innovators Robotics workshops led by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA), CQUniversity and QGC.

It’s just the second time the hands-on teacher PD 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 Grady.

“The workshops will also help teachers to prepare their students for the CQ Junior Robotics Competition next year.

“It’s great to have QGC as a proud supporter of the QMEA. They provide valuable opportunities to QMEA students and teachers, particularly in the world of new technologies.

“The resources sector is a highly technological field and it’s great to see teachers being equipped to help their students take on these areas of study.”

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