Can they really do that? - You'll be amazed at what skills our future coders will bring to your team
The new Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum brings new challenges to our classrooms, opportunities for students to develop digital literacy, and excitement for the digital innovation industry. Finally, we will see future coders enter the industry with a defined set of skills and attitudes. Exactly what skills are they bringing with them? What skills will they have tucked in their backpacks when they join your workplaces?
Join me as I walk you through the learning journey of our future coders and digital disruptors as they traverse the new learning curve thrust upon them in their years at school and the impact this will have on your own teams and work environments.
Pip Cleaves is the National Education Manager for Code Club Australia, a not for profit organisation that has supported the development of over 18,000 clubs and 65,000 students to code every week.
Currently Pip also works as a Sessional Lecturer in the Education and Arts Faculty at The Australian Catholic University and as a Microsoft Learning Consultant.
She has worked extensively within the education industry nationally and globally. Pip’s journey in educational technology began in her classroom in 2005 and has extended to her working in roles in technology integration projects in the NSW Department of Education state office, Adobe Worldwide Education Team, the Microsoft Australia Education Team as well as her own small business. She has a deep understanding of the challenges and wins associated with integration of technology into educational settings.
Her driving passion is to ensure that every student in every Australian school is being offered opportunities that help them prepare for their future. Opportunities that help them walk into any workplace they choose, ready to thrive and succeed. She dreams of schools where technology usage is ubiquitous, textbooks and worksheets are outlawed, and kids spend their days creating real solutions for real problems that exist in the world around them. She believes that every time she teaches a teacher to code, somewhere in the universe a worksheet file disappears from a USB.