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Coding Training Ramps up

Following on from the success of the Collinsville Coding Kids program undertaken through the Collinsville Connect Telecentre in 2017, the QCoal Foundation provided funding to allow Collinsville educators to learn more about Scratch Coding to support and enhance their students’ learning.

Leveraging existing skills, resources and capacity at the Telecentre, a group of teachers from all four primary and high schools in Collinsville participated in the training and learned how to use Scratch Coding to create a game, storybook and video by following a series of basic steps and then progressing to more complex codes.

Telecentre Coordinator Sue Clark said the funding support had the benefit of showcasing the Telecentre’s services, skills and supportive community attitude to new principals, teachers and teacher-aides.

“This initiative has also allowed the continued development of the CCT’s coding initiative through the community and our school networks,” Sue said.

The QCoal Foundation is very supportive of grant requests that see local community organisations working in partnership to utilise existing resources and capitalise on opportunities to enhance community resilience.

Applications for the next round of Community Spirit Grant funding close on 31 August 2018.