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QMEA helps teachers learn innovative ways to teach STEM and digital technologies

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Teachers from across the Western Downs will learn innovative ways to teach science technology engineering and maths (STEM) and digital technologies, at an event held by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA).

About 50 teachers will gather at Wandoan State School P-10 for a jam-packed programme of professional development.

Wandoan P-10 Principal and Miles Cluster Chair Rowie Price has played a leading role in pulling the sessions together and is a big supporter of providing skills development for local teachers.

“With the forever changing world of digital technologies teachers across all subject areas are expected to understand the applications of these tools and aim to incorporate this into classroom curriculum as much as possible,” Rowie said.

“Wandoan coal project has worked with QMEA and the schools in the Wandoan region for more than five years and we are big supporters of the idea of teachers collaborating for better student outcomes,” said Rick Matthews, Project Supervisor, Land & Property Co-ordinator Wandoan Coal Project.

“Wandoan coal project enjoys seeing days such as these come together as they are so valuable for teachers in our regional towns. Staff from different schools come together to learn, share ideas and network, which results in greater student and school achievement.”

QMEA’s latest Innovation Educator, Gary King of Universal Drones of Toowoomba will attend the event.

“Gary will share his knowledge about the various types of autonomous vehicles and the far-reaching applications they have,” said Tammy Grady Project Manager, Education and Innovation.

“Teachers will see how easily the technology can be implemented into a class while adding a new and exciting element,” she said.

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