Computing Studies Teachers Network: Rural and Regional
This project was hosted by the ACCE with funding provided by the National Centre of Science, ICT and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia(SiMERR). The project provided professional learning opportunities for teachers of Years 10-12 Computing Studies from rural and regional areas to participate in a professional network.
The project, which had five components, enabled cooperating associations to involve rural and regional teachers in professional learning events, develop a sense of community and contribute to a national portal of resources, while also contributing to research and development projects of ACCE (and SiMERR).
This project enabled the member organisations of ACCE to deliberately direct services to Computing Studies teachers in rural and regional areas through five strategies.
1. Rural and Regional Projects
2. National summit
3. National portal
4. Exploration of new technologies
5. National Computing Studies survey
This project provided opportunities for research, thus forwarding the Computing Studies agendas of ACCE and SiMERR enabling research and advocacy about the extent and quality of Computing Studies programs in rural and regional areas in Australia.