Bicton Primary School promotes a respectful, nurturing, and supportive environment.

Technologies

Technologies has become a key focus within our school as we look to support students into the future where the world is rapidly changing. Technologies enrich and impact our lives daily and on society as a whole. Our changing society needs students that are avid problem solvers, make discerning decisions and contribute to sustainable patterns of living. Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies are continually integrated into English, Mathematics, Science and other core subjects. We are focusing on increasing the knowledge and skills to analyse and creatively respond to design and digital challenges. Our aim is to foster curiosity, confidence, persistence, innovation, creativity, respect and cooperation.

A small snapshot of key focuses and strategies Bicton is employing to continue to build our Technologies programs and pedagogy are:

  • Develop a Bicton Design and Technology Guide and Digital Technologies Guide to outline expectations, vocabulary, assessment tools and resources.
  • Use Inquiry approach to teach design and technology and integrate where possible.
  • Teams to develop Common Themed/Open-Ended tasks/resource file for design and technology.
  • Revisit Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition (S.A.M.R.) model with a focus on moving towards Redefinition to guide technology use.
  • Investigate quality Professional Learning opportunities targeted at: Curriculum, device use (Bring Your Own Device BYOD context) and whole school implementation eg Apple Educator and Microsoft 365 PL CSER MOOC PL, Wonder Workshop.