The future of education will be on display in NSW public schools between 6-10 August as educators and students across the state celebrate Education Week 2018.
Under the theme, Today’s schools – creating tomorrow’s work, Education Week 2018 will highlight how schools are preparing students of today to thrive in a future globalised world rich with artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies.
Education Week will not only showcase the latest technologies and infrastructure being used to enhance students’ learning, but also look at how schools are working with the wider community to solve real-world problems.
A new initiative this year is the Game Changer Challenge where eight primary and eight secondary will work to develop their vision of the school of the future.
The three-day series of workshops and panels with industry leaders in technology, design and thought, will conclude with a Shark Tank-style presentation to industry and education experts, including secretary Mark Scott.
At Junee High School, for example, students are working with older community residents to help reduce their power bills.
Under its Empower Energy Efficiency Project students test aged residents’ homes and use infrared technology to locate areas where heat can escape. They then help seal the cracks, leading to significant reductions in residents’ power costs and help reduce energy consumption and greenhouse emissions.