Joel Cowey will speak on the CSIRO ICT in Schools Program (RSVP)
at the Australian Computer Society in Canberra, 5pm, 10th February 2016.
ICT in Schools, a partnership program (ICTiS) creates and supports
ongoing, flexible partnerships between volunteer ICT professionals and
teachers, showcasing real world, contemporary ICT in the classroom.
supports implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Digital
Technologies and the ICT capabilities and how to fully utilise the
knowledge, skills and capacity of ICT volunteer. Explore what makes
effective, successful partnerships and where the program is going in the
Joel Cowey works in CSIRO Education and Outreach and coordinates the ICT in
Schools a partnership program element. He sees the best way of improving
ICT literacy in the community is through high quality STEM education
and to ensure students get the opportunity to learn about STEM subjects
Joel has spent 6 years as a purely ICT
geek working for the Departments of Defence, Environment, and
Education, 23 years as a teacher of science and ICT and three years as a
science and IT education policy officer in the commonwealth Department
of Education. There have been occasional stints tutoring IT at TAFE and
university and time off for travel, study and parenting.
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