Tim Harford, Digital Technologies teacher at Wellington Girls’ College – making industry connections!
This is a description of the process I/we’ve gone through in the last 6 months to build relationships with a bunch of local tech companies, relationships that benefit our students in a range of ways.
For 2015 a personal goal has been to make links with local tech businesses. There’s three main reasons we started this journey:
Seeing how this stuff they’re learning is used in The Real World
Hearing it from the teacher is one thing, hearing it from someone who does it every day is another. It makes everything so much more [here comes a currently trending education buzzword] authentic for the students. When we’re looking at programming, hear from some programmers. When we’re doing some web development, visit some web developers. As it turns out if you’re discussing big ideas like responsive design or accessibility, there are people out there who love this stuff and are more than happy to…
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