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Google extends digital technology grants for teachers 

Looking for funding to help with professional development? These Google grants for teachers are focused on encouraging greater engagement with digital technologies

Google has opened up its professional development grants for educators for 2024, with grants of up to $15,000 on offer for schools and other educational institutions.

The grants are for professional development workshops, and are aimed at boosting understanding and engagement with digital technologies.

Grant recipients must link PD sessions to the Digital Technologies curriculum and programs must contain hands-on activities that teachers can replicate in their classroom.

The grants have in the past been particularly helpful for educators from rural areas where teachers often have fewer opportunities for professional development.

Marie Efstathiou, AUNZ lead for university relations and CS education at Google says:

“In order to meet future economic demands, Australia needs to produce more science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) graduates than ever before.”

“Those with STEM qualifications are the developers of new technologies, they’re the problem solvers and they’re creating jobs that have never before existed. It’s important that everyone in Australia and New Zealand has the opportunity to engage with STEM and be a part of our digital future.”

Google has provided 201 educator PD grants to 69 organisations in Australia and New Zealand since 2011.

Google says on average, one grant reaches 56 teachers and 1,500 students in an academic year.

Applications for this year’s round close March 8.

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